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Fire Chiefs' Workshops

Railside Citrus Insurance Agency Presents

Half-Day Fire Chiefs’ Workshops Designed Specifically for Chiefs, Assistant Chiefs and Deputy Chiefs

There are plenty of “How to” guides out there. But sometimes the things we’re NOT supposed to do are the things that get us in trouble. With that in mind, Railside Citrus Insurance Agency designed a series of Fire Chiefs’ workshops packed with information and discussions Chiefs, Assistant Chiefs and Deputy Chiefs can really use. 

Join us for one of our half-day workshops. You’ll see why Chief Officers all over northern Illinois value the real-life examples, practical exercises and lively discussions at each session.

fire chiefs' workshop series

Interested? Take a look at these highlights from past programs...

Fire Chiefs Workshop - Updates to Illinois Line-of-Duty Benefits and more

November 16, 2023

Another great installment of our “How Not To” workshop series.

Updates to Illinois Line-of-Duty Benefits
Dale Simpson, Office of the Illinois State Fire Marshall gave an in-depth discussion on the updates to Illinois line-of-duty benefits, new grants available from the state of Illinois, the volunteer firefighter tax credit program and mare. 

Work Compromises
Experts, Dr. Laticia S. Thompson of Legacy Blueprint, LLC and Erin Doepel Wikstrom with Doepel Retirement Planning discussed how to develop an algorithm for healthy comprise and create your own personal plan to achieve success.  

Planning Ahead
Scott Nowling, Attorney at Law discussed estate planning and benefits administration.

Changes to Federal Line of Duty Benefits and More

February 15, 2023

We heard from the experts and shared a lively discussion on the following topics:

Changes to Federal Line of Duty Benefits

Ian Bennett, National Local Assistance State Team (LAST) Coordinator for the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation, talked about recent changes to federal PSOB program.

Compliance and HR Topics

Shawn Flaherty, Attorney at Ottosen DiNolfo Hasenbalg & Castaldo, Ltd., covered hiring and legal compliance topics.

Leadership

Rick Lochner, President of RPC Leadership Associates, Inc., answered the question, “You’re the Chief, so why would people follow you?”

A Morning of "How Not to..." - Lake County

October 12, 2022

We covered the October 5 topics for our Lake County Chiefs, including a spirited discussion unique to this group. 

Attorney Shawn Flaherty once again covered legal topics.

Jeff Paul and Dave Bradley from  VFIS/Glatfelter Claims Management  gave us great tips on optimizing our insurance claims process.

Pat Schuerman of Illinois OSHA/Illinois Department of Labor covered “The Ridge Incident” LODD and more for this group.

A Morning of "How Not to..." - DuPage County

October 5, 2022

When the tones go off, what are you worried about?

Attorney Shawn Flaherty covered legal topics.

Jeff Paul and Dave Bradley from  VFIS/Glatfelter Claims Management  gave us some tips on optimizing our insurance claims process.

Pat Schuerman of Illinois OSHA/Illinois Department of Labor talked about “The Ridge Incident” LODD and more.