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Mental Fitness: The Key to Sustained Safety, Health, and Well-Being

June 20, 2023 Online
FRM 2022 Content is Available OnDemand
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"The Sprinkler System Has Activated" - What Does The Incident Commander Do?

June 27, 2023 Online
Learn about strategies and operating tactics for buildings with activated sprinkler systems.
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Behavior Modification Necessary to Reduce the Impact of Depression

July 24, 2023 Online
This webinar will review stress and the management of stressful situations
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Developing the Leader Within You 2.0

July 25, 2023 Online
This webinar is based on a book by John Maxwell and will cover how to develop yourself as a leader.
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Pyramid of Success

August 1, 2023 Online
Learn about the Pyramid of Success, a framework of successful behaviors
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Top 10 Things That Will Get You In Trouble If You Don’t Pay Attention

September 5, 2023 Online
This webinar will discuss the mistakes leaders make in many cases that can be catastrophic for others and in many cases are avoidable

We're looking for your help!

Interested in presenting a webinar? We set the stage. You bring your best effort, a good topic and engage our audience. Email Chief John Buckman for more information.

How to Optimize Firefighter Training for Your Next ISO Review

This webinar provides an in-depth presentation on what agencies must consider when strategizing training for firefighters

Fire-Rescue Med

Education for fire-based EMS leaders, including new and aspiring chiefs, on hiring and retaining, public/private integration, technology, billing for services, community paramedicine, active shooter response & more.

Mayday, Mayday, Mayday

This webinar will focus on firefighter preparedness

Why You Should Consider A 4th Incident Priority

Learn about Essentials of Fire Department Customer Service

What is the Desired Outcome of In-Service Training?

This workshop will explain how to create training that is relevant and validated to your department needs.

Leadership & Life Lessons

This webinar reviews critical leadership concepts.
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Whole Community Planning for Disaster course

Whole Community Planning for Disaster

Self-Paced Online
This course will provide information on why/how community organizations and others can participate in inclusive emergency planning processes to improve resiliency.
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Leading and Developing Volunteers "Get Used to Different!"

Learn how to lead and develop your volunteers in this online course from Indiana VWS.
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It's Your Turn: Scenarios for Developing Inclusive Teams

Self-Paced Online
The Franklin Fire Department is diverse, but is it inclusive? The newest recruits are taking some heat and are depending on your support to help ease their transition.
Propane Learning Center

Propane Learning Center

Self-Paced Online
The Propane Education & Research Council offers a variety of training courses to improve your knowledge of propane sales, marketing, and safety.
WUI Chiefs Guide Online Course

WUI Chief’s Guide – Online Course

Self-Paced Online
Provides guidance to help you and your community prepare, mitigate, respond, evacuate, and recover from wildland fire events
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A Practical Approach to Diversity and Inclusion in the Volunteer Fire Service

Learn how to build a diverse and inclusive department that accurately reflects your community
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Volunteer Administrative Leadership Series (VALS)

VALS, the Volunteer Administrative Leadership Series, helps departments develop skills and knowledge in documentation, finance, recruiting and retaining members.

Mentoring I: Re-energizing Your Department Culture through Positive Influence

Information and resources for establishing or enhancing a mentoring program for improved retention.

Mentoring II: Developing and Retaining Firefighters Through Relationships

Information and resources for developing mentoring skills
Regional Rail Response Online

Rural Response to Rail Incidents

Self-Paced Online
This training is designed to help you better understand the rail industry, response efforts and agency-specific roles should a train derailment or similar incident occur in your area.
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Overcoming Cultural Barriers for a More Inclusive Volunteer Workforce

Strategies for engaging, recruiting and retaining volunteers from diverse backgrounds and communities

Chief 101

Self-Paced Online
Interactive training for chief-level officers to effectively execute roles and responsibilities of volunteer department leadership positions.
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Barriers to Volunteering: How a Traditional Approach is Limiting Your Department

Learn ways to recruit new members from untapped pockets of your community.
The IAFC Launches a New Online Training Fire Adapted Communities for the Fire Service

Fire Adapted Communities for the Fire Service

Self-Paced Online
This course introduces the key components of working with your community to adapt to the wildland fire threat.

Bridging the Multigenerational Divide in Your Department

Self-Paced Online
Learn to recognize generational biases, identify how biases impact interpersonal communications, and ultimately be a good agent for change.
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Hydrogen Response Considerations

Self-Paced Online
This 2-hour, 4-module online course focuses on basic education on hydrogen fuels.