Emergency Services Leadership Institute

The Emergency Services Leadership Institute (ESLI) program is sponsored and hosted by the Florida Fire Chiefs' Association in the interest of addressing contemporary leadership issues that affect mid-level and Chief Fire Officers. The focus and content of the six-course Institute is consistent with upper level academic achievement and addresses issues that are either not prominent in other curricula or not structured in a manner that allows for an integrated learning experience over a two-to-three-day period per course.

While the institute is comprised of six courses, each individual course is designed to stand alone as a specific educational experience. The six courses will be offered on a two-year revolving basis. The Institute is designed to allow a participant to start and finish with any course and can be taken in any sequence. Successful completion of the six courses will meet the requirements for graduation from the Emergency Service Leadership Institute. The six courses are Human Resources and Labor Relations; Personal Qualities, Leadership & the Organization; Government Relations and Public Policy; Marketing Fire & Emergency Services; Finance & Budgeting; and Emergency Management.

Enrollment Requisites

  1. Participant must be a Lieutenant rank or higher
  2. Participant must hold a current membership with the Florida Fire Chiefs' Association at the time of registering for each module
  3. ESLI fees are currently $235 per student, per module
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2023 Public Schedule
North Port Series



2023 Public Schedule Coming Soon!

  • If you are pre-registered, an email with a link will be sent to the contact information we have on file for registration.
  • Pre-registered attendees will be given priority. If capacity is reached, new registrants will be wait listed.

ESLI North Port Series

  • If you are previously enrolled, an email with a link will be sent to the contact information we have on file for registration.
  • Previously enrolled attendees will be given priority. If capacity is reached, new registrants will be wait listed.
ESLI Module & Location Nearby Hotels

September 15 & 16, 2022 (Thu-Fri)
Government Relations & Public Policy
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

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North Port Fire Station 86
19955 Preto Blvd., Venice, FL 34293

Pre-enrolled and waitlisted individuals have been contacted. Please email [email protected] if you have questions about your status in the program.

Hampton Inn & Suites North Port
5664 Tuscola Blvd., North Port, FL 34287

Courtesy block based on availability: $130 per night (plus tax). Rate ended Friday, Sept. 9, 2022.

November 14 & 15, 2022 (Mon-Tue)
Marketing Fire & EMS
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

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North Port Fire Station 86
19955 Preto Blvd., Venice, FL 34293

Pre-enrolled and waitlisted individuals have been contacted. Please email [email protected] if you have questions about your status in the program.

Courtesy block at the Hampton Inn & Suites North Port has been cancelled by the hotel due to damage from Hurricane Ian. Please utilize travel/lodging apps if accommodations are needed.

January 30 & 31, 2023 (Mon-Tue)
Emergency Management
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

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Sarasota County Emergency Operations Center
6050 Porter Way, Sarasota, FL 34232
EOC Coordination Center (MACC) and The EOC Policy Room 119

Pre-enrolled and waitlisted individuals have been contacted. Please email [email protected] if you have questions about your status in the program.

Home2 Suites by Hilton Sarasota I-75 Bee Ridge
6410 Mauna Loa Blvd., Sarasota, Florida 34240

Courtesy block based on availability: $155 per night (plus tax). Rate ends Sunday, January 8, 2023 at 11:59 PM EST.

March 6 & 7, 2023 (Mon-Tue)
Personal Qualities, Leadership & the Organization
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

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North Port Fire Station 86
19955 Preto Blvd., Venice, FL 34293

Pre-enrolled and waitlisted individuals have been contacted. Please email [email protected] if you have questions about your status in the program.

Hampton Inn & Suites North Port
5664 Tuscola Blvd., North Port, FL 34287

Courtesy block based on availability: $197 per night (plus tax). Rate ends Monday, Feb. 13, 2023.

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May 1 & 2, 2023 (Mon-Tue)
Finance & Budgeting
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

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North Port Fire Station 86
19955 Preto Blvd., Venice, FL 34293

Pre-enrolled and waitlisted individuals have been contacted. Please email [email protected] if you have questions about your status in the program.

Hampton Inn & Suites North Port
5664 Tuscola Blvd., North Port, FL 34287

Courtesy block based on availability: $130 per night (plus tax). Rate ends Sunday, April 9, 2023.

CLICK HERE to book.

July 27 & 28, 2023 (Thu-Fri)
Human Resources & Labor Relations
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

REGISTER NOW

North Port Fire Station 86
19955 Preto Blvd., Venice, FL 34293

Pre-enrolled and waitlisted individuals have been contacted. Please email [email protected] if you have questions about your status in the program.

Hampton Inn & Suites North Port
5664 Tuscola Blvd., North Port, FL 34287

Courtesy block based on availability: $130 per night (plus tax). Rate ends Wednesday, July 5, 2023.

CLICK HERE to book.