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Haines City Battalion Chief Completes Nationally Recognized Fire Service Program

Posted on Friday, September 7, 2018 at 8:48 am

The Haines City Fire Department recognizes Battalion Chief Codi Donahoe for completing the National Fire Academy’s Managing Officer Program.
The program, according to the U.S. Fire Administration, is designed to provide company level fire/Emergency Medical Service (EMS) officers with a broad perspective of today’s fire/EMS management, leadership, and administration. The program provides fire service officers with the knowledge to develop professionally and make significant contributions to both their departments and communities.
This important two-year program is comprised of four unique courses requiring the participant to develop and complete a final project directly benefiting the fire officer’s department and community. This project permits the student an opportunity to demonstrate the application of course theory and concepts to real-life situations.
“City management encourages staff to pursue educational opportunities,” says Jeff Brown, Deputy City Manager. “This creates a culture of professional development for employees, which will ultimately enable the City of Haines City to deliver services more efficiently and effectively.”
The Managing Officer program goals are to promote and enhance the professional growth of fire service leadership while preparing future leaders through a combination of education and linking people and ideas.
“We are extremely proud of Battalion Chief Donahoe’s completion of the Managing Officer Program, and the positive impact it will have,” says Tim Mossgrove, Haines City Fire Chief. “One of the key components of the program is learning to analyze call data to mitigate risk in our community,” says Tim Mossgrove, Haines City Fire Chief.
Participants in this program receive instruction on leadership, community risk reduction, firefighter and community safety, contemporary training issues, and analytical tools for decision-making. Students also gain critical insight concerning national response planning and incident management.