Monrovia Fire Chief Brad Dover is now a graduate of the National Fire Academy’s Executive Officer’s Program. Founded over 35 years ago the program now has over 4,300 graduates with some 1,700 still on active duty.
The training includes leadership skills along with the most efficient and modern firefighting techniques. This training places Monrovia’s Chief among the highest cadre of firefighters in the country.
The academy is a four-year program that involves not just intense study for two weeks at the academy itself, but also a major project each year. These projects are aimed at improving fire services or efficiency in the community. They could also include fire prevention or education.