Missouri Ambulance Association
University of Missouri Columbia
Certified Chief Administrator Training
In Person Training
April 4th, 2024
MU EMS Conference Room
2800 Maguire Blvd Conference Room B116
Columbia, MO 65211
Prerequisite: Basic Ambulance Fire Board Training Certificate
Cost- MAA Members $150
Please have your FEMA SID available during registration. If you do not have a FEMA SID you can obtain one at no cost at https://cdp.dhs.gov/femasid/register
Leading operations of an ambulance service or a fire department can be challenging, but the administration of an ambulance or fire protection district can be even more challenging.
If you are the Chief Administrator of an ambulance or fire protection district, the Certified Chief Administrator Training Course is just what you need to manage all aspects of your district. As a leader of emergency services within Missouri, this course will advance your level of knowledge and professionalism.
The following topics will be covered in-depth with time for discussion and answers to your specific questions:
Property taxes, sales taxes, and service fees
Budgeting and setting tax rates
Calling for elections and candidate filing
Declaration of elections and reorganization of the Board
Personal finance disclosure
Donations to districts and fundraising by districts
Changing district boundaries (expansion, shared services, and consolidations)
Impacts of tax increment financing and employment enhancement zones
Initiative referendums and recalling directors
Effective leadership team of the Chief and the board
Benefit programs for district personnel
Governance of EMS and ambulance service
Target Audience: Primarily Fire Protection District Chiefs and Ambulance District Chiefs/Administrators and secondarily Directors (board members) of fire protection and ambulance districts and district/office/business managers, secretaries, treasurers, attorneys, auditors, etc. of fire protection and ambulance districts.
Purpose: Helps fulfill the mission of advancing the level of knowledge and professionalism for leaders of emergency services within Missouri. The classes are meant to be a companion to MAA and MO Chiefs’ conferences, workshops, etc., potentially allowing for greater MAA and MO Chiefs membership participation beyond just attending conferences, workshops, etc. In fact, the intent will be to promote MAA and MO Chiefs’ conferences, workshops, etc. during the classes.
Prerequisite: Participants must have already attended the University of Missouri’s (MU’s) Certified Fire and Ambulance District Board Member Training because that course contains the foundational information on which the topics of Certified Chief Administrator Training is based.