Catch My Act

Here’s a partial listing of venues where I will be presenting, teaching or facilitating. I hope you can join me:

2018 Tour Stops:

1/6/18 | North Dakota Fire Instructors Conference-Bismarck ND | From the Xbox to the Box Alarm

2/14/18 | NYS Emergency Managers Association Conference-Syracuse | Emergency Management: A Fair Approach

2/23/18 | San Juan NM Fire Department Leadership Retreat-Durango CO | From the Xbox to the Box Alarm

3/3/18 | Verdoy Fire District-Albany NY | From the Xbox to the Box Alarm and Call to Duty: FireRECRUITER.com Boot Camp

3/10/18 | Mid-Plains Community College/Frenchman Valley Mutual Aid Assoc.-McCook NE | From the Xbox to the Box Alarm

3/14/18 | Northern Michigan Fire Chiefs Spring Meeting-Soaring Eagle Resort | From the Xbox to the Box Alarm

3/25/18 | 10th Annual Fire-EMS Law & Management Conference-Turning Stone Casino-Verona NY | From the Xbox to the Box Alarm

3/26/18 | Rockland County Fire Chiefs Association Spring Seminar-Suffern NY | From the Xbox to the Box Alarm

4/11/18 | Massachusetts State Fire Academy Senior Fire Officer Forum-Stow MA | From the Xbox to the Box Alarm

4/14/18 | Lysander Public Safety Committee Seminar-Belgium-Cold Springs VFD-Syracuse NY | Call to Duty: FireRECRUITER.com Boot Camp

4/19/18 | CFSI Congressional Caucus DinnerWashington DC – Representing as VP-Strategic Services for First Arriving-Platinum Sponsor

4/24/18 | FDIC-Fire Department Instructors Conference-Indianapolis IN – 4-Hour Pre-Conference Workshop | Call to Duty: FireRECRUITER.com Boot Camp

5/12/18 | IAFC-International Association of Fire Chiefs Recruitment & Retention Seminar-Nashville TN | Recruitment & Retention: Rescue, Recovery or Reboot?

5/25/18 | iWomen-International Association of Women in Fire & Emergency Services Conference-Fairfax VA | From the Xbox to the Box Alarm

6/1/18 | NVFC-National Volunteer Fire Council Training Summit-Concord NC | Call to Duty: FireRECRUITER.com Boot Camp

6/11-6/16/18 | South Carolina Firefighters Conference-Columbia SC

6/16-6/22/18 | Maryland State Firemen’s Association Convention-Ocean City MD

7/19/18 | Louisiana State Firefighters Association Conference | From the Xbox to the Box Alarm

9/-9/9/18 | Olivet MI Fire Department | Customized Two-Day “Leadership in the Firehouse” Seminar Series consisting of “From the Xbox to the Box Alarm”, Call to Duty FireRECRUITER.com Boot Camp, Responder Road Rage: Incident Management in the Fast Lane, and “Is that the right color helmet on your rack? Personality Profiling Process.

9/14/18 | IAFC & i-Women: State of the Volunteer Fire Service Summit: Recruiting and Retaining the Volunteer of the Future-Chantilly VA

9/15/18 | IAFC-International Association of Fire Chiefs Recruitment & Retention Seminar-TN | Recruitment & Retention: Rescue, Recovery or Reboot?

9/28/18 | Oregon EMS Conference-Salem OR | Drugs are killing me: A message of hope!

10/2018 | MABAS Division 12 Leadership Seminar-Chicago IL | From the Xbox to the Box Alarm

10/5-10/7/18 | National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend-Emmitsburg MD | Director: Hero Tributes

11/1/18 | New Hampshire Fire Symposium-NH Fire Academy-Concord NH | From the Xbox to the Box Alarm

11/8-11/11/18 | IAFC VCOS-International Association of Fire Chiefs Volunteer & Combination Officers Section ‘Symposium in the Sun‘ – Clearwater FL | Call to Duty: FireRECRUITER.com Boot Camp

Spring-2019 | IAFC-International Association of Fire Chiefs Recruitment & Retention Seminar-TN | Recruitment & Retention: Rescue, Recovery or Reboot?


