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2022 Eastern Division Conference Schedule and Registration

95th Annual Conference and Educational Symposium

Eastern Division International Association of Fire Chiefs

May 12, 13, 14, 2022

Rehoboth Beach, Delaware


Thursday May 12

1800 - Past President’s Dinner (invitation only)


Friday May 13

0800 Continental Breakfast

0900 - Opening Ceremonies

0930 - Memorial Services

1000 - General Business Meeting

1000 - Partners Program Departs

1200 - 1300- Lunch

1300-1400 Speaker - Donna Black, Fire Chief, Duck, NC

1st Vice President IAFC

Building an Effective, Diverse, Combination Fire Department


1415-1445 - Speaker - Chief Kenneth Stuebing Fire Chief, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

President IAFC

Insight into the International Association of Fire Chiefs


1500 - 1600 - Speaker Chief William Jenaway

King of Prussia, Pa., Volunteer Fire Company

Pennsylvania Success Stories in Recruitment & Retention


1800 - 2100 Meet your Host (everyone welcome)

Rehoboth Beach Volunteer Fire Company



Saturday May 14

0800 - Continental Breakfast

0900 Business Meeting (Vendors/Sponsors open forum)

0900 - Partners Program Strolling the Boards (shopping anyone?)


1000 – 1130 Speaker Tucker Dempsey, Training Administrator Delaware State Fire School

Drone use in the Fire Service


1200 - 1300 Lunch

1300 - 1400 Speaker Chief Ricky Riley, Fire Apparatus Manager

Prince George's County Fire/EMS Department

Operational Leadership


1430 - 1530 Speaker Chief Jerome Ozog Executive Director

Pennsylvania Fire & Emergency Services Institute

Sustaining and Improving the Fire Service in Pennsylvania


1700 - Installation Banquet and Ceremonies



95th Annual Conference and Educational Symposium

Eastern Division International Association of Fire Chiefs

May 12, 13, 14, 2022

Rehoboth Beach, Delaware


Participant and Vendor Registration (X on appropriate line)

Full Conference (includes Banquet)     $140  ___

Partners Program (includes Banquet)   $85  ___

Banquet Only  $75  ___

Vendor (includes full conference registration and table in foyer)  $500  ___

Full Name____________________________________________

Partners Name (if accompanied by)_______________________


We will accept Checks accompanied by this letter mailed prior to May 5th to:

William Tobin, 22645 Harbeson Rd, Harbeson, DE 19951

OR (for a small fee)

Click on the Eventbrite secured link and register on line


Hotel rooms are booked direct through Atlantic Sands Hotel/Conference Center

302.227.2511 or 800.422.0600

Conference Booking ID Code  10209







Chief William F. Jeneway, CFO, CFPS has over 40 yearsof fire service experience, including fire chief in East Bethlehem Township and fire chief of the King of Prussia, PA Volunteer Fire Company. Bill holds the CFO and CTO designations and he holds A.S, B.S., M.A. and Ph.D. degrees. He is an author of seven books. He currently isserving as the Project Manager for the Firefighters Assn of the State of Pennsylvania SAFER Grant program.



Donna Black, EFO, CFO
Fire Chief, Duck Fire Department (NC)

Chief Donna Black has been active in the fire service for over 20 years. She began her career in 1997 as a volunteer, earning her way through the ranks (as both a paid and volunteer firefighter), culminating in 2006 when she was selected as the fire chief for the Town of Duck.

Chief Black received her Bachelor of Science degree from Ithaca College and went on to obtain her Master of Arts from the University of Georgia.

She graduated the National Fire Academy's Executive Fire Officer (EFO) Program in 2011. While attending the EFO program, her study focused on evaluating and improving the operations of the Duck Fire Department. After collaborating with the town manager, and educating both the town council and community about fire operations, Chief Black justified the necessity of procuring career firefighter positions. These proactive changes increased the level of service for the town and shaped the Duck Fire Department into a thriving combination department.

Chief Black holds a post-graduate Certificate in Community Preparedness & Disaster Management from the Gillings School of Public Health at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and authored the Town of Duck’s Emergency Operations Plan. She currently holds the Chief Fire Officer (CFO) designation.

Chief Black has served on several boards including the Volunteer Combination Officers Section, Council for Future Volunteer Firefighters (vice chairperson) and FRI Program Planning Committee. Most recently Chief Black was chosen to co-chair the Women Fire Chiefs Council. She continues to advocate for highly effective and inclusive volunteer and combination fire departments.


Jerome E. Ozog, MPA, EFO, CAE Executive Director Pennsylvania Fire & Emergency Services Institute
Jerry is a professional advocate, educator, communicator, and program manager dedicated to administrative and operational excellence in emergency services. He is an innovative leader responsible for coordinating efforts to improve and sustain Pennsylvania’s emergency services organizations. He is passionate about teaching, research, analysis, and breaking down problems so better decisions can be made in crisis and routine
situations. Jerry has developed several innovative educational programs and courses designed to improve relationships between local governments and emergency services organizations and administrative effectiveness. Jerry has lead teams and provided consultation, facilitation services and strategic advice to emergency services organizations and local governments.
Jerry has been serving in the volunteer and career emergency service sectors for the past 35 years. He is an active Volunteer Firefighter for the Hampden Township Volunteer Fire Company and formally served as a Chief Officer and line officer for 16 years. He is a member of the Command and General Staff for the South-Central Task Force All Hazards Incident Management Team and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Incident Management Team. Jerry currently serves full time as the Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Fire & Emergency Services Institute, a statewide advocacy and education organization. He previously served as an Education Specialist for a national provider of emergency services insurance, a Director for a Community College Public Safety Training Center, Executive Director for a Regional EMS Council and Paramedic Coordinator for a Community Hospital. Jerry is also an Adjunct Instructor in the Integrated Emergency Management Program at FEMA’s Emergency Management Institute and National Fire Academy.
Jerry is a graduate of the prestigious Executive Fire Officer Program at the National Fire Academy and the Master Exercise Practitioner Program at the Emergency Management Institute. He is a nationally certified Firefighter 2, Fire Officer 4, Fire Instructor 2 and Pennsylvania Emergency Medical Technician Paramedic. Jerry has earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Organizational Management and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration. In 2004, Jerry graduated from Leadership Harrisburg Area, which is a community leadership-training program. In 2012, Jerry was awarded the Platinum Award for Servant Leadership from Leadership Harrisburg Area. In 2020 Jerry became credentialed as a Certified Association Executive from the American Society of Association Executives.


