This 2-day course is aimed at providing the chief officers in both fire service and EMS agencies with a overview of the ways to succeed and work within the local, county and state level political system to achieve positive results for their department. It will give the officer an improved insight into better ways to relate and speak to citizens and others to gain support and understanding of their needs for bond issues, tax votes, and general elections. Participants learn about successful approaches appropriate for government employees and volunteers. The course identifies successful tools needed to address the challenge necessary to bring about change, and how a department's culture of power, influence, negotiation, and coalition building is important to success.
For specific questions concerning this course, please contact Ken Farmer at email: Ken.Farmer@fema.dhs.gov or phone: 301-447-1871.
Key fire service personnel in positions of leadership and Company Officers or other ranks above Company Officer and those who seek to learn of new approaches to better deal with their community's fire and EMS challenges including departmental l officers and leaders, operational and administrative, in the Nation's departments. The course is directed at persons who hold officer or leadership position in both fire and EMS agencies. Open to all interested emergency services officers, including volunteer, career, and allied professions