Dave is a career Fire Chief in Durham, New Hampshire on the campus of the University of New Hampshire, has served on the SHSS Board since 2021, and is a lifetime member of the Stratham Volunteer Fire Department. Since his introduction to the fire service as an Eagle Scout through the BSA Explorer program, he has over thirty years of service with volunteer and career departments.
Dave has contributed to the SHSS with his work on the IAFC Bullying Behavior Prevention Taskforce since 2017 and chaired the Taskforce since 2019. He has been a regular presenter at FRI, collaborator for the 2018 FRI Bullying Prevention Symposium, contributor to the SHSS virtual training programs, and was a facilitator to bring the Workplace Bullying Institute’s train-the-trainer to FRI in 2019 and to the Bullying Prevention program development and pilot deployment in 2021.
Dave is credentialed as a Chief Fire Officer by the Center for Public Safety Excellence (CPSE), a graduate of the NFA Executive Fire Officer Program, an Incident Safety Officer, and holds bachelor’s degrees in business administration and Civil Engineering and a master’s degree in Public Administration from the University of New Hampshire. He is an instructor for the NH Fire Academy and a nationally recognized leadership speaker.
Having served as a both a career and volunteer chief officer, Dave understands that addressing firefighter safety, health, and survival challenges are essential for our first responders in all levels of emergency services. He strives to network and leverage connections on the local, state, and national level to build relationships and forward education and training for industry progress.