1. What skills/abilities do you feel students need to have to be successful in the 21st century as a firefighter?
  2. How are new technologies changing firefighting?
  3. Looking at the people you currently see entering firefighting, what are their strengths and what are their weaknesses?
  4. What are your thoughts regarding how much we should focus on content knowledge versus focusing on students’ ability to learn/adapt/grow?
  5. There is also a lot of discussion in education on the tension between being successful as an individual and being successful as part of a group or team. We’d like to hear more about your thoughts regarding this.
  6. Tell us a little bit about any changes you foresee in firefighting in the next 5-15 years (and beyond). What do you think this means for students currently in high school and for K-12 education in general?
  7. What was the best learning/educational experience you have had? Why?
  8. When we're done today, what's the one most important "take-away" message you'd like our teachers and students to hear?
  9. How does it feel to be in the position of saving a life?
  10. Why did you decide to go into firefighting?
  11. Are there any standards that must be met to become a firefighter?