Director of Education
IAFC Volunteer and Combination Officers Section
Chief John M. Buckman III served 35 years as fire chief for the German Township (Ind.) Volunteer Fire Department. He served 14 years as director of the fire and public safety academy for the Indiana State Fire Marshal Office. He is most proud of the title “pawpaw” and loves spending lots of time with his grandkids. He is the Director of Government and Regional Outreach for IamResponding. He is a past president of the International Association of Fire Chiefs and a co-founder of the IAFC Volunteer and Combination Officers Section. In 1996, Fire Chief Magazine named Chief Buckman Volunteer Fire Chief of the Year. He is an accomplished photographer. He is a co-author of the Lessons Learned from Fire-Rescue Leaders and is the editor of the Chief Officers Desk Reference. Contributing author to the 3rd Edition of Recruiting, Training and Maintaining Volunteers. He is the owner of Wildfire Productions and is a sought after keynote speaker. He has presented education programs in each of the 50 states, each province in Canada, Beijing, China and the Dominican Republic.
Thursday, October 22, 2020
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM ET