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EFFECTIVE FD RELATIONSHIPS WITH TOWNSHIP & BOROUGH OFFICIALS – A SEMINAR FOR LEADERS

March 16 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm EDT

Presented By

Jerry Ozog
The Pennsylvania Fire & Emergency Services Institute

Course Cost

  • In-County: $20
  • Out of County: $20

Course Description

All Fire Departments in Pennsylvania must interact with Boroughs and Townships. Elected and appointed officials hold tremendous power over the FD. Too many times FDs only communication with local government is at budget time or when a crisis occurs. Positive relationships with officials are essential to providing the best possible service to your community. This session will identify why unclear expectations between public officials and leaders of the FD can lead to problems. Solutions to those problems may be easier than expected. After attending this seminar: The student will be able to:

  • Describe traditional methods of communication between officials and FDs
  • Describe individual responsibilities of local government and the FD
  • Identify problems that lead to poor relationships
  • List the organizational differences that lead to misperceptions
  • Recognize the differences and accountability in a chain of command
  • Identify key questions that public officials want to know about your FDs
  • Recognize the importance of a local government budgeting timeline
  • Describe the importance of planning
  • Identify how to conduct research of alike communities
  • Define an “annual report” and how to effectively communicate the report.

Prerequisites

None

Student Equipment / Supply Needs

  • Handouts will be provided

Registration

For registration or questions contact Jeff Reinert [email protected] or 610-587-7122 -or- Steven Noll [email protected] or 610-790-4002

Sponsered By

PEFSI

The Pennsylvania Fire & Emergency Services Institute is an educational, non-profit association of emergency service organizations, emergency responders, industry and public service professionals who research, exchange information, and cultivate relationships among constituents about the issues affecting emergency response and life safety in the state of Pennsylvania. Our mission is to use combined knowledge

Details

Date:
March 16
Time:
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm EDT
Event Category:

Venue

Berks County Fire Training Site
895 Morgantown Rd
Reading, PA 19607 United States
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Phone:
610-378-5509
Website:
http://www.berkscountyfiretraining.org