Philadelphia Fire Department Officer Development Program

Download this Podcast »

Hosted by William Shouldis

Promotions bring praise, but they also come with challenges. That's why the Philadelphia Fire Department has developed a training program for new supervisors. Deputy Chief Bill Shouldis discusses this innovative project during this podcast. Various commanders will share their expertise.

Philadelphia Fire Chief Lloyd Ayers explains the need for proper funding, while Chief of Operations Ernest Hargett gives guidelines for continuous improvements. Training Chief Norman Ray provides an overview on course development.

Capt. Tony Hudgins will look at some of the problems as a station manager; Lt. Kwaja Matthews will talk about the unique challenges facing female officers, and Lt. John McGuire will explain how to share so all can learn.