Section 1010 Annoucements


May 8th Member's Meeting: Practical Application of QI in Fire Departments

posted Apr 15, 2017, 9:42 AM by webmaster ASQ 1010   [ updated May 1, 2017, 8:49 AM ]

Please join ASQ Ann Arbor at the Gift of Life hosting Brad Brown, Captain Planning Division Grand Rapids Fire Department and Rob Pease, Continuous Improvement Manage, Tyson Foods presenting Practical Application of QI in Fire Department


Brad Brown is a career firefighter with over 20 years of experience, currently serving as the Captain of the Planning Division and lean champion for the City of Grand Rapids Fire Department.  He has embraced the use of lean methodology and data driven decision making, spreading the practice throughout the department and city.  Having a lifelong passion for learning, Brad has recently completed the four year executive fire officer program at the National Fire Academy and holds a Master’s degree in Executive Fire Leadership.  He has presented numerous times over the past several years for the Michigan Lean Consortium, University of Michigan Industrial Engineering Program, American Society for Quality and the Center for Public Safety Excellence.  When not learning or working, Brad spends time on the family farm with his Wife, two young children and way too many animals.


Rob Pease has been involved in fire protection since 1993 when he served as a nuclear engineer with associated firefighter duties in the United States Navy while serving aboard the USS Columbia.  After serving as a production manager, Rob entered the Grand Rapids Fire Department as a second generation firefighter in 2003.  Rob served as a Strategic Planning Officer for the department and was the first Lean champion for the organization.  He has transitioned into a full time quality position for Tyson foods and works out of the Michigan Lean Consortium.  Rob is also a lifelong learner who is constantly enrolled in classes and recently acquired his six sigma black belt.  He enjoys presenting across the State and Country on the profound impact  lean has had on the fire service in Grand Rapids, in private industry and everyday life.  Rob is married and has two boys that keep him busy with coaching, sports, and camping.




Date:              Monday, May 8, 2017
Time:              Snacks/Networking:  5:30 PM
                       Program:  6:00-7:15 PM

Locations:      Gift of Life Michigan 
                      3861 Research Park Dr. Ann Arbor, MI 48108 (map)

Admission to this Meeting is FREE of Charge!


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