Executive Fire Officers

Identifying, producing, and encouraging industry-wide and governmental acceptance of executive fire officer development programs, certifications, and standards.

EFO Section updates

2017 EFO Graduate Symposium

Don't miss out on the opportunity to connect with old and new alumni while hearing the latest in fire service leadership for executive fire officers. In addition to the Don Manno Awards for applied research projects and the famous "Chuck Chats," the following presentations will be given:

  • Leadership in Crisis, by Col. Royal Mortenson
  • Leadership at Gettysburg, by Chief David Bunce
  • Use of Firefighter Injury and Safety Data, by Professor Jennifer Taylor
  • Leadership and Communication in the 21st Century, by Mike Rodgers
  • Fire Prevention in the UK, by Becky Booker
  • The Most Vexing Problems in the Fire Service Today, by Allen Cain and Karl Ristow

You do not need to be an EFO graduate to attend and be sure to pay attention to the new meal ticket procedures when registering.


2015 ARP Award Winners
Last Year's Don Manno Award Winners (l to r: Battalion Chief Joshua Goyet, Battalion Chief Ronald Powers, Fire Chief Andrew Baxter. Not Pictured: Assistant Fire Chief Michael Patterson)

2016 EFO Graduate Symposium Slides

Want to catch up on last year's presentations? Whether you were there in person or wish you had been, you can download those resources to view or share.

2016 Presentations

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The Executive Fire Officers Section used to be known as the National Society of Executive Fire Officers (NSEFO). To ensure the sustainability and growth of the organization, NSEFO became a section of the International Association of Fire Chiefs in 2014.