Homeland Security Conference 2011 
Domestic Incidents Affecting First Responders
0.5 CEU for Code Enforcement and Fire Instructors Technical Credits

Registration Is Closed 

Walk-in registrations will be accepted between 8:00 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. the day of the event


Conference Speakers

Gary West

Division Chief Gary West has 19 years experience in the fire service with 12 years previous experience working for a consulting engineering firm. His current responsibilities at Northwest Fire District in Tucson AZ include Health/Safety and Special Projects. Gary has B.S. degree from the University of Arizona and a master’s degree from Northern Arizona University in adult education and leadership. He is a National Fire Academy Executive Fire Officer and Chief Fire Officer as designated by the Center for Public Service Excellence. He is also certified as a Health/Safety Officer and Incident Safety Officer by the Fire Department Safety Officers Association.

Dennis L. Rubin

Chief Rubin’s experience in fire and rescue service spans more than 35 years. He has served as a company grade officer, command level officer, and fire chief in several major cities including Norfolk, Virginia, Atlanta, Georgia and Washington, DC. In 1994, Rubin served as the President of the State Fire Chiefs Association of Virginia. Rubin was the host Fire Chief for the 1999 Southeastern Fire Chiefs Association conference held in Dothan, Alabama. He served on several committees with the International Association of Fire Chiefs, including a two-year term as the Health and Safety Committee Chair. Chief Rubin was the host Fire Chief for the “Wingspread IV and V” conferences held in 1996 and 2006.

Chief Rubin’s educational accomplishments include a Bachelor of Science Degree in Fire Administration from the University of Maryland and Associates in Applied Science Degree in Fire Science Management from the Northern Virginia Community College. Chief Rubin is a 1993 graduate of the National Fire Academy’s Executive Fire Officers Program (EFOP). Rubin is a Certified Emergency Manager (CEM); and a certified Incident Safety Officer as well has obtained the Chief Fire Officer Designation (CFOD) and Chief Medical Officer Designation (CMO) presented by the Center for Public Safety Excellence.

Rubin is the author of a non-fiction book entitled Rubes Rules for Survival that is available through PennWell Publishing. He is a long-standing contributing editor of FIREHOUSE Magazine, and has written more than 150 technical articles related to fire department operations, administration, training, and safety.

Chief Rubin has a strong commitment to community service and lives in Washington, D.C. He has three children -- Dennis II, Andrea, and Ashley -- and one grandchild named Luke.


 Lawrence Schultz

Chief Lawrence Schultz has 25 years experience as a firefighter and has worked with the District of Columbia Fire and Emergency Medical Services for 26 years. He is the Assistant Fire Chief of Operations and is responsible for the day to day operations of the 2200 person department. He spent the prior 4 years as the Deputy Chief and Battalion Chief for the Departments Homeland Security/Special Operations Division which includes oversight of the Office of Special Operations, Office of Domestic Preparedness & Counter-Terrorism and the Office of Special Events.

The Operations Division is comprised of (6) Battalions and the Special Operations Division , (33) Engine Companies, (16) Truck Companies, (3) Heavy Duty Rescue Companies, (3) Fire Boats, (1) Hazmat Unit and (38) EMS Transport Units. The Operations Division is set-up on a 4 platoon system; each platoon is made up of 411 personnel and direct oversight by a Deputy Fire Chief Shift Commander

Chief Schultz is a graduate of the George Washington University Center for Excellence in Municipal Management and is a Certified Public Manager; attended the Nation War College to study consequence management at WMD and is a graduate of the Navel Post Graduate School’s Executive Leadership Program. Chief Schultz serves as an Incident Commander and Operations Section Chief on the National Capital Region Incident Management Team.

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