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Division Chief McReynolds selected into 2021 Fire Service Executive Development Institute


Last updated 4/14/2021 at 7:56pm

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Division Chief Keith McReynolds of North County Fire Protection District is selected into the Fire Service Executive Development Institute through the International Association of Fire Chiefs.

FALLBROOK – The International Association of Fire Chiefs announced that Division Chief Keith McReynolds of the North County Fire Protection District has been accepted into the Fire Service Executive Development Institute.

McReynolds competed with new fire chiefs and chief officers from across the country and Canada to become a member of the 2021 cohort program.

McReynolds has been with North County Fire for 27 years serving as a reserve firefighter, firefighter/paramedic, fire captain, battalion chief, administrative battalion chief and division chief of administration.

He has earned an associate degree in fire administration and a bachelor's degree in fire science administration, and he will graduate in June 2021 with a master's degree in organizational leadership/emergency management leadership. He is currently a student in the California Executive Fire Officer Program.

The Fire Service Executive Development Institute is a yearlong leadership-development program created and implemented by the IAFC to provide new and aspiring chiefs with the tools they need to have successful and productive tenures. The members of the cohort will meet virtually until they are allowed in-person sessions. The group will communicate between sessions using an online community portal.

The IAFC's Fire Service Executive Development Program has become the premier career- and leadership-development program in the fire and rescue services. Many officers from the previous programs, including current fire Chief Stephen Abbott, have been successful in achieving fire chief positions and are effectively leading fire departments throughout the country.

The IAFC represents the leadership of firefighters and emergency responders worldwide. IAFC members are the world's leading experts in firefighting, emergency medical services, terrorism response, hazardous materials spills, natural disasters and public safety legislation.

Since 1973, the IAFC has provided a forum for its members to exchange ideas, develop professionally and uncover the latest products and services available to first responders.

Submitted by North County Fire Protection District.


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