Robert and Michael have innovated and improved service delivery systems throughout their careers, resulting in over $20 million in savings for local governments. We are finding even more savings as consultants with over $32 million identified through electrification. We find solutions that work, and save taxpayers money.
Michael Benson, MPA is a retired Fire Chief, EV owner and advocate. He focuses on consulting with municipalities to electrify their fleets, and develop mission-critical microgrids (patent pending) with integrated EV charging to increase the resiliency of their community's infrastructure. The combination of EV's and microgrids will improve service, increase resiliency and lower costs. Retired Chief Benson is a member of the Board of Directors for Green Energy Ohio, a contributor to Police1 and FireRescue1 magazines, a member of the Critical Services Microgrid Group in Asheville, NC, a volunteer member of Drive Electric Ohio, an accomplished speaker and presenter, he continues to train and mentor chief fire officers, and he is the co-creator of the Mentors on Fire Podcast.
Robert Pursley, PhD is a retired Fire Chief and expert in public policy. His research on microgrids for local governments confirmed municipalities need expert assistance in developing renewable energy, storage and EV charging infrastructure. The resiliency of a community in the face of power outages, storms and other disasters is critical, and mission-critical microgrids (patent pending) provide this resiliency. Chief Pursley is also an expert in emergency service systems, professional development and training programs, and he is the co-creator of the Mentors on Fire Podcast.