One Educational Journey: Battalion Chief Laurie Mooney

Bill Lowe details the journey of one of the City of Longwood, FL, Fire Rescue Department’s first female firefighters to the position of battalion chief.


Laurie Mooney’s fire service career started in 1983, when she was hired by the City of Longwood, FL, Fire Rescue Department as one of its first female firefighters. In preparation for getting hired as a firefighter, Mooney became certified as both a Florida EMT and paramedic. Consequently...


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Bill Lowe, a captain with the Clayton County, GA, Fire Department, has a doctorate in human resource management and a post-doctorate in marketing management. He is a university professor of public administration and is enrolled in the National Fire Academy’s Executive Fire Officer (EFO) Program.