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The Fire Chief’s Association of Broward County (FCABC) is proudly sponsoring a free seminar on "Culture" by Dr. Burton Clark EFO

The art of fighting fires has long been a topic of may accomplished authors. They teach skills needed to do the job, but is that enough? Anyone who has listened to Dr. Burton Clark lecture or read one of his articles will know that IT IS NOT ENOUGH.  Dr. Clark has made it his life’s work to examine the culture, test the theories and document ways firefighters die needlessly.  Saving lives is not only what he does but who he is, and finding ways to keep firefighters safe is his passion.  

Dr. Clark causes us to take stock of our lives, what we want to do, and how we do it.  There is no news coverage of firefighters doing the right thing, nobody gives awards for why does it matter? Ask any parent, spouse, or child who experienced a line of duty death.  

Dr. Burton A. Clark, EFO has been in the fire service for 45 years, he was a firefighter in Washington, DC, Assistant Fire Chief in Laurel, Maryland, the Management Science Program Chair at the National Fire Academy, an Operations Chief during national disasters and emergencies for the DHS/FEMA, an Expert Technical Reviewer for the CDC National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Fire Fighter Fatality Investigation and Prevention Program, and a visiting scholar at Johns Hopkins University Center for Injury Research and Policy.

Burt has a BS is in Business Administration from Strayer University, MA in Curriculum & Instruction from Catholic University, and Ed.D. in Adult Education from Nova Southeastern University. He has served on 15 doctoral dissertation committees. He studied fire science at Montgomery College with Professor Frank Brannigan, Emergency Management at the Emergency Management Institute, National Security at the National Defense University, and is a graduate of the National Fire Academy Executive Fire Officer Program. He is a nationally certified Fire Officer Four, Chief Fire Officer Designee for nine years, and Eagle Scout Mentor.Burt writes, lectures, and teaches fire service research, safety, culture, and professional development worldwide.He is married to Carolyn Smith-Clark a National Fire Academy instructor. They have six children, 14 grandchildren, and a great granddaughter.

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