Company Officer Academy

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.

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When: February 5-7, 2019
 
Where: Great Bend Event Center
3111 10th Street
Great Bend, KS 67530

Time: 8am-5pm

Cost:
Early Bird Rate 
(ends January 5, 2019)
CSU Students, Alumni, & Learning Partner- $150
General- $175

Standard Rate (starts January 6, 2019)
CSU Students, Alumni, & Learning Partners- $175
General- $200

Accommodations:
Holiday Inn Express & Suites
3821 10th Street
Great Bend, Kansas 67530
T. 620-603-6565
Discounted Rate: $103/ nightly
**Call before January 4, 2019 to receive the special room block rate**

* In order to receive the discounted hotel rate, Holiday Inn Express & Suites has requested that callers allow for a minimum of five rings, for the call to be transferred to the appropriate party*

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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
  • Performance Evaluations
  • 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 leves
  • Situational Leadership Workshop

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.

View Chief Lasky and Chief Salka's biographies

Contact us at continuinged@columbiasouthern.edu or 800-313-1992 for further questions.