Fire Department Strategy and More!
Serving USA Fire Departments, National and International Certification Entities, Fire Schools and Universities
Chief Casey MathesNitro Fire Department
Asst Chief Scott J HaroldWatch Hill, RI Fire Department
Chief Jim TrzaskiSouth District Fire Department
Chief Joseph McHughGreenwich Fire Department
Deputy Chief Corey ShakerWoodbury CT Fire Department
For fire service departments seeking to bring their organizations to the next level.
Let our expert team show you the way. Part of this process requires a Needs Assessment in which departments can recognize their strengths and identify areas in need of development.
Consulting staff will assist fire service department clients in developing a strategic plan that meets the needs of internal and external stakeholders within the community.
Consultant work will collaborate with the fire service department's administration and membership on best prioritizing development areas with concrete steps to reach their organization's goals more efficiently.
The development of long-term goals and objectives is a necessity for budgets that are increasingly shrinking. It is imperative for fire service departments to have a clear path forward. Our consultants will work collaboratively and focus on the development of:
- Mission Statement
- Needs Assessment
- Goals and Objectives
- Plans for the Future
- Areas Needing Improvement
- Customer Needs
- Create Strategies for Implementing the Plan
- Create Strategic Plan Tracking Document
In addition to the classical plan, we also explore:
- GIS Study for appropriate coverage
- ISO Rating
- Community Risk Reduction (Lower insurance rates!)
- Firefighter Health & Wellness
Following NFPA 1300, we provide a Community Risk Assessment and Community Risk Reduction Plan Development customized to your town's needs.
Strategies to expand member enrollment, increase involvement and maximize longevity.
We actively work with fire departments seeking strategies to expand member enrollment, increase member involvement and maximize member longevity. It has never been more important for fire organizations to focus on this issue because research indicates that recruitment is diminishing.
Our team brings expert knowledge and experience into this arena. To best understand your department, our consultants will develop a survey and needs assessment tool to gauge current members' morale and satisfaction level. In addition, we will work closely with internal and external stakeholders to develop strategies to recruit new members into your department.
Our consultants will also develop long-term retention strategies designed to keep members for the long term. Finally, we advise the secrets to develop a healthy fire service organization based on reliable and valid research.
For Fire Departments looking to distinguish their candidacy for state, federal, and privately funded grants.
Grant writing is a daunting task in which candidates must detail required information, describe why the organization is most deserving of funding, and clearly express their vision for the usage of funding. This service is available for fire departments looking to augment and distinguish their candidacy for state, federal, and/or privately funded grant opportunities.
These experts have a proven track record of success in writing AFG and SAFER grants for state and local fire departments. We will work with your department to determine the exact scope of the grant by meeting internal and external stakeholders. We will ensure that all stakeholders understand the grant process and future budget implications for any funding that is awarded.
Our consultants will conduct extensive research on your department and community. We will also provide in-depth narratives and best available budget figures based on the most current costs of personnel and/or equipment.
Be ready for the challenges facing fire departments' organizational stability and succession planning.
Ensuring that current and future officers are ready for the many challenges facing fire departments is essential for organizational stability and succession planning. Having your established leadership teams work cohesively is equally critical to the health of the organization.
Our consultants will work closely with key fire department personnel to determine leadership and teamwork development areas. Using state-of-the-art tools to evaluate personnel personality profiles, our consultants will work with your department to improve communication, develop core values, error management, crew resource management, and situational awareness strategies.
The focus will be working with your fire department on individual and organizational growth and continued professional development.
Highest quality tests, updated to current NFPA standards, and current reference manuals.
Leave the hard work of test construction and scoring to our consultants. We build and strengthen your NFPA based test banks and align them to the International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC) and Pro Board correlation sheets.
This provides your organization with a verified and reliable test bank that passes the rigors of third-party initial and reaccreditation.
And, we can securely deliver and administer exams anywhere in the world, responsive to your organizational needs.
Monthly Courses supplementing in house training. Customized to your department.
MissionCIT's Firefighter All-in-one Training program delivers monthly in-person courses augmenting, replacing, or creating your in-house custom curriculum to meet your organization's needs and the community that your department serves. From Technical Rescue, RIT, Fireground Survival, Tactical Decision Making, and our extensive and unique look into officer development, to name a few. And MissionCIT's fire service instructors each bring 25+ years of innovative, dedicated experience.
We plan each 12-month series with your training staff, defining a schedule, and where possible, utilizing your department's talent. We believe the best way for your department to succeed is by building up your officers, trainers, and support staff to deliver a top-notch product. Our team of highly respected instructors, led by Pete Morotto, then provides the product your fire department deserves to the agreed-upon schedule.
The service works together with Mission CIT's EMS All-in-one service.
Courses are tailored to either traditional learning environments or e-learning modalities.
This service is available for fire departments seeking to begin an internal training program or for fire service departments with an established training program looking for more innovative and cutting-edge classes.
We develop Courses tailored to either traditional learning environments or the increasing demand for e-learning modalities.
Our consultants will work collaboratively with chief officers, training officers, and training staff in creating a curriculum that meets your department's standard operating procedures/guides.
Considering addition another fire station? Need to analyze response times? Have our experts review the data using proven tech and make recommendations.
Guiding fire service agencies preparing for initial or re-accreditation site visitations.
Never miss another accreditation deadline or fail to meet all of the criteria for accreditation! For fire service agencies preparing for initial or reaccreditation site visitations our consultants will help guide your agency through the entire process.
This service will outline for applicants what to expect during this process, how to gather required materials and to ensure maximum compliance to accreditation criteria. Our consultants have extensive experience with the accreditation process and will assist your agency with this challenging and time consuming preparation.
Active Shooter, Officer Development, Technical Rescue, HazMat, Table Top, and more!
Want that particular independent course? Then, contact us, and we’ll schedule the class with the right instructor(s) that works for your department.