The Florida Executive Leadership Development Section

The Florida Executive Leadership Development section will provide a forum of communication and networking for fire officers working in, or seeking promotion to the executive level in Florida’s Fire Service. The Executive Leadership Development Section will, through its members, be dedicated to the professional development, training, education, networking, and mentorship of persons seeking executive leadership roles. The Executive Leadership Development Section will support other Fire Service professional associations including the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) EFO Section.
Section and Committee Policy
Description & By-Laws
Section Council
Chair Trip Barrs, EFO CFO
Fire Chief
Treasure Island Fire Rescue
Vice-Chair Jeffrey A. Lucas, EFO, CFO, FM, CFPS
Deputy Chief/Fire Marshal
Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue
Secretary/Treasurer Robert Hanson
Fire Chief
Sumter County Fire & EMS
FFCA Board Liaison Chuck Bogle
Fire Chief
City of Melbourne Fire Department
Fire Service Mentoring Program
The FFCA is offering members an opportunity to select a fire service mentor for a variety of individual/professional needs.  This is a component of the strategic plan of the FFCA, and the Executive Leadership Development Section has agreed to lead this effort on the association’s behalf. FFCA members will find a short biography on each of the Florida fire professionals serving in the mentoring capacity with information about the programs that they are championing. This program is designed to assist members in selecting a mentor and build a strong and dependable network for all to utilize. This is just one more example of the FFCA meeting the needs and requests of the membership
Program Champions

Chief Fire Officer Designation

Deputy Chief Chantal Botting  [Bio]


Chief Rob Hanson  [Bio]
Center of Public Safety Excellence Deputy Chief Tim Mossgrove  [Bio]
Emergency Services Leadership Institute Deputy Chief Doug McGlynn  [Bio]
Fire Service Executive Development Institute Assistant Director JoAnne Rice  [Bio]
Fire Officer 1 & 2 Deputy Chief Jeff Taylor  [Bio]
Fire Officer 3 & 4 Division Chief Robert Collins  [Bio]
Naval Postgraduate School Deputy Chief Mike Johansmeyer  [Bio]
Emergency Services Leadership Institute
Fire Service Executive Development institute
Fire Officer I-IV
Naval Postgraduate School