Deliver agile strategic and operational planning fundamentals in a timely and consistent manner while exposing value.
AFSO21 - Utilizing our extensive background in Fire Protection and Emergency Services (FPES), Agile Fire Service Organization for the 21st Century specializes in identifying, developing, implementing, and maintaining strategies and techniques necessary for FPES organizations to operate and sustain their mission capabilities. 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 agile strategic & operational planning services include comprehensive fire department consulting support 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.
With over 34-years of proven experience in Fire Protection and Emergency Services (FPES), AFSO21 (Agile Fire Service Organization) owner, Kevin Ferrara supports individuals and organizations with strategic and operational leadership. Kevin's experience has proven to be instrumental in assessing complex situations, identifying solutions by incorporating Agile methodology and coaching, and increased individual's 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.
During his military career, 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 fill the roles of a Command Deputy Fire Chief and Fire Program Support Specialist managing numerous military installation fire departments and personnel.
Kevin holds a MPS (Master's of Professional Studies) from The Pennsylvania State University in Community and Economic Development (CEDEV), 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 making him an exceptional Subject Matter Expert (SME).
AFSO21 Owner and Consultant, Kevin Ferrara