I wanted to take a quick moment to introduce myself and take a seat at the Kitchen Table.
My name is Bill Delaney and I have been in the fire service for over 26 years. You can find me in the columnist section of FireRescue1 under Prevention Matters. As the title suggests, I am currently residing on the “Dark Side” of the fire service – Public Education.
Through this blog, I hope to comment on a wide variety of topics and not just public education and community outreach. I feel I have had a rather unique fire service experience starting off as a volunteer fire fighter, next becoming a career fire fighter, and for the last eight years a civilian manager for fire and injury prevention programs with Montgomery County Fire & Rescue (MD) just outside of Washington, DC. This has provided me a more global view, or so I believe, of the fire service that I hope will enhance what I might blog about.
Well, that is it for now. I am actually getting ready to fly out to Eau Claire, WI to speak at the Wisconsin State Fire Inspector's Association Annual Conference for Fire Prevention Professionals. I am a last minute fill in but am excited about the opportunity. Perhaps you might see an entry or two about the conference or any adventures/ misadventures I may have to and from the conference.