2017 Tour Stops:
1/16/17 | Town of Harpswell ME Volunteer Fire Department | Tiger’s Top 10 Commandments for Recruitment & Retention “Bunk&Brainstorm” session

1/21/17 | Funkstown MD Volunteer Fire Department hosting for the Washington County Fire-Rescue Association /  Maryland State Firemen’s Association/Maryland Fire Chiefs Association/Maryland Fire Rescue Institute | From the Xbox to the Box Alarm

1/22/17 | Huntingtown MD Volunteer Fire Department hosting for the Maryland State Firemen’s Association/Maryland Fire Chiefs Association/Maryland Fire Rescue Institute | From the Xbox to the Box Alarm

2/3-2/5/17 | 27th Annual Les Lukert Instructor Conference – NSFSI-Nebraska Society of Fire Service Instructors – Kearney NE | Recruitment & Retention: Rescue, Recovery or Reboot?

2/7/17 | Alaska Fire Chiefs Leadership Summit – Juneau AKFrom the Xbox to the Box Alarm

3/25/17 | Orleans County Emergency Services Leadership Seminar – Clarendon NY | Create the Call to Duty Recruiter Boot Camp

4/1/17 | Winona-Hanover Twp Fire SymposiumSalem OHFrom the Xbox to the Box Alarm

4/2/17 | North East MD Volunteer Fire Department hosting for the Maryland State Firemen’s Association/Maryland Fire Chiefs Association/Maryland Fire Rescue Institute | From the Xbox to the Box Alarm

4/6/17 | CFSI Congressional Caucus DinnerWashington DC – Representing as Chief Recruiter for First Arriving-Platinum Sponsor

4/7/17 | NVFC Spring MeetingAlexandria VA: Fire Department Sustainability Roundtable discussion presenter

4/8/17 | Carroll County MD Public Safety Training Academy hosting for the Maryland State Firemen’s Association/Maryland Fire Chiefs Association/Maryland Fire Rescue Institute | From the Xbox to the Box Alarm

4/24/17 | FDIC2017 4-Hour Pre-Conference Workshop – 8am – Classroom assignment T/B/A – Indianapolis INFrom the Xbox to the Box Alarm

6/10/17 |NVFC Training SummitMyrtle Beach SC | From the Xbox to the Box Alarm

6/18/17 | MSFA Convention-Ocean City MD for the Maryland State Firemen’s Association | CREATE THE CALL TO DUTY: How to Win the Hand-to-Hand Combat of Volunteer Recruitment & Retention

9/9/17 | Barnard Fire DistrictRochester NY | “Night at the Firehouse: Bunk & Brainstorm Session

9/16/17 | Illinois Volunteer & Combination Officers Association Symposium-Bloomington ILFrom the Xbox to the Box Alarm

9/23/17 | Odenton MD Volunteer Fire Co. hosting for the Maryland State Firemen’s Association/Maryland Fire Chiefs Association/Maryland Fire Rescue Institute | From the Xbox to the Box Alarm

9/30/17 | Albemarle County Fire Rescue | From the Xbox to the Box Alarm

11/16/17 | IAFC VCOS-International Association of Fire Chiefs Volunteer & Combination Officers Section ‘Symposium in the Sun’ – Keynote and 4-hour Workshop – Clearwater FL | From the Xbox to the Box Alarm


2016 Tour Stops:

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2015 Tour Stops:

Atlanta GA: ARFF Working Group International Conference Keynote | From the Xbox to the Box Alarm

Indianapolis IN: FDIC-2015 | From the Xbox to the Box Alarm

Pendelton OR: Oregon State Firefighters Assoc. Conference | From the Xbox to the Box Alarm

Rochester NY: Terry Farrell Fund Leadership Conference | From the Xbox to the Box Alarm

Syracuse NY: Onondaga County Legislative Breakfast Keynote | From the Xbox to the Box Alarm

FLYER-New Pyramid SchemeToronto and North Bay, Canada: Ontario Association of Fire Chiefs Conferences | From the Xbox to the Box Alarm and “A New Pyramid Scheme for Your Volunteer Fire Department”

