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Observations from 30,000’ – Challenges and Opportunities for the American Fire Service

Winter Fire School

Timothy E. Sendelbach

Firehouse Magazine

Timothy E Sendelbach is a thirty-two year student and educator of the fire and emergency services and currently serves as the editor-in-chief of Firehouse magazine. Previously he has served as the editor-in-chief for FireRescue magazine, and the International Society of Fire Service Instructors publication, The Instructor. He is a contributing author to numerous publications and is an accomplished writer. Tim is a past president of the International Society of Fire Service Instructors and has served with the North Las Vegas (NV) Fire Department, Savannah (GA) Fire and Emergency Services, and Missouri City (TX) Fire and Rescue Services, and is the chief training officer with the Center for Public Safety Excellence. Tim has been a featured speaker in the U.S., Canada and Australia. He has been awarded the George Hughes Award from the Texas Association of Fire Educators, and the Innovator of the Year Award from the International Society of Fire Service Instructors. Tim has presented at the Fire Department Instructors Conference and at the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation, Life Safety Summit. Tim is a strong advocate for firefighter health and wellness and competes in long distance fitness events around the world.


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  • Start: 8:00 A.M., Saturday, February 3, 2018
  • End: 12:00 P.M., Saturday, February 3, 2018
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  • Start: 1:30 P.M., Saturday, February 3, 2018
  • End: 5:30 P.M., Saturday, February 3, 2018
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  • Start: 8:00 A.M., Sunday, February 4, 2018
  • End: 12:00 P.M., Sunday, February 4, 2018

As firefighters and fire officers we often view the problems we face day-to-day as local or unique, but the reality is that most of the problems we face in the fire service are shared by firefighters throughout the nation: volunteer, paid, urban, suburban and rural. This high impact, high-energy program will highlight the challenges being faced by firefighters and fire officers throughout the nation while sharing critical insight as to the opportunities these challenges bring to current and future leaders of the fire service. This program is a no holds barred presentation designed to uphold the mission of our profession while challenging our daily routines and the decisions that accompany them.