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THE WISCONSIN STATE FIRE CHIEFS ASSOCIATION SERVES BY PROVIDING LEADERSHIP, EDUCATION, ADVOCACY, AND NETWORKING.

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Wind Lake, WI 53185

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DAVID VOTSIS

David Votsis is a consultant with The Floor Above, LLC. He is a 24-year veteran of the fire service and currently serves as a Deputy Chief in the Milwaukee (WI) Fire Department. His responsibilities include managing the staffing, training, and operations of the firefighting personnel within the Department’s 36 stations. In his previous position as Special Operations Division Chief, Votsis directly managed the Department’s Special Teams, ensuring proper equipment and preparation for specialty incident and event responses. He holds an Associate’s Degree in Fire Science and teaches fire certification, professional development, and Incident Command classes at the Milwaukee Training Academy and throughout Milwaukee County and the State of Wisconsin. He is a Wisconsin state-certified Fire Officer II and Fire Instructor I and a nationally certified Incident Safety Officer. Votsis authored his Department’s Incident Management Plan and co-authored the Department’s fire-based SOGs and the Milwaukee County High-Rise Operational Guideline.

JOHN MAYDAK

John Maydak is a consultant with The Floor Above, LLC. He is a 24-year veteran of the fire service and currently serves as a Battalion Chief in the North Shore (WI) Fire Department. His education includes a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management from Cardinal Stritch University and an Associate’s Degree in Fire Science from the Milwaukee Area Technical College. He recently completed the Servant Leadership Certificate Series through the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He teaches fire certification classes for Gateway Technical College and is a Wisconsin state certified Fire Officer I, Fire Instructor I
and Fire Inspector. Maydak believes leadership training and professional development grow people, and people grow organizations. He is dedicated to self-improvement and inspiring others to do the same.

TOBY CARLSON

Toby Carlson is a consultant with The Floor Above, LLC and is passionate about leadership and professional development. He is a 17-year veteran of the fire service and currently serves as a Battalion Chief in the North Shore (WI) Fire Department. His education includes a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management from Cardinal Stritch University and an Associate’s Degree in Fire Science from the Milwaukee Area Technical College. He is a graduate of the Executive Fire Officer (EFO) Program from the National Fire Academy and currently serves as the President of the Milwaukee County Fire Training
Officer’s Association. Carlson continually seeks out educational opportunities to further develop as a leader in his personal and professional life. He teaches fire certification and professional development classes for Milwaukee Area Technical College and is a Wisconsin state certified Fire Officer II, Fire Instructor I and Fire Inspector.