FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 10, 2022
Newly Promoted Fire Captain Graduates from Academy
CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - Newly promoted CFD Captain, Michael Link, has graduated from the Virginia Fire Officer Academy.
Captain Michael Link attended the Virginia Fire Officer Academy held at the W. E. Skelton Educational Center near Smith Mountain Lake between January 28 and February 6, 2022. The academy is a two-weekend long residential leadership course designed to prepare the newly appointed or prospective fire officer for various aspects of leadership challenges they may face. The program includes lectures from fire service leaders from across the Commonwealth of Virginia. The VCOA staff and instructors guide students on a leadership journey starting with personal leadership philosophies to developing executive-level leadership skills.
Additionally, the fire service professionals work with instructors and develop their practices in human resource management, conflict resolution, and work to align their practices with the 16 Life Safety Initiatives published by the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation's "Everyone Goes Home" program.
CFD congratulates Michael on his success in the program and we are happy he is back home in the Charlottesville community with family.
Battalion Chief - Professional Standards
Charlottesville Fire Department