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Superintendent Eriks Gabliks shares what’s ahead for the National Fire Academy

Gabliks details some of the changes ahead to the EFO program as well as how he hopes to expand outreach to firefighters around the country

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In this episode of the Side Alpha podcast, National Fire Academy Superintendent Eriks Gabliks reflects on his career and what it’s been like to take the reins at the academy. He addresses the impact of COVID-19 on training activities and when the academy will be back in person. Gabliks also details some of the changes ahead to the EFO program and outlines some of his personal goals as superintendent.

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