UNLOCKING YOUR INNER-LEADERSHIP POTENTIAL

Instructor: Toby Carlson- The Floor Above, LLC

Leadership can be an intimidating concept, and leading within the emergency services industry is certainly no exception. In our continuous drive for success, many leaders focus their efforts on overcoming the external challenges associated with leadership. However, the internal challenges are often the most difficult to overcome.

This session will focus on the internal skillsets necessary to maximize your effectiveness as a leader. Concepts will be introduced along with strategies to incorporate them into your approach to increase your overall leadership confidence. The concepts explored in this session apply to all emergency service professionals and can be applied in both your professional and personal life.  

Upon completion of this course, attendees will:

  • Understand the critical components to becoming an established, respected leader within the emergency services industry
  • Define the skills needed to combat leadership challenges and increase your overall confidence as a leader
  • Identify strategies to adopt and incorporate these skillsets into your daily habits and actions

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INITIAL PRIORITIES OF THE FIRST-DUE COMPANY OFFICER


Instructor: David Votsis- The Floor Above, LLC

Sizing up the scene, developing an initial action plan, communicating effectively, and beginning rescue/mitigation procedures can put a great deal of pressure on the first due company officer. Informed decisions in the initial phase of the firefight lower the risk for firefighters and civilians and lead to more efficient and effective sustained operations. You will learn the basics of quickly sizing up an emergency scene and developing a rapid and smart initial action plan that can be supported and built upon by later arriving Chief Officers.  This session is an absolute must for anybody who leads and/or rides a fire apparatus. 

Upon completion of this course, attendees will be able to:

  • Apply universal concepts and strategies to more effectively manage the initial moments after arrival to the dynamic emergency scene
  • Enhance your confidence in appropriately setting and communicating the initial action plan
  • Assume personal responsibility for your informed actions and establish a fire ground culture that will lead to safety and success

JOIN US AT THE 2019 WEMSA DOUBLE HEADFER CONFERENCE!!!



We look forward to seeing you at the upcoming 2019 WEMSA Double Header Conference!! The Floor Above will have the pleasure of delivering three sessions you will not want to miss...








COMMUNITY RISK REDUCTION: The 360 Degree Approach


​Instructor: John Maydak- The Floor Above, LLC

Today’s fire service is faced with many challenges, including reduced staffing, budget cuts, and increased call volume. While fire departments are protecting their customers with less, the communities we serve are placing higher demands on public service. This class will explore a 360-degree approach to serving your customer base by looking outside the box for ideas and programs that increase public awareness and safety without placing excessive demands on your staffing.


Takeaways from this session include:

  • Conducting a risk assessment to ensure resources are directed to the highest need
  • Increasing risk reduction efforts by narrowing your focus based off the risk assessment
  • Building partnerships with other agencies that have similar goals and objectives
  • Building community partnerships with businesses and organizations
  • Increasing funding options through grant opportunities