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2019 Fire Trends On-Demand Webinar

Take a deeper dive into the 2019 ESO Fire Trends Report with Chief Gardner

Watch this on-demand webinar hosted by Firehouse Magazine to get at walkthrough on the data behind key trends found in the 2019 ESO Fire Trends Report. The information in the webinar will help fire departments identify which areas are in alignment and which areas represent an opportunity for further evaluation or improvement. Below are questions posed in the Report that speaker, Chief Bill Gardner, helps to reveal what the data showed and exactly what that means for the fire service.  

  • How many of our calls are EMS calls vs. fire calls?  
  • How quickly do we respond to a call on average, and what is our average travel time to a call? 
  • What are the most common property types we respond to? 
  • What are our most common responses overall? Among fire calls? 
  • How much property loss was reported overall? In aggregate by property type?

Meet the Speaker 

Chief Bill Gardner,  CFE, CFO, EMT-P 

Bill Gardner has more than 35 years of Fire and EMS experience. Most recently, he was the Chief of Leander Fire Department, retiring in February 2019 after nine years of service. Gardner was instrumental in helping the fire department grow and scale in one of the fastest-growing cities in the United States. He has been recognized twice as the Paramedic of the Year with Austin/Travis Co. EMS, as well as EMS First Responder of the Year at Jollyville. Gardner was also a finalist for Texas Firefighter of the Year in 2017 and has served as the President of the Texas State Firefighters and Fire Marshals’ Association. Gardner holds several degrees and certifications in fire administration, fire technology, and emergency management from a variety of organizations, including Texas Tech University, the Center for Public Safety Excellence and the National Fire Academy. 

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