Colby, a member of the Shrewsbury Fire Department since 1997, was appointed as a permanent captain in May of 2007 and has served as the department training officer. He is member of the regional Technical Rescue Team and has a bachelor’s degree in fire science from Anna Maria College.
“These fire service leaders are committed to continually developing their management and leadership skills in order to provide the highest level of service to the communities they protect,” State Fire Marshal Stephen D. Coan said.
The curriculum covers a spectrum of topics considered essential for effective public sector management. It includes human resource management, group dynamics, leadership and legal issues, governmental and organization structures, information management, customer-focused strategic planning, legal aspects, budgets and public finance, community awareness and public relations, and labor relations.