Kenneth W. Stuebing

Over his career, Chief Ken Stuebing has provided strong, consistent leadership that utilizes team building, innovative emergency response systems and technology to cultivate a competent and proud emergency services workforce. 

Chief Stuebing has over thirty-five (35) years of experience working with both career and volunteer emergency services across Canada and has a successful track record in the management of both fire and EMS. This experience enables him to bring a broad perspective on emergency services to Halifax Regional Fire & Emergency where he currently serves as the Fire Chief. In this position, he is responsible to the Council for the Provision of Fire Services and Emergency Management. 

Chief Stuebing began his career as a Paramedic after graduating in 1984 and has worked in all types of EMS services in many communities and provinces across Canada. He culminated his clinical activity as a Critical Care Flight Paramedic on “Bandage 1” in Toronto, Canada and was the Education/Research Program Manager for Hamilton Health Sciences Base Hospital. 

In 1988, Chief Stuebing became a career firefighter with the City of Kitchener Fire Department and over the years led many change initiatives and was promoted to Captain at the earliest opportunity. After serving as a Captain for almost six years he accepted the Assistant Chief of Operations position with the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service in 2006. In this portfolio, Chief Stuebing was directly responsible for all aspects of operations in a large metropolitan career department with almost 1,200 firefighters, paramedics and arson strike force members. In late 2007, Stuebing was promoted to the Deputy Chief of Professional Development and led many change initiatives as a certified change manager with PROSCI Change Management. After serving almost eight years in Winnipeg, Chief Stuebing accepted a position in 2013 with Chatham-Kent Fire and Emergency Services, a composite fire & EMS service with emergency management responsibilities as the Fire Paramedic Chief. In 2017, Stuebing accepted the position which he now holds as the Executive Director and Fire Chief of Halifax Regional Fire & Emergency, a large metropolitan composite service with 1,100 members, 55 stations over 5,500 square kilometers and holds the distinction as Canada’s oldest fire department. 

Chief Stuebing has been a member of the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) and Canadian Association of Fire Chiefs (CAFC), and the Canadian Division of the IAFC since 2006. He has served on the Membership, Fire & Life Safety, Performance Excellence, and the Diversity & Inclusion committees. Chief Stuebing served on the CAFC Board of Directors as the Division Secretary and as the IAFC Canadian Division International Director. In 2019 he was sworn in as the Second Vice President of the IAFC. Throughout his career, Chief Stuebing has maintained membership in provincial/regional Fire Chief and Paramedic Chief Associations. 

Chief Stuebing holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Health Sciences with Charles Sturt University in Australia, a Masters Certificate in Municipal Leadership with York University in Toronto, a Diploma from Seneca College and Certificate from Conestoga College in Aeromedical and Ambulance & Emergency Care, respectively. Chief Stuebing graduated from the Recruit Training and Fire Protection Technologies Programs at the Ontario Fire College (OFC) and served as a faculty member and content expert for the OFC’s Emergency Patient Care Program. 

Chief Stuebing was licensed with the Province of Ontario as an Advanced Emergency Medical Care Attendant (A-EMCA) and Critical Care Flight Paramedic and was a founding faculty member for Primary, Advanced and Critical Care Flight Paramedic Training Programs at the Flight Academy in Toronto. 

Chief Stuebing is a recipient of: 
the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal 
the Federal Exemplary Fire Service Medal 
the Federal Exemplary Emergency Medical Service Medal 

Chief Stuebing is an avid sportsman and enjoys lacrosse, hockey, equestrian activities, camping and boating. He believes strongly in giving back and has been very involved for over three decades coaching high performance athletes in lacrosse, hockey, swimming and equestrian events. He has been married to Pamela for over thirty-five (35) years. They have two children, Justin and Brandon, who attended Lindenwood University in St. Charles, Missouri, on a lacrosse scholarship and graduated with degrees and are now working. 





Ricky Riley is a 40 year member of the fire service starting his career in Ocean City, MD. He is a member and past Fire Chief of the Kentland Volunteer Fire Department in Prince George’s County, MD. He has served as a career firefighter in Fairfax County, VA for 20 years and as the Operations Chief in Clearwater, FL. for 11 years. He currently works for the Prince George’s County Fire/EMS Department. Ricky is also the President of Traditions Training where he lectures on numerous topics across the country.


William “Tucker Dempsey has been an active volunteer firefighter in Delaware since 1986, where he has held several offices, including Fire Chief.   He worked as a career  Firefighter/EMT for 15 years while also working as a Field Instructor for the Delaware State Fire School.  In 2011, he was hired full time as a Training Administrator at the school where his is in charge of officer development courses.  He is also the leader of his county technical rescue team and state helicopter rescue team.  He holds degrees in Fire Protection, Emergency Services Management, and Fire Science and is a nationally certified Fire Officer III and Instructor III.  He is also a licensed drone pilot under FAA Part 107 and the chairman of the State of Delaware UAS Training & Certification Steering Committee.






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