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Upcoming Conferences 

Hope to see you at one of the events listed below

June 27th, 2023

Fire Engineering Webcast Professional Development for the Volunteer Firefighter 

Sometimes, it’s too easy to get distracted or fall back on excuses when we are not properly engaged in our organizations or fail to deliver the exceptional level of service that our communities need and expect. We are quick to blame others, our departments, or some other outside force, but we fail to give ourselves a proper size up. This webcast is aimed at the individual firefighter. It concentrates on things that they have direct personal control over to make them a better-trained and more productive firefighter and member in their hometown volunteer fire Regardless of their department’s limitations, issues or atmosphere, the individual firefighter can certainly exemplify true professionalism in all that they say and do. Sponsored by Columbia Southern University.

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June 14-17, 2023

New York State Chief's Conference 

The Oncenter

Syracuse, New York 

I will be presenting "The End of a Chief's Term: Making the Transition easier for Everyone" on Friday, June 16th. 


One common denominator shared among every fire chief who ever served is that eventually, his or her time in office will come to an end. Some are excited and can’t wait, some are limited by term limits and understand that their time is up, and still others are caught off guard and didn't expect it to end so soon. No matter the reason, they are sure to experience a wide range of emotions as they leave the office. The program will discuss model programs to employ and practices to avoid when it is time for the Chief to “move on."

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September 15-17, 2023

Old Forge Firefighter's Drill School 

Old Forge, New York  

I will be doing the keynote presentation titled Professionalism, Passion & Pride which focuses on three key areas that all volunteer firefighters should embrace to help them achieve excellence in their role in their hometown volunteer firehouse. All volunteers should strive to provide a professional level of service and represent as well as manage their department in a professional manner at all times. Volunteers must recognize that it is their own personal passion that can inspire them and keep them focused on the day-to-day operations involved in managing today’s volunteer fire department in today’s changing world. And finally, all professional volunteer firefighters most definitely should be proud to be a member of their hometown department, and equally proud as a member of the iconic American fire service.

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