Unites States Regions:
North Central Region:
Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota and Wisconsin.
Regional Director: Fire Chief Mike Stanley - Oshkosh Fire Department WI
A bit about Mike:
The Oshkosh Fire Department was founded in 1856 to protect the community of Oshkosh Wisconsin. It is a career department with 112 uniformed personnel that serve a population of 66,000 people from six fire stations. OFD is a full-service department that provides fire prevention and protection, advanced life support, airport rescue firefighting, dive rescue and hazardous materials response. The mission of the members of the Oshkosh Fire Department is “to prevent, respond to, and minimize harmful situations involving the people we serve.”
“He truly believes that the fire service is the best career in the world! As a child, he dreamed of someday being a firefighter. He was able to achieve his dreams because of the help, guidance, and influence of so many people over the years. It is his goal to assist others in realizing their dreams as well. In his role as a Regional Director with the Firefighter Diversity Recruitment Council, he looks forward to working with other fire service leaders around the country to develop qualified candidates to become the leaders of the future.”
Michael is a 26 year veteran of emergency services and is the Fire Chief for the Oshkosh (WI) Fire Department. Prior to that, he was a Commander with the Aurora (CO) Fire Department. He possesses a Master of Education and Human Resources degree from Colorado State University, a Bachelor of Science degree in Organizational Leadership for Emergency Services, and Associate’s degrees in Fire Science Technology and Paramedicine. Mike has been providing adult education for over two decades, locally, nationally, and internationally.
He truly looks forward to working with and for the North Central Region as it relates to diversity in the fire service.
North East Region:
Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Vermont
North West Region:
Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington and Wyoming.
South Central Region:
Arkansas, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Missouri, Oklahoma, Texas and West Virginia.
South East Region:
Alabama, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia.
A bit about Shannon:
Shannon is retired from San Jose Fire Department in CA which is a full-service department that provides fire prevention and protection, advanced life support, airport rescue firefighting, and hazardous materials response and a host of other services. The mission of the members of the San Jose Fire Department is “to prevent, respond to, and minimize harmful situations involving the people they serve.”
Shannon became a member of the fire sevice and not only is he a member of the best career in the world - he also has a daughter in the fire service and a son who is following in their footsteps!
He was able to achieve his dreams because of the help, guidance, and influence of so many people over the years. It is his goal to assist others in realizing their dreams as well.
He - gives much of the reason to becoming a firefighter to the support of the Santa Clara County Black Firefighters Association.
The SCCBFA is a chapter of the Southwest Region of the International Association of Black Professional Fire Fighters.
In his role as a Regional Director with the Firefighter Diversity Recruitment Council, he looks forward to working with others in the fire service to develop qualified candidates to become the leaders of the future.
He is a 25 year veteran of the fire service.
"If you wish to become a firefighter - prepare yourshelf to be the best candidate possible".
Simply put I want to give back to the next generation of firefighters.
South West Region:
Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Nevada, New Mexico, and Utah.
All of Canada shall be considered one region.
Newfoundland & Labrador
Prince Edward Island
All other international areas shall be considered one region.
Native Land Region:
All Native Land both in the United States and Canada
If you are selected to be a Regional Director:
Your agency qualifies for a
"Free - One Year"
Firefighter Diversity Recruitment Council Membership