Beyond Hoses & Helmets

 

If you are interested in hosting a Beyond Hoses and Helmets course, please fill out the online course request form.  For additional course information and details, please send an email to Laura.Aivaliotis@oafc.on.ca

Beyond Hoses and Helmets

Strategy and Tactics of Leading a Volunteer or Composite Fire/Rescue Organization

The Canadian Association of Fire Chiefs and the provincial fire chiefs associations have been working in partnership with the Volunteer and Combination Officers Section (VCOS) of the International Association of Fire Chiefs to offer this two day course to provide chief officers who manage volunteers within the fire/rescue/delivery system with information, education, services and representation to enhance their professionalism and capabilities.

Designed and delivered by active fire chief officers from across Canada, the course is packed with practical hands-on fire department examples on how to provide leadership, how to recruit and retain firefighters (a critical issue for volunteer fire departments) how to run successful training programs, and how to build community support.
 
The Beyond Hoses and Helmets course focuses on five key areas of fire department operation:
 
  • Leadership
  • Training
  • Recruitment
  • Retention
  • Branding/Marketing
The modules are highly interactive with group assignments and presentations.  Students are left with many ideas and solutions that they can take home and use immediately.  The key areas covered in the course are critical to the operation of any fire department.
 
The course is delivered by two instructors, one from the host province (who understands local legislation and context) and the second fire chief is from another province.  This combination allows us to share best practices from across the country and to challenge the participants to improve their local fire department, in the process, improve public safety in the community.
 
The course is two days long and is usually run on a weekend.   In order to maximize the amount of discussion and interaction, the course is limited to 40 participants.
 
The Ontario Association of Fire Chiefs has agreed to provide administrative support for the Beyond Hoses and Helmets Course.  If you are interested in hosting a course, please fill out the online course request form.  For additional course information and details, please send an email to info@oafc.on.ca
 
 
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Beyond Hoses and Helmets

Strategy and Tactics of Leading a Volunteer or Composite Fire/Rescue Organization

Current Scheduled Courses

DATE
HOST DEPARTMENT
Wellington North Fire Service
 
April 8 & 9, 2017
 
8:30am to 4:30pm
Hosted by: Wellington North Fire Service
Location: 381 Main Street North, Mount Forest, Ontario
Contact:  Marco Guidotti, fpo@wellington-north.com, 519-323-1441
Course Cost:  $250 per person
Course Code:  BHH-Mount-Forest-2017
 
Lunch, refreshments and course materials are provided
Moncton, New Brunswick
 
May 13 & 14, 2017
 
 
8:30am to 4:30pm
Hosted by: New Brunswick Association of Fire Chiefs
Location: Hotel Beausejour (Delta Hotel) 750 Main Street, Moncton, NB  E1C 1E6
Contact:  Jody Price, Fire Chief, Oromocto Fire Department, 506-357-4444 pricej@oromocto.ca 
Course Cost:  $150 per person
Course Code:  BHH-MONCT-2017
 
Please note that the NBAFC is sponoring this course and has subsidized the registration rate by $100 per participant.
 
Lunch, refreshments and course materials are provided. 

If you are interested in hosting a course, please complete the online Host Department Request Form or email info@oafc.on.ca
 

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