Biography 

Chief Buchanan began his fire service career in 1982 and currently serves as a Division Chief for Hanover (VA) Fire & EMS.  Hanover is a large combination system consisting of more than 400 paid and volunteer personnel.  

Chief Buchanan is author of the Volunteer Training Officer’s Handbook from Pennwell Books and Videos and lectures throughout the country on fire service leadership and training topics.  He serves on the advisory board for Fire Engineering Magazine and the Fire Department Instructors Conference.  

Chief Buchanan is a Past President of the International Society of Fire Service Instructors and serves on the Technical Committee on Fire Services Training for the National Fire Protection Association.  He is a past board member for the Volunteer Combination Officer’s Section of the IAFC and continues to serve on numerous committees.  

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