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Fire Chief of the Year

The Orange County (Calif.) fire chief explains why a compliance-based mindset doesn’t always work in the world of chaos around us
Orange County Fire Chief Brian Fennessy and Greensburg Fire Chief Thomas Bell were honored at Fire-Rescue International conference
Reflecting on my time as chief and the honor of being the IAFC’s 2022 Volunteer Fire Chief of the Year
A leader’s success is often on the shoulders of so many supporters
The IAFC award recognizes one volunteer and one career fire chief for their leadership, innovation, professional development, integrity, public service and contributions to the fire service
Chiefs Gary Ludwig and Marshall Turbeville were selected for their contributions in the areas of leadership, innovation, professional development, integrity and public service
Lessons in volunteer fire service leadership highlight teamwork, self-awareness and embracing the unique skills of members
Learning to truly love others is one trait that separates otherwise good leaders from outstanding leaders
The award recognizes one volunteer and one paid fire chief for their leadership, innovation, professional development, integrity, public service and contributions to the fire service
With almost a century of combined fire service experience, chiefs Alan Martin and Bill Halmich have spent their careers working passionately under a teamwork mentality
Chief Chats focus on emerging issues; fire service leaders honored with prestigious awards
The International Association of Fire Chiefs announced the 2019 winners of the annual “IAFC Fire Chief of the Year” awards at the Fire-Rescue International conference
Chiefs Richard “Smokey” Dyer and William Jenaway advise honorees to share the prestigious award with their entire department
Chiefs John Buckman and Bill Peterson talk about the importance of working hard, paying it forward, and remaining passionate and driven
Chief Bruce Varner describes what it was like to win his Fire Chief of the Year award during a tumultuous time and Chief Thomas Kuntz recalls winning alongside Chief Alan Brunacini