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Are You Ready?

David Denniston

Friday, June 14, 2024 
9:00 AM – 10:30 AM

The world has changed. The country has changed. Your community has changed. Have you and your department changed with it? In this high-energy, dynamic presentation, Chief Denniston will explore some of the major changes that have affected the US Fire Service in his past 30 years of service and offer some insightful predictions for the future. The Chief will challenge audience members to leave their comfort zones and open their minds to adapt to the changes around us. It has been stated that firefighters dislike two things, change, and the way things are. Obviously, something has to give.

By sharing some very personal challenges and opportunities throughout his career, Dave will show us that we are all vulnerable and at the same time we control much of our own successes and failures.

David Denniston

Dave Denniston is the Director of Risk Management for McNeil and Company Inc. He serves as Executive Director of the National FARMEDIC Training Program. Dave has over 25 years in Risk Management, Fire and Emergency Medical Services, and has served as an officer in local, state, and national fire service organizations. Dave has served as Safety Officer, Chief, President and Chairman of the Board for the Cortlandville Fire District, where he is still active as a firefighter. Dave is a Fire Commissioner in the Virgil Fire District and a Director for the Association of Fire Districts, State of New York.