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Upcoming Conferences 

Hope to see you at one of the events listed below

March 2-5, 2023  

Pinsky Law Conference

Turning Stone Resort & Casino

Verona, New York

I am excited to be presenting or co-presenting three classes at this very popular event. 

Friday, March 3rd

History, Heritage & Pride: Understanding and appreciating our fire and EMS service customs and traditions and preserving the legacy for future generations 

Friday, March 3rd

Inhouse Staffing of Volunteers: A program that reviews the pros and cons of implementing in-house staffing in the volunteer firehouse.

Saturday, March 4

The impact of volunteering on your personal life: This will be a very casual but very frank and honest conversation by myself, other fire service personnel along with our spouses about the effects, both good and bad, that serving as a volunteer can have on your personal life. 

November 10-13, 2022

VCOS Symposium in the Sun Conference  

Clearwater, Florida   

I will be presenting The Professional Volunteer on Thursday, November 10th and will be at the conference Wednesday, Thursday and Friday to network and meet up with firefighter friends and make new friends as well 

Conference Link 

April 24-29, 2023

FDIC International 

Indianapolis, Indiana  

I will be presenting my signature presentation The Professional Volunteer Fire Department in a 1 hour-45 minute classroom session

Conference Link

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."

Conference Link

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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