Identifying, producing, and encouraging industry-wide and governmental acceptance of executive fire officer development programs, certifications, and standards.
New Board Directors
Congratulations to Deputy Chief David Kerr (Plano, Texas) and Deputy Chief Trisha Wolford (Bozeman, Montana) on their appointment to the EFOS Board of Directors. Chief Kerr will be serving as the director-at-large for the Southwestern Division and Chief Wolford will serve as the director-at-large for the Western Division.
Report from the Chair
First, I’d like to thank three members of the EFO Board: Chief Pat Kelly, Chief Harold “Bud” Phillips and Chief Joe Fahd. We couldn’t have gotten this far without their support and dedication by serving on the board, first as the National Society of Executive Fire Officers and then as EFO Board members.
Second, I’d like to congratulate the new officers. I look forward to working with you the next two years.
• Vice Chair: Chief William Hyde
• Secretary/Treasurer: Chief Gregory Barton
• Eastern Director-at-Large: Chief Charles McGarvey
• Southeastern Director-at-Large: Chief Trey Mayo
It’s an honor to be selected as the chair of the EFO Section. As many of you know, I have been the secretary/treasurer for many years and helped with the move to become a section of the IAFC. I’m looking forward to moving this section to the next level, but can’t do it without your assistance.
We’ll update our bylaws so they’ll be more in line with other section’s and the IAFC’s bylaws. Additionally, we’ll review the EFO Section Strategic Plan, documenting what we’ve accomplished in the last three years and formulating where we want to be in the future. I have a few ideas I’ll be discussing with the section’s executive board as to goals I’d like to have accomplished by spring, so be on the lookout for invitations from me or your other directors to assist us, especially if you have knowledge and experience in that topic.
My last issue is that we currently have two director-at-large positions open due to Chief Hyde moving up to vice chair and Chief Barton moving up to secretary/treasurer. We’re asking members form the Southwestern and Western Divisions to submit resumes if they’re interested in filling those positions. The people selected will finish the terms and then will have an opportunity to run for election when their terms are up. Please email your resumes to EFO Section Liaison Spencer Cheatham.
Thank you and be safe!
Chief Jo-Ann Lorber
EFO Section Chair