Congratulations to Bazetta Fire Department (Cortland, Ohio) Captain Brian Taylor on being selected to receive the 2013 “Emerging Leader” Scholarship. Brian will receive a $1,500 check and free registration to attend the VCOS Symposium in the Sun Conference in Clearwater Beach, Florida, November 7-10.
The annual scholarship award is endowed by The Gasaway Consulting Group.
“I am a big proponent of the concept of paying it forward,” notes GCG President (and webmaster for Situational Awareness Matters!) Richard B. Gasaway. “The VCOS and the Symposium in the Sun have played a very important role in my development as a chief officer. I am delighted to be able to give back to the VCOS and help a new chief attend this world-class conference.”
It’s time to PAY IT FORWARD
There are dozens (if not hundreds) of speakers, trainers and consultants earning their living from working with fire departments. You know who you are! It’s time to step up and give back by investing some of your earnings in the future leadership of the fire service. I challenge you to sponsor a scholarship to a conference of your choice. Don’t skimp. Make it a full-ride scholarship. Go on… Pay It Forward!
Past recipients of the Emerging Leader Scholarship include:
Fire Chief Ryan Pierson of the Pitman (N.J.) Fire Department
Fire Chief David DeRoller of the Sea Breeze (N.Y.) Fire District
Fire Chief Scott F. Brewer of St. Tammany (La.) Parrish Fire District #9