EFO Graduate Symposium
The EFO Section's Annual Symposium was a success with education and fun experienced by all. Great speakers such as Royal Mortenson, Charles McGarvey, David Griffin, Tom Jenkins, Billy Hayes, Dave Statter, Ann Nelson, Dr. Burton Clark, and Mike Fronimos discussed the issues facing fire service executives around the country. Attendees were also treated to some of the best applied research projects by recent students. Four students were awarded the 2015 Don Manno Outstanding Research Award. Battalion Chief Joshua Goyet was recognized for his research on executive development; Battalion Chief Ronald Powers for executive analysis of community risk reduction; Fire Chief Andrew Baxter for executive analysis of fire service operations in emergency management; and Assistant Fire Chief Michael Patterson for executive leadership.