Bullhead Fire Hosts Officer Development Academy 2.0

Published by The Bee News

March 8, 2022

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In partnership with the Kingman Fire Department, the Bullhead Fire Department is honored to host the Officer Development Academy 2.0 this week (March 7 – March 10) at the Anderson Auto Group Field House in Bullhead City, Arizona. In addition to the Officer Development Academy 1.0, which was held last week, this 4-day academy is a joint effort to focus on Leadership and Management Training for Supervisors of the area Fire Departments. A total of Twenty-eight students from nearby departments are in attendance, including Bullhead Fire Department, Kingman Fire Department, Mohave Valley Fire department, Desert Hills Fire Department, and Buckskin Fire Department.

Courses outlined in the 2.0 Officer Development Academy include.

  •  Developing the Future Leader ( Instructor: Patrick Moore, Fire Chief,  Bullhead City Fire Department)
  • Politics 101 for Fire Officers (Instructor: John Flynn, Executive Director Arizona Fire District Association)
  • Financial & Fiduciary Responsibilities for Fire officers (Mary Dalton, Assistant Fire Chief Arizona Fire & Medical)
  • Health & Fitness: PEER Team, Cancer Prevention & Fitness Evaluation (Mike Stapleton, Assistant Fire Chief, Kingman Fire Department)
  • Losing Leadership (Tom Shannon, Fire Chief, Scottsdale Fire Department)
  • Leading Beyond the Slideshow (Instructor: Todd Abel, Battalion Chief, Central Arizona Fire & Medical Authority)
  • Labor-Management Relations (Instructor: Ben Roche, President, United Yavapai Firefighters PFFA Representative)
  • Leadership Lessons from our Darkest Hours: My Time at Stanford’s Children’s Hospital (Instructor: Greg Ruiz, Fire Chief, Tempe Fire Department)
  • From the Office to the Boardroom (Greg Ruiz, Fire Chief, Tempe Fire Department)
  • Course Summary & Wrap Up (Instructor: Patrick Moore, Fire Chief, Bullhead City Fire Department)


(Pictured: Fire Chief Tom Shannon, Scottsdale Fire Department)

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