Brene Duggins

Brene Duggins

Fire Prevention Coordinator/Training Captain
Holly Grove Fire Department

Brene Duggins is the Fire Prevention Coordinator/Training Captain at Holly Grove Fire Department in Lexington, NC. During her 21 years as a volunteer in the fire service, she has shared her passion for technology and education across not only the state of North Carolina but across the United States and into Canada teaching the public as well as Fire Service Personnel to enhance their own programs through the integration of technology. She began Ms. D's Virtual PD, which is a virtual professional development training program that combines live training sessions and on-demand training opportunities for public school personnel and fire service personnel. Brene is the past Chair of the NC Eastern Region Fire and Life Safety Educators Association and also is the 2nd Vice-Chair of the North Carolina Fire and Life Safety Educator Association State Council. She is the 2022 NFPA Educator of Year. Her day job is as the Media Coordinator at Oak Grove High School in Davidson County, NC, and she is also a Past President of the North Carolina School Library Association.