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IAFC selects participants for the 2023 Fire Service Executive Development Institute


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The International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) has announced the names of the individuals who have been accepted into the 2023 Fire Service Executive Development Institute (FSEDI), funded for the eleventh year by a grant from the Motorola Solutions Foundation.

The Fire Service Executive Development Institute is a year-long leadership-development program developed by the IAFC to provide new and aspiring chiefs with the tools they need to have successful and productive tenures. The members of the cohort will meet three times during the year.

They also will be attending the Fire-Rescue International conference in Kansas City, Missouri, as part of the program. The group will communicate, share information between sessions, and continue their learning process using an on-line community on the IAFC website.

Their on-site sessions are scheduled at the National Conference Center in Leesburg, Virginia, with the first meeting scheduled for the week of March 11 – 17, 2023.

The FSEDI program is a premier training program designed to prepare individuals to be successful chiefs and develop the next generation of national/international fire service leaders. Those accepted into the 2023 program are:

  • Acting Asst. Chief Monty Armstrong, Dist. of North Vancouver F&RS (British Columbia)
  • Chief Earl Borden, St. Bernard Parish FD (Louisiana)
  • Interim Chief Todd Carson, Olympia FD (Washington)
  • Deputy Chief Kristin Eckmann, South Metro Fire & Rescue (Colorado)
  • Assistant Chief David Griffin, Charleston FD (South Carolina)
  • Assistant Chief Amy Hanifan , McMinnville FD (Oregon)
  • Deputy Chief Matthew Henss, Indianapolis FD (Indiana)
  • Battalion Chief Adam Hopkins, Hagerstown FD (Maryland)
  • Chief Michael Hussey, Jackson Co. FD #3 (Oregon)
  • Chief Robert Jennison, Livonia FR (Michigan)
  • Assistant Chief Carol Key, Greensboro FD (North Carolina)
  • Deputy Chief Zachary Lardy, Bernalillo Co. FR (New Mexico)
  • Chief Rich Llewellyn, Lawrence-Douglas Co. FR (Kansas)
  • Deputy Chief Jermaine McFarlane, Miramar FR (Florida)
  • Deputy Chief Doug McGlynn, Palm Beach FR (Florida)
  • Deputy Chief T.J. McGovern, Orange Co. Fire Authority (California)
  • Deputy Chief Jeremy Metz, West Metro FR (Colorado)
  • Assistant Chief Felicity Morgan, Wayne Twp. FR (Indiana)
  • Assistant Chief Holly Mulholland, Rochester FD (Minnesota)
  • Assistant Chief Christopher Nash, Horry Co, FR (South Carolina)
  • District Chief Cedric Patterson, U.S. Navy RM-A FES (Military)
  • Deputy Chief Phillips, St. Louis FD (Missouri)
  • Assistant Chief Travis Preau, Loudoun Co. FR (Virginia)
  • Deputy Chief Tiffanye Wesley, Arlington Co. FD (Virginia)
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