Bullhead Fire Hosts Officer Development Academy 1.0

Published by The Bee News

February 8, 2023

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In partnership with the Kingman Fire Department, the Bullhead Fire Department is honored to once again host the Officer Development Academy 1.0 this week, February 7 – 10, 2023, at the Anderson Auto Group Field House in Bullhead City, Arizona. There are 33 students from 8 Fire Departments, including Bullhead Fire, Fort Mojave Mesa Fire, Kingman Fire, Northern AZ Fire, Desert Hills Fire, Oatman Fire, and the Colorado City Fire Departments.

Bullhead Fire Chief Patrick Moore began the program on Tuesday with introductions and the program layout.

The four-day program is packed with 11 sessions that include:

  • Boyd Street Fire

     (Instructor: Instructor: Scott Barkley, Captain Los Angeles City Fire Department, CA)

  • Ethics & Integrity

(Instructor: Kane Nixon, AZ Fire & Medical Authority)

  • Leadership Beyond the OPS Level (Instructor: Randy Karrer, Fire Chief Golder Ranch Fire District)
  • Leadership Lessons from my Darkest Hours: My time at Stanford’s Children’s Hospital

(Instructors: Greg Ruiz, Fire Chief Tempe Fire Department)

  • From the Office to the Boardroom (Instructor: Greg Ruiz, Fire Chief Tempe Fire Department)
  • Labor Management Relations (Instructor: Ben Roche, Captain, United Yavapai Firefighters, Central Arizona Fire & Medical Authority)
  • Promoted- Now What? (Instructor: Patrick Moore, Fire Chief, Bullhead City Fire District)
  • HR – Developing Leaders (Instructor: Brenda Tranchina, President, Human Resources Strategist)
  • Losing Leadership (Instructor: Tom Shannon, Fire Chief Scottsdale Fire Department)
  • Health & Fitness: Peer Team, CANCER prevention & Fitness Evaluation (Instructor: Mike Stapleton, Assistant Fire Chief Kingman Fire Department)
  • Course Summary

(Instructor: Patrick Moore, Fire Chief Bullhead Fire Department, Jack Yeager, Fire Chief Kingman Fire Department)

We are moving forward through education and training, growing our knowledge as leaders through past and present experiences.

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