Virtual Summit 2021 - Taboos in the Fire Service
We claim 200+ years of tradition unimpeded by progress. The truth is, we’ve seen dramatic changes in the fire service. Yet, there are things that we’re afraid to talk about; homosexuals, race relations, PTSD, suicide, cancer, relationships, female firefighters, substance abuse, resistance to change, the impacts of social media... the list is endless. This interactive session will touch on things we're afraid to talk about, and send you out thinking. Check your feelings at the door & be open minded.
Dan has over 30 years fire service experience and is currently a Battalion Chief with the City of Fayetteville, NC, FD. He has also served with several volunteer & combination services rising to the rank of Assistant Chief. His instructing experience spans nearly 20 years, and he is an international lecturer, speaking on a wide variety of topics. He holds AA degrees in Fire Protection and Emergency Management, and is currently enrolled in the National Fire Academy's Managing Officer program.