Syosset Fire Department
Robert Leonard is a 30-year veteran of the fire service, serving as a firefighter, officer and EMT. He has led communications for large and small emergency service agencies, including serving as the FDNY’s deputy director of public information and deputy press secretary for Uniformed and Emergency Services to the mayor of the City of New York. Leonard is a senior executive at a national public relations firm, leading the public safety and local government practice, and chairs the Public Relations committee for the Firemen’s Association of the State of New York. He is a nationally recognized author and lecturer on media relations and crisis communications for the emergency services.