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.

When: November 5-7, 2019  

Where: Alpharetta First Baptist Church
44 Academy Street
Alpharetta, GA 30009

Time: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Early Bird Registration (Ends October 5)

CSU Students, Alumni, and Learning Partners - $150
General Registration - $175

Standard Registration (Beginning October 6)
CSU Students, Alumni, and Learning Partners - $175
General Registration - $200


TownePlace Suites Alpharetta
7925 Westside Parkway
Alpharetta, GA 30009
Rate: $119/night
Deadline to Book: 10/14/2019
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Fairfield Inn & Suites Alpharetta
11385 Haynes Bridge Road
Alpharetta, GA 3009
Rate: $119/night
Deadline to Book: 10/14/2019
Book your group rate for Company Officer Academy - Columbia Southern


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 levels

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 or 800-313-1992 for further questions.