Step Up and Lead

Leadership and Team Building Seminar




                                                      Deputy Chief

Frank Viscuso

Course Description:

Every organization’s culture is either created by design or default. Creating a culture of exceptional service does not happen by accident. This seminar begins with a discussion on the highest rated fire service leadership traits. Chief Viscuso will also cover the necessary leadership skills that are needed to motivate teams and maintain discipline.  Topics will include; mentoring and succession planning, critiquing others, delegating, preventing freelancing, technical report writing, taking on administrative tasks, dealing with insubordination, conducting a post incident analysis, building morale, and leading in today’s world. This class will also introduce you to proven theories, methods and techniques that can help your organization provide exceptional customer service and make a great impression on the people they come in contact with on a daily basis.


About Frank Viscuso:

Chief Viscuso is a career firefighter from Kearny, New Jersey and co-creator of He is a nationally recognized instructor and speaker, and the author of 6 books including industry bestsellers Step Up and Lead and Step Up Your Teamwork. Over the past decade Chief Viscuso has spoken to audiences (in and out of the fire service) on many topics that include leadership development, team building, and customer service. His seminars are designed to equip you with the necessary skills you will need to excel in your chosen field. 

Hosted By: North River Fire District


Location: Bradenton Convention Center

                   1 Haben Boulevard

                   Palmetto, FL 34221


Date and Time: October 25, 2018

                             9 AM – 5 PM


Cost: $50 (lunch included)

New Vehicle Technology
Extrication in the 21st Century

July 10, 11, & 12 2018
9AM-Noon or 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM (Class offered 6 times)

North River Fire District Station #2
823 49th Street East (Experimental Farm Road)
Palmetto, FL 34221


A review of flex fuel, alternate fuel, electric, hybrid, autonomous & hydrogen powered vehicles and related hazards, as well as new boron steel construction, airbag systems, pre-tensioner components and related new components/technology as it relates to vehicle rescue and extrication in today's world.  Are your tools up to the challenge?

Instructor:  Sarasota County FD Special Operations LT. Jerry "Jay" Jensen (Ret)

Info/contact - Capt Jeff Dirling 

FLUSAR Structural Collapse Operations RN-3266

Structural Collapse Level Ops. is a 40 hour course designed to train the rescuer operating in a collapsed building of light construction. This course meets or exceeds NFPA 1006, Chapters 5 and 9.1. The student will be trained on scene size up, building marking techniques, victim identification and removal, building stabilization, breaching/breaking and moving heavy loads. Emphasis will be placed on victim/rescuer safety, light weight construction and the utilization of basic hand tools to achieve objectives. Students will spend approximately 25% of the class is a classroom setting and 75% conducting hands on evolutions.

Dates -               June 25-28 (40 hrs)

Location -           North River Fire District Station #2

   823 49th Street East (Experimental Farm Rd)

   Palmetto FL 34221

Cost -                 $200


Requirements    Students a to provide their own personal protective equipment

                       Work Gloves, eye protection, hearing protection, boots with safety toe.

Students are also required to wear long pants while performing hands on training.

Please follow up your payment with an email to Nick Herlihy confirming your registration:

Available classes