F.I.E.R.O. Fire Station Design Symposium

September 23-25, 2019 Sheraton Raleigh Hotel

421 S. Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601

2019 Presenters

Jennifer Bettiol
Project Manager

BRW Architects
2700 Earl Rudder Freeway
Suite 4000 College Station,TX 77845
Ph: 979-694-1791

Jennifer Bettiol

With over 10 years of fire station design experience, Jennifer has made it a priority to design stations which will efficiently facilitate the demands of emergency responders, both in function of the facility and the health and welfare of those working there. With multiple design awards from F.I.E.R.O., Station Style, and Firehouse, she creates a balance between function and aesthetics in fire station design.

Jennifer is a graduate of Texas A&M's Masters of Architecture program. She has guest lectured at Texas A&M, as well as presented for F.I.E.R.O., Firehouse, SAFE-D, and the Texas Fire Chief Academy.

Mike Bucy
Fire Chief

Stevens 1 Fire-Rescue
P.O. Box 246
Clayton, WA 99110
Ph: 509-262-9660
Fax: 509-262-9661

Mike Bucy

Fire Chief Mike Bucy has been in emergency services for over 32 years and has been a chief officer for over 16 years. He has been a part of five different building projects and his current district just completed two new stations in May this year — a $6.5+ million project.

Chief Bucy has strong community building skills with each department. In his current district, he has passed two levies and a bond in an economically depressed area.

William Bussard, AIA, LEED AP

Davis Partnership Architects
2901 Blake St.
Denver,CO 80205
Ph: 303-995-8402
Fax: 303-861-3027

William Bussard

William's background includes a focus on conceptualization, design, project management, and a high level of contract administration through the construction phases. In every phase of a project, he has worked closely with local groups, as well as city, county, and state agencies to realize project goals and intentions. This is all done by discussing value and vision to maintain and compliment the visions and values of the groups and agencies involved. William projects include the Edwards Fire Station #12 and a combined fire and police station for Avon, CO.

William has been called a chameleon, the jack of all trades, and many nice things by contractors. He has been changing the Colorado skyline for the past 14 years helping raise a family along the way. A graduate from Texas Tech University College of Architecture, he and his lovely wife relocated to Denver in 2004. He is involved in all levels of projects at Davis Partnership from preliminary design to project completion. When not attending to his clients' every need he is found happily spending time with his wife and three daughters, creating all sorts of useful items, camping, and pursuing any and all types of fish with his fly rod.

Keith Carlyon, AIA, LEED AP, NCARB
Senior Principal

ADW Architects
Six Coliseum Centre
2815 Coliseum Centre Drive
Suite 500
Charlotte, NC 28217
Ph: 704-379-1919
Fax: 704-379-1920

Keith Carlyon

Keith Carlyon's career has been focused on Municipal Architecture for over 26 years. Keith is the Director of Fire Station design for ADW Architects. He has lead over 50 fire station, EMS, Police and 911 projects, many of them award winners.

Keith holds a Bachelor of Architecture from Texas Tech University and is a LEED Accredited Professional. He has a strong understanding of current fire station design needs, trends and is an industry leader in strong design while meeting functional goals. Keith has lead the design of all fire station projects for ADW.

Craig Carter, AIA, LEED AP BD+C
Associate Partner

BKV Group, Inc.
343 S. Dearborn St. #203
Chicago,IL 60604
Ph: 312-279-0465

Craig Carter

Craig Carter's career has been focused on the Architecture of public sector projects, specifically fire stations. Licensed in several states, he leads the fire station design process for BKV Group nationwide. He has completed over 40 fire station projects in the last decade, many of them award winners.

Craig holds a Masters of Architecture from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign and is a LEED Accredited Professional. He has a strong working knowledge of national standards and best practices, a deep knowledge of the history of fire station design, and remains up-to-date on the latest national trends. He is passionate about fire station design and providing excellent buildings that support fire fighters in their service to the public.

