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2024 Fire Service Executive Development Institute Participants Selected

McLean, VA – 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 12th 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 Dallas, Texas. as part of the program. The group will communicate, share information between sessions, and continue their learning process using an online community on the IAFC website. Their on-site sessions are scheduled at the National Conference Center in Leesburg, VA with the first meeting scheduled for the week of February 3-9, 2024.

The FSEDI program is considered one of the premier educational programs to prepare individuals to be successful chiefs and develop the next generation of national/international fire service leaders.

Those accepted into the 2024 program are:

Deputy Chief Melvin Carter, Dekalb County (GA) Fire & Rescue
Chief Michael Caven, Eugene-Springfield (OR) Fire Dept.
Chief Frederick Cephas, Gwinnett Fire & Emergency Services (GA)
Deputy Chief Tavon Claggett, Howard County Fire & Rescue (MD)
Chief Nick Clark, St. Matthew Fire & EMS (KY)
Deputy Chief John Curtis, South Metro Fire & Rescue (CO)
Chief Shane Dobson, Woodstock Fire (GA)
Asst. Chief David Gerboth, San Diego Fire Dept. (CA)
Deputy Chief Andrea Glass, Tempe Fire , Medical & Rescue Dept. (AZ)
Chief Robb Gottsch, Pappillion Fire Dept. (NE)
Division Chief Sean Jewell, West Metro Fire Rescue (CO)
Division Chief Kevin Jones, Indianapolis Fire Dept. (IN)
Deputy Chief Jason Krusen, Charleston Fire Dept. (SC)
Deputy Chief Jayme McConnellogue, Colorado Springs Fire Dept. (CO)
Deputy Chief Timothy McKay, Chesterfield County Fire & EMS (VA)
Deputy Chief Michael Mire, Houston Fire Dept. (TX)
Deputy Chief Heather Mozdean, Fremont Fire Dept. (CA)
Deputy Chief Paul Radford, Idaho Falls Fire Dept.
Asst. Chief Tracey Reed, Fairfax County Fire & Rescue (VA)
Asst. Chief Craig Rollins, Castle Rock Fire & Rescue Dept. (CO)
Deputy Chief Timothy Sell, Pasadena Fire Dept. (CA)
Batt. Chief James Short, Bozeman Fire Dept. (MT)
Deputy Chief Kim Stewart, Prince William County Fire & Rescue System, (VA)
Asst. Chief Lorna Trent, Virginia Beach Fire Dept. (VA)
Div. Chief Randall West, Alameda County Fire Dept. (CA)

For more information, please contact Pete Piringer, Public Information Officer, at 240-672-4871 or ppringer@iafc.org.

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 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 response, 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 best practices and services available for first responders. In 2023, the IAFC proudly commemorates its 150th anniversary.

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.

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