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I am truly blessed to be part of the Carl Holmes executive development Institute (EDI). When I attended the Institute in 1993, I could have never envisioned that one day I would leave the Chicago fire Department. Also, knowing that Carl applied for this position many years ago and now I am the fruit of his labor of love that he has poured so much into all of us!

Annette Nance-Holt

Commissioner Chicago Fire Department

I truly understand now, that there are No obstacles, only opportunities! Thank you Dr. Holmes/EDI family for the sacrifices you have made and helping us achieve our goals! “All that I am, I owe, I live eternally in the red”!

Sunday Sims

Battalion Chief/Fire Marshal Compton CA.

I really enjoy the knowledge that comes from everyone. I have learned a lot since being at EDI.

Ed Wallace

EDI Mod 2 2013

EDI provides the tools for your toolbox to rise through ranks of any fire department

Dave Washington

Ret. Fire Chief (NV) EDI President

Our plans are to be in New Orleans in June like we normally are. However, we have to play by the rules that have been handed to us by the pandemic.
We are experiencing a slow roll out of the vaccinations throughout the country and we are still contingent to Dillard University’s Schedule. We are also cognizant that many departments are imposing restrictions for travel by its members. As soon as we get any viable information that would allow us to move forward, will be presenting our plan for the future, which may include hybrid courses.

In the meantime, you can still register for EDI without the risk of reimbursement or late fees. In the near future, you may be afforded the option to participate in our hybrid courses. To extend your growth remotely