Lt. Durfee selected for national training program
Lt. David Durfee of Grant County Fire District No. 3 was selected into the National Fire Academy’s Managing Officer Program.
The two-year advanced officer training program, a new program of the U.S. Fire Administration, is held at the NFA campus in Emmitsburg, Maryland. Durfee is among 200 people selected across the nation for the program. He was selected for the charter class.
“We are proud to support Lt. Durfee in his efforts to better protect the citizens of Quincy Valley,” said Fire Chief Don Fortier. “The National Fire Academy provides unparalleled continuing education, and we look forward to implementing this advance officer training into all our department activities.”
Durfee, who is also a Quincy city councilman, has been a professional firefighter for eight years. He will attend the the officer training program throughout the year for the next two years.
“I’m excited for the opportunity and grateful for being selected,” he said.
The Managing Officer Program is a multiyear curriculum that introduces emerging emergency services leaders to personal and professional skills in change management, risk reduction and adaptive leadership, according to a fire district press release.
The program will build on foundational management and technical competencies, learning to address issues of interpersonal and cultural sensitivity, professional ethics, and outcome-based performance.