Interim Laurinburg Fire Chief Randy Gibson graduated last month from UNC-Charlotte’s Fire and Rescue Management Institute.
The Management Institute, founded in 2006, is a five-month, cohort certificate program designed for company officers, chief officers, as well as future leaders of the fire service.
The curriculum is designed to address the complex and evolving roles and challenges that officers face. Modules include leadership and team building, personnel management and supervision, operations management and strategic planning, and communication skills and public relations.
Institute faculty include national and regional fire service administrators, UNC-Charlotte faculty from disciplines such as public administration, organizational psychology, business administration, communication studies, and fire safety engineering technology, leadership, management specialists, and consultants.
Gibson is among 33 fire fighters from across the Southeast that graduated in this year’s cohort.