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April 5, 2022

David Hollenbach - Host of "From Embers To Excellence," Retired Battalion Chief, and Author

David Hollenbach - Host of

Battalion Chief David Hollenbach (retired) is the author of “Fireproof: Your Grand Strategy for Transforming Failure into Fuel for Your Future.” He is a motivational speaker, coach, and mentor. He owns and operates David Hollenbach Consulting, LLC, and hosts the popular podcast “From Embers to Excellence.” During his 23-year career in the fire service, he served as a  

• Firefighter 

• Apparatus Driver/Pump-Operator/Engineer 

• Company Officer/Lieutenant 

• Battalion Chief in Operations 

• Chief of Special Operations 

• Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) peer counselor 

 • Public Safety Rescue Diver 

• Coordinator and developer of his department’s first leadership development program  

 David Hollenbach is a veteran of the United States Navy with a Master's Degree in Public Administration from Barry University. A major focus of research for his capstone was how strong, positive leadership can influence the culture of a large organization.  While studying at Barry University he published "The Firefighter's Creed" and “Women in the Fire Service: A Diverse Culture Leads to a Successful Culture,” an article highlighting the importance of gender diversity within the fire service in Fire Engineering Magazine.  He has spent years as an instructor, coach and mentor helping others define and realize success. Although he no longer works as a servant to the community, his passion for service to others remains stronger than ever.   


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