Chief Dennis Compton discusses how the fire service as evolved since the 1970's.

Chief Dennis Compton

Chief Dennis Compton is a respected executive advisor and the author of several books focusing on leadership, management, and enhancing performance. He has also authored many chapters and articles for various books and other publications. Dennis was the Fire Chief in Mesa, Arizona for 6 years and Assistant Fire Chief in Phoenix where he served for 28 years. Chief Compton is a current member and Past Chairman of the Executive Board of the International Fire Service Training Association (IFSTA), and Past Chairman of the Congressional Fire Services Institute (CFSI) National Advisory Council (NAC). He has also served as Chairman of the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF) Board of Directors and Secretary of the International Public Safety Data Institute Board of Directors. Chief Compton is the recipient of many prestigious awards and accolades.

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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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