Don Collins
Fire Station Consultant
Professor, Clemson University (ret.)
Captain, Clemson University FD (ret.)

112 Allee Street
Clemson,SC 29631-1903
Ph: 864-653-0378 cell 864-654-1841 (voice mail)

Don Collins

As the son of a professional firefighter from a family of 11 firefighters, Don used the "family business" to inform his teaching as a design professor at Clemson University's College of Architecture where fire station design projects would sometimes serve as the teaching vehicle. His first fire station design consulting work was for one of his graduates.

Parallel his college teaching career, Don served with the Clemson University Fire Department (CUFD), the largest university-operated fire department in North America. Operating from 2 stations with a fleet of 3 engines, 3 aerials and 3 ALS medic units, CUFD serves a town-campus population of 40,000 that can quadruple on football weekends. With his construction specification knowledge, heading the CUFD's apparatus procurement process became a major responsibility for most of his fire service life.

Don's academic "applied" research was focused on the fire station as a unique building typology. He linked his overlapping fire and academic positions to expand his knowledge base in site selection, site design and building design with a focus on the integration of a fire station's functional relationships.

In support of his research, he has visited and photo documented hundreds of fire stations throughout North America. In doing so he has been welcomed for "duty tours" in many of them. These visits and tours have allowed him to hear and experience first-hand "post-occupancy" evaluations by end-users of all ranks. The analytical station visits have sharpened his insights into fire station design concept issues as well as design features ranging from those that work to those that resulted in varying degrees of failure. His photo collection of fire stations and fire station details is extensive.

Speaking the languages of both the fire service and the design professions, Don has been retained as a fire station consultant for architects and fire departments on station projects throughout the United States and Canada.

Keith Driscoll, AIA
Senior Associate

Hughes Group Architects
22630 Davis Drive
Suite 175
Sterling,VA 20164
Ph: 703-437-6600 x 113

Keith Driscoll

Keith has managed the design and construction process of many fire stations over his twenty-year career. As a Public Safety Project Manager, he is focused on integrating architecture and engineering with client goals and objectives. Educated at Virginia Tech, Keith is also a registered Building Plans Examiner with the International Construction Code (ICC).

Several stations Keith has designed are recognized with national design awards from F.I.E.R.O., Firehouse, and Fire Chief. He is currently working with departments in Virginia and Maryland on projects ranging from additions and renovations to multi-use facilities.

Mark DuBois

Ohlhausen DuBois Architects
14 East 4th St, Suite 508
New York, NY 10012
Ph: 212-420-8600

Mark DuBois

Mark co-founded Ohlhausen DuBois Architects in New York City in 1996. The firm has done a wide range of award winning projects including fire stations, university work, performing arts centers, houses and offices. His work has been widely published in the U.S. and internationally.

Recent awards include the F.I.E.R.O. Honor Award for the Millwood Fire Station, with consulting from Stewart-Cooper-Newell, and the Excellence in Design Award from the New York City Art Commission for the Rossville Combined Fire/EMS Station on Staten Island.

Mark's focus is creative, pragmatic, problem solving that aims to achieve the full potential of a project. He believes buildings must be both highly functional and also express the importance and pride that a community feels for its public structures.

Born in Boston and raised in Toronto, Mark received his undergraduate degree from Harvard in Astrophysics in 1978. After several projects with NASA and the construction of a radio telescope, he shifted his focus to the design of buildings, receiving his Masters in Architecture from Yale in 1984. Mark is a registered architect in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Texas and New Mexico, and is a LEED Accredited Professional.

Paul R. Erickson, FAIA, LEED AP
Principal / President

LeMay Erickson Willcox Architects
11250 Roger Beacon Drive
Suite 16 Reston,VA 20190
Ph: 703-956-5600

Paul R. Erickson

Throughout his nearly 40-year career, Paul Erickson has been consistently recognized as one of the Commonwealth of Virginia's most acclaimed architects. He has managed and designed award-winning projects and served the profession as an active leader of the Virginia State and Northern Virginia Chapters of the American Institute of Architects, a juror for prominent design competitions, and is a popular speaker at national conferences and symposia.

