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Joelle Fishkin
Component Relations Manager

IAFC Representatives to NFPA Sought

May 3, 2012

The IAFC relies on our expert members to represent us on NFPA and other technical committees.  We are currently looking for IAFC members to represent the association on the following committees:

NFPA 1720 - Standard for the Organization and Deployment of Fire Suppression Operations, Emergency Medical Operations and Special Operations to the Public by Volunteer Fire Departments. (The standard does not address fire prevention, community education, fire investigations, support services, personnel management, and budgeting.)

  • Alternate to Chief Greg Render (Principal representing Rural Communities*)
  • Alternate to Chief Chris Barron (Principal representing Suburban Communities†)
  • Alternate to Chief Nicholas Sohyda (Principal representing Urban Communities‡)

NFPA 101 – Life Safety Code. The Code addresses those construction, protection, and occupancy features necessary to minimize danger to life from the effects of fire, including smoke, heat, and toxic gases created during a fire. The Code establishes minimum criteria for the design of egress facilities so as to allow prompt escape of occupants from buildings or, where desirable, into safe areas within buildings.

  • Alternate representative to Fire Marshal George McCall, Ret. who serves as Principal

You must be an IAFC member to apply for this appointment. You do not need to have past experience on an NFPA committee to represent the IAFC, but you do need to document appropriate experience related to the assignment.

How to Apply

If you’re interested in being considered for one of the appointments, please submit a letter of interest with a résumé and complete contact information to Joelle Fishkin, Component Relations Manager, no later than Friday, May 18. Please name which appointment you are seeking.


*Rural Community. As defined by the U.S. Census Bureau, an area with fewer than 2,500 residents.
†Suburban Community.  As defined by the U.S. Census Bureau, an area with between 500 people and 1000 people per square mile.
‡Urban Community.  As defined by the U.S. Census Bureau, an area with at least 1000 people per square mile.