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Class photo of Fire Service Chief Executive Officer program in October 2019

COLLEGE STATION – Thirty-five fire service leaders completed the Fire Service Chief Executive Officer (FSCEO) leadership certificate program, held Oct. 14 – 18, 2019, on the Texas A&M University campus. The professional development program is delivered by the Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service (TEEX) in cooperation with professors from Texas A&M’s Mays Business School. 

The goal of the program is to sharpen the leadership skills of executives within emergency services. The new graduates are company officers and chief officers from 31 agencies. Participants came from Texas, Arizona, Washington, Oregon and Iowa.

The weeklong program addresses the unique needs of chiefs, officers and command staff personnel by covering the challenges of leadership, finance, ethics, and strategic management and planning. Attendees also learn about creativity and innovation, managing change and transition, media relations and stress management. Since its inception, 320 fire service leaders have completed the program.

“Our goal is to build programs and courses that improve the success of these executives in managing day-to-day fire department operations and to enhance their leadership capabilities,” said Robert Barron, a veteran fire officer and Training Manager with TEEX’s Emergency Services Training Institute. 

Increasingly, emergency service organizations are requiring leadership programs like this one for promoting or hiring personnel at the command level, he added.

The next Fire Service Chief Executive Officer program will be held May 11-15, 2020.

For more information, visit http://www.teex.org/leadership.

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I was nervous at the beginning SWEMA meter school, I guess because it was my watch. No need to worry as our SWEMA/TEEX group came together to put on another record setting experience at the SWEMA Meter school. Subject matter experts in every aspect of metering presented and provided valuable information to students. Students of every skill level were excited and talking about their experiences and challenges even after class. I’m excited and already anticipating another great school for 2014….

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