You have a voice in code development. This discussion will provide you with information on how to effectively use that voice in affecting code development and change.
Facilitator: Kevin Brame, Training Specialist, National Fire Academy
Vice President for National Fire Service Activities
International Code Council
Director, Government Affairs
National Fire Protection Association
Do you know the difference between accreditation, certification, credentialing and articulation? Do you know which is important to your agency or students? The purpose for this discussion is to impart understanding of how these bodies may be a benefit to your organization and how to access them.
Facilitator: Barbara Klingensmith, FESHE Emeritus
International Fire Service Accreditation Congress
Philadelphia Fire Department
Attendees will be introduced to reputation management and the effective use of public media in collaboration with community risk-reduction programs. The court of public opinion greatly influences the impact and outcome of any preplanning, as well as response and recovery planning and execution. Building a strong public image and effective use of media will support public safety efforts.
Facilitator: Tom Olshanski, External Affairs Officer, U.S. Fire Administration
Director of Community Risk Reduction/Public Information Officer
Olivet (Michigan) Fire Department
York College of Pennsylvania