The New Hampshire Fire Chiefs Association annual professional development seminar is April 9, 2015 at the New Hampshire Fire Academy. At this time we are seeking presenters for the seminar. We are looking for presentations that range from 1 hour to 1 ½ hours. We are looking for seminars, best practices, lessons learned, technology/innovations that improve the job of fire officers.
Earlier we conducted a survey to see what topics the membership is interested in. The topics are in four major categories: safety/health; global challenges; risk reduction/emergency management; operations/supervision/leadership.
Some topics mentioned were regionalization, incident safety, fire code and RSA updates, conducting internal investigations and background checks, discipline, software and technology, web site and Facebook, suicide and crisis prevention, retention and hiring, conflict resolution, politics, culture change, transitional attack, modern venting issues, company officer development, proper documentation, proactive labor relations, social media, technical rescue regional approach, thermal imaging, budget justification and active violence operations.
The programs can be geared to Chief Officers, Company Officers, and future officers.
Please send this request out to members of your department and any peers that you know that may be interested in presenting. The work is voluntary.
If you are interested in presenting send a brief biography include an explanation of what topic/class you want to present, any past experience with this program, and what method you would use as well as any equipment needed.
Send the presentation proposal to LFDchief @ city.laconia.nh.us. The deadline for presentations is Friday, February 13, 2015.