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Leadership for the Fire and Emergency Services

Instructor: Steve Hirsch

Quality leadership is essential for the fire and emergency services to accomplish the mission and improve your department. Join Steve Hirsch, NVFC Chair, for this webinar that will examine leadership styles, qualities, and best practices to help your department function at a high level and avoid fire and emergency services leadership pitfalls.

Steve Hirsch

Steve Hirsch is the training officer for Sheridan County Fire District # 1, Thomas County Fire District #4, and Grinnell Fire Department, all of which are 100%volunteer fire departments. Steve is the chair and Kansas director on the National Volunteer Fire Council, served as secretary of the Kansas State Firefighters Association (KSFFA) from 2000 to 2019 and now serves as First Vice Chairman of the KSFFA. His father started a rural fire district in northcentral Kansas in 1963, the year after he was born, so he grew up in the fire service. Steve is also the county attorney in Decatur County in northwest Kansas. He has a private law practice and serves as city attorney for 18 cities in Norton, Phillips, Graham, Mitchell, Rawlins, Decatur, Sheridan, Thomas, and Gove counties.