Fairfield: Grant would fund ‘chaos’ workshop for fire department

By From page A4 | March 28, 2014

FAIRFIELD — A $29,415  grant from the Urban Area Security Initiative would pay for a four-day workshop called Mastering Command – Calm the Chaos to allow the Fire Department to expand its incident command knowledge.

The class will help police, fire, public works and other essential government agencies work together more effectively, a staff report to the Fairfield City Council states.

Matt Luckenbach, a battalion chief for the Fairfield Fire Department, said the training presents a way to organize responses to incidents that include mass casualties, an earthquake and an active shooter.

The Alameda County Sheriff’s Department administers the funds of the Urban Area Security Initiative for the Bay Area. Members of essential government agencies, including the nine Bay Area counties along with Monterey, San Benito and Santa Cruz, will be invited to participate in the proposed class.

Fairfield City Council members will consider the four-day workshop when they meet Tuesday. The meeting starts at 6 p.m. in the Civic Center at 1000 Webster St.

Fifty people are in the class for the four consecutive days of training. Carmel-based Firefighter Inspiration Readiness & Education, which specializes in fire service leadership, strategic planning, command, tactics and officer development, would provide the training.

Anthony Kastros, a battalion chief with the Sacramento Metro Fire District, provides the workshop training, Luckenbach said.

Reach Ryan McCarthy at 427-6935 or [email protected]

Ryan McCarthy


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