CSU is pleased to announce The Alan Brunacini Fire-Rescue Leadership Institute and the Chief Brunacini Leadership Retreat.
This three-day “Hawaiian Shirt Boot Camp” for chief officers introduces attendees to an array of case studies and personal experiences by some of our nation’s fire service leaders. Roundtable discussions and presentations led by America’s most renowned fire chief, Alan Brunacini, are designed to prepare individuals for their journey through fire and rescue leadership. Register now for the upcoming December retreat by visiting www.columbiasouthern.edu/fire-leadership. Group discounts are available.
Participants are eligible to earn two continuing education units (CEUs) or three optional hours of CSU college credit upon successful completion of additional course work. Topics will include personnel issues, handling victims and advanced operations during catastrophes, and more.
Retreat benefits include:
- Retreat participants are eligible to receive the following:
- 2 Continuing Education Units (CEU’s) OR
- 3 optional hours of CSU college credit upon successful completion of additional course work
- Gain innovative ways to forge decisions that create the best possible outcomes
- Develop functional survival skills
- Learn effective fire chief behavior routines in response to real-life (minefield) situations
- Build a network you can turn to for support during challenging times
Chief Brunacini is one of the most highly respected figures in the fire industry. He has served as fire chief of the Phoenix Fire Department and as the Chairman of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1710 Technical Committee for Fire Service Organization and Deployment Projects. He was the first active fire service member to hold the position of Chairman of the Board of Directors of the NFPA. His impact on the fire industry is widespread. Brunacini has authored or co-authored a total of nine books, including Fire Command. Used by fire departments across the nation, Fire Command explains precise procedures for approaching and diminishing a hazardous situation.
After serving as a firefighter, engineer, captain, battalion chief and assistant chief at the Phoenix Fire Department, Brunacini was named chief in 1978 after more than 20 years in the fire industry. Brunacini is a graduate of the Fire Protection Technology program at Oklahoma State University and a graduate of Arizona State University where he earned a degree in political science. He completed the Urban Executives Program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and earned a master’s in public administrations from Arizona State University.
Each retreat is limited to 40 participants, so register today to reserve your spot! These programs are not eligible for Federal Student Aid, military tuition assistance, VA funding or Learning Partner discounts.
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