Leadership for the Fire & Emergency Services

Thursday, January 21, 2021
7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Quality leadership is essential for the fire and emergency services to accomplish the mission and improve your department. This course examines leadership styles, qualities, ethics, and best practices to help the department function at a high level and avoid fire and emergency services leadership pitfalls. New retention research will also be discussed to help leaders understand retention concerns and identify solutions.

Jeff Cash, CFO, has over 40 years in the fire service and is the City/Manager Fire Chief of the City of Cherryville, NC, his hometown. He is a Cherryville High School graduate (1978). He holds a degree in Fire Protection. He is a Past President of the 53,000 member NC State Firefighters Association. He has received the following recognitions: Cherryville FD Firefighter of the Year, Western NC Association Fire Officer of the Year, NCSFA Firefighter of the Year, NC Association of Fire Chief’s Career Chief of the Year, NC Society of Fire & Rescue Instructors, Instructor of the Year, the IAFC-VCOS-John Buckman Leadership Award, and the NVFC-James Monihan Leadership Award. Recently, he received the North Carolina American Legion Fire Service Person of the Year Award. He serves on the Executive Committee (Secretary-Treasurer) of the National Volunteer Fire Council as North Carolina’s Director. Chief Cash is a previous member of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Board of Directors. He also serves as a principal committee member of NFPA 1021 and a Board member of the IAFC-Safety Health & Survival Section (NVFC Liaison). He is an active fire service instructor, teaching since 1982. Chief Cash has testified twice before US Congressional Committees on Fire Service issues. Chief Cash has served as the City of Cherryville Interim City Manager on two occasions. Chief Cash previously served the North Carolina Association of Fire Chiefs as their Conference/Education coordinator. Chief Cash has spoken or taught in 36 states.