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Economic Crisis: 2008 & beyond webinars

Webinars will offer interactive forum on effective strategies and best practices

As leaders of the fire and EMS service, your leadership will be defined by how you rise to the challenges of this new economic environment. You have to make tough decisions, often without the benefit of a study on the cause and effect of your actions.

The good news is that you don't have to navigate these turbulent times alone. The IAFC is offering you a series of four webcasts on the economic crisis so you can talk with experts without leaving your desk.

Starting April 2, join with other fire and EMS leaders for a series of interactive discussions centering on the IAFC's recently released guide, Weathering the Economic Storm: Fiscal Challenges in Fire and Emergency Medical Services.

During these discussions, nationally recognized fire and EMS leaders will discuss their own experiences and share with you effective strategies and best practices for collaborating with your staff, public officials and community in making tough resource decisions.

The first webcast on April 2 (11 am - Noon EDT) will feature:

  • Chief Rob Brown, Stafford County, VA.
  • Deputy Chief Donald Heinbuch, City of Baltimore, MD.
  • County Manager Ron Carlee, Arlington County, VA.

In just 60 minutes on each webcast, you'll gain new ideas and practical solutions that will help you and your department successfully ride out today's rough economic seas and charter a course for smoother sailing.

Future webcasts will focus on such topics as:

Financial Diversification (Tuesday, April 7)

  • Chief Rob Brown, Stafford County, VA.
  • Chief Bill Metcalf, IAFC Treasurer, North County Fire Protection District, CA.
  • County Manager Jack Krakeel, Fayette County, GA.

Gaining Efficiencies (Thursday, April 9)

  • Chief Rob Brown, Stafford County, VA.
  • Chief Kevin McGee, Prince William County, VA.

Service Reductions (Thursday, April 16)

  • Chief Rob Brown, Stafford County, VA.
  • Chief Kelvin Cochran, Atlanta, GA.
  • Chief Ronald Mastin, Fairfax County, VA.

For more information and to register, click here. Space is limited, so register now to make sure you don't miss out on this special opportunity.

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