The Carl Holmes Executive Development Institute was born out of the effort to address the problem of African Americans in the fire service being denied the opportunity to receive cutting edge management training. The concept proposed by Carl Holmes, then Assistant Chief of the Oklahoma City Fire Department, was to have African American instructors deliver course material in the area of their expertise or current area of management within the fire service.
A primary benefit of our courses is that our courses are very flexible and are able to adapt to current events. This allows us to remain at the cutting edge of Fire Service Management
View our class schedule, but keep in mind that one of our strengths is that we can adjust our curriculum to coincide with current events. Therefore, our schedule may be slightly different as the need arises.
You can get this app by going onto Google play and searching for “Carl Holmes” (We apologize, but at the current time, this app is only available for android users only.)
Our Instructors consists of well respected Leaders throughout fire service.
The goal of our instructors is to effectively train, educate, motivate, and provide the resources and programs that will help EDI students succeed in their efforts in becoming Chiefs of Fire Departments, Chief Officers, and Company Officers within their various organizations.