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Brian Crawford is the fire chief for the City of Plano, Texas. There he oversees a $42 million operating budget and leads a metropolitan firefighting/EMS force of more than 300 members, protecting the city’s 271,000 residents. Previously Crawford served 27 years with the Shreveport Fire Department, and in 2008 was named Fire Chief by Mayor Cedric Glover. In 2011, Glover appointed Crawford to the position of Assistant Chief Administrative Officer. He is a Certified Emergency Manager, Certified Chief Fire Officer, a graduate of the National Fire Academy’s 4-year, Executive Fire Officer Program, and is a graduate of Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government’s program for Senior Executives in State and Local Government. Crawford possesses a Master degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from Louisiana Tech University, a Bachelor degree in Organizational Management from Wiley College, and an Associate degree in Paramedicine from Bossier Parish Community College - where he also served as an adjunct faculty instructor. He is a featured writer and national speaker on leadership in public safety. Crawford is married to Stacey and they have four children, Brent, Kristen, Landon, and Hayden.
“…In high school, I struggled with certain aspects of learning. So, (years later) the thought of college was very intimidating for me. Had it not been for Bossier Parish Community College’s instructors, counselors, and fellow students who contributed to a friendly and inviting learning experience, I would never have been successful in that first collegiate step. It ultimately changed the course and direction of my life. BPCC started me on a path of achievement through education.”
"Thanks to the encouragement and inspiration of their faculty and staff, as well as an overall dedication to the mission of delivering quality courses and programs, BPCC provides sound academic education which strengthens individuals and our community.”
-- Brian Crawford
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