Paul is certified by the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB), allowing him to practice nationwide, and is currently licensed in the states of Virginia, Maryland, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Missouri and the District of Columbia. His designs for fire and rescue stations have been recognized for design excellence with 23 design awards from national, state and local organizations.

LeMay Erickson Willcox Architects is the proud recipient of the T. David Fitz-Gibbon Award, the Virginia Society AIA highest honor for a firm that has consistently produced distinguished architecture for a minimum of 10 years. For his cutting edge design work and advancement of health and well-being of fire fighters in fire station design, Paul was elevated to Fellow in the American Institute of Architects, the highest membership honor bestowed on only 3% of the 90,000+ members of AIA.

Todd E. Ficken, PE, LEED, AP, MBA

F&D International, LLC
1930 Central Ave.
Unit B Suite 16
Boulder,CO 80301
Ph: 303-652-3200

Todd E. Ficken

Todd is a professional engineer with more than 20 years of planning and design experience in public and commercial projects with an emphasis in Fire Station design and public safety. He brings extensive knowledge and leadership with expertise in architectural design, engineering, and financial planning strategies. He also has a strong working knowledge of national standards, codes and sustainable design which adds tremendous value to clients.

Todd holds undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Colorado, Boulder and is a LEED Accredited Professional. He is passionate about public safety and assisting communities. His approach is to be a true partner with clients, assisting with funding, planning, land-use strategies and design. Additionally, his understanding of construction and costs provide added value for clients on each project.

Todd's approach is "Ask a lot of questions, do not fear a problem and be generous with your knowledge".

Theodore (Ted) Galante, AIA

Galante Architecture
146 Mount Auburn St.
Cambridge,MA 02138
Ph: 617-576-2500

Ted Galants

Ted Galante established The Galante Architecture Studio, Inc. (TGAS) in 1997. He completed his Masters of Architecture Study with distinction from the Cranbrook Academy of Art in 1993, and received a Bachelor of Architecture degree in 1990.

The firm's focus on fire stations began with an award by the NYC Department of Design and Construction. TGAS was awarded a contract with the City of New York after submitting a portfolio of design and construction experience. In turn, Ted redesigned historic fire stations that had not been renovated in over 100 years. This led to work with the Boston Fire Department and still more stations with FDNY. Today the firm provides design services to municipalities of all scales from Chelsea, Massachusetts, to Davenport, Iowa, to Boston Fire and for FDNY.

Ted's work has been recognized with many architecture awards and publications. His designs have won awards from F.I.E.R.O. and other conferences. In 1998 Ted was awarded the prestigious Young Architect's Award by The Architectural League of New York, and shortly after a similar award by the Boston Society of Architects. A number of local and national AIA design awards followed. Ted was acknowledged as an emerging voice among Boston architects. His work has been published in books such as Materiality for Design, and trade magazines such as Architecture, Architectural Record, Architecture Boston, Dwell Magazine, and many other respected publications.

Ted has served as Distinguished Visiting Critic at the Boston Architectural College, and visiting critic at many institutions. His work has been exhibited nationally, and continuous to be subject of recognition on design websites worldwide.

Gregory S. Gilbert, AIA, LEED Green Associate
Vice-President, Public Sector

Bignell Watkins Hasser Architects, PC
1 Park Place
Suite 250
Annapolis,MD 21401
Ph: 301-261-2727
Fax: 410-224-4443

Gregory S. Gilbert

Mr. Gilbert is Vice President of Bignell Watkins Hasser Architects, P.C. in charge of the firm's public sector work. He has been with Bignell Watkins Hasser for over 30 years, with over 20 years working directly on the design of Public Safety Facilities for regional governments and fire companies.

Mr. Gilbert brings extensive experience with the planning, programming and designing of public safety facility projects, and is a past F.I.E.R.O. presenter. He is also a former consumer advisor on the Department of Emergency Services Advisory Board, Queen Anne's County, Maryland and a current member of the Queen Anne's County Library Board.

