New York State
Association of Fire Chiefs

Providing Service to Those Who Serve

Keynote Address


Deputy Assistant Chief – Chief of Safety Frank Leeb
Fire Department City of New York (FDNY)

Thursday, June 13, 2024 – 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. NEW TIME!
@ The Oncenter Ballroom (lower level)

*Open to all attendees

Taking inspiration from his own leadership philosophy, Chief Leeb will share the principles he learned during his more than 40 years in the fire service. These principles have been the cornerstones of his leadership as he ascended the ranks of the FDNY. These principles have also served as the foundation of his best-selling book Cornerstones of Leadership, Training, Teamwork, and Mentorship – On and Off the Fireground. During this presentation, Chief Leeb will demonstrate how these lessons are transferable to any occupation or industry looking for self-improvement or organizational advancement.

Frank Leeb is a deputy assistant chief in the Fire Department of New York (FDNY). During his more than 30-year career, he has held several senior staff positions, including the chief of the Fire Academy, chief of training, and the chief of safety. Leeb has also been a member of the East Farmingdale Fire Department since 1983. He holds a bachelor of science degree in fire service administration from SUNY and a master’s degree in security studies from the Naval Postgraduate School, Center for Homeland Defense and Security (CHDS). Leeb has served as an advisory panel member for the UL Fire Safety Research Institute’s (FSRI) “Study of Coordinated Attack in Acquired Structures” and is a principal on the NFPA Technical Committees 420, 1585, and 1710. He was also the keynote speaker for Firehouse Expo in 2022 and was a presenter at the 2022 U.S. Fire Administrator Summit on Fire Prevention and Control.

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