Webinar - Diversity and Inclusion in Volunteer Fire and EMS Agencies

Do the demographics of your fire or EMS department’s membership match the makeup of your community? For most U.S. fire departments, membership has historically been comprised of mainly white men. Departments that embrace the differences in their community and are inclusive in their beliefs and membership roles are headed in the right direction for strong recruitment and retention moving forward. This webinar, presented by Dave Denniston, Katie Niver, and Stephanie Rothery of ESIP, will examine how diversity and inclusion benefits the emergency services and quick and easy tips to enhance diversity and inclusion in your department.

David Denniston

As Director of Risk Management for Emergency Services Insurance Program with McNeil & Co, Dave works with emergency service organizations across the US . He is the Past Chief of The Cortlandville Fire Department in Upstate New York and A Fire Commissioner in the Virgil Fire District. Dave serves Cortland County as a Deputy Fire Coordinator and is a Director for the Association of Fire Districts in the State of NY. Dave served as the Foundation Secretary for the NVFC. His experience also includes being Treasurer of several non-profit organizations and a Board Member for the First National Bank of Dryden.  


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