Fire Departments
My intense passion and drive for the fire service spans almost 25 years. I joined the Lindsey Volunteer Fire Department in 1995 and have served as the Deputy Chief since 2011. As Deputy Chief, my responsibilities include all operational aspects of the department not related to the fireground. My expertise and background in the fire service field has given me a vast network of other firefighters, governmental leaders, and fire industry experts from across the country. Serving as a member of the Ohio Fire Chiefs’ Association’s Volunteer Committee and current enrollment in the Executive Fire Officer program at the National Fire Academy in Emmitsburg, Maryland has given me extensive knowledge for assisting fire departments.

How I Can Help

Fire Departments

Strategic Planning


Stakeholder Communication


Annual Reports

Financial Management

Capital Improvement

Volunteer Tracking

Capital Campaigns

``Combining all my years or experience, network connections, and business background I have secured over $1.5 million in grants, donations, and capital campaign pledges for our department.``

– Jason Conklin, LVFD


Fire Department
National Volunteer Fire Council

The National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) is the leading nonprofit membership association representing the interests of the volunteer fire, EMS, and rescue services. The NVFC serves as the voice of the volunteer in the national arena and provides invaluable resources, programs, education, and advocacy for first responders across the nation.

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Vision 20/20

With funding from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Assistance to Fire Fighters Fire Prevention and Safety Grant program, the Institution of Fire Engineers US Branch has established a steering committee comprised of noted fire service and related agency leaders to guide a national strategic planning process for the fire loss prevention that results in a national plan that will coordinate activities and fire prevention efforts.

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U.S. Fire Administration

As an entity of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency, the mission of the U.S. Fire Administration is to provide national leadership to foster a solid foundation for our fire and emergency services stakeholders in prevention, preparedness and response.

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International Association of Fire Chiefs

The International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) represents the leadership of firefighters and emergency responders worldwide; our members are the world’s leading experts in firefighting, emergency medical services, terrorism response, hazardous materials spills, natural disasters, search and rescue, and public safety policy.

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Assistance to Firefighters Grant

The primary goal of the Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) is to meet the firefighting and emergency response needs of fire departments and nonaffiliated emergency medical service organizations. Since 2001, AFG has helped firefighters and other first responders obtain critically needed equipment, protective gear, emergency vehicles, training and other resources necessary for protecting the public and emergency personnel from fire and related hazards.

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