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Certificate of Achievement in Fire District Leadership Program
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8/3/2019 to 8/4/2019
When: Saturday, August 3-4, 2019
8:30 AM
Where: Sonoma Valley Fire & Rescue Authority
630 2nd Street West
Sonoma, California  95476
United States
Contact: Carmen Berry
916-231-2941


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FDAC offers a “mobile” training program specifically designed for fire protection district board members and professional fire leadership.  Governing a fire protection district has similar aspects to other special districts but yet unique requirements which is why FDAC offers the Certificate of Achievement (COA) program.  

 

DAY ONE:
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

FIRE DISTRICT LEGAL ASPECTS (MODULE 1)

How Not to Get Burned

  • Definitions of laws, regulations and codes
  • Knowledge of enabling legislation
  • Knowledge of California Government Code, Health and Safety Code, Public Resources Code, Labor Code and other labor laws pertaining California fire districts
  • Knowledge of California code of regulations that impact fire districts
  • Knowledge of standards that impact California fire district leadership

FIRE DISTRICT LEADERSHIP (MODULE 2)

Awaiting the Backdraft

  • Definition of governing board of directors
  • Understanding board roles
  • Understanding perceptions and problems of organizational success
  • Knowledge of effective board/fire chief relationships
  • Understanding board meeting dynamics
  • Tools on how to build positive Chief/Board relations
  • Gain insight on how a board should handle a crisis
  • Understanding the Brown Act

 

DAY TWO:
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

FIRE DISTRICT PLANNING (MODULE 3)

Response Route to Success

  • Discuss the need for planning
  • Discuss the 10 basic planning steps
  • Discuss what is a strategic plan, its components, and the process for development
  • Discuss standards of cover
  • Explore risk analysis
  • Define master planning and how it differs from strategic planning
  • Discuss business plan development

FIRE DISTRICT TRENDS & ISSUES (MODULE 4)

Latest Hot Stuff

  • Identify trends and issues related to California fire districts
  • Identify common operational trends in the fire service
  • Understanding public expectations of the fire service by fire protection districts
  • Gain knowledge of financial and budgeting for fire protection districts
  • Understand the roles and responsibilities of fire protection districts
  • Pros and cons of cooperative fire protection approaches
  • Basic understanding of legislative impacts
  • Identify technological issues and tools for fire protection districts

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