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Chief Thompson joined the volunteer fire service in 1981. He began his paid career in Plano, Texas in 1986. Over the course of his career, he has worked with several progressive fire service organizations.
Chief Thompson is passionate about suburban fire operations and positioning firefighters and fire companies for success and survival.
He has a Bachelors of Science in Emergency Administration and Disaster Planning and is a certified public manager (CPM).
Thompson has been a hands-on, workshop, and classroom presenter at the Fire Department Instructors Conference (FDIC) since 2002.
In additional to writing “The Functional Fire Company: Positioning Small Groups for Success and Survival“, he has written numerous published articles.
Thompson has two sons in the fire service.
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