Recent Public Safety Projects/Awards include:

  • South Glen Burnie Fire Station Addition/Renovation, Anne Arundel County, MD
  • Lakeshore Fire Station, Anne Arundel County, MD
  • Middletown Volunteer Company 7
  • Brambleton Public Safety Center, Loudoun County, VA- Bronze Award, Station Style Awards, 2015
  • Henrico 12, Henrico County, VA- Notable renovation, Station Style Awards, 2012
  • Takoma Park Fire Station 2- FIERO Recognition Award, 2012
  • Henrico Station 9, Henrico County, VA

Mr. Gilbert has designed over 25 public safety facilities in the past 15 years. He graduated with his Bachelor of Architecture from Georgia Tech and has a Masters of Architecture from the University of Oklahoma. He is a Registered Architect in both Maryland and Virginia.

Ray Holliday

BRW Architects
2700 Earl Rudder Freeway
Suite 4000
College Station,TX 77845
Ph: 979-694-1791

Ray Holliday

BRW Architects, under the guidance of Ray Holliday, has used innovative forethought in the design of more than 175 fire and EMS facilities. He has incorporated his high standards of quality efficiency and durability, as well as, the creation of inspiring design into all of his fire stations. With more than 50 design awards from F.I.E.R.O., Station Style, and Firehouse, he and BRW Architects have become nationally recognized in fire station design.

Ray is a graduate of University of Nebraska's Bachelor of Architecture program and Texas A&M's Master of Architecture program. He is also an instructor in the College of Architecture of Texas A&M and speaks at several fire station design conferences and academies each year.

Christopher Kehde, AIA, LEED AP
Principal / Owner

LeMay Erickson Willcox Architects
11250 Roger Beacon Drive
Suite 16 Reston,VA 20190
Ph: 703-956-5600

Christopher Kehde

Christopher Kehde is a Principal Architect at LeMay Erickson Willcox Architects. He is a graduate of Virginia Tech and has practiced architecture in the greater Washington, DC area for 20 years, with a focus on the design and construction of public safety facilities.

Recent and current projects include:

  • Bailey's Crossroads Fire Station No. 10 in Fairfax County, Virginia
  • Montgomery County Public Safety Training Academy in Rockville, Maryland
  • Beachwood Fire Station No. 2 in Beachwood, Ohio
  • Lorton Fire Station No. 19 in Fairfax County, Virginia
  • Reston Fire Station No. 25 in Fairfax County, Virginia

The Bailey's Crossroads Fire Station No. 10 has won numerous awards including:

  • 2015 F.I.E.R.O Award of Honor
  • 2015 Firehouse Station Design Award — Silver
  • 2015 Fairfax County Exceptional Design Award
  • Fairfax County DPWES Award of Excellence for Building Design & Construction

Stephen P. Kromkowski, AIA

2211 East Jefferson Boulevard
South Bend,IN 46615
Ph: 574-236-4400
Fax: 574-236-4471

Stephen P. Kromkowski

Mr. Kromkowski is a Principal Architect for DLZ, an Architecture-Engineering firm based throughout the Midwest, which is focused on publicly-funded design projects. He is specialized in the practice of fire station and public safety design.

Mr. Kromkowski, a graduate of the University of Notre Dame, is a Registered Architect and Interior Designer in the State of Indiana, as well as nine other states. His thirty years of professional practice has included a full range of public safety project experience, ranging from the design of new regional fire station and headquarters to the more modest renovation projects; from Programming and Conceptual Design studies through Construction Administration services; and design solutions to respond to the needs of small rural volunteer fire departments as well as large urban full-time departments.

Mr. Kromkowski is known for his innovative project approach and exploration of design solutions that are tempered by his working knowledge of function, construction, sequence of operations and budget. This experience, combined with technical knowledge and sensitivity to Client and fire fighters' needs, provides an opportunity to achieve his overall quality of service on each project.

