Columbia Southern University to Present Training for Fire Officers

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School teams with Alabama Fire College and Gulf Shores Fire Rescue to offer Company Officer Academy

Columbia Southern University (CSU) offers a unique training opportunity for firefighters and fire officers with the “Company Officer Academy” on Oct. 22-23 at the Adult Activity Center in Gulf Shores, Ala.

The two-day workshop, sponsored by Alabama Fire College and Gulf Shores Fire Rescue, features a dynamic program that addresses the many skills and abilities that company officers need to be effective in the firehouse and on the fire ground.

Led by veteran fire chiefs Rick Lasky and John Salka, the Company Officer Academy is designed for current fire officers and those planning to become an officer. The pair will guide attendees through various challenges with concepts and solutions, discuss some of the myths concerning performance evaluations and discipline and analyze the daily firehouse routine.

Costs for this career-boosting training are $150 for general attendees and $125 for CSU students, alumni and learning partners. Conference attendees can stay at the Holiday Inn Express in Gulf Shores. To make a reservation, call 251-948-6191.

For more information, contact Megan Snyder at Megan.snyder(at)columbiasouthern(dot)edu or 251-981-3771, Ext. 1216.

CSU offers online associate, bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs in various fields such as fire science, fire administration, occupational safety and health, criminal justice and business administration.

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