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"A Systems Approach to Project Management Interaction "
Mr. Steve Gage
Incident Commander, National Incident Management Organization, Boise
Date and Agenda:
11:30am through 1:00pm
1 PDU Credit for Certified PMs
Location:The Globe and Laurel Restaurant 3987 Jefferson Davis Highway
Stafford, VA 22554
About the Speaker:
Mr. Steve Gage
Steve's fire career started in 1969 as a seasonal firefighter for the Kern County Fire Department. In 1972, he became a member of the Fulton Hotshots on the Sequoia National Forest. After two seasons on the crew he accepted a full time appointment with the Kern County Fire Department. He has been a member of a National Incident Management Team since 1992 and Incident Commander on California Interagency Incident Management Team 3 from 2000 to 2002. His work as an Incident Commander for the California IMT included leadership of the Los Alamos, New Mexico fire in 2000 and command of the team's mission to support rescue and recovery efforts at the Pentagon following the attacks on September 11, 2001. In 2002 he stepped down to accept the position of Fire Chief of Kern County, and retired from the Kern County Fire Department at the end of 2003. He then took a job with the California Governor's Office of Emergency Services (OES), Fire and Rescue Branch as the Deputy Chief of Operations.
When the Forest Service opened a new position as a liaison to FEMA's National Incident Management System (NIMS) Integration Center, Steve applied for and was appointed to this new position. The position provided a link for the wildland fire community and the other agencies in regards to NIMS.
Steve has an A.S. degree in Fire Science from Bakersfield College and is a graduate of the Executive Fire Officer program at the National Fire Academy in Emmitsburg, Maryland. He has a Lifetime Limited Teaching Credential and has taught Fire Technology at Bakersfield Community College, Command and Control classes at the National Fire Academy in Emmitsburg, Maryland, Hazardous Materials for the University of California Extension program, and is an instructor/evaluator for the Advanced Incident Management at the National Advanced Fire and Resource Institute in Tucson, Arizona.
From the North or South, take I-95 Exit 148. At the bottom of the ramp turn toward US 1 (East) and turn right on the off ramp for US 1 South. After merging onto US 1 South and passing through the first traffic signal look for the entrance to the Globe and Laurel on the right.