DLZ's fire station designs have received national recognition from Fire Chief, Fire House publications and the 2017 F.I.E.R.O. Honor Award. Mr. Kromkowski most recently has been recognized and contributed to articles and blogs associated with "New Trends in Fire Station Design" and "Fire Station Design Can Help Improve Health".

Matt Lawrence, CFO, EFO
Deputy Fire Chief

Burlington Fire Department
215 South Church St.
Burlington, NC 27215
Ph: 336-229-3568
Fax: 336-229-3547

Matt Lawrence

Matt Lawrence is a 20-year veteran of the fire service and currently serves as Deputy Fire Chief for the Burlington(NC) Fire Department. He served 10 years with the Chapel Hill Fire Department as Deputy Chief where he served as project manager for their Fire Station #2 Redevelopment.

Deputy Chief Lawrence holds a B.S. degree in Fire and Safety Engineering from the University of Cincinnati and is a graduate of the National Fire Academy Executive Fire Officer Program. He is also designated as a Chief Fire Officer from the Center for Public Safety Excellence, and a graduate of the International Association of Fire Chief's Fire Service Executive Development Institute.

Joe Lear, AIA, LEED AP

Davis Partnership Architects
2901 Blake St.
Denver,CO 80205
Ph: 303-995-8402
Fax: 303-861-3027

Joe Lear

Joe Lear, AIA, LEED AP, is a Principal at Davis Partnership, a Colorado native and is one of the region's most talented design architects. As a co-leader of design for the office, he has been involved in many of our notable projects. He has an excellent sensibility for architectural and urban design and is especially skilled at creating design solutions that marry the art of architecture with the practicalities of construction. A former carpenter himself, he is one of those rare talents who designs like an architect and thinks like a contractor at the same time.

Joe is highly engaged in the entire continuum of the design process: from user group meetings through design and construction. His vast experience informs his approach to architecture and he enjoys developing ideas and solving problems while pushing the boundaries.

Joe's understanding of how people live, how citizens are transported, and the construction methods and materials that make up our built environment help him deliver practical solutions that embrace new technologies, innovation, and sustainability. As well, his creativity, pragmatism, technical prowess and communication skills all contribute to his reputation for delivering sophisticated, graceful solutions that clients can be proud of. He is highly respected by clients and peers alike.

Robert Manns

Manns Woodward Studios
10839 Philadelphia Road
White Marsh, MD 21162
Ph: 410-344-1460

Robert Manns

Robert Manns is a founding principal architect of Manns Woodward Studios, a Baltimore, Maryland based firm that specializes in the design of fire stations and public safety training centers. He carries more than 15 years of experience in the design of first responder facilities and has been the lead designer for more than 30 fire stations and training centers over the course of the past five years.

Recent awards consist of the F.I.E.R.O. Honor award (in cooperation with Stewart-Cooper-Newell Architects) for the Chester County Tactical Village, as well as a Bronze Award from Firehouse Station Design for the Lutherville Volunteer Fire Company renovation and the Laytonsville District Volunteer Fire Department renovation.

He obtained both his Bachelors and Masters of Architecture for the The Catholic University of America.

Robert Mitchell, AIA

Mitchell Associates Architects
29 Thacher Park Road
Voorheesville, NY 12186
Ph: 518-765-4571
Fax: 518-765-2950

Robert Mitchell

Robert Mitchell is the principal of Mitchell Associates Architects located in Voorheesville, NY, a firm whose entire focus is public safety architecture. Prior to Mitchell Associates, he was a founding partner and a principle designer of Mitchell Ross Associates Architects, P.C. (MRA). He has more than 24 years of experience designing fire stations and has been directly involved in over 270 fire stations and emergency services facilities. 58 of these involved renovations and additions. Prior to that, he was a design-builder, with many renovation projects.

Bob's design work has been published more than twenty-two times in national fire service magazines. Three of these, designed at MRA, won gold prizes. He frequently speaks of conferences on topics related to fire station design and has written the chapter on renovation and additions in the International Association of Fire Chiefs Fire Station Manual.

