The Collierville Fire Department recently hosted the Tennessee Commission on Firefighting Educational Incentive Pay Program Peer Review.
The “Peer Review” meetings are a positive way to allow neighboring fire departments to benchmark training topics and ideas for their own department. Peer Review also serves as a valuable networking tool for firefighter training professionals across the state.
The Peer Review held at Collierville Fire Department Administration was to approve each participating fire departments’ incentive pay training for 2020. The Educational Incentive is a supplemental bonus paid to firefighters for completing a minimum of 40 hours of annual, Commission-approved training. The training program is submitted to the Commission for approval and is conducted by each local fire department. Training Officers and other Chief Representatives from 12 cities across West Tennessee attended the peer review and were able to utilize the Collierville Fire Departments state of the art facility and resources.
“Everyone was very impressed with our facilities, technology, and our town’s hospitality,” said Bobby Cannon, Collierville Fire Training Officer.
The Collierville Fire Department teaches training classes on a regular basis, and makes an extra effort to help the Town’s firefighters receive this incentive pay plus quality training.
“We encourage all Collierville Fire Department personnel to seek training and educational opportunities. Collectively, we annually log thousands of those hours in-house,” said Chief Buddy Billings, Collierville Fire Department.