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IAFC Webinar: Fire Department Data Collection

What to Collect Today & Prepare for Collecting Tomorrow

The fire service is at the intersection of a data and technology revolution. The amount of data in the world today requires the fire service to prepare for tomorrow.

Good data drives good decisions. And it begins with the person entering the information. The fire service has long accepted incomplete reporting of available data, making it challenging to advocate for the needs of departments and communities.

Has your department made data collection and reporting a priority?

Watch this webinar produced in partnership with IAFC to learn about what your department can do to harness the data you already have and plan for emerging technology.


headshot Randy Bruegman About the Presenter

Randy Bruegman, Retired Anaheim Fire Chief

Fire Chief Randy R. Bruegman began his career as a volunteer firefighter in Nebraska. He was hired as a firefighter in Fort Collins, Colorado, where he served in various positions, including engineer, inspector, lieutenant, captain, and battalion chief. He has served as the fire chief for 27 years in the City of Campbell, California; the Village of Hoffman Estates, Illinois; Clackamas County Fire District No. 1, Oregon; City of Fresno, California; and the City of Anaheim, California, retiring in December 2018 after serving over 40 years in local government.

Chief Bruegman served as President of the International Association of Fire Chiefs from 2002–2003 and as the President of the Center for Public Safety Excellence Board of Directors from 2004–2017. He served as a principle member on the NFPA 1710 Technical Committee, a standard on the organization and deployment of resources in career fire departments. Chief Bruegman is a Fellow of the Institution of Fire Engineers, an Internationally Designated Chief Fire Officer, and a certified Fire Chief through the California State Fire Marshall’s office. He was inducted into the Hall of Legends, Leaders, and Legacies, Class of 2022, on behalf of the National Fire Heritage Center. He has an associate degree in fire science, a bachelor’s degree in business, and a master’s degree in management.

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