A thirty-two year fire service veteran, Chief Scarpa currently serves as the Fire-EMS Chief for Columbus Georgia. He has written numerous articles for the fire service and presented at many regional, national and international conferences on contemporary issues in the fire service. Sal has an associate’s degree in fire science, a bachelor’s degree in public administration, and a master’s degree in leadership studies. He is a graduate of the National Fire Academy’s Executive Fire Officer (EFO) program, a credentialed Chief Fire Officer (CFO) with the Center for Public Safety Excellence, and a graduate of the International Association of Fire Chief’s Fire Service Executive Development Institute (FSEDI).
“Leadership is not about directing people to a certain destination or level of achievement; but rather about equipping them with the tools, resources and capacity to get there on their own.”