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Leadership on Fire Featuring Mike Lombardo - Buffalo Fire Dept.

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Strongsville Recreation Center

18100 Royalton Road

Strongsville, OH 44136

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7:45 Check - In Begins

Strongsville IAFF Local 2882 Proudly Presents:



Commissioner Mike Lombardo, Buffalo Fire Department

Leadership on Fire

From the Probie to the Chief

The basic unit in the fire service is not the firefighter but rather it's the fire company. The people who make up that unit and those in charge of that unit, the company officer, are vital at the fire scene as well as in the firehouse. This class will help firefighters, company officers and aspiring company officers be prepared for the challenges they face. It will also help prepare you for higher level Command positions both on the fire-ground and in your department.

Topics to be discussed will include being the new (positive impact) firefighter, how to prepare for that big leap to company officer, regardless your route to promotion in a career department or in a volunteer unit you need to be ready. What to expect when you take command how you can transition from being the new officer to training your company and having ownership of the unit. Finally and why we are all here, how to operate aggressively, effectively, and safely on the fire ground.




8:00 AM CHECK- IN BEGINS

9:00 AM MIKE LOMBARDO: "Leadership on Fire - From the Probie to the Chief"

MIKE LOMBARDO is a 40-year veteran of the fire service and was the Commissioner/Chief of Department of the Buffalo Fire Department from Jan 2006 to Jan 2010. He is a New York State fire instructor and was a member of the development team for the New York State Firefighter Survival and Rapid Intervention programs. He is a two-time Firehouse Magazine Heroism Award recipient (1988 and 1994) and the recipient of the FDIC 1999 Tom Brennan Training Achievement Award. In 2015 Mike was a contributor for the NFFF documentary “Giving Courage: LODD Chiefs Speak” Mike provides consulting services around the United States, recently completing Near –Miss investigations in Scranton PA and Claymont DE, as well as completing a review of the San Francisco (CA) Fire Department leadership and a safety audit of the Boston (MA) Fire Department. Mike is a member of the Board of Directors of the Fire Department Training Network where he presents and developed the Fire Command program. Mike currently operates with the Christiana and Rehoboth Beach Fire Departments in Delaware. He is a consultant and instructor on fire tactics, live fire attack, firefighter survival, and command and fire department operations throughout the United States.


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