Rubin was appointed by the City’s Police & Fire Commission in December of 2014. De Pere has a population of 25,000 residents. The city is located in the Northeast section of the state. The department serves the citizens and visitors from two fire-rescue station locations.
Chief Rubin’s experience in fire and rescue service spans more than 35 years. He has served as a company officer, command level officer, and fire chief in several major U. S. Cities. In 1994, Rubin served as the President of the State Fire Chiefs Association of Virginia. Rubin was the host Fire Chief for the 1999 Southeastern Fire Chiefs Association conference held in Dothan, Alabama. He served on several committees with the International Association of Fire Chiefs, including a two-year term as the Health and Safety Committee Chair. Chief Rubin was the host Fire Chief for the “Wingspread IV and V” conferences held in 1996 and 2006.
Chief Rubin’s educational accomplishments include a Bachelor of Science Degree in Fire Administration from the University of Maryland and Associates in Applied Science Degree in Fire Science Management from the Northern Virginia Community College. Chief Rubin is a graduate of the National Fire Academy’s Executive Fire Officers Program (EFOP) and the Naval Post Graduate School’s Executive Leadership Course in Homeland Security. Rubin is a Certified Emergency Manager (CEM); and a certified Incident Safety Officer as well has obtained the Chief Fire Officer Designation (CFOD) and Chief Medical Officer Designation (CMOD) bestowed by the Center for Public Safety Excellence.
Rubin’s teaching credentials are significant. Rubin has been an adjunct faculty member at several state fire-rescue training agencies and that the National Fire Academy. Rubin is a popular speaker and lecturer at the local, state, national and international levels.
Rubin is the author of several emergency service textbooks. His first release is entitled Rube’s Rules for Survival. This book is a collection of case studies dealing with the important topic of fire fighter safety. The next book that Rubin released was Rube’s Rules for Leadership. The Chief discusses his 13 core values and describes how each one can be applied to improve one’s personal leadership capabilities. Chief Rubin’s third book, D. C. FIRE was released at the 2013 Fire Department Instructors Conference (FDIC) by Fire Engineering Books. Finally, Chief Rubin is nearing completion of his fourth textbook Surviving the Legal System, watch for it to appear sometime in 2016. Chief Rubin contributes to several fire-rescue service publications and has written more than 200 technical articles relating to fire department operations, administration, training, & safety.
Chief Rubin lives in De Pere, Wisconsin. He has three grown children and one grandson. Dennis is an avid sports fan supporting all of his hometown professional teams.