Cherokee County Fire
& Emergency Services

Firefighters Learn to Become Better Leaders

March 15, 2019

Approximatley 30 firefighters with Cherokee County Fire & Emergency Services participated in the Fire Officer 1 course that was held yesterday in one of the classrooms at the Cherokee County Public Safety Complex located off Univeter Road.

According to Lt. Jason Williams, one of the instructors for the course, “National Professional Qualifications (NPQ) for Fire Officer 1 introduces management styles and leadership characteristics to aspiring fire officers. It satisfies the requirements of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA 1021) and provides the tools necessary to obtain certification through the Georgia Firefighter Standards and Training Council (GFSTC).”

This class was the first Fire Officer class out of a series of four which is a combination of classroom instruction, group discussion and projects totalling 45 hours. After the successful completion of all the course objectives, the firefighters will then be tested on their knowledge of the course sometime in April.

Lt. Chris Ginn and Lt. Jason Williams were the instructors for yesterday’s class.

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Lt. Chris Ginn instructs the Fire Officer 1 class yesterday morning.
Lt. Chris Ginn instructs the Fire Officer 1 class yesterday morning. (click image for slideshow)
Approximately 30 firefighters attended yesterday's class.
Approximately 30 firefighters attended yesterday's class.
Cherokee County Fire Marshal, Chad Arp, and Sgt. Pennie Lamanac listens to the instructor.
Cherokee County Fire Marshal, Chad Arp, and Sgt. Pennie Lamanac listens to the instructor.
Lt. Jason Williams leads the afternoon session.
Lt. Jason Williams leads the afternoon session.