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.
October 26-27 OR October 28-29, 2020
Due to covid-19 restrictions on the number of people allowed in the venue, the decision has been made to offer two Company Officer Academy’s’ back to back to allow for everyone to attend. You may opt to attend the 2 day session October 26 & 27 OR the 2 day session October 28 & 29. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your preferred session.
Brooklyn Park Community Activity Center
5600 85th Ave. North
Brooklyn Park, MN 55443
Early Bird Rate (ends September 25, 2020) — CSU Students, Alumni, & Learning Partner $175 / General- $200
Standard Rate (starts September 26, 2020) — CSU Students, Alumni, & Learning Partners $200 / General- $225
MBFTE Rate for in-state MN Firefighters - $120 (for first 90 registrants only) *Capacity of rate has been reached.*
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Coon Rapids - Blaine Area
9333 Springbrook Dr. NW
Coon Rapids, MN 55433
Call 763-792-9292 and reference Company Officer Academy
Hampton Inn Maple Grove/Arbor Lakes
7745 Elm Creek Blvd.
Maple Grove, MN 55369
Book: Company Officer Academy or call 763-494-4498
and reference Company Officer Academy
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
Due to COVID-19 and travel restrictions, at this time Chief Lasky will be instructing all three days.
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 our 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 email@example.com or 800-313-1992 for further questions.