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Frank Leeb

Frank Leeb is a deputy assistant chief in the FDNY. During his more than 30-year career, Leeb has held several senior staff positions, including the chief of the fire academy, chief of training, and the chief of safety. Leeb has also been a member of the East Farmingdale Fire Department on Long Island since 1983. Leeb has lectured nationally and internationally on motivation, preparedness, leadership, and strategy and tactics. He holds a bachelor’s degree in fire service administration from SUNY Empire State and a master’s degree in security studies from the Naval Postgraduate School, Center for Homeland Defense and Security (CHDS). Leeb has served as an advisory panel member for UL’s Fire Safety Research Institute’s (FSRI) “Study of Coordinated Attack in Acquired Structures” and is the chair for the First Responder Center for Excellence cancer advisory committee. He is also a principal on the NFPA technical committees 420, 1585 and 1710. Leeb authored the best-selling book “Cornerstones of Leadership: On And Off The fireground.” Contact Leeb via email.

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