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Improving the Future of the Fire Service

Join us for this conversational webinar series as we talk about “Improving the Future of the Fire Service” with Ret. Chief Bill Gardner.

These days, cars drive themselves, data is the new currency, and relationships are digital. As the world continuously changes, how can the fire service keep up? Better yet, how do we stay ahead? Take a moment to join us for this introspective dialog with Ret. Chief Bill Gardner, Senior Director of Fire Products at ESO.

This recurring “Ask Me Anything” style call will tackle the challenges facing the fire service and offer support on how we can improve. Bring your most pressing questions, as each call will feature live Q&A, lessons learned from experience, and some good ol’ fashion conversation.

Each session will center around a specific topic, from identifying future leaders of fire service to finding out how to get the most out of your service members. Fill out the form to register for this webinar series, starting September 9, 11 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. CT. Got a question you want to be answered? Add it within the form or email Chief Bill Gardner, [email protected].


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

Bill Gardner, Senior Director of Fire Products at 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 after 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.