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What’s Your Attitude?

  • May 27, 2021 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Eastern Standard Time
  • Online
VCOS logo - IAFC Volunteer and Combination Officers Section

Join Chief Kevin Hardwick and Chief Eddie Buchanan for the What’s Your Attitude? webinar on May 27 at 4 PM. ET, brought to you by the IAFC’ Volunteer & Combination Officers Section.

Today’s leaders are bombarded from the bottom and above. The amount of stress we are dealing with can impact our attitude. How do you stay positive and avoid the path to becoming Mr./Mrs. Negativity?

Our presenters will discuss how they have sustained a positive attitude while dealing with all the challenges of being a fire chief. Tips on how to handle stressful situations will be shared by experienced chiefs who have been there and done that. We will discuss how your attitude at work can impact your attitude at home. Join us for an informative, interactive webinar!


  • How to remain positive during challenging situations
  • Benefits of a positive leader
  • How positivity improves retention
VCOS' Mission

To provide chiefs and chief officers who manage volunteers within a volunteer or combination fire, rescue or EMS delivery system with information, education, services and representation to enhance their professionalism.

VCOS' Vision

To represent the interests of all volunteer and combination fire/rescue/EMS agencies. We will be a dynamic organization, characterized by our integrity, customer focus and membership development, with value placed on people and the superior utilization of technology. We will excel by creating educational programs, through unrivaled networking, and by helping VCOS members further their success and reach their potential.


Eddie Buchanan, Assistant Chief, Hanover Fire-EMS
Eddie Buchanan began his fire service career in 1982 and serves as Assistant Chief with Hanover Fire-EMS in Richmond, VA.  He is a past president of the International Society of Fire Service Instructors and recipient of the 2015 George D. Post, Instructor of the Year Award.  He is a past VCOS Board Member and long-standing member of the Symposium in the Sun Planning Team.

Kevin D Hardwick, OFE/OFC, Glendale Fire Department – Fire Chief
Fire chief in a suburban combination fire department, volunteer/career, since 2013, an ISO Class 2 department. Total of 45 years in fire service, retired from the Cincinnati/ Northern Kentucky International Airport FD. Aggressively pursuing best practices and strategies for reducing cancer in the fire service to better protect our firefighters of today and tomorrow.

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