The Gasaway Consulting Group sponsors the Emerging Leader Scholarship to provide an opportunity for a newer fire chief to attend the Volunteer & Combination Officers Section (VCOS) Symposium in the Sun. The scholarship provided a $1,500 stipend for the recipient to attend the four-day conference in Clearwater Beach, Florida. The 2o11 recipient was Fire Chief David DeRoller of the Sea Breeze (NY) Fire Department.
“I am extremely delighted to be able to provide an opportunity for a future fire service leader to attend the Symposium in the Sun. The VCOS has been very beneficial to my career and I have received many gifts from the Symposiums I have attended over the years.
Those who attend my program know that I am a big proponent of paying it forward… giving back and helping others. This scholarship, along with mentoring and coaching, helps me fulfill my mission of Building tomorrow’s leaders… today.”
The scholarship provided funding for airfare, hotel, rental car, meals and conference registration for Chief DeRoller and family.