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Motivation in Training, Let’s Get it Back!

Winter Fire School

Scott C Peterson

Training Officer
Fulton Fire Department

Scott Peterson is starting his eleventh year in the fire service and sixth year as an EMT. Peterson got his start as a volunteer with the Montgomery Fire Protection District, and is currently their Training Officer.  He is now a career Firefighter Engineer with the City of Fulton Fire Department.  He has been an instructor for seven years and assists with certifications for firefighters and helps them to obtain their Hazmat Awareness, Operations, and Fire 1 and 2. Peterson also assists with the Montgomery County Fire Alliance training as well as teaches a class he designed, Motivation in Training, Getting it Back to our Department. He likes to be involved in the community and fundraising campaigns through the IAFF Local 2945, and is currently their Secretary / Treasurer. He instructs an impact class at one of the State of Missouri’s Prison treatment facilities as a community partner and is the Vice President of the Lake Area FOOLS chapter and enjoys doing a lot of outside training. He has received the honor of being named Firefighter of the Year in 2016 by the Local 2945, Fulton Professional Firefighters. He also received a service award from Montgomery Fire Protection District for serving as Firefighter, Chief Engineer, and finally as Assistant Chief.  He has presented his class across the state of Missouri, Illinois, Iowa, and Kansas to numerous departments both career and volunteer.  He has also presented it at MU FRTI Winter Fire School, Iowa State Fire School, NATA conference, and Wichita H.O.T. His goal is to keep on learning every day and be a student of the trade, every day is a day to become better.  Through teaching and continued education, Scott hopes to help change the way we look at training and how to become more motivated to be there and train.


  • SAT AM
  • Start: 8:00 A.M., Saturday, February 3, 2018
  • End: 12:00 P.M., Saturday, February 3, 2018
  • Repeat Delivery
  • SAT PM
  • Start: 1:30 P.M., Saturday, February 3, 2018
  • End: 5:30 P.M., Saturday, February 3, 2018
  • Repeat Delivery
  • SUN AM
  • Start: 8:00 A.M., Sunday, February 4, 2018
  • End: 12:00 P.M., Sunday, February 4, 2018

This workshop was developed and designed to help fire departments both large and small to help overcome the lack of motivation in their training. So many times regardless if we are a paid firefighter or a volunteer firefighter we find any excuse to not attend training. This class identifies why we do not train, and how we can look at some options to get motivated to attend training, be productive at training, and help our fellow brothers and sisters to become motivated to train. It also looks at the reason why we need to train and the results if we don’t. This is an interactive class with time spent getting to know the participants and the issues in their departments. We will use class participation, video, and even use our emotions as a motivator.