THIS MONTH'S SPEAKER
Our speaker will be Laurie Christensen, CFPS, FM, FEMT, M.S.
Laurie Christensen is the Fire Marshal of Harris County, Texas, the third-most populous county in the United States with 4.7 million residents, 2.1 million of whom reside in the unincorporated county. Fire Marshal Christensen is a graduate of Sam Houston State University with a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice and a Master of Science in Criminal Justice Leadership and Management. She is an accredited Fire Marshal, a Certified Fire Protection Specialist, a Master Peace Officer, and a Master Firefighter. She is a retired member of Pasadena Volunteer Fire Department, the former Fire Marshal of La Porte, TX. and has over 25 years of experience in emergency response, including 18 years as a chief officer.
Fire Marshal Christensen is a published author, guest editor and guest speaker throughout the state and country. Christensen also serves on numerous committees for law enforcement and the fire service, and provides frequent expert testimony to the Texas legislature. Fire Marshal Christensen is the recipient of numerous distinguished awards and certificates of merit.