Chief Bobby Halton will speak on Thursday, August 11 during the Opening Session which begins at 8:30 am in Ballroom AB.
His topic will be “Service – Honor – Advocacy”.
Chief Halton’s appearance is sponsored by Atlantic Emergency Solutions.
Chief Bobby Halton ret. is the editor in chief of Fire Engineering magazine and education director of the Fire Department Instructors Conference (FDIC) since 2005. Chief Halton is also the Editorial Director for Fire Rescue and Fire Apparatus magazines as well as Firefighter Nation website. Chief Halton is a native New Yorker whose family has deep roots in the fire service and law enforcement communities. He began his career in structural firefighting with the Albuquerque (NM) Fire Department and rose through the ranks to include chief of training. Bobby was chief of operations until his retirement from Albuquerque in 2004. He then became chief of the Coppell (TX) Fire Department, Bobby left Coppell to assume the duties as editor in chief of Fire Engineering Magazine. Chief Halton is currently a member and Assistant Chief of Training for the Limestone Volunteer Fire Department in Collinsville Oklahoma.
Chief Halton is a graduate of the University of New Mexico, left a member in good standing with the International Association of Fire Fighters, is a member of the International Association of Fire Chiefs, and has served on several of the NFPA technical committees, is seated on the National Advisory board of the Congressional Fire Services Institute. Chief Halton has worked as a subject matter expert in NIOHS firefighter Line of Duty Death investigations. Chief Halton has served with the United States Department of State’s Diplomatic Security Anti-Terrorism Assistance Program. He is active with the National Fallen Firefighters, the Firefighters Cancer Support Network, the Fire Smoke Coalition, the Florian Program for firefighter substance abuse treatment and mental health issues and the Advocates for Fire-Based EMS. He has done extensive speaking and training for the fire service in the United States, Canada and internationally.