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2023 Fire Service Executive Development Institute Participants Selected

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 eleventh 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 Kansas City, Missouri, 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 on-site sessions are scheduled at the National Conference Center in Leesburg, Virginia, with the first meeting scheduled for the week of March 11 – 17, 2023.

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 2023 program are:

  • Assistant Chief Monty Armstrong, Dist. of North Vancouver F&RS (British Columbia)
  • Chief Earl Borden, St. Bernard Parish FD (Louisiana)
  • Interim Chief Todd Carson, Olympia FD (Washington)
  • Deputy Chief Kristin Eckmann, South Metro Fire & Rescue (Colorado)
  • Assistant Chief David Griffin, Charleston FD (South Carolina)
  • Assistant Chief Amy Hanifan , McMinnville FD (Oregon)
  • Deputy Chief Matthew Henss, Indianapolis FD (Indiana)
  • Battalion Chief Adam Hopkins, Hagerstown FD (Maryland)
  • Chief Michael Hussey, Jackson Co. FD #3 (Oregon)
  • Chief Robert Jennison, Livonia FR (Michigan)
  • Assistant Chief Carol Key, Greensboro FD (North Carolina)
  • Deputy Chief Zachary Lardy, Bernalillo Co. FR (New Mexico)
  • Chief Rich Llewellyn, Lawrence-Douglas Co. FR (Kansas)
  • Deputy Chief Jermaine McFarlane, Miramar FR (Florida)
  • Deputy Chief Doug McGlynn, Palm Beach County Fire Rescue (Florida)
  • Deputy Chief T.J. McGovern, Orange Co. Fire Authority (California)
  • Deputy Chief Jeremy Metz, West Metro FR (Colorado)
  • Assistant Chief Felicity Morgan, Wayne Twp. FR (Indiana)
  • Assistant Chief Holly Mulholland, Rochester FD (Minnesota)
  • Assistant Chief Christopher Nash, Horry Co, FR (South Carolina)
  • District Chief Cedric Patterson, U.S. Navy RM-A FES (Military)
  • Deputy Chief Derrick Phillips, St. Louis FD (Missouri)
  • Assistant Chief Travis Preau, Loudoun Co. FR (Virginia)
  • Deputy Chief Tiffanye Wesley, Arlington Co. FD (Virginia)

About the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC)
The IAFC represents the leadership of firefighters and emergency responders worldwide. IAFC members are the world's leading experts in firefighting, emergency medical services, terrorism response, hazardous materials spills, natural disasters, search and rescue, and public safety legislation. Since 1873, the IAFC has provided a forum for its members to exchange ideas, develop professionally and uncover the latest products and services available to first responders. Learn More

About the Fire Service Executive Development Institute (FSEDI)
The Fire Service Executive Development Institute (FSEDI) is a program developed by the IAFC and funded by a grant from the 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. Learn more

About the 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. Learn more

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