This year the ND Fire Chief’s Association will be offering two (2) educational opportunities in conjunction with their Annual Meeting at State Fire School. Please join them in Minot on Thursday, 21 Feb, 2019 at 1:00 pm to benefit from this outstanding opportunity free of charge. The following classes are being offered:
1:00 pm Evolution of Change
Presenter: Mat Ekblad, Deputy Chief, Williston Fire Department
This presentation will focus on leading through the change that is happening in many departments. New responsibilities, training, recruitment, retention, and progressing into the future.
3:00 pm Art of Crisis Communication & Marketing your Mission (as presented at FDIC)
Presenter: Mike Fronimos, Battalion Chief and Public Information Officer, Williston Fire Department.
The role and skills of the public information officer (PIO) are the focus of this interactive class. Interviewing techniques, writing press releases, media relations, relationship building, preplanning the news media, and response to all-hazard incidents are among the skills highlighted. The PIO is an important part of the Incident Command System and the Integrated Emergency Management System. Students are introduced to the Joint Information System and methods for building a PIO collaborative.
For further information and the full agenda please go to www.ndfirechiefs.com.