Joseph M. Mottola, AIA
Deputy Chief Operating Officer/Executive Vice-President

H2M architects + engineers
538 Broad Hollow Road
4th Floor East
Melville, NY 11747
Ph: 631-756-8000 x1355

Joseph M. Mottola

Joe is the Deputy COO for H2M architects + engineers, an award winning, nationally recognized firm now in its 85th year of operation. As a Deputy COO, Joe oversees and directs all design disciplines dedicated to the design of emergency response facilities.

Prior to becoming COO, Joe served as the Market Director for the Emergency Services Market for the firm. He has been involved in hundreds of fire station projects which include: new stations, additions, renovations, envelope upgrades, and mechanical system upgrades. Today, he assists in the market by lending his expertise in site selection, design critique, budgeting, and public awareness.

Joe has over 25 years of experience in the design of emergency services facilities. Having graduated from New York Institute of Technology, he is a member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), National Council of Architectural Registration Boards, National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), and the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI). He is also a board member of the Nassau County (NY) Firefighters Museum & Education Center.

Joe not only dedicates his life to quality fire station design, but fire fighting as well. He has served as a volunteer fire fighter for over 30 years in both the Seaford (NY) and Massapequa (NY) Fire Departments. He uses his "on the job" experience to enhance the facilities he designs as well as integrate the best ideas of all departments he encounters, both as a design professional and fire fighter.

Ken Newell, AIA, LEED AP BD+C
Senior Principal

Stewart-Cooper-Newell Architects
719 East Second Avenue
Gastonia,NC 28054
Ph: 800-671-0621

Ken Newell

Ken has earned a national reputation for the programming and design of public safety facilities that are functional, practical, and budget-conscious. Ken has been directly involved in the planning and design of over 300 fire stations, EMS stations, and public safety training facility projects. He has also consulted other architects on the design of over seventy public safety projects spanning 27 states. Many of these stations have received national design award recognition.

Michael T. Pry, AIA, LEED, AP
Senior Associate/Community Studio Leader

DP3 Architects, Ltd.
15 South Main Street, Suite 400
Greenville,SC 29601
Ph: 864-232-8200
Fax: 864-232-7587

Michael T. Pry

Mike has been designing community-focused projects for over 30 years and currently serves as Senior Associate and Community Studio Leader for DP3 Architects. During this time he has led significant award-winning projects including fire stations, police stations, city halls, recreation centers, and parks. In all his projects, Mike aims to build on the client's vision to create spaces which capitalize on a local community's assets, inspiration, and potential, creating spaces which ultimately promote people's health, happiness, and economic well-being.

Mike holds a Masters of Architecture degree from Clemson University with an emphasis on Health Care Facilities Design and is a LEED-Accredited Professional.

J. Lynn Reda, AIA, LEED AP BD+C

Hughes Group Architects
22630 Davis Drive
Suite 175
Sterling,VA 20164
Ph: 703-437-6600

Lynn Reda

Lynn is a Principal and the Public Safety Leader with Hughes Group Architects. Lynn received a Bachelor of Architecture degree from California State Polytechnic University at Pomona. She also completed studies at the University of Bath, England, and The Polytechnic University at Athens, Greece. In addition to being a registered architect with extensive design, construction document and project management experience, Lynn is also a LEED Accredited Professional with a specialty in Building Design and Construction.

Lynn has focused the last fifteen years of her 25-year career on public safety facilities and is recognized as a national leader in this building type. Several stations Lynn has designed have been recognized with national design awards from F.I.E.R.O., Firehouse, and Fire Chief. She is currently working with departments in the mid-Atlantic region on projects ranging from additions and renovations to multi-use facilities.

Lynn regularly speaks at national station design conferences on topics such as sustainable design and programming. She is a contributing author to the IAFC publication "Fire Station: Architectural Insight to Planning, Design & Construction".

