Managing the Volunteer Fire Department

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Date(s) - February 01
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Upper Tract VFD Training Center

Managing the Volunteer Fire Department

An 8-hour class, Managing the Volunteer Fire Department, will be presented at the Upper Tract VFD Training Center on Saturday February 1, 2020 from 9 am to 5 pm.  Preregistration is not required.

There are many aspects to managing a Volunteer Fire Department. Some best practices are a matter of choice, but there are many legal requirements. The reality is that fire officers, VFD board members, and other members of VFDs are being arrested, sued, and brought before regulatory agencies to answer for not following legally required procedures. How can you best manage a VFD to not only provide the best service to the community, but also to ensure meeting all legal requirements? This training will clearly explain the legally required procedures and share best practices. VFD board members, fire officers, and anyone involved in any way with the management of a Volunteer Fire Department in West Virginia are strongly encouraged to attend this training. The instructor for this class is Steve Connolly, General Counsel, Deputy State Auditor & Director of the Public Integrity & Fraud Unit West Virginia State Auditor’s Office. Steve has served as the General Counsel for the WV State Fire Commission. He has also served his community as a Volunteer Fire Fighter, Fire Instructor, and has taught many classes explaining legal aspects of the volunteer fire service. This training is provided at no charge courtesy of the WV State Auditor’s Office.

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