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Tennessee Fire Service Leadership Training Day

TFCA and the IAFC's VWS

Saturday, September 21, 2019 from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM (CDT)

Tennessee Fire Service Leadership Training Day

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Presented by Chief Bill Jenaway, Ph.D. and Chief Tim Holman with a special presentation by Vickie Pritchett of NFSA. 

The Tennessee Fire Chiefs Association invites you to attend an intensive day focused on providing your department and its leaders with tangible and practical retention tools. We will have 6 sessions that will immerse attendees and guide them to creating a local plan with three take away tasks that can be implemented in their department. Sessions include:

  • Evolving Fire and EMS Systems
  • Leadership Rules and Engagement
  • Recruiting, Retaining and Managing Staff
  • Workshop: Developing a Local Plan
  • Coaching Concepts: Removing Performance Barriers
  • Raising Awareness for Volunteer Firefighting Opportunities In Tennessee: Let's create the conversation in your community!

 Need to Know:

  • Date: September 21, 2019
  • Time: 8am-5pm
  • Location: Murfreesboro, Tennessee
  • Registration is free
  • Be ready to interact and participate
  • All ranks are welcome
  • This is tailored to volunteer and combination departments, but those from all-career departments will also find it beneficial
  • Morning refreshments are included in the registration (coffee, water, bagels, etc.)
  • Lunch is included in the registration



What can I bring into the event?

We encourage you to bring what you require to take notes. Snacks and beverages are ok.


How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Email Ms. Jenny Bragiel Cozad at


Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No, we just need your name to check you in.


Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?

No, if the name on the ticket doesn't match the person attending they are not registered. We can register you on site for free.


Have questions about Tennessee Fire Service Leadership Training Day? Contact TFCA and the IAFC's VWS

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1850 Old Fort Parkway
Murfreesboro, TN 37129

Saturday, September 21, 2019 from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM (CDT)

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TFCA and the IAFC's VWS

As part of the VWS program, the Tennessee Fire Chiefs Association (TFCA) provides marketing material, training and support to participating departments to assure the success of their recruitment and retention campaigns. In addition, the TFCA provides leadership and recruitment and retention seminars throughout the state of Tennessee as part of the VWS program. Data collected from the VWS program will be used to identify best practices and to contribute to the fire service’s body of knowledge related to recruitment and retention.
The VWS Program also offers participating departments assistance with basic firefighter entry level training courses as well as NFPA 1582 physicals for new recruits for volunteers. These resources will allow departments to have potential volunteers be fully adept in handling daily operations as well as increasing the safety in their community.
In addition to marketing material and training, the VWS program offers departments GIS based reports to assist in their recruitment efforts. The GIS-based methods utilize community-level profile data (Tapestry Data) derived from analyzing current firefighters and identifying the personal characteristics of future firefighter candidates. These data and characteristics help establish and identify the methods to best communicate with and recruit potential firefighters. The Tapestry Data allows departments to utilize solid information to custom build a recruitment plan to meet their specific needs.
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