Diploma launched to deliver critical leadership skills for emergencies09 April 2015

Safety and security training business FIOR has launched a new diploma, aimed at helping businesses – including those in the transport sector – to train their staff to handle unexpected emergencies.

The Diploma of Integrated Emergency Management is said to be a first for the UK and aims to address today's new and challenging threats to business continuity. The programme is fully recognised by Stirling University and provides 22 weeks of tuition, led by acclaimed experts in the field who apply 'trade craft' merged with theory.

FIOR is headed by two of Scotland's experienced former police and fire chiefs – Joe Holden and Tommy Mann MBE (pictured) – and provides a bespoke service to train managers to become confident leaders in the highly pressurised environment of a critical situation.

Both founders are experienced and trained commanders within the Gold–Silver–Bronze command structure used by the UK's emergency services.

The Diploma was piloted last year and saw eight students from both the public and private sectors graduate with their qualifications.

One of the 2014 graduates was Derek Milne, security manager at The Malcolm Group. He says: "Despite having a background in the emergency services, and received considerable training in the management of critical incidents, the personal development from attending the tutorial days and final residential exercise in the areas of critical decision making, leadership, corporate responsibility and personal ethics and integrity were invaluable."

Bi-monthly intakes begin in May. Click the link below for more details.

Laura Cork

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