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The Past, the Present, and the Future of the Fire Service

Instructor: Ed Mann

Where is the fire service now and where is it headed? Looking to the past can help us predict the future. Join us for a free NVFC webinar as Ed Mann, training and education director at Provident and a well-known figure in the fire service, shares his thoughts on the evolution and future of the volunteer fire service

Ed Mann

Ed serves as the Director of Training and Education for Provident where he started employment in 2015 as a Regional Director. Prior to Provident he served four Pennsylvania Governor’s as the State Fire Commissioner for 14.5 years. Wherein the office received several national awards for our efforts to reduce line of duty deaths.

He began his career in the fire service as a member of the Logan Fire Company, Bellefonte, Pa. in 1977 and then pursued a career in the United States Air Force as a Fire Protection Specialist until retirement in 1994. He is currently certified as an Airport Firefighter, Fire Inspector 2, Fire Instructor 3, Fire Investigator 2, and Fire Officer 3 through the International Fire Service Accreditation Congress. He has worked as a Local Level and Adjunct Instructor for the Pennsylvania State Fire Academy and was awarded Instructor Emeritus status in 2016.

He is Deputy Fire Chief of the Logan Volunteer Fire Department and serves as a volunteer for the Responder Safety Network, Pennsylvania State Advocate for the NFFF Everyone Goes Home Program, the Advisory Committee for the Firefighter Injury and Safety Trends Project at Drexel University, and is on the Board of Directors for the Lehigh Valley Burn Prevention Foundation and the Pennsylvania Fire and Emergency Services Institute. He is a member of the IAFC Eastern Division, Safety-Health and Survival Section and the Volunteer Combination Officers Section and the Fire Department Safety Officers Association and First Responder Center for Excellence.