The program, "The Company Officer Academy" is the result of numerous requests and discussions the chiefs have had with chief and company officers across the nation concerning company officer training and preparedness. Many departments simply promote a new company officer and send them to a new assignment with no formal training. This often results in creating a more stressful and challenging situation for the new officer and the unit.
Chiefs Salka and Lasky have put together a dynamic multi-day program that addresses the many skills and abilities that company officers need to have to be effective in the firehouse and on the fireground.
When: August 27-29, 2018
Where: Emmanuel Church
1640 W Stones Crossing Road
Greenwood, IN 46143
Early Bird Rate (ends July 26, 2018):
CSU Students, Alumni, & Learning Partner- $150
Standard Rate (starts July 27, 2018):
CSU Students, Alumni, & Learning Partners- $175
Holiday Inn Express
1180 Wilson Drive
Greenwood, IN 46143
Discounted Rate: $109/ Nightly
To make a reservation, call 317-881-0600 and mention the Company Officer Academy
Deadline to receive discounted rate: July 15, 2018
Designed For: New Company Officers - Current Officers - Future Officers
The following list of topics are just a few from this new and exciting program series:
Leadership and the Leader, Manager, and Supervisor “traits” of the company officer
Communications, Motivation, Training, Team Building and Mentoring
What it takes to be that great Company Officer
The Roll Call: Setting Up and Planning Your Day
Your Firefighter’s First Day: The Company Officer’s Role
Your Company Officer’s First Day: The Chief’s Role
Riding the Front Seat
Values - Vision – Mission
Coaching and Counseling as well as handling Disciplinary Issues
Awards and Records of Exceptional Performance
Fireground Responsibility: The Company Officer’s role in preventing LODD’s
Fireground Scenarios: Tactics and Strategy considering ALL staffing levels
Situational Leadership Workshop
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.
View Chief Lasky and Chief Salka's biographies
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 800-313-1992 for further questions.
*Columbia Southern University reserves the right to cancel any event that does not meet the minimum enrollment requirements.