Lieutenant Phil Katz completes Fire Officer I & Principles of Instruction class
By Vista Fire Department
November 8, 2017

The Vista Fire Department would like to congratulate Lieutenant Phil Katz on completing the "Fire Officer I & Principles of Instruction" class at the Westchester County Fire Training Center in Valhalla, New York.

"Fire Officer I & Principles of Instruction" class is a 78-hour course described as the following:

“This is the first course in the Fire Officer series, addressing the job performance requirements of NFPA 1021, Standard for Fire Officer Professional Qualifications. Topics include assuming the role of company officer, fire department organization, leadership, supervision, fire department communications, the company officer’s role in safety, size-up, strategy & tactics for engine and truck companies; single company operations, error management and human factors, implementing the life safety initiatives, group dynamics, pre-incident planning, fire inspection practices, information management, budgets, company level training, community relations and customer service, labor relations, and strategy & tactics for multiple company operations.

An introductory course for individuals who will be conducting training at the company level. Topics include: qualities of a good instructor, job performance requirements, components of a lesson plan, cognitive and psychomotor lesson plans, dealing with adult learners, meeting individual learning needs, factors that affect learning, the instructor’s role in safety, new technologies in course delivery, and learning characteristics of different generations.”

All training is free of charge to the members of the Vista Fire Department and Volunteers are needed! Please visit for more details on how you can join our team!

Lieutenant Phil Katz
Lieutenant Phil Katz