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I Can't Save You And Don't Want To Die Trying: American Fire Culture

About This Webinar

Join us and our guest presenter, Dr. Burton A. Clark, EFO, author of "I Can't Save You and Don't Want To Die Trying: American Fire Culture".

The author wants the reader to understand, “Society needs to change how it thinks and feels about fire death. When a civilian is killed by fire it is not an act of God, and when a firefighter is killed it is not part of the job. When there is a fire death something goes wrong. We must change to an Automatic Fire Protection Culture in the 21st century.” I Can’t Save You And Don’t Want to Die Trying: American Fire Culture is a road map that social, political, economic, and technological stakeholders can use to reduce the loss of life and property from fire. From the firehouse to the state house, from the boardroom to the living room we can all do better to prevent and survive fire.

Who can view: Everyone
Webinar Price: Free
Featured Presenters
Webinar hosting presenter
Fire Chief, German Township Fire Department (Ret.)
John M. Buckman III served as a German Township Fire Chief managing volunteers for 35 years. He is most proud of the title “pawpaw.” Leslie his wife has spent 29 years together. He currently serves as Education Coordinator for the International Association of Fire Chief Volunteer and Combination Officers Section. He is the Director of Government and Regional Outreach for IamResponding. He served as the Indiana Fire Academy Director for 15 years. He served as President of the International Association of Fire Chief in 2001-2002.

He has authored over 150 articles in various publications. In 1996 he was selected by Fire Chief Magazine as Fire Chief of the Year in 1996. He has published 4 books and 7 photography books. He received the Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels Meritorious Service Award. The National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award. In 2022 he received the Jimmy Seavey Health and Wellness award presented by the NVFC. and the Presidents Award from the International Society of Fire Service Instructors.

He was one of the founders of the Volunteer and Combination Officer Section (VCOS) and the National Fire Academy Alumni Association. He has contributed to several “ribbon reports” published by the VCOS. He was asked to be one of the editors for the original Lavender Ribbon Report published by the VCOS and NVFC in 2019. In 2021 he along with Brian McQueen spearheaded the update for the Lavender Ribbon Report. He is a principal author of the Yellow Ribbon Report and the updated updated Training Volunteers white paper published by the National Volunteer Fire Council and the Volunteer and Combination Officers Section.
Webinar hosting presenter
Dr. Burton A. Clark, EFO has spent over 50 years in the fire service and is still serving. He’s worked at the local, county, state, national, and international levels. He has protected the President of the United States in the White House and his neighbors in their farmhouses. He taught kindergarteners to Stop, Drop & Roll and doctoral students how to enhance their research skills in preparation for their dissertations. He has published more than two hundred articles and lectured around the world and counselled with business leaders in insurance, fire suppression, and equipment manufacturers.
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The International Association of Fire Chiefs represents the leadership of over 1.2 million firefighters and emergency responders. IAFC members are the world's leading experts in firefighting, emergency medical services, terrorism response, hazardous materials spills, natural disasters, search and rescue, and public safety legislation. Since 1873, the IAFC has provided a forum for its members to exchange ideas and uncover the latest products and services available to first responders.
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