YORK, Pennsylvania – (February 18, 2020) – PFD, a division of Glatfelter Insurance Group, welcomes David Michaels as the new Vice President of Education, Training and Consulting Services. Michaels will lead the team, which has trained more than 195,000 emergency services personnel since 2006, in their mission to provide field training courses, online courses, educational materials and personalized support.
Michaels brings 28 years of emergency services experience to the team and served as Fire Chief for the City of York Fire Department from 2012 until 2019, when he retired from the service. fire. Most recently, Michaels served as the Emergency Management Team Leader at a large hospital in Pennsylvania. He has been a member of numerous fire industry organizations, including the International Association of Fire Chiefs, the Pennsylvania Association of Fire Code Officials, and the Pennsylvania Career Fire Chiefs Association.
“Dave’s experience within the fire department – both administratively and tactically – brings great value to our team and our customers”, Explain Troy Markel, president of VFIS. “His first-hand knowledge of the risks that firefighters and EMS personnel face on a daily basis helps our team as we continue to develop our education, training and consulting services, and allows us to be more nimble when we serve.” clients facing unique challenges. »
Michaels holds a Master of Science in Leadership with a focus on disaster preparedness and effective firefighting leadership and completed the Executive Fire Officer program through the National Fire Academy. He also holds numerous fire-related certifications including Emergency Medical Technician, Fire Instructor I and II, and Fire Officer I and II.
VFIS sends its best wishes and heartfelt gratitude to Dr. William Jenaway who previously held this position and retired from full-time work with VFIS in January after 19 years.
PFD is the largest provider of insurance, education and consulting services for fire departments, ambulance and rescue teams and 911 centers in North America, having launched the first insurance program on measure for this industry in 1969. Part of Glatfelter Program Managersone of the largest insurance program managers in the United States, VFIS provides property and casualty coverage, employee benefit programs, including LOSAP, and risk and safety management resources to the service industry. emergency.