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Investing in your Volunteers
Today’s volunteers serve many roles in fire and EMS agencies. Those roles are helping to provide essential services in one of the most challenging and stressful times in our country. Providing resources and support to your department’s volunteers and showing them the value of what they are doing are critical to keeping them active. This webinar, presented by Chief Bill Gardner (Ret.), senior director of fire products at ESO, and Division Chief Ron Roy of Wenatchee, WA, will discuss how to re-invest in your volunteers to keep them motivated, involved, and healthy and increase the success of your department.

This webinar is sponsored by ESO. Learn more about ESO’s solutions for the fire and EMS services at www.eso.com.

May 7, 2021 02:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Speakers

Bill Gardner
Bill Gardner has more than 35 years of fire and EMS experience. Most recently, he was the Chief of the Leander Fire Department, retiring in February 2019. Gardner was instrumental in helping the fire department grow and scale in one of the fastest-growing cities in the United States. Chief Gardner has worked in various sized agencies from all volunteer to metro-size departments. He has numerous recognitions during his service at the local, state, national level. He currently holds Master Fire Firefighter Certification, Investigators Certification, Instructor Certifications, CFO, and CFE. He also served as the President of the Texas State Firefighters and Fire Marshals’ Association. Gardner serves as a Volunteer Firefighter/Senior Advisor and Board Member for Leander Fire Department currently, as an instructor and Advisory Board Member to TEEX Annual School Programs, Instructor in Chief Development Program, and presents at numerous state and national conferences.
Ron Roy
Ron is currently a Volunteer Division Chief at Douglas County Fire District #2 in East Wenatchee and Chelan County Fire District #1 in Wenatchee Washington. He started his volunteer career in 1973 and he joined as a board member of the Washington State Fire Fighters’ Association in 2002. Currently he is one of the two Directors to the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) representing the volunteers of Washington State on the national level. Ron Currently chairs the Wildland Committee for the NVFC. Ron lives, works and volunteers where he was born and raised in rural Eastern Washington.