Politics & the White Helmet (2-Day NFA) Day 1
“Politics and the White Helmet.” This two-day course is aimed at providing the chief
officers in both fire service and EMS agencies with a overview of the ways to succeed and work
within the local, county and state level political system to achieve positive results for their
department. It will give the officer an improved insight into better ways to relate and speak to
citizens and others to gain support and understanding of their needs for bond issues, tax votes,
and general elections. Participants learn about successful approaches appropriate for government
employees and volunteers. The course identifies successful tools needed to address the challenge
necessary to bring about change, and how a department’s culh1re of power, influence,
negotiation, and coalition building is important to success.
After successfully completing this course. you will be able to accomplish the following
- Describe the local political process used to establish public policy.
- Describe the role of effective leadership in the political process.
- Develop and implement Political strategies that effectively influence public policy.