Article Out Loud - The Importance of Strong Leadership for a Unique Discipline

An Article Out Loud from the Domestic Preparedness Journal.

A transformational leadership style can help bridge relationship and communication gaps between leaders and other community stakeholders. Learn how one young deputy fire chief learned from his past leadership missteps and honed his meta-leadership skills, which were essential in reconnecting communities when he became a state emergency manager.

Narrated by MacGregor Stephenson.

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David Fogerson

David Fogerson, MPA, CEM, is Nevada’s emergency manager and homeland security chief. He leads the statewide agency to prevent, protect against, mitigate, respond to, and recover from disasters that are locally executed, state-guided, and federally supported. He is a Nevada Emergency Manager (through the Nevada Emergency Preparedness Association, NEPA), a Certified Emergency Manager (through the International Association of Emergency Managers, IAEM), and a chief fire officer designee. Prior to state service in 2020, he served as a deputy fire chief and deputy emergency manager for East Fork Fire Protection District in Douglas County, Nevada. He has 30 years of experience in the fire, emergency medical services, and emergency management arena. He received a Master of Public Administration from American Public University System and is a graduate of the National Preparedness Leadership Institute at Harvard and Centers for Homeland Defense and Security’s Executive Leaders Program. Stewardship is important to him and to the future.



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