Bullhead Fire Hosts Leadership Development Academy

Published by The Bee News

February 5, 2020

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The Bullhead Fire Department, in partnership with the Kingman Fire Department is honored to host the Leadership Development Academy taking place this week, February 3th through February 7th, 2020, at the Anderson Field House in Bullhead City, Arizona. A total of 41 participants from surrounding departments are in attendance.


Bullhead Fire Chief Patrick Moore began the program with introductions and the program layout. This five-day program is packed with 11 sessions which include:


·         Leadership and Responsibility in Todays Fire Service

      (Instructor: John Feddma, Assistant Fire Chief Central Arizona Fire and Medical Authority)

·         Developing Leadership Styles

(Instructor: Larry Rooney, Assistant Fire Chief & Emergency Manager City of Avondale Fire & Medical)

·         Financial & Fiduciary Responsibilities, and Politics 101 for Fire officers, Ethics and Credibility Management (Instructor John Flynn, Executive Director Arizona Fire Districts Association, Mary Dalton, Assistant Fire Chief Arizona Fire and Medical Authority

·         Leading a Fire Department Beyond the Operations Level

(Instructors: Scott Freitag, Fire Chief Central Arizona Fire and Medical Authority, Randy Karrer, Fire Chief Golder Ranch Fire District)

·         Generational/ Organizational Management (Instructor: Jeff Piechura, Fire Chief (ret.) 

·         Communication and Conflict Resolution(Instructor: Mark Gaillard, Fire Chief Flagstaff Fire Department)

·         How Organizations get in Trouble (Instructor: Greg Ruiz, Fire Chief Tempe Fire Department)

·         Losing Leadership (Instructor: Tom Shannon, Fire Chief Scottsdale Fire Department)

·         Developing the Future Leader

(Instructor: Brenda Tranchina, President of Human Resources Strategies)

·         Leading Change (Instructor: Jake Rhoades, Fire Chief Kingman Fire Department)

·         Hot Topics Affecting Leadership

(Instructor: Patrick Moore, Fire Chief Bullhead Fire Department, Jake Rhoades, Fire Chief Kingman Fire Department)


The 5-day academy is a joint effort to focus on Leadership and Management Training for Supervisors of the area Fire Departments. Instructors are current or former Chief Officers from around the State of Arizona. BCFD Fire Chief Patrick Moore stated, “The training is an invaluable opportunity for our personnel to improve their supervisory skills and network with peers throughout the area, and we are fortunate to have such an outstanding group of instructors willing to present modern leadership and management philosophies to our employees.”


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