Presenter: Maria Bostian, Marsha Giesler, Dena Schumacher
In an ever-changing environment, what does it take to keep fire and life safety education (F&LSE) moving forward? Today’s fire and life safety education leaders operate in an ever-changing environment and are experiencing devastating staffing, training, and purchasing cutbacks. The challenges, however, add fuel to energized F&LSE leaders who choose to stand and offer messages proven to save lives. Is it really about money? Is it truly about partnering? What works? This session will highlight 55 years of experience to include down-to-earth ideas and lessons to keep programs fresh. Topics include partnerships, program evaluation, joining forces with operations personnel, and keeping creative juices flowing. Resources will be provided to participants, and ideas can be adapted to any size department and budget.