Lessons Learned from the SC Fatal Sofa Store Fire
Free to attend.
Approximately one hour.
Speaker Dr. David Griffin, Ed.D., F.O., Captain/Training Instructor, Charleston (SC) Fire Department

On June 18, 2007, the Charleston (SC) Fire Department (CFD) lost nine firefighters at a furniture store fire. The instructor was the engineer on the first-arriving engine. Since then, the CFD has become a department that is leading the way in education and training nationally as a result of organizational learning. The instructor was inspired to study organizational learning at the doctoral level and develop new innovative research on the topic. His research indicates that with organizational learning, organizations can become dynamic and evolutionary. He will present a history of organizational learning and raise students’ awareness as to its importance for all types of organizations. Students will be given tools that will enable them to test their respective organization’s level of learning at the individual, team, and organizational levels.

Dr. David Griffin, Ed.D., F.O. Captain/Training Instructor Charleston (SC) Fire Department   David-Griffin-120x160