Fire Chief Tom Jenkins has served as the City of Rogers, Arkansas fire chief since 2009. He holds a bachelor's degree in fire protection and safety engineering from Oklahoma State University, and a master's degree in public administration from the University of Oklahoma. Chief Jenkins is a 2006 graduate of the Executive Fire Officer Program at the National Fire Academy in Emmitsburg, Maryland and is a Chief Fire Officer and Chief Medical Officer designee from the Commission on Professional Credentialing. Chief Jenkins is a regular presenter at national conferences and serves in various capacities on numerous boards and committees, including NFPA 1710, National Fallen Firefighters Foundation and the PulsePoint Foundation. Chief Jenkins served on the Industrial Advisory Board for Oklahoma State University's Fire Protection and Safety Program and has been an adjunct professor for Oklahoma State University, Drury University and Northwest Arkansas Community College. He was the President of the International Association of Fire Chiefs in 2017-2018.
Josh Stefancic has been the Fire Chief for the City of Safety Harbor, Florida, since 2018. Since 1997, Josh has served in various fire department positions such as dispatcher, firefighter/paramedic, driver/operator, lieutenant, assistant chief, district chief, division chief, and fire chief. He received his B.S. in Fire Protection and Safety Technology in 2001, and his M.S. in Fire and Emergency Management Administration in 2008, both from Oklahoma State University. He is currently working on his MPA from Florida Gulf Coast University. In 2013, Chief Stefancic completed the National Fire Academy’s Executive Fire Officer Program. Josh is an Executive Board member of the International Fire Service Training Association (IFSTA), a member of NFPA 1700, Guide for Structural Fire Fighting, the Secretary/Treasurer of the Pinellas County Fire Chiefs Association, and a past “Ethics and Reputation Management” presenter.
Demond has been a member of the fire service since 1997. He first began his career with the Burlingame (CA) Fire Department as a firefighter-paramedic. In 1999, he was part of the first all firefighter-paramedic class in the history of the Oakland (CA) Fire Department. He has served as a firefighter-paramedic, engineer, lieutenant, captain, training captain, and battalion chief. He currently servies as the chief of training. He is a member of several fire service organizations including the International Association of Black Professional Firefighters, IFSTA Executive Board, International Society of Fire Service Instructors, and the International Fire Chiefs Association as a board member for the Company Officers Section. Demond teaches undergraduate and graduate courses at Merritt College (Oakland), Golden Gate University (San Francisco), and the University of Cincinnati.
Tiffanye S. Wesley is celebrated as a leader and trailblazer. The internationally-certified John Maxwell Speaker, Trainer, and Coach is also a Deputy Fire Chief of Personnel Services with the Arlington County Fire Department in Arlington, Virginia - the first African American female to be promoted to this leadership level in the department's 80-year history. A 28-year veteran of the Arlington County Fire Department, Tiffanye has served in numerous positions. The two most notable positions include Nationally Certified Bomb Technician and Bomb Commander and Station Commander for Arlington's largest and busiest firehouse. This 'woman on fire' is an inspiration to men and women all over the country because of her transparency and story of determination and commitment in a career no one ever thought she would survive. Tiffanye is married to her best friend, Eric Wesley, who is a Captain in Arlington County. They have four beautiful children, two of whom work in public safety, and three beautiful grandchildren.
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