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Popcorn Persistence

Monday, February 20, 2023 · 4:00 p.m. · Eastern Time (US & Canada)
About This Webinar

Join Ken Farmer for this presentation on the need for leaders to be persistence to accomplish big things for their organization. Ken recently retired from the National Fire Academy where he served in various positions. He served as a State Fire Training Director as well as a volunteer fire chief. Don’t miss this webinar and learning opportunity.

You probably never give a lot of thought to the famous snack of popcorn. You just reach of the bag of microwavable popcorn out to the cabinet; toss it in the microwave and wait a few minutes for it to be ready. It rarely burns if you cook it the recommended time; it come out hot and ready to eat. You pour it in the bowl and head to the couch to munch down!

Like me, you never give it a second thought. You simply enjoy! Well, there is lot to the history and background on simple popcorn. The persistence of popcorn is similar to the need for leaders to be persistent and constantly move toward the goal. This webinar will discuss the need for leaders to remain persistent to overcome opposition to progress.

Who can view: Everyone
Webinar Price: Free
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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
Section Chief, US Fire Administration
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International Association of Fire Chiefs webinar platform hosts Popcorn Persistence
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.