FLOOR ABOVE CONSULTING

Thursday November 14th
Fire Ground Command

This interactive session will examine the primary duties and responsibilities of the Incident Commander with a focus on the Incident Command System and emergency scene communications. Topics covered will include an overview of the Incident Command System, overall incident management, radio communications, and personnel accountability. Through classroom workshops, group exercises and role-playing, attendees will have an opportunity to assume the functions of critical ICS positions to lead assigned personnel and communicate effectively throughout a series of practical scenarios.

Friday November 15th
Leading An Organizational Change

Upon completion of this course attendees will feel energized to incorporate necessary change within their organizations, understand the concept of added value and the importance of everyone within an organization operating from the same playbook, and understand the need to think outside the box, which at times may include stretching beyond traditional job descriptions.

Friday November 15th
Creating A Leadership Mindset Within Your Organization

Leadership is about having influence in your organization. The subject of leadership can be overwhelming and is oftentimes misunderstood. Many people interpret leadership as career advancement or rank. However, leadership is more of a process than a position. Many times, the biggest challenge can be determining what to do and where to begin. This session will outline the different levels of leadership and offer more effective alternatives to the command and control model typically utilized within the fire service.

Friday November 15th
Define Your Dash

This session will focus on self-leadership and becoming responsible and accountable to your own self. Furthermore, it will outline the pillars of professional success and will incorporate strategies that will give you the confidence to effectively lead, while providing you with perspectives on personal accountability and self-leadership that will motivate you to create a personal legacy you can be proud of. The concepts explored in this session apply to all who work in the emergency services industry and can be applied to both professional and personal areas of our lives

DAVID VOTSIS

David Votsis is a consultant with The Floor Above, LLC. He is a 24-year veteran of the fire service and currently serves as a Deputy Chief in the Milwaukee (WI) Fire Department. His responsibilities include managing the staffing, training, and operations of the firefighting personnel within the Department’s 36 stations. In his previous position as Special Operations Division Chief, Votsis directly managed the Department’s Special Teams, ensuring proper equipment and preparation for specialty incident and event responses. He holds an Associate’s Degree in Fire Science and teaches fire certification, professional development, and Incident Command classes at the Milwaukee Training Academy and throughout Milwaukee County and the State of Wisconsin. He is a Wisconsin state-certified Fire Officer II and Fire Instructor I and a nationally certified Incident Safety Officer. Votsis authored his Department’s Incident Management Plan and co-authored the Department’s fire-based SOGs and the Milwaukee County High-Rise Operational Guideline.

JOHN MAYDAK

John Maydak is a consultant with The Floor Above, LLC. He is a 24-year veteran of the fire service and currently serves as a Battalion Chief in the North Shore (WI) Fire Department. His education includes a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management from Cardinal Stritch University and an Associate’s Degree in Fire Science from the Milwaukee Area Technical College. He recently completed the Servant Leadership Certificate Series through the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He teaches fire certification classes for Gateway Technical College and is a Wisconsin state certified Fire Officer I, Fire Instructor I and Fire Inspector. Maydak believes leadership training and professional development grow people, and people grow organizations. He is dedicated to self-improvement and inspiring others to do the same.

TOBY CARLSON

Toby Carlson is a consultant with The Floor Above, LLC and is passionate about leadership and professional development. He is a 17-year veteran of the fire service and currently serves as a Battalion Chief in the North Shore (WI) Fire Department. His education includes a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management from Cardinal Stritch University and an Associate’s Degree in Fire Science from the Milwaukee Area Technical College. He is a graduate of the Executive Fire Officer (EFO) Program from the National Fire Academy and currently serves as the President of the Milwaukee County Fire Training Officer’s Association. Carlson continually seeks out educational opportunities to further develop as a leader in his personal and professional life. He teaches fire certification and professional development classes for Milwaukee Area Technical College and is a Wisconsin state certified Fire Officer II, Fire Instructor I and Fire Inspector.

26422 Oakridge Dr

Wind Lake, WI 53185

wemsa@wisconsinems.com

Tel: 414-431-8193

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