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VCOS Webinar Library

Documentation for Fire and EMS Providers
Presenter: John K. Murphy JD, Deputy Fire Chief (Ret), Murphy Law Group
PowerPoint Presentation link
Live webinar conducted February 16, 2017  

CrossFire: Taking the Heat out of Conflict 
Presenters: Randy Keirn, District Chief, Lealman Fire District, Florida
Live webinar conducted January 19, 2017

Volunteer/Combination Fire Service Hot Topics from Symposium in the Sun
Presenters: Chief Norvin Collins, Sauvive Island (Ore.) Fire District and Chief Charles Flynn, Suffield (Conn.) Fire Department
Live webinar conducted December 15, 2016 

Progressive Discipline for Volunteer Fire Departments
Presenter: John K. Murphy JD, PA-C,MS, EFO, Deputy Fire Chief, Ret., Murphy Law Group
Live webinar conducted September 21, 2016 

Understanding Culture in Fire and Emergency Services Organizations
Presenter: Brian R. Brauer, Ed.D, Associate Director for Industrial Training, Infrastructure, and Special Projects, University of Illinois Fire Service Institute
Live webinar conducted August 30, 2016 

Recruiting Your Replacement
Presenter: John D'Alessandro, Secretary, Firemen's Association of the State of New York
PowerPoint Presentation link
Live webinar conducted June 22, 2016 

What Fire Chiefs Need to Know About FLSA Compliance
Presenter: Garen E. Dodge, Esq.
Live webinar conducted May 26, 2016 

Critical Questions Every Fire/EMS Chief Should Ask Their City/County Mangers!
Presenters: Dr. Steve Knight, Fitch & Associates, LLC, and Dr. Bruce Moeller, Fitch & Associates, LLC 
Live webinar conducted April 28, 2016  

Volunteer Recruitment and Community Engagement
Presenters: Fire Chief Shane Crutcher, Rineyville Volunteer Fire Department (KY), Fire Chief Charles Flynn, Suffield Fire Department (CT), Fire Chief Michael O'Brian, Brighton Area Fire Authority (MI), Regional Education Specialist Kelly Ransdell, NFPA, Regional Education Specialist Jeff Donahue, NFPA, Community Affairs Manager Neal Zipser, Kidde, and Katie Wilson, Fahlgren Mortine
Live webinar conducted March 29, 2016 

Beyond Operations: The Chief's Role in Reducing the Impact of Fire
Presenter: Fire Chief Michael O'Brian, Brighton Area Fire Authority (MI)
Live webinar conducted March 24, 2016 

Behavioral Health in the Fire Service
Presenter: Daniel DeGryse, B.A., CADC, CEAP, LAP/C, Director of the Rosecrance Florian Program, Rosecrance Harrison Campus
Live webinar conducted October 28, 2015

Effective Deployment Models for Volunteer and Combination Departments
Presenter: James M. Grady, III, Chief of Frankfort (IL) Fire District
Live webinar conducted September 25, 2015

Must Have Policies - Part 2
Presenter: Brad Pinsky, Assistant Chief of Manlius (NY) Fire Dept /Attorney at Law, Pinsky Law Group
Live webinar conducted August 31, 2015

From the Xbox to the Box Alarm: Engaging Today's Firefighters
Presenter: Deputy Fire Coordinator Tiger Schmittendorf, Erie County (NY) Department of Emergency Services
Live webinar conducted June 24, 2015

Must-Have Policies for Every Fire Department (webinar recording)
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Presenter: Brad Pinsky, Assistant Chief of Manlius (NY) Fire Dept /Attorney at Law, Pinsky Law Group
Live webinar conducted May 28, 2015

My Team Rocks! Igniting the Courage within Leaders and Teams Using Coaching Skills
Presenter: District Chief Randy Keirn, Lealman Fire District (FL)
Live webinar conducted February 26, 2015

The Company Officer as the Training Officer of their Crew
Presenters: Deputy Chief Steve Prziborowski, Santa Clara County (Ca.) Fire Dept and Division Chief Scott Lambert, Albemarle County (Va.) Dept of Fire Rescue
Live webinar conducted January 2, 2015

How to Win by Being in Third Place
Presenters: Fire Chief Ed Hartin, Central Whidbey Island (Wash.) Fire & Rescue, and IAFF Local 4299 President Jerry Helm
Live webinar conducted December 4, 2014

How Legalized Marijuana Will Affect Fire/EMS
Presenter: Chief Wayne Senter, Executive Director of the Washington Fire Chiefs
Live webinar conducted October 9, 2014

Communicating Your Passion for Recruitment
Presenter: Division Chief Thomas LaBelle, Albemarle (Va.) Fire and Rescue
Live webinar conducted September 11, 2014

Motivating Millennials
Presenter: Lt. Rommie Duckworth, Ridgefield (Conn.) Fire Dept
Live webinar conducted July 17, 2014

Using the Near Miss Reporting System to Improve Your Department
Presenters: Deputy Chief Jeff Snow, Near Miss Advisor, and Near Miss Program Manager Laura Bell
Live webinar conducted June 26, 2014

Burning Information - Live from Spartanburg (webinar recording)
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Presenters: Chief John Buckman, Chief Dan Eggleston, Chief Tom LaBelle, Fire Protection Engineer Dan Madrzykowski, State Fire Marshal Shane Ray, Chief Tim Sendelbach
Live webinar conducted May 21, 2014

Fire Marshal 102: More Than Just Inspections
Presenter: Chief Michael O’Brian, CFO, MIFireE, Brighton Area (MI) Fire Authority
[Follow-up to Fire-Marshal 101: More Than A Badge.]
Live webinar conducted April 24, 2014

Building Sturdy Relationships with Elected Officials (webinar recording)
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Presenter: Chief James M. Grady III, Frankfort (IL) Fire Protection District
Live webinar conducted March 27, 2014

Taking Fire Dynamics Research to the Street
Presenter:  Chief Eddie Buchanan
Live webinar conducted December 12, 2013

Company Officer: It’s Not Just A Badge
Presenter: Captain Stephen Morris, Harrisonburg (VA) Fire Department
Live webinar conducted October 16, 2013

Where Have All the Good Officers Gone?
Presenter:  Deputy Chief Sal Scarpa, Shawnee (KS) Fire Department
Live webinar conducted August 8, 2013

 

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VCOS Podcasts

The VCOS and Firehouse.com collaborated on educational podcasts specifically geared to the volunteer and combination fire and emergency service. A partial list of these include: