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Do You Have What It Takes to Be a Training Officer?

Wednesday, April 17
Classroom Session

This training officer development course was created through lessons learned while dealing with a diverse group of training officers and leaders. It is designed for training officers, leaders, and aspiring training officers in emergency services. The main objective is to motivate training officers to incorporate passion into their program development while inspiring their people to love the job as much as them. There are departments with training officers who have never driven an engine, pulled a line, or sat in the front seat as a company officer; the programs that are under their development often fail or are brought into question by the members themselves due to its lack of true substance.  Simply “faking it ‘til you make it” will never work when designing and developing a successful training program. This course is designed to teach us how to value the culture, gain respect through credibility, and instill passion in training.

David McGlynn, Chief - Letterkenny (PA) Fire Department