The International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) announced the names of the individuals who have been accepted into the Fire Service Executive Development Institute (FSEDI). This is the tenth year that the Motorola Solutions Foundation has provided the IAFC with a grant to fund the program.
The Fire Service Executive Development Institute is a year-long leadership-development program developed by the IAFC to provide new and aspiring chiefs with the tools they need to have successful and productive tenures. The members of the cohort will meet three times during the year. They also will be attending the Fire-Rescue International conference in San Antonio, Texas, as part of the program. The group will communicate, share information between sessions, and continue their learning process using an on-line community on the IAFC website. Their first meeting at the Maritime Conference Center, Linthicum, Maryland, is scheduled for the first week in April.
The FSEDI program is considered one of the premier training programs to prepare individuals to be successful chiefs and develop the next generation of national/international fire service leaders.
Those accepted into the 2022 program are:
Deputy Chief Chris Angermuller, Grand Junction (Colorado) Fire Department
Deputy Chief Robin Bergerson, Waco (Texas) Fire Department
Deputy Chief James Billotte, Hernando County (Florida) Fire & Emergency Services
Chief Kathleen Bossman, Omaha (Nebraska) Fire Department
Assistant Chief Alexander Boyd, Anchorage (Alaska) Fire Department
Fire Chief Antonio Burden, Augusta (Georgia) Fire Department
Deputy Chief Heather Childress, Albemarle County (Virginia) Fire & Rescue
Assistant Chief Jason Christian, Central Kitsap (Washington) Fire & Rescue
Fire Chief Latosha Clemons, City of Forest Park (Georgia)
Assistant Chief Douglas Clevert, Henrico County (Virginia)
Deputy Chief Trish Connolly, Bend (Oregon)
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Division Chief Michael Contreras, Orange County (California) Fire Authority
Deputy Chief Zoraida Diaz, Freemont (California) Fire Department
Fire Chief (Interim) Todd Hutchinson, Lancaster (Pennsylvania) Bureau of Fire
Assistant Chief William Lounsbury, Danbury (Connecticut) Fire Department
Deputy Chief Adam Mitchell, Sacramento Metro (California) Fire District
Deputy Kenneth Pravetz, Virginia Beach (Virginia) Fire Department
Battalion Chief Rita Reith, Indianapolis (Indiana) Fire Department
Assistant Chief Jason Shaw, Winnipeg (Manitoba) Fire & Paramedic Service
Fire Chief Jason Smith, Las Cruces (New Mexico) Fire Department
Deputy Chief Garrett Stallings, White Mountain Apache (Arizona) Fire Rescue
Assistant Chief Richard Stewart, Irving (Texas) Fire Department
Fire Chief Kazuo Todd, Hawai’i (Hawai’i) Fire Department
Assistant Chief James Williams, Loudoun County (Virginia) Fire Rescue
The Fire Service Executive Development Institute (FSEDI) is a program developed by the IAFC and funded by a grant from Motorola Solutions Foundation to provide new and aspiring chiefs with the tools they need to have a successful and productive tenure. After individuals complete their yearlong program they remain active members of FSEDI as part of an alumni.
About Motorola Solutions Foundation
The Motorola Solutions Foundation is the charitable and philanthropic arm of Motorola Solutions. With employees located around the globe, Motorola Solutions seeks to give back to the communities where it operates. The company achieves this by making strategic grants, forging strong community partnerships and fostering innovation. The Motorola Solutions Foundation focuses its funding on public safety, disaster relief, employee giving and education, especially science, technology, engineering and math programming. For more information on Motorola Solutions corporate and foundation giving, visit responsibility.motorolasolutions.com.