Senior Officer Development
Senior Officer Development Seminars
This seminar is a cooperative effort by the OSFM and IFCA Foundation to best serve the fire service by presenting current topics of concern by qualified senior officers.
This program is designed as an interactive program with its success directly related to your participation. At the end of each section the students are asked to not only offer their feedback on the instructors but also the relevancy of the material which then drives curriculum revisions.
The Office of the State Fire Marshal and the Illinois Fire Chief’s Foundation feel there is a great need for training senior officers who act in, or aspire to, the chief officer rank in their organization. As a senior officer in your department you are faced with many responsibilities not covered specifically in company officer training. We have put together a two–day mini-symposium for senior officers to help you better understand the duties and liabilities. This program is primarily for senior officers who may be new at the chief officer rank or who act to support that administrative function. However it is also aimed at those individuals, regardless of rank, who aspire to be a Chief Officer someday.
Topics may include but are not limited to:
- Conflict Resolution
- Ethos & Essence of the Fire Service
- Firefighter Safety
- Laws, Regulations & Standards
- Strategic Planning
- Standard Operating Procedures
- Team Building
To produce a comprehensive guide to utilize as a tool by the senior officer for leadership & management of Fire Departments in the State of Illinois.