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What Data Should You Look at Beyond NFPA Standards?

What data insights are you missing that can help give you a bigger picture of your fire department? Watch this on-demand webinar in partnership with International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC).

You’re likely not a stranger to NFPA 1710, but is that the only metric you should be using to measure your department’s performance? What are other helpful measurements that can provide deeper insight? During this webinar, we’ll discuss the other data assessments that will help give you a better picture. Recognizing data insights, such as preparedness compared to potential and historical events in your community, can give you the information you’re looking for.

Presented by Ret. Chief Bill Gardner (ESO), some of the key takeaways you’ll gain from this webinar include:

  • Being able to tell your department’s story beyond just the number of calls.
  • Graph a story that is yours, and that also demonstrates highlights and gaps.
  • Tell your story with articulation and clarity in under two minutes.



Bill Gardner, Senior Director of Fire Products at ESO Chief Bill Gardner (Ret.), Senior Director, Fire Products, ESO 

Chief Gardner has more than 35 years of Fire and EMS experience. Most recently, he was the Chief of the Leander Fire Department, retiring in February 2019 and holding that role since 2010. He was instrumental in helping the fire department grow and scale in one of the fastest-growing cities in the United States. Chief Gardner has worked in various sized agencies from all volunteer to metro-size departments and has numerous recognitions for his service at the local, state and national levels.

He holds Master Fire Firefighter Certification, Investigators Certification, Instructor Certifications, CFO and CFE and served as the President of the Texas State Firefighters and Fire Marshals’ Association. Gardner currently serves as a Senior Advisor for Leander Fire Department, an instructor and Advisory Board Member to TEEX Annual School Programs and an instructor in Chief Development Program, presenting at numerous state and national conferences. He also holds several degrees and certifications in fire administration, fire technology, EMS 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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