American Security Today (AST) is pleased to announce that registered attendees at the 2023 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Ceremony and Banquet Luncheon will receive autographed copies of the New Best Seller “Cornerstones of Leadership: On and Off the Fireground: Training – Teamwork – Mentorship.” –
This hardcover first edition is written by 2022 ‘ASTORS’ Champion Frank Leeb, Chief of Safety for The Fire Department of the City of New York (FDNY), who was Honored for his Tireless Work on Preventing Cancer in Firefighters.
Frank’s leadership philosophy of training, teamwork, and mentorship inspired him to share the principles he’s learned over his 40 years in the fire service in the “Cornerstones of Leadership: On and Off the Fireground: Training – Teamwork – Mentorship.“
These principles have been the cornerstones of his leadership as he ascended the ranks of the FDNY, serving in several senior leadership positions. He also demonstrated how these lessons are transferable to any occupation or industry looking for self-improvement or organizational advancement.
Chief Leeb inspires and motivates readers, fellow firefighters, and all who know him.
In Cornerstones of Leadership: On and Off the Fireground: Training – Teamwork – Mentorship, Chief Leeb recounts stories from his distinguished career, both on and off the fireground.
He shares stories of leadership, heroism, triumph, playing to win, and how the slimmest of margins between winning and losing can be directly credited to our preparation and winning mindset.
Told with unique stories of the FDNY in action, the FDNY way, this book provides simple, time-tested wisdom, practical advice, and words of motivation that will inspire you to action.
“Cornerstones of Leadership: On and Off the Fireground: Training – Teamwork – Mentorship” is brought to our 2023 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Champions and Guests at this year’s Annual ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security and Excellence in Public Safety Awards Program compliments of our generous 2023 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Sponsors.
Returning Platinum Event Sponsor NEC National Security Systems (NSS), and RETURNING Premier Sponsors: ATI Systems, Automatic Systems of America, Guard Dog AI, IPVideo Corporation, Rajant Corporation, RX Global, SIMS Software, and American Security Today!
Frank Leeb is a Deputy Assistant Chief with the Fire Department of New York (FDNY), and he serves as the Chief of Safety at the New York City Fire Department.
He has been a member of the FDNY since 1992.
Frank has also been a East Farmingdale Fire Department member since 1983 (Long Island, NY).
He holds a BS 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).
He is a frequent author and speaker on several fire service topics, most notably topics concerning cancer in the fire service.
Frank is the current chair of the FDNY Contamination Reduction Workgroup, a position he has held since its inception in June 2017.
“We honor and remember our fallen by tracking the small failures and evolving and changing when necessary,” Frank Leeb, Chief of the FDNY Fire Academy shares. In this episode, we take a look at updates to training, technology, and equipment that provide firefighters with a readiness to respond. “All of the things, whether they’re small or large, literally translate to lives of people that are willing to give their life for you,” Rachael Ray, LFF Board Director shares. And learn how fire departments across the U.S. work to better prepare themselves for that next emergency. Courtesy of The Leary Firefighters Foundation and YouTube. Posted on Sep 2, 2021.)
He is a principal serving on NFPA Technical Committee Fire and Emergency Service Organization and Deployment-Career (NFPA 1710), a Principal serving on NFPA Technical Committee Emergency Responders Occupational Health (NFPA 1585), and a principal serving on NFPA Technical Committee on Cannabis Growing and Processing Facilities (NFPA 420).
Frank has also served as an advisory panel member for the UL Firefighter Safety Research Institute’s (FSRI) “Study of Coordinated Attack in Acquired Structures.”
(Chemicals linked to cancer were found in all three layers of protective gear worn by firefighters. According to the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF), and the Metropolitan Fire Chiefs Association, cancer is the leading cause of death among firefighters. In this episode of Brian Ross Investigates, Brian speaks with advocates who are pushing to make a change for the safety of our nation’s firefighters. Courtesy of Law&Crime Network and YouTube. Posted on Aug 24, 2022.)
NY Fire Service to Be Honored in 2023 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program
American Security Today’s Annual ‘ASTORS’ Awards, is the preeminent U.S. Homeland Security Awards Program, and now in its Eighth Year, continues to recognize industry leaders of Physical and Border Security, Cybersecurity, Emergency Preparedness – Management and Response, Law Enforcement, First Responders as well as federal, state and municipal government agencies in the acknowledgment of their outstanding efforts to Keep our Nation Secure.
(Take an inside look into the FDNY Fire Academy on Randall’s Island, as they discuss the Fire Academy’s para-military structure, the probies, and the many memorials and training facilities throughout the island, guided by Deputy Assistant Chief – Chief of the Fire Academy; Frank Leeb as he gives us the inside scoop on many of the little details you might not know about. Hang on it’s going to be a great ride. Courtesy of Gettin Salty Experience and YouTube.)