Contrary to popular belief, Command and Control does not extinguish fires or bring emergencies under control; a very bold statement. However, Command and Control serves an important function at all fires and emergencies. This class will engage the participants in a discussion on just what the Incident Commander's role is and how experience plays a significant part in the process. The important aspect of mutual trust between Incident Commanders and their company officers and firefighters will be thoroughly discussed and how trust is a key ingredient to success. Outcome is not the most important part of the Command process but the process itself is what is important to understand. Chief Richardson will challenge you to engage in a spirited discussion and to bring your perspective to the class.
Saturday, February 27th, 2018 - 10 AM - 12 PM
Speaker: Tom Richardson Chief of Operations FDNY Tom Richardson is Chief of Operations in the FDNY with 37 years of service. He was the Chief of the FDNY Fire Academy. Chief Richardson was the Chief of the Deer Park Volunteer Fire Department (1999-2000, 2009-2011), where he has been a member for 40 years. He has been a Deputy Chief Instructor at the Suffolk County Fire Academy since 1991. His formal education includes a Master’s degree in Homeland Security Studies from the Naval Postgraduate School in addition to a Bachelor’s degree in Community and Human Services. He also completed FDNY’s Fire Officer Management Institute, a Columbia University Executive Leadership program and the FDNY/USMA at West Point Combating Terrorism Program. $25.00 per attendee for the Seminar
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