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Lives in:
Fox River & Countryside Fire
Chief (ret.)
Years of public service:
Agency structure:
Combination fire department
Top issues in your department:
Previous issue was primarily financial.
Professional Qualifications:
MPA, CFO, Inst 2, ICS 300/400 Trainer, HSEEP, FEMA PDS.
Topics you provide training for:
ICS, Building Construction, Fire Suppression Tactics/Strategy, Leadership/management, Strategic Planning.
Areas of expertise:
Policy development, Personnel development, Organizational assessment, Performance management, Stakeholder collaboration, Budget management /forecasting, Organizational master planning, Process improvement, Goal achievement, Data analytics use in fire service, Research, Technology implementation, Strategic planning
Greg Benson is a retired Fire Chief with over 39 years of all hazards experience. Benson has extensive experience in response and command of a wide variety of emergency incidents. Benson has conducted fire service training in academies as well as in advanced and specialty topics. Greg holds a Master in Public Administration and is designated as a Chief Fire Officer from the Center for Public Safety Excellence. Benson has obtained numerous advanced fire service certifications and is an instructor in college and university undergraduate/graduate public safety courses. He has also conducted research and written on topics such as fire safety culture, fire behavior, High Reliability Organizations and organizational behavior.

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Use of SCBA in Post Fire Environments

Use of SCBA in Post Fire Environments

    The prevalence of cancer in firefighters has received a tremendous amount of well-deserved attention over the last couple of years. This may not be as new as it feels. As early as 1775, doctors in London linked cancer and chimney sweeps together.  Chimney sweeps had higher than population average rates of polyps in the nose and cancer of the scrotum.  Of…


Posted on February 13, 2018 at 4:00pm — 2 Comments

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