by Eulana Weekes
St. Kitts and Nevis (WINN): The St. Kitts and Nevis Fire and Rescue Services has organised a two-day training and development workshop geared towards improving the relationship and communication amongst members of the institution and others with whom they interact.
According to the Chief Fire Officer (Ag), Mr. Garfield Hodge, the workshop will focus primarily on the “Chain of Command”.
“This training and development workshop is an extension of and a refresher to the previous which was held in October 2021, where only supervisors and senior officers participated. The topic of discussion remains the same; the ‘Chain of Command’.”
Hodge added, “The Chain of Command in its simplest form can be defined as an organisational structure that documents how each member reports to one another. It creates accountability within each unit, as all personnel are responsible not only for their own actions but also for the actions of others and their subordinates, which in turn creates a culture of responsibility and dependency on others and ultimately speaking, this is the main objective of this training and development workshop.”
The Acting Fire Chief said by the end of the workshop, at least 85 percent of the organisation’s personnel would be considered benefactors of the training and development workshop, with the expectation that the scope of understanding and the functions and responsibilities internally and externally would be enhanced.
The workshop spans two days, Wednesday, November 9 and Thursday, November 10. Junior, PEP and Auxiliary Officers are scheduled for the morning sessions, whilst Supervisors and Senior officers are scheduled for the afternoon sessions.
The facilitator of the training and development workshop is Retired Major General Stewart Saunders- an Advisor in the Ministry of National Security.