A wonderful opportunity awaits women fire officers who are aspiring to become a fire chief in the near future and for new women fire chiefs.
For the fifth year, the IAFC received a grant from the Motorola Solutions Foundation (MSF) to fund another year of the Fire Service Executive Development Institute (FSEDI). FSEDI is a program developed by the IAFC to provide new and aspiring chiefs with the tools they need to have a successful and productive tenure.
The International Association of Women in Fire & Emergency Services encourages any woman who is new in their position (less than 1 year) as a five bugle chief or who is actively pursuing a chief’s position to consider applying to the program.
The FSEDI program is a yearlong experience during which the members meet 3 times for sessions conducted at a conference center in the Washington Metropolitan region. Experts from the fire and emergency service and the private sector will cover topics such as ethics, leadership in the new era, emerging concepts in organizational design and delivery, effective use of science and data, budgeting and spend management, and labor–management relations, and how to be successful in recruiting and hiring processes plus many more.
Fire Officers accepted into the program will be awarded a scholarship to cover the cost of transportation, housing and meals for the on-site sessions.
The program is limited to 20 members. Information on applying for the 2017 FSEDI is available on the IAFC website or by contacting [email protected].