Chief Officer Field Training Academy

About this Program

The Chief Officer Field Training Academy is the newest program from Chiefs Lasky and Salka. Departments that utilize the services of a shift commander, battalion chief, district chief, or other chief level officer in the field have a distinct advantage over departments that do not.

With over 80 years of combined fire service experience in both volunteer and career departments, in every rank from a junior company officer to captain, battalion chief, assistant chief, and chief of the department, Chiefs Lasky and Salka will walk you through the numerous vital skills and abilities that field officers need to be successful.

This program is a detailed guide, put together by Chiefs Lasky and Salka, for field chiefs to follow from their first hour in the firehouse to their last assignment of the shift.

This course is designed for the following:

  • New Field Chief Officers
  • Current Officers
  • Future Officers

Topics You Will Cover

  • Job duties and tasks
  • Personnel- staffing levels, company officer abilities, adjacent battalions and special units
  • Alarm response
  • Post fire operations
  • Incident scenarios

Your Instructors

Chiefs Lasky and Salka have decades of experience as chiefs and company officers and have handled many of the difficult and challenging situations that you are likely to face sometime in your fire service future. They will explain some of the myths concerning performance evaluations and discipline and how to get a handle on your daily firehouse routine. Join them as they guide you through the challenges you will face tomorrow with concepts and solutions that have served them well. The success of a company officer on the fireground is often determined by their success as a leader in the firehouse. This is where the rubber meets the road.

Read Chief Lasky and Chief Salka's biographies (PDF)