Seven "C's" of Fire Officer Trust

  • Room: 134-135
Monday, April 23, 2018: 1:30 PM - 5:30 PM


John Alston
Fire Chief
New Haven Fire Department
United States


This course draws on several disciplines to aid participants in identifying the key characteristics of successful officers and managers. Through discussion and activities, the participants will be introduced to seven  traits  critical to professional growth. Among the issues covered will be barriers that hinder cultural change, transforming from firefighter to fire officer, and shaping the future.                                                               



Through the use of dialogue we will share the traits that are commonly associated with good officers and successful leaders. Drawing on elements of the National Fire Academy course, " Shaping the Future", participants will exchange ideas and insight for the past, current and future Fire and Emergency Services Culture. We will identify the elements of change in a non-judgmental way.

Learning Objectives

Define the seven areas for exploration and discussion.
Utilize dialogue and written exercises to identify key terms.
Discuss barriers that hinder cultural change.
Identify resources to aid in transformation from Fire Fighter to Fire Officer.
Identify unique issues and operations in the Fire Service Culture.
Discuss common business and management cultural principles.

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