Lodi Area Fire Department Needs Assessment Meeting

by Free Speech on March 30, 2009

Lodi, WI~

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posted 3/30/09-Lodi, WI

PLEASE NOTE: DUE TO ILLNESS ON THE PART OF THE MEETING FACILITATOR, THE MEETING HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

(Editor’s Note: Typically, we would be posting this notice on the Public Notices Page. However, due to the huge interest our readers have shown about this issue, we have decided to post here on our main page)

LODI AREA FIRE DEPARTMENT NEEDS ASSESSMENT MEETING MONDAY, MARCH 30, 2009 AT 6:30 P.M.

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Lodi Area Fire District Fire Department will host a meeting on Monday, March 30, 2009 at 6:30 P.M. at the Lodi Fire Station, 115 North Main Street, Lodi, Wisconsin. Members of, and possibly a quorum of, the governing bodies of the City of Lodi, the Town of Lodi and the Town of West Point my be in attendance for the purpose of gathering and providing information. No decisions will be made at this meeting. Kathleen Haas, UW-Extension is the consultant for the needs assessment for both the EMS and the Fire Department.

AGENDA

I. Welcome, purpose of meeting & meeting guidelines

• New leadership, time to look ahead • Ensure safety and competency • Similar process for EMS but separate

II. Overview of Role and Responsibilities of Fire Commission

III. Vision and Leadership Philosophy

IV. Role and Responsibility of Lodi Area Fire Department

A. Statutory requirements B. Scope of work & services and service area C. Organizational mission, vision & values D. Organization chart E. Relationship w/Fire Commission F. Relationship to EMS G. Relationship with Towns and City H. Role and responsibility of staff and volunteers I. Overview of communication and reporting of Department J. Overview of fiscal and funding of Department K. Overview facility and equipment L. Department’s Long-term goals and report

V. Here we are and where we want to be: It’s a Process.

A. Creating an effective model for change

1. Change Cycle 2. Creating a safe space for change 3. Dialogue and deliberation

B. Organizational Development: Getting our house in order
C. Needs Assessment Process

1. Performance review & evaluation 2. Demographic trends and projections 3. Identify and prioritize future needs and changes 4. Implementation Herb Paske, Secretary LAFD Fire Commission

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