Emergency Vehicle Management

The purpose of the Emergency Vehicle Management Section (formerly Apparatus Maintenance Section) of the IAFC is to provide a forum for members of the association, both regular and associate, who share a common interest and concern with emergency vehicles and equipment. Specific interests of the section include but are not limited to:

2022 EVMS Election

2022 EVMS Election Candidate

The 2022 election will run exclusively online in conjunction with the IAFC election.

Deputy Fire Chief Apparatus Division Edward C. Rice, DC Fire and EMS

I am the current Board Member for this position. I am interested in running for the seat on the board for the Eastern Division. I have been a member of the IAFC for over 25 years, a member of the Eastern Division, and have been a long time member of the EVMS and was a member of the section when it was originally called Apparatus Maintenance Section. I am currently employed by the Washington, D.C. Fire & EMS Department as a Deputy Fire Chief in charge of the Apparatus Division / Fleet Director. I have been assigned to the Apparatus Division as a Captain as well as a Battalion Chief. I also had a detail to the apparatus Division as a Lieutenant too.

I am a Principal Voting Member of the NFPA Technical Committee on Apparatus 1901, 1906, 1911, & 1912 which are all soon to become NFPA 1900. I have been involved with the specification development and purchasing of fire apparatus for approximately 20 years in the DC Fire Department as well as Ambulances for 15 years. I have attended the Apparatus Maintenance Section & EVMS Meetings that used to be held during the Annual IAFC Conference when the IAFC used to have a 2 day program prior to the start of the Trade Show at the Annual Conference. I have been involved with the re-building of the DC Fire Department Fleet of Apparatus 3 times in my 25 plus years with the Department.

Prior to working in DC I was a Firefighter in the Oil Refineries (Chevron & Sunoco) in Philadelphia, PA for approximately 7 years.

Open Seats

There are three seats up for election for three-year terms through 2025

  • Eastern Division
  • Canadian Division
  • New England Division

Section Documents

EVMS Bylaws (pdf)

Board Meeting Minutes

All files are PDFs unless otherwise noted.

Annual Section Meeting Minutes

All files are PDFs unless otherwise noted.


Scott Souders
Fire & EMS Chief
Green Township Fire & EMS - Hamilton County
Cincinnati, OH

Staff Liaison
Kevin McGee

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