The Officers Edge
Vincent Bettinazzi & Adam Oleszkowicz
Wednesday, June 14, 2022
1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Inspiration for this program was to successfully prepare newly promoted company officers or acting officers to conquer the daunting mental and physical aspects required of the position. The participant will move through three core topics that includes positional attitude, company training, and overcoming supervisory challenges. The presenters will share their personal experiences, instances of success, and the hard lessons learned as company officers in their organization. Combining experience, humility, mental preparation, and knowledge gives every officer the edge.
Vince Bettinazzi started with the Myrtle Beach Fire Department in 2007 and currently holds the rank of battalion chief. Vince is also a certified USLA lifeguard and active member of the MBFD’s Ocean Rescue Team. He completed the charter class of the NFA’s Managing Officer Program in 2016. Vince has presented at The Fire Rescue International Conference in 2019, 2020, and 2021, and he is a contributor for Firerescue1.com.
Adam Oleszkowicz is a 15-year veteran of the Myrtle Beach Fire Department after relocating from Dearborn Heights, Michigan. He is a lieutenant assigned to Fire Station 1, where he splits time staffing Rescue 1 or Engine 1. He possesses a passion for company level training and is a core instructor for both Myrtle Beach Fire Department’s ACO Program and Recruit Schools. He is a student at Coastal Carolina University and is majoring in Middle-Level Education as he intends to become a schoolteacher in the future. Adam has served as the volunteer run director for Myrtle Beach’s Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation 5k since 2018. Adam would like to thank his wife Leslie as well as his three children David, Hannah, and Kaitlyn for continuing to support him in the fire service as he continues to instruct and attend conferences to improve his job knowledge.