2014 Research Symposium Tenth Anniversary Video Presentations

In order to facilitate the dissemination of research related to fire leadership and management and to encourage the submission of articles submitted for peer review to the International Fire Service Journal of Leadership and Management (IFSJLM; see http://www.ifsjlm.org/ ), since 2004 an annual Research Symposium (RS) has been held on the Saturday prior to the opening session of the summer International Fire Service Training Association (IFSTA) Validation Conference. Both the research symposium and the IFSTA Validation Conference are sponsored by Fire Protection Publications (FPP), the world’s leading publisher of fire-related training and educational materials.

The year 2014 marked the 10th Anniversary of the annual Research Symposium. In order to celebrate this milestone, a group of distinguished speakers were invited to deliver presentations at Research Symposium 14 (RS 14).  These speakers included:

  • Dr. John Granito, Professor Emeritus and Retired Vice President for Public Service and External Affairs at the State University of New York at Binghamton and Public Safety Consultant.
  • Chief Dennis Compton, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation.
  • Dr. Denis Onieal, Superintendent, National Fire Academy
  • Dr. Lori Moore-Merrell, Assistant to the General President of the International Association of Fire Fighters
  • Daniel Madrzykowski, Fire Protection Engineer, National Institute of Standards and Technology
  • Dr. Anne Eyre, Trauma Training Consultant, Coventry, United Kingdom  

Dr. Moore was not able to be with us at the conference. Instead, she presented her paper via a conference call. A narrated copy of her slides are provided below.  For access to the link to Dr. Eyre's video presentation email a request to anne.eyre@traumatraining.com.  All other presentations were video captured and are offered for viewing using the links below. 

Send questions or comments to Dr. Robert England, Founding Editor, International Fire Service Journal of Leadership and Management (bob.england@okstate.edu).

Video Links to Presentations

Dr. John Granito: Constrained Leadership: The Conditions Facing Today’s Fire Chiefs


Chief Dennis Compton: Do Current Fire Service Issues Offer Political and Operational Leadership Challenges?


Dr. Denis Onieal: The Future of the Fire and Emergency Services


Daniel Madrzykowski: Firefighting Research: The Federally Funded Renaissance


Dr. Lori Moore-Merrell: Integrated Community Healthcare