Bill Webb discusses how much the fire service has changed and about the passion many have to keep our firefighters safe. He urges all firefighters who want to be great leaders, no matter what their rank, to keep pursing education and be accountable for their actions.

Bill Webb

Bill Webb has served as Executive Director of the Congressional Fire Services Institute (CFSI) since 1995. Established in 1989, CFSI is a nonprofit, nonpartisan policy institute designed to enhance congressional awareness about the concerns and needs of the fire and emergency services. In his capacity as Executive Director, Mr. Webb works closely with members of Congress and fire service leaders on developing federal legislation and creating new federal programs designed to improve the readiness of our nation’s fire and emergency services.

Previously, Mr. Webb was the Program Manager for the Firefighter Combat Challenge. He also served in the first Bush Administration as a special assistant to cabinet secretaries at the U.S. Departments of Education and Labor.

Mr. Webb is an honorary member of the Vienna (VA) Volunteer Fire Department, the International Association of Fire Firefighters’ Local 36 and the Delaware Volunteer Firefighters’ Association. In 2009, he was named the recipient of the Edward H. McCormack, Jr. Spirit of Excellence Award by the FEMSA/FAMA Government Affairs Committee and the recipient of the Chairman’s Award by the Volunteer and Combination Officers Section of the International Association of Fire Chiefs.

Mr. Webb received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from Oregon State University.

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Inspiration for the Next Generation of Fire Service Leadership

The Legacies in Leadership video series captures thoughts from fire service leaders with advice for the next generation of leaders. Viewers will hear how the nation's fire service legacies started their careers, learn about the impact of notable emergency incidents, and perspectives on how the fire service has changed and what the future holds.

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