Scottsdale Fire Department Chief Tom Shannon will assume the role as president of the Arizona Fire Chiefs Association at the opening ceremonies of the annual Fire and EMS Leadership Conference on July 12 at the Renaissance Phoenix Glendale Hotel.
"This is an organization that helps set the standard of the modern fire department,” says Shannon. “It is our mission to Serve, Develop and Lead – which means fire chiefs from across Arizona and the region can look to the AFCA to sharpen skills and develop the next generation of leaders.”
The term is for 2 years. Shannon’s role will be to preside over meetings, appoint all committees and perform duties as required by the office. He will represent AFCA at appropriate conferences and committees.
"I am proud and excited to lead this organization,” Shannon says.
The annual conference, hosted by AFCA and the Arizona Fire District Association, is in Glendale July 12-14. It features sessions of interest to fire chiefs and upcoming leaders including lessons learned from major national incidents, like the Surfside Building Collapse, as well as mental health in public safety, conflict management and Community Risk Assessments.