Desert Southwest Symposium

These one or two day training opportunities offer the latest trends and programs for the Public Educator.  The symposiums are designed to assist many levels of the Fire and Life Safety Educators — beginning, intermediate, or advanced — by giving usable tools to start a program or fine tune one already in place.

Public Education and Risk Reduction 

Plenary Sessions

How ACES Impact Learning Behaviors

Allen Green, Chattanooga Fire Department

Teaching Techniques that Engage Middle School and High School Teens and Beyond

David Boggs, Sonoran Trails Middle School

Vape Use Among Teens

Guided Discussions to Develop a Statewide Education Partnership

Thursday, November 2, 2023

Time: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 

Location:  Desert Banner Medical Center, 1400 S. Dobson Road

Cost: $50.00 Registration 

Networking Pre-Event

Wednesday, November 1, 2023

Time: 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Location: The Hub 1860 S Stapley Dr., Mesa


Allen Green

Allen Green, Chattanooga Fire Department

Born and raised in Chattanooga, TN. Received a Bachelor's degree in Chemistry, minor in Biology from University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. I got the privilege to join the Chattanooga Fire Department in 2012. Spent 9 years in operations and a little under 2 years in a current position as the Fire and Life Safety Educator. Founder and CEO of Pain Perseverance Character Hope, a non profit providing social emotional learning, self development and family mentoring. 2019 recipient of American Red Cross Service to Youth Heroes Award, 2018 recipient of the NAACP Civil Service Officer of the year, 2021 Omega Citizen Of The Year and 2023 Tennessee Fire Public Educator of the year. Tennessee Building Strong Brains Train The Trainer for Adverse Childhood Experiences. 2023 Graduate of National Fire Academy Youth Firesetting Prevention and Intervention course. Mission and passion is to serve and pour into others so that no matter the circumstances they will be triumphant with the mindset of "I can"'