Dr. David Griffin & Capt. Mike Gagliano
July 13 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
In Honor of The Charleston 9:
A Study of Change Following Tragedy
On June 18, 2007, nine firefighters perished in a furniture warehouse fire in Charleston, South
Carolina. The engineer of the first-arriving engine, David, relates how this experience has changed
education and training on a national level. David gives a riveting account of what he witnessed that day,
and the crisis that ensued in the fire service and his personal life as well.
Also included in this powerful program is David’s doctoral research on organizational crisis and how an
organization can utilize organizational learning to improve upon crisis. Attendees will share in not only
the pain of this occurrence, but also the triumph reflected in changes in numerous aspects of organizational
culture. This program has been presented to over 200 organizations internationally, including private
industry, public service, for profit, and non-profit organizations. While this is a course regarding a fire
service event, it is relatable to all organizations.
The Art of Go/No Go!
The toughest and most critical decisions you make in your career typically revolve around committing to
an interior attack or choosing another route. Seasoned officers know the difference between “We can get
it” and “It’s lost.” You should, too…
Utilizing a simple framework that allows you build on your experiences and those of others, you can
develop an intuitive approach that grows with you throughout your career. This is not a magic class. No
one becomes a great decision maker by attending a few classes and watching a few videos. The goal is to
create a framework of four varying profiles: Rescue, Fire, Building and Tactical. These profiles allow
you to keep focused on your decisions and give you the ability to draw on what you’ve learned and react
to changes in the dynamic fire environment.
Students will leave with tools to drill their troops and continue to grow in their ability to make great
decisions. The course provides an intuitive learning model that expands as you use it and gain more
experience. For those with limited fireground experience, it will help to jump start your knowledge base
and give you a framework to evaluate more effectively right from the start. Experienced firefighters will
find a better method of recognizing what you know, putting it together with new information and making
better decisions even when all the information isn’t clear.
Pre-register with Hartland Area Fire Department using the on-line form and SMOKE for $30.oo or $35.00 at the door.
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