LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
2014 LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARDEE
Ronny J. Coleman
Mr. CHUCK BURKELL, Program Director (retired) Executive Fire Officer Program National Fire Academy, Department of Homeland Security.
Mr. Burkell was responsible for the development and implementation of the internationally renowned Executive Fire Officer Program conducted at the National Emergency Training Center in Emmitsburg, Maryland. During his tenure over 3400 senior fire officers from throughout the globe completed a four-year program of graduate level education and achieve certification as Executive Fire Officer’s. He also managed the Harvard Fellowship Program, which featured scholarships to senior managers to participate in the Kennedy School of Government “Senior Executives in State & Local Government Program”.
Chuck has served as a faculty member for a number of regionally accredited degree granting institutions, including the role of Associate Professor at Mt. St. Mary’s University within a Graduate Program of Business (MBA).
Chuck started his emergency services career in 1971 and retired in December 2013. College. He is also one of a limited number of persons licensed by the U.S. National Park Service as a Licensed Battlefield Guide at the Gettysburg National Military Park. He serves as a consultant to FCC Services of Denver, Colorado in support of “The Gettysburg Leadership Experience”.
Chucks holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Mt. St. Mary’s, Emmitsburg Maryland; a Bachelors of Science in Technical Education from the University of Akron – Akron Ohio; and an Associate of Applied Science, Fire Technology from Cuyahoga County Community College - Cleveland Ohio.