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Emergency Services Leadership Institute (ESLI) Program Provide Value Added

Emergency Services Leadership Institute (ESLI) Program Provide Value Added
By Francis J. Ennist, Retired Fire Chief

ESLI LogoIn July 2000, the Emergency Services Leadership Institute (ESLI) initiative, in cooperation with the Florida Fire & Emergency Services Foundation (FFESF), was completed and disseminated among Florida’s fire service members.  This effort was led by William L. Bingham, Fire Chief (Retired) and later carried on my Neal DeJesus, Fire Chief (Retired).  Many instructors assisted in the development and teachings of the program.  In 2011, a modification was made when the current six 6) modules became the standard.  In January 12, 2012, after months of careful consideration and feedback from instructors and participants, as well as the execution of participant survey instruments, a restructured version of the ESLI program was rolled out among Florida’s mid-level and chief fire officers.  The intent of ESLI is to provide instructors and students with a positive and relevant educational experience, specific to local and contemporary issues, and programming that is not readily available in other offerings in this packaging structure.  As a result of a six-month final review process, the following modules were established, with significant content changes that will add to the program’s value.  

  • Human Resources and Labor Relations Module (HR)
  • Personal Qualities, Leadership, and the Organization Module (PQ)
  • Government Relations and Public Policy Module (GR)
  • Marketing Fire and Emergency Services Module (MF)
  • Finance and Budgeting Module (FB)*
  • Emergency Management Module (EM) (added in 2012)

As part of the program reconstruction, an Instructor Guide was developed which addresses the general competencies and other performance expectations deemed essential, and which emphasizes the mission, vision, and values of ESLI.  The use of Research Tools, Group Discussion, Team Exercises, Case Scenarios, Student Presentation, Role Playing, and Debate are encouraged. One intended and anticipated outcome of this curriculum is to stimulate dialogue among the stakeholders of the fire and emergency service professions regarding the best thinking and best practices of their colleagues as to what constitutes competent instruction.  It was predetermined that much of what is taken away from this program is generated by information-sharing among participants throughout each session.

The purpose of ESLI presentations was to;

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Focus on Fire Departments and Crew


Focus on Fire Departments and Crew

For more than two decades, ImageTrend has been known for its industry-leading solutions for documenting fire incidents and prehospital patient care, but there’s much more to it than that. ImageTrend is also dedicated to serving the individuals who work in the fire, EMS and hospital healthcare industries.

ImageTrend developed its free mobile application CrewCare™ to capture and deliver insights on overall personal health and wellness, and contribute meaningful research to promote a greater awareness around the mental health of our nation’s first responders. In light of the recent pandemic, CrewCare was updated to include questions specifically related to the impact of COVID-19 as ImageTrend places an utmost importance on the industry’s most crucial asset – the individuals. CrewCare is free for all first responders and healthcare professionals to start using today with past reports available for download.

Additionally, ImageTrend recently released its free mobile application Aware™, where personal exposure tracking is available for everyone, regardless of their software vendor, to document and track structure and medical exposures. Throughout the entirety of one’s career, users can quickly document and recall incidents, and even mark incidents for follow-up or results in a continued effort focused on individual wellness.

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Bureau of Elevator Safety Memo: Emergency Responder Two-Way Radio Communications

Bureau of Elevator Safety Memo:
Emergency Responder Two-Way Radio Communications


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EMS COVID-19 Update Newsletter to FFCA

EMS COVID-19 IMPACT FFCA and PCG Partnership



We want to start off this newsletter by thanking you and the entire ambulance provider community for your service during the COVID-19 pandemic. We know that the crisis has presented many of you with unique personal and professional challenges, and we want you to know how much you are appreciated, now and always. If there is anything that we at PCG can do to support you at this time, please do not hesitate to reach out.

With certain revenue sources declining and costs continuing to rise, it is as important as ever to be aware of all funding opportunities for your agency. Our goal is to provide you with a brief overview of what we know now. Please keep in mind that relief funding will evolve as the crisis continues.



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