Dennis A. Ross, AIA
Director of Emergency Services Market, Vice-President

Pacheco Ross Architects, P.C.
(a Division of H2M architects + engineers)
3 Lear Jet Lane
Suite 2015
Latham,NY 12110
Ph: 518-765-5105
Fax: 518-765-5107

Dennis Ross

Dennis is an architect and co-founder of Pacheco Ross Architects, P.C., (PRA), an award-winning, nationally recognized architectural firm dedicated exclusively to the design and funding strategies of Emergency Response Facilities. As part of the H2M architects + engineers, PRA joins a like-minded, client-centric firm with a strong emphasis on Emergency Services and other wide-ranging services to better serve our clients.

Graduating from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, his education included a year as an exchange student with the Polytechnic of Central London. Dennis has over 40-years of experience including a long tenure in real estate development and construction, which allows him to assess projects from multiple points of view. He is NCARB (National Council of Architectural Registration Boards) certified; a member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), the International Code Council, licensed in 14 states, and an honorary member of the Kingston Fire Department.

His expertise in project management, land use, public projects, budgeting, construction, and focus on solutions to difficult problems has enabled him to knowledgeably write and speak on a variety of fire station design issues. Dennis has authored articles for Fire Chief Magazine and co-authored Chief Fire Officer's Desk Reference, and Fire Station: Architectural Insight to Planning, Design & Construction. In 2001, he was the recipient of the Business Council of New York State and NFIB annual award for "NYS Small Business Advocate of the Year".

Patrick O. Stone, RA, LEED AP
Deputy Director/Emergency Services

H2M architects + engineers
538 Broad Hollow Road
4th Floor East
Melville,NY 11747
Ph: 631-756-8000 x1325
Fax: 631-694-4122

Patrick Stone

Patrick is the Deputy Director of the Emergency Services Market for H2M architect + engineers, an award winning, nationally recognized firm now in its 85th year of operation. As a Deputy Director, he leads a specialized group of architects and engineers dedicated to the design of emergency response facilities.

Patrick is a graduate of both the New York Institute of Technology and New York University (NYU). He has over 10 years of experience in the design of emergency services facilities. He is a member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), US Green Building Council (USGBC), and the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI). He is also a board member of the Landmark Preservation Commission for the Town of Oyster Bay, where he currently lives.

Patrick and his team facilitate projects through the use of cutting-edge technologies such as Building Information Model (BIM). He is also a LEED Accredited Professional with his Building Design & Construction (BD&C) credentials and works to design and build sustainability whenever possible.

Patrick not only dedicates his life to architecture, but fire fighting as well. He has served as a volunteer for 13 years in both the Wantagh and Massapequa Fire Departments. He uses his "on the job" experience to enhance the facilities he designs as well as integrates the best ideas of all departments he encounters, both as a design professional and a fire fighter.

Matthew J. Sullivan
Fire Chief

The Town of Chapel Hill Fire Department
403 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.
Chapel Hill,NC 27514
Ph: 919-968-2781
Fax: 919-932-2956

Matthew Sullivan

As the Town of Chapel Hill's Fire Chief, Matt Sullivan is Responsible for Town and Departmental leadership and oversight and as a member of the Town's executive staff participates in the development and implementation of the Town's strategic vision. Prior to his appointment as Fire Chief, he served as the Town's Emergency Management Coordinator directing emergency management efforts with responsibility for providing leadership in developing emergency preparedness plans and oversight of the Town's Emergency Operations Center.

Prior to these recent appointments, Matt spent 26 years in the Chapel Hill Police Department. Assignments within the Police Department included; staff legal advisor, interim police attorney, police crisis counselor, narcotics investigator, public safety officer, departmental hostage negotiator, community police officer, crime prevention officer and in youth services as a DARE officer. In 1994 he was named Chapel Hill Police Officer of the Year. In 2008 he was named the department's civilian employee of the year.