Yakima WA: Leadership in the Firehouse Conference


PREVIOUS ENGAGEMENTS

Bringing Calm to Chaos: Coordinating the Recovery of the Crash of Continental Flight 3407
NYS Fire Police Association Annual Convention – Utica NY
Saturday-April 30, 2011

Incident Management in the Fast Lane
NYS Fire Police Association Annual Convention – Mayville NY
Saturday-May 22, 2010

“The Future of the Fire Service” Keynote Speech
Arcadia Hose Co.  150th Anniversary Celebration
Newark NY
Saturday-May 15, 2010

Leadership in the Firehouse
FDIC: Fire Department Instructors Conference-Indianapolis, Indiana
April 23, 2010

Bringing Calm to Chaos: Coordinating the Recovery of the Crash of Continental Flight 3407
Elsmere FirehouseTown of Bethlehem/Delmar NY
Thursday – January 14, 2010 – 6pm

Bringing Calm to Chaos: Coordinating the Recovery of the Crash of Continental Flight 3407
Westchester County NY Emergency Services
Monday – December 7, 2009-7pm
Download the Bringing Calm to Chaos-Westchester Flyer

NITTEC Highway Safety Awareness
Brighton Volunteer Fire Department – Tonawanda NY
Wednesday – November 18, 2009-7pm

Incident Management in the Fast Lane
Southwestern Volunteer Firemens Association – Fire Police Seminar
Delevan NY
Saturday-October 24, 2009 9am

Fire Service Leadership Roundtable with Ret. Phoenix Fire Chief Alan Brunacini, J. Gordon Routely and Tiger Schmittendorf:
Niagara County-FASNY-Firemen’s Association of the State of NY
Thursday-August 20, 2009 – 2:15pm
The Conference Center at Niagara Falls
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Bringing Calm to Chaos: Coordinating the Recovery of the Crash of Continental Flight 3407 with Clarence Center Chief Dave Case
Southwestern Volunteer Firemen’s Convention
Fredonia NY
Thursday – August 6, 2009-3:30pm

Bringing Calm to Chaos: Coordinating the Recovery of the Crash of Continental Flight 3407
SEMO Instructors Conference
Ithaca NY
Thursday – June 25, 2009

NITTEC Highway Safety Awareness
Cattaraugus Indian Reservation Fire Department-Irving NY
Wednesday – June 17, 2009-1pm

Leadership in the Firehouse
Niagara County-Niagara County Fire Chiefs and Firemen’s Associations
Thursday-May 21, 2009-7:30pm
Niagara County Community College-NCCC
E-Building-Room 140-Lecture Hall
Sponsored by Lake Plains Community Care Network
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Leadership in the Firehouse
Allegany County: Cuba & Friendship Fire Departments
Wednesday-May 13, 2009-7pm
Cuba Elementary School
***Donations will be accepted to Benefit Firefighters Injured in December-2008 Building Collapse
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Leadership in the Firehouse
Washington County-Kingsbury Fire Department
Saturday-May 9, 2009-9am
Co-Sponsored by the Hudson Falls, Kingsbury, Fort Edward and J.A. Barkley Hose Volunteer Fire Departments
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Incident Management in the Fast Lane
NYS Fire Police Association Annual Convention-Syracuse NY
Saturday-May 2, 2009 1pm

NITTEC Highway Safety Awareness
Frontier Fire Company-Niagara Falls NY
Thursday-April 30, 2009-6:30pm

Bringing Calm to Chaos: Coordinating the Recovery of the Crash of Continental Flight 3407
NYS Fire Coordinators Conference-NYS Fire Academy
Montour Falls NY
Saturday-April 18, 2009

Leadership in the Firehouse
Suffolk County NY-Brookhaven National Laboratories
Friday-March 27, 2009-7pm
Sponsored by Suffolk County Fire Chiefs Association

  • Chris Kear

    Interested in having you contact me at 845-222-1311 to discuss what types of speaking engagements that you have to offer our volunteer fire company. We are located in Rockland County, NY

    Chris