Saturday, March 24, 2012

Kannapolis Fire Chief Officers Earn UNC Charlotte Fire & Rescue Management Certificate

Division Chief Tracy Winecoff and Battalion Chief Joshua Clay (in
photo) of the Kannapolis Fire Department graduated this spring from
The University of North Carolina at Charlotte's Fire & Rescue
Management Institute, along with 28 fellow fire service leaders from
across the Southeast. The Management Institute, founded in 2006, is a
five month, co-hort certificate program designed for company officers,
chief officers, as well as future leaders of the fire service.

The curriculum is designed to address the complex and evolving roles
and challenges that officers face in today's fire service. Modules
include Leadership & Team-Building, Personnel Management &
Supervision, Operations Management & Strategic Planning, and
Communication Skills & Public Relations.

Over 200 fire service leaders have graduated from the Institute since
2007 representing North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, and
Tennessee. Institute faculty include national and regional fire
service administrators, UNC Charlotte faculty from disciplines such as
public administration, organizational psychology, business
administration, communication studies, and fire safety engineering
technology, and leadership and management specialists and consultants.

Graduates of the Fire & Rescue Management Institute earn the
prestigious Certificate in Fire & Rescue Management from UNC Charlotte.