A product of the Chapel Hill Community, Matt received his undergraduate degree in Political Science from UNC-Chapel Hill in 1989 a and Master of Social Work Degree from UNC-Chapel Hill in 1997. He received a Degree in Law from North Carolina Central University in 2006 and is a member of the North Carolina State and Judicial District 15-B Bars.

J. Michael Taylor, AIA, LEED AP
Founding and Managing Principal

DP3 Architects, Ltd.
15 South Main Street
Suite 400
Greenville,SC 29601
Ph: 864-232-8200

J. Michael Taylor

J. Michael has provided direction and leadership to DP3 Architects for more than 34 years and has provided project management and design services for numerous projects throughout the United States. His expertise with community projects includes fire, police, and EMS stations; community centers; city halls; public works facilities; and parks. He has also managed higher education and restaurant studios, leading projects for regional colleges and universities and national restaurant concepts.

J. Michael has served as president of the North Greenville Rotary Club, been president of the South Carolina Chapter of the American Institute of Architects, served on the City of Greenville's Design and Preservation Commission, Leadership Greenville's Board of Directors, and participated in the Inaugural Urban Land Institute South Carolina Sustainability Leadership Institute. He currently serves on the Clemson University Architectural Foundation Board of Directors and as an Assistant District Governor of Rotary International.

He holds Undergraduate and Master of Architecture degrees from Clemson University and is a LEED-Accredited Professional.

Ashley Thornberry, AIA
Architectural Associate

Axis Architecture + Interiors

618 East Market Street
Indianapolis,IN 46203
Ph: 317-264-8162
Fax: 317-264-8165

Ashley Thornberry

Ashley is an Indianapolis native who graduated from Ball State University with a bachelor of science in architecture (2013) and a master of architecture (2015). At Axis, she enjoys working on a variety of projects, including civil-based projects such as fire stations. She has been an active member of AIA Indiana and AIA Indianapolis for the past two years, and currently serves as the AIA Indy Architects' Home Tour chair. In 2017, she received a Special Service Award for her work on the AIA Indianapolis Home Tour.

Keith Tyson
Miami-Dade Fire Rescue (ret.)
VP Education, Research & Outreach

Firefighter Cancer Support Network
10217 SW Fernwood Avenue
Port St. Lucie,FL 34987
Ph: 786-351-3276

Paul R. Erickson

Keith Tyson, retired from Miami-Dade Fire Rescue in 2008, after serving 34 years as a Paramedic/Fire fighter, and within 6 months of retirement, was diagnosed with both prostate cancer as well as several skin cancer issues. He immediately began researching different cancer issues in the fire service, only to find alarming rates of cancer in his home agency and in other departments as well.

In 2009, Keith formed the Firefighter Cancer Support Network, Florida Chapter (FCSN), where is currently serves as the State Director as well as the Vice President for Education, Research and Outreach for the national Firefighter Cancer Support Network.

Keith has taught his "Taking Action Against Cancer in the Fire Service", an "on-duty" class to thousands of fire fighters across the country. This is a class that no one "thinks" they want to listen to, or need. But, for those who do attend, they immediately change the way they do "business." The class has been extremely well received by the newest, as well as the most senior, members of every department.

Keith collaborated with the IAFF to develop an online Cancer Awareness course for present and past members. He has given educational presentations to fire departments around the U.S. as well as specialized presentations to the Florida Fire Chiefs/Florida Professional Firefighter's Health and Safety Symposium, the IAFF, the IAFC, the NVFC, as well as FDIC, the NFFF Tampa 2 conference, Fire Rescue International Conference, and other relevant fire service organizations.

Keith currently sits on several national committees addressing this pressing topic including the University of Miami's Sylvester Cancer Center's Firefighter Cancer Initiative (FCI), the National Fallen Firefighters Cancer Alliance, the Fire Protection Research Foundation's PPE Cleanliness study, the Palm Beach County Fire Rescue's "Firefighters Against Cancer Epidemic" team, (FACE), the South, Central and NE Florida Regional Health and Safety Collaborative, as well as numerous other fire service committees dealing with fire fighter health and safety issues.