Professional Development

Mission: The IAFC Professional Development Committee sets the strategic direction for professional development to meet the leadership challenges of today and tomorrow.

Vision: Guiding the professional development of Leaders.

Values: Lead. Educate. Serve

The IAFC affirms professional development is the planned, progressive, career-long process of education, training, self-development, and experience. To assist the professional development of our members, the IAFC Professional Development Committee recommends the following publications which will be rotated on a quarterly basis. These books come recommended from our committee members. They are valuable resources that have assisted their continual growth and development as a leader in fire and emergency services. The Professional Development Committee members hope that others will find them valuable too.

Committee Members

Oren Bersagel-Briese
Castle Rock Fire Rescue (CO)

Robert Borker
Kingman Fire Department (AZ)

Noah Brownlow
Richmond Fire Department (CA)

Debbie Carpenter
Carrollton Fire Department (TX)

Michael Doan
Little Rock Fire Department (AR)

Ian Emmons
Washington Township Fire Department
Montgomery County (OH)

Eriks Gabliks
National Fire Academy (MD)

Fernando Gray Sr.
Aurora Fire Department (CO)

Joseph Guarnera
Athol Fire Department (MA)

Jason Krusen
Charleston Fire Department (SC)

Cody Larque
Searcy Fire Department (AR)

Laurent McDonald
Oxford Fire/EMS (MA)

Jeremy Moore
Broken Arrow Fire Department (OK)

Bryan Newberry
Springfield Fire Department (MO)

James Schultz
McAllen Fire Department (TX)

Colleen Walz
St. John's Fire District (PA)

Victor Williams
Gallatin Fire Department (TN)

Trisha Wolford
Anne Arundel County Fire Department (MD)

Committee Contacts

Chair
Chief Trisha Wolford
Anne Arundel County (MD) Fire Department

Vice-Chair
Ian Emmons
Washington Township Fire Department - Montgomery County

Staff Liaison
Mary Beth Michos
571-926-4283

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