Laura Kavanagh – First Deputy Fire Commissioner, Fire Department of City of New York

The CHDS-NPS Executive Leaders Program is tremendously valuable and unique in the realm of homeland security. The instructors are truly experts in their fields, and they have tailored the program to the varied needs of public servants working across the country. From speaking to FDNY members who graduated from this course before me, I knew going in it was going to be an extremely rewarding experience; and it surpassed my high expectations. I feel fortunate and honored to have had this educational experience and the opportunity to connect with leaders in government agencies at city, state, and federal levels. The course made an impact on me, and know it will greatly benefit the Department and our life-saving mission.”

Laura Kavanagh
First Deputy Fire Commissioner
Fire Department of City of New York