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)

FLUSAR Rope Rescue Technician RN 3271

This course in advanced rope rescue systems satisfies the requirements of NFPA 1670 4-4 Rope Rescue Technician.

By the conclusion of the course, each student will demonstrate the proper use of standard rope rescue techniques within the high-angle/low-angle environment, including:

  • Constructing single-and-multiple-point anchor systems
  • Deploying a fixed rope system, incorporating proper belay devices
  • Descending a fixed rope system for purposes of victim rescue
  • Moving a victim in a high-angle or vertical environment, utilizing victim transfer devices and specialized equipment necessary for the environment
  • Demonstrating proper procedure for knot passing through a rope system
  • Operation of both compound and simple rope mechanical advantage systems
  • Constructing and operating a tensioned highline system

Dates November 13-16 (40 hrs.)

Time 0800-1800

Location East Manatee Fire Rescue Station 1/ Administration

3220 Lakewood Ranch Blvd

Bradenton, FL 34211

Cost $300.00


Requirements Students a to provide their own personal

                        protective equipment

                        Gloves, eye protection, boots with safety toe.

        Students are also required to wear long pants while

                        performing hands on training.

Prerequisite FLUSAR Rope Operations

Please email Nick Herlihy at to check that a seat is available prior to payment.

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