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Firefighter Health & Wellness ConferenceMeet this year's instructors:

Captain Frank Leto is a 34-year veteran of the FDNY and the Deputy Director of its Counseling Service Unit (CSU). His association with the CSU began over 20 years ago as a Crisis Counselor for incidents such as line of duty deaths and mass casualty events. On September 11th, 2001 he responded to the World Trade Center as an officer in charge of a rescue team. Since 9/11, Captain Leto has developed innovative outreach, counseling and education programs for firefighters and their families who have experienced potentially traumatic events.

In addition to his work as Deputy Director of the CSU and its staff of ninety, he has worked closely with the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) and the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF) to develop behavioral health protocols and to aid departments nationwide after major incidents. Captain Leto has also traveled internationally to share his experiences with fire departments in Northern Ireland, the Netherlands and to Okinawa Japan to aid Military Fire Fighters. He has assisted the London Fire Brigade after the transit bombings in 2005, and the Urban Search and Rescue Teams following the devastating earthquake in Haiti in 2010. Through his work with the IAFF and NFFF, he has supported numerous departments including those on the Gulf Coast after Katrina, Charleston, SC and Aurora, Colorado after the theater shooting and more recently Boston following the Marathon Bombing.

Frank was one the first graduates of the West Point – FDNY Terrorism and Counterterrorism Program and also is a Certified Employees Assistance Professional.

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Firefighter Health & Wellness ConferenceMeet this year’s instructors:

Frank Leeb has served the FDNY since 1992, currently serving in the rank of deputy chief. He is also a 35-year member of the East Farmingdale Fire Department in New York. Leeb has a bachelor’s degree in fire service administration from SUNY and a master’s degree in security studies from the Naval Postgraduate School, Center for Homeland Defense and Security (CHDS). He serves as an advisory panel member for the UL Firefighter Safety Research Institute’s (FSRI) “Study of Coordinated Attack in Acquired Structures” and is a principal on the NFPA Technical Committee Fire and Emergency Service Organization and Deployment-Career (NFPA 1710).

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Firefighter Health & Wellness ConferenceOur Keynote Speaker for our upcoming conference!

Episode 50! of "The 25 Live" was just released. This episode features Fire Engineering's Editor in Chief Bobby Halton. Bobby discussed how far the fire service has come regarding Health & Wellness. The episode is available on all major podcast apps & www.The25Live.com
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Brothers Helping BrothersJoin us October 7th & 8th, 2020, LIVE & IN PERSON for the 3rd Annual Firefighter Health & Wellness Conference in Beavercreek, Ohio. Tickets start at $25.

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Miami Valley Fire & EMS ConferenceDoes your department run short? How does that effect your firefighting abilities? Join Chief Roger Audette for his 2 hour program: 1st Due Without a Crew: Short Handed Firefighting Program. This program will review the safety challenges of managing a structure fire with limited personnel. Realistic expectations of fire attack and the importance of line choice, placement and deployment. Learn the skills needed to implement fully involved, laser focused fireground operations, size-up, tactics and strategies. Register today at events.brothershelpingbrothers.org/mvfec2020/ ...

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