1/20/2014 12:00 AM
FRISCO, TX - The sixth annual TEEX Leadership Development Symposium attracted nearly 700 emergency responders to Frisco, TX, on Jan. 6-8 for sessions on management, leadership, budgeting and safety issues in fire and emergency services.
Attendees heard speakers such as: adventure-racer Robyn Benincasa; motivational speaker Mike Lipkin; Chief Dennis Compton of Mesa, AZ; attorney J. Curtis Varone; next generation speaker Ryan Jenkins; and fire service marketing consultant Ben May.
“We were very proud and honored to be able to bring nationally known motivational speakers this year thanks to our title sponsor, Pierce Manufacturing," said Brandi Plunkett, Leadership Program Director with TEEX Emergency Services Training Institute. "We intend to continue this practice with future symposiums by inviting other partners to sponsor individual speakers. We feel this is a great way to create a win-win for partners who want to support the symposium and for Texas emergency responders who are able to attend free of charge.”
In memory of the fallen firefighters from Texas in 2013, a tribute flame burned during the entire symposium, which was held at the Embassy Suites Hotel and Convention Center in Frisco. The annual symposium is offered at no cost to Texas resident firefighters and is designed to meet continuing education requirements.
A sincere thank you goes to the Frisco Fire Department, which has partnered with TEEX over the past five years to make the symposium a success. In order to reach more fire service leaders across the state, the Leadership Program will be headed to San Marcos, TX, in 2015 to partner with the San Marcos Fire Department.
The next TEEX Leadership Development Symposium will be held Jan. 12-14, 2015, in San Marcos, TX.