Register Today to Attend Fire Corps Academy in Delaware, May 22

Hosted by the Delaware Volunteer Firefighter’s Association

What: Fire Corps is hosting two training sessions titled FC-100: Introduction to Fire Corps and FC-200: Starting and Implementing a Fire Corps Program. These are the first two courses in the Fire Corps Academy.

FC-100: Introduction to Fire Corps provides an overview of how the Fire Corps program is organized and introduces the benefits, depth, and scope of community volunteer activities in fire and emergency service departments. The session also identifies the basic steps and components to building the infrastructure of a local Fire Corps program.

FC-200: Starting and Implementing a Fire Corps Program teaches how to successfully grow a program along with avoiding and mitigating issues that slow or hinder healthy growth. Participants will learn about various volunteer management practices and be provided with sample documents and tips to help sustain and further their programs.

When: May 22, 2011. Each session lasts for one hour and 15 minutes. Sessions times are as follows:

  • 8:30 am – Registration
  • 9:00 am – FC-100
  • 10:30 am – FC-200


Delaware State Fire School
1461 Chestnut Grove Rd
Dover DE 19904
302-739-4773 phone
302-739-6245 fax

Why: The Fire Corps Academy is a series of free training sessions and resources designed for Fire Corps program managers, department leaders, and local Fire Corps volunteers who wish to start and/or participate in a Fire Corps program. Department personnel and Fire Corps program coordinators can benefit from the training to learn about different aspects of implementing, managing, and expanding a local program.

Who Should Attend: Fire chiefs, department personnel, volunteers, and other interested parties who oversee or who will oversee or manage a Fire Corps Program or just want to learn more about Fire Corps.

How: Register online at or click here to download the registration form and mail it to the DVFA office at P.O. Box 1849, Dover, DE 19903 or fax to the office at 302-734-9404. Registrations must be received by Monday, May 16, 2011. There is no cost to register and attend both courses.

About Fire Corps: Fire Corps is a federally-funded program under the Citizen Corps initiative, which is a national grassroots effort to help communities prevent, prepare for, and respond to natural disasters and other emergencies. Fire Corps connects community volunteers to their local emergency service department to provide non-operational support, thus increasing the capacity and services the department can offer. It is administered on a national level by the National Volunteer Fire Council in partnership with the International Association of Fire Chiefs and many other organizations that make up the National Advisory Committee.

About the Instructor: The classes will be taught by Warren Sprecher. Warren has been one of the Arizona Fire Corps State Advocates since March 2010. He is a Fire & Life Safety Education Specialist for the City of Mesa’s Fire Department. He oversees two of their Fire Corps Programs; Connectors and Cadets. Warren serves on the AZ Central Region Citizen Corps Council as well as chairing the AZ Central Region Fire Corps Committee. His experience includes being an EMT Instructor at New York City’s EMS Academy as well as a structural firefighter in the state of New Jersey. He previously held the position of Vice President supporting a global trading system for a large financial services firm. Warren holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer and Information Science with a minor in Health Science.

Questions: Contact Mr. Allen Metheny, the National Volunteer Fire Council Delegate for Delaware, at 302-270-4712.