WHO ARE THE PRESENTERS ?
Joshua Davis is a (Ret.) Battalion Chief and Fire Marshal from the Charlottesville Fire Department. Chief Davis has 31 year of fire service beginning with the US Navy as a ShipBoard Firefighter and a Gulf War Veteran. He served with the Charlottesville Fire Department for 26 years where he was the Fire Marshal and led the Community Risk Reduction section. Chief Davis has led the Virginia Fire Chiefs Association Life Safety - Community Risk Reduction section since 2018. He is a graduate of the University of Richmond with a bachelor’s degree in emergency management and Executive Fire Officer program at the National Fire Academy.
Greg Cade [Fire Chief Cade (ret.)] is the former United States Fire Administrator. He has over 49 years in emergency service as a responder and emergency manager. He now works for the National Fire Protection Association as the Mid-Atlantic Regional Director. He has written and spoken nationally and internationally on leadership, safety, and homeland security. Chief Cade is a graduate of the University of Maryland and the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard.
Joe Powers is a 28-year veteran of the fire service, holds a master’s in public administration, and is the Deputy Fire Chief of Community Risk Reduction at the Charlottesville (VA) Fire Department. Chief Powers believes the value of the industry is not only in primary emergency response, but in building a more resilient community through risk assessment, partnerships, and matching resources to needs. Additionally, Chief Powers works closely with the Center for Public Safety Excellence, an IAFC board member for the Fire & Life Safety Section, a steering committee member for Vision 20/20, and frequently speaks at conferences on topics like CRR, strategic planning, and fire service data. With his family, Joe lives just outside of Richmond, VA.
Erin Stehle is a lieutenant in the Community Risk Reduction Division at the Harrisonburg Fire Department (HFD). She began her career in community risk reduction (CRR) over 10 years ago after receiving her Bachelor’s Degree in Health Sciences with a concentration in Public Health Education from James Madison University. She quickly realized her passion for CRR and the major impact it has on the community. Shortly after starting at HFD, she completed Firefighter I/II and NREMT-B, which gave her more insight into the needs of the community, as well as how CRR fits into the suppression world. She soon realized that harnessing the two, could create strong, successful, and innovative CRR efforts in her community. In addition to CRR, she is especially passionate about mental health, female empowerment, and leadership. She recently received her Master of Arts in Executive Leadership from Liberty University and hopes to use her knowledge and experience to help foster more CRR programs in her community, as well as leadership opportunities in her department.
Josh Fulbright, the Community Risk Reduction (CRR) Section Chief with SC State Fire, leads a team of eight tasked with fire and life safety data analysis, curriculum coordination, and outreach. Chief Fulbright coordinates statewide CRR through the Fire Safe South Carolina program, uniting multiple fire service organizations to engage influential community partnerships to support local fire departments in service to their citizens. He manages fire fatality research of the Community Loss Education and Response (CLEAR) Team, multiple educational programs, NFIRS reporting, and alarm technology distribution. Annually, his team hosts quarterly Fire and Life Safety Educator Trainings, a Fire and CRR Summit, and supports local CRR practitioners. As Situation Unit Leader for the Palmetto Incident Support Team and as a State Duty Chief, he manages routine and emergency response coordination of personnel. A native of NC, he served with the Cary Police Department, earning the rank of corporal and gaining valuable community-building experience. He has a B.A. in Criminology from NC State University and a M.J.A. from Methodist University. Chief Fulbright serves as the Vision 20/20 Technical Advisor Team Lead working with the Statewide Collaboration and Engagement Framework (SCEF), a National Fire Academy Contract Instructor, the S.C. Public Education Network Representative to NFPA, a NFPA Education Section Board Member, and as a subject matter expert to multiple grant-funded CRR projects.
Chief Hrustich is a 35 year veteran of the fire service and currently serves as the Project Manager for Vision 20/20, a national consortium of forward thinking organizations focused on the integration of Community Risk Reduction across the U.S. fire service. Previously, he served as Assistant Chief / Fire Marshal of the Community Risk Reduction Division of Gwinnett County Department of Fire and Emergency Services (GCFES) in the metro Atlanta area and also spent 28 year in the fire service in New York and retired as fire chief of multiple career departments. Chief Hrustich is a graduate of the Executive Fire Officer program, dual designate as a Chief Fire Officer (CFO) and Fire Marshal (FM) from CPSE and a member of the Institution of Fire Engineers (MIFireE). He holds a MS in Executive Fire Leadership from Grand Canyon University, a BS in Computer Science/Mathematics and AS in Fire Science both from Binghamton University. Chief Hrustich is an instructor and course developer for the fire prevention and leadership curriculum at the National Fire Academy and frequently presents on CRR, fire & life safety and fire leadership topics across the nation.