Join Brothers Helping Brothers Pennsylvania Chapter for Trial by Fire‘s presentation of Fire Service Mortar: The Critical Role of the Company Officer.
This course is designed to provide the tools and knowledge needed to lead from the front as a Company Officer all while building an effective group of performers. It is designed to target newly promoted Company Officers as well as those who may assume the role in the near future, but will ultimately benefit anyone who has the desire to make change and drive ownership into the company level. The Company Officer truly is the mortar in any fire department. They have the ability to keep their department running strong and efficient with their example, attitude, and passion. In this program I will bring previous military experience as well as experience in my current role to drive home the importance of unit cohesion and how it can have a lasting impact. Key concepts discussed will be preparation, credibility, training, team building, values, conflict resolution, time management, and more. I will share with you the love and passion I have for our fire service. It will be my goal to demonstrate just how critical strong company level leadership is to the overall success of your organizations. Fire Service Mortar is meant to inspire action and produce results in your company, your station, and your department. I will give you the tools today to make immediate change tomorrow!
Instructor: Captain Jarrod Sergi – Norfolk, Virginia Fire Department
I am currently a Captain with Norfolk Fire Rescue in Norfolk VA. I live in Chesapeake with my amazing wife and two sons. My wife is my biggest fan and I am grateful for her love and support.
I have been in the Fire Service for close to 18 years now. I have served in one of the city’s busiest Engine Companies and have also served a tour in the Training Division as a Fire Academy Coordinator. I am currently assigned to an Engine Company. I have been a part of, and assisted in the development of several department wide and regional training programs that included both Engine and Ladder company operations and Fire Dynamics.
I am a State Instructor for both the Virginia Department of Fire Programs and the National Fire Academy focusing on MAYDAY and Strategy/Tactics. I am also an instructor with Real Fire Training LLC. (www.realfiretraining.net). Prior to working for the City of Norfolk, I served 6 years in the United States Navy as a Damage Controlman (shipboard firefighter) and a Search and Rescue Swimmer. I hold a Bachelors Degree in Fire Science and am a graduate of the National Fire Academy’s Executive Fire Officer Program. I am a contributor to Fire Engineering Magazine, and a Fire Engineering blogger.