National Professional Development Summit V

Multigenerational Leadership in the Digital Age


This year we will focus on the complexities of supporting human relationships within the digital age of a historically “traditional” fire service.

Throughout our history, responders have met their challenges with dynamic energy and dedication to duty — always with an attitude of “others before self.” We have committed to teaching responders what we know about the science and strategy of emergency reaction. We have a duty to introduce the next generation to the skills that will allow them to grow and respond professionally and honorably to an ever-changing, multicultural community in a manner that supports human interaction in our post-industrial, paramilitary organization.

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firefighters and graduation caps
Summit days begin at 8 a.m. and wrap up by 5 p.m.
TRADE, FESHE and PARADE general meetings are on June 13 at 5 p.m.
“Crucible of Fire” Collegiate Competition, June 13 at 7 p.m.

Keynote addresses

Lying to Ourselves

Leonard Wong
U.S. Army War College

Mental Health Awareness in the Fire Service

Patrick Kenny
Village of Western Springs (IL) Fire and EMS

Jada Hudson
Illinois Firefighter Peer Support

Panel discussions

International Code Council and National Fire Protection Association Code Development Process

Rob Neale
International Code Council

Gregory Cade
National Fire Protection Association

Accreditation, Certification and Credentialing

Jillian Conaghan
International Fire Service Accreditation Congress

Adam Thiel
Philadelphia Fire Department

Fred Piechota
Pro Board

Mark Rivero
FESHE Emeritus

Moving Media Relations and Community Risk Reduction into the Future

Mike McLeieer
Olivet (Michigan) Fire Department

Lowell Briggs
York College of Pennsylvania

Show your commitment to professional development: wear your purple shirt on Thursday!

USFA presentation

USFA Applied Research and Technology Update

Bill Troup
USFA/National Fire Programs

Breakout sessions

Mark your calendars

The dates for next year’s National Professional Development Summit are June 12-15, 2019.