Mission Statement

Deliver strategic and operational planning fundamentals in a timely and consistent manner while exposing value. 


Effective Strategic Planning You Can Count On

AFSO21 LLC -  Utilizing our extensive background in Fire Protection and Emergency Services (FPES), Agile Fire Service Organization for the 21st Century specializes in supporting FES organizations with identifying, developing, implementing, and maintaining strategies and techniques necessary to operate and sustain their organization. We anticipate and identify requirements, research organizational practices, and assist with developing and crystallizing goals and objectives. We apply analytical expertise and formulate recommendations and effective solutions in areas of staffing, community risk assessment, training, and financial and operational management. With each consultation, we provide reports, proposals, and presentations for future reference.

Our strategic & operational planning services include comprehensive consultation to help our clients identify gaps and opportunities while at the same time developing an array of solutions they can choose to implement and then, effectively and economically adjust to their changing environment. 

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Over the past three decades, AFSO21 LLC owner, Kevin Ferrara supported individuals and organizations with strategic and operational leadership and is instrumental in assessing complex situations, identifying solutions by incorporating Agile methodology and coaching, business analysis, and professional development skills. Kevin's adept in community outreach/relations, developing policies/procedures, performing risk assessments, and incorporating strategic/critical thinking & writing, and group facilitation.

Kevin served as an ambassador to foreign host nations; designed and implemented large budgets; and developed enterprise wide programs and policies improving support operations and mission success. Accolades from national leaders and organizations proved Kevin's abilities, leading him to serve as a Command Deputy Fire Chief managing 14 military installations.

Kevin supported government clients as a Subject Matter Expert (SME) before starting his own veteran-led, independent consulting company. This transition gave Kevin boundless opportunities to focus on improving small to mid-size organizations, particularly fire emergency service (FES) providers.  Additionally, Kevin is often called upon to provide his expert knowledge on issues involving fire fighter safety.

Based on his talents, Kevin was selected as a Teaching Assistant for Penn State's Smeal College of Business where he currently supports the BA 411 Business & Industry Analysis course.

Kevin holds a MPS from The Pennsylvania State University in Community and Economic Development, a BS from the University of Maryland Global Campus in Fire Service Administration with a minor in Business Administration, and holds several professional and industry certifications.  

AFSO21 LLC Owner and Consultant, Kevin Ferrara

AFSO21 LLC Owner and Consultant, Kevin Ferrara

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