FLSS Election

FLSS and IAFC Elections are open May 25-June 27. Open positions:

  • Section Chair: two-year term, expiring at FRI in 2024 (Uncontested Election - Greg Rogers, Chair of Section)
  • Section Vice Chair: two-year term, expiring at FRI in 2024 (Uncontested Election - Robert Marshall, Vice Chair of Section)
  • There are two board member at-large positions: three-year terms, expiring at FRI in 2025

FLSS Elections Committee will share unofficial election results with membership July 22. Official results will be announced during FRI 2022 in San Antonio, TX as well as the elected terms will begin. The 2022 FLSS election will be run exclusively online; the voting period opens spring 2022.

The Fire & Life Safety Section candidates are:

Raymond Allen Reynolds, Board Member at Large
Raymond Allen Reynolds

Raymond Allen Reynolds, Fire Chief Nevada, Iowa Public Safety Department and Missouri Valley Division. I seek re-election to the FLSS board for At-Large Member. I've served as State Fire Marshal for Iowa from 2010-2013. In 2011, I received the Governor's Award for Fire Prevention Officer of the Year implementing a state-wide smoke alarm program responsible for 60,000 smoke alarm installations. In 2013, I received NASFM's President's award for shipping a fire truck to Africa and teaching fire prevention to 2,000 children in Zambia. I continue to serve on the Fire Code Action Committee representing FLSS. Our team has successfully researched major fires affecting the cellulose ethanol industry and drafted new fire codes for 2021.

My passion lies in preventing fire fatalities. Our department's Community Risk Reduction program is called Keeping Emergencies Small. We address police, fire, EMS and quality of life issues. I have taught several Command Officer Leadership Symposiums (COLS} for IAFC and presented nationally about the changing fire service. I remain very committed as a vocal spokesperson against bad legislation and faulty products harming our citizens and firefighters. I continue to address home fires caused by lightning strikes involving Corrugated Stainless Steel Tubing (CSST} gas piping.

I seek to remain on the board to be an advocate for home fire sprinklers and doing what is right for the advocacy of the fire service. I am an Iraq war combat Veteran retiring from the military in 2006 honorably discharged.

Kathy Clay, Board Member at Large
Kathy Clay

Kathy Clay, Battalion Chief Fire Marshal Jackson Hole Fire/EMS. Please consider this letter of request for nomination to the FLSS board for At-Large Member position. I have served as Battalion Chief Fire Marshal for Jackson Hole Fire/EMS since 2011, working my way up from a volunteer firefighter position beginning in 2002.

Through the work of the Prevention Bureau, I have implemented community risk reduction programs which have positively impacted risk reduction for our citizens, visitors, and firefighters. Our department offers car seat checkup appointments; we successfully implemented an aggressive carbon monoxide campaign, providing free CO devices to homes which qualified; our department enforces the ICC Wildland Urban Interface Code, building fire resilient structures and enhancing firefighter safe zones within the wildland urban interface; and we have strong interagency and collaborative partnerships with government agencies, Teton County Emergency Management Office, and Red Cross, complementing and enhancing the risk reduction effort in our community.

Local ordinances have required fire sprinklers in commercial and residential structures over 5,000 square feet for many years in this county. I am a passionate fire sprinkler advocate and have witnessed many fire-saves from fire sprinkle activations.

I am a board member of the Wyoming Association of Fire Marshals, sit on the governor-appointed Council on Fire Prevention, Vision 20/20 Steering Committee member, former International Association of Wildland Fire board member. I have instructed at FDIC, Colorado Risk Reduction Conference of the Rockies, and Big Sky Wildfire Summit, and have been published by iChiefs newsletter and Fire Rescue Magazine.

Shawn M. Hanson, Board Member-at-Large
Shawn M. Hanson

Assistant Chief Shawn Hanson has been a dedicated Fire Service Professional since 2001 with a passion for fire & life safety code development and advancements. She currently serves as Assistant Chief/Fire Marshal for Greater Naples Fire Rescue, and Fire Marshal for Collier County, and City of Everglades City, FL.

Hanson demonstrates her leadership through active involvement in local, state, national, and international associations, and committees, including serving on the International Association of Fire Chiefs’ (IAFC) Fire & Life Safety Section (FLSS) Board of Directors, IAFC Human Relations Committee (HRC), is an IAFC’s Diversity and Executive Development Program (iDELP) Fellow graduate, Southeastern Association of Fire Chief’s (SEAFC) member and serves on National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) technical committees. Hanson is a member of the International Fire Marshals Association (IFMA), serves on the Florida Fire Marshals and Inspectors Association’s (FFMIA) Legislative Committee, serves as Collier County Fire Marshals Association President, and is active with the Florida Fire Chiefs’ Association (FFCA). She is an appointed member of the Florida Firefighters Employment, Standards, and Training Council and Chair of the Florida Fire and Emergency Incident Reporting System Technical Advisory Panel.

Hanson has been recognized for her leadership and professional achievements, including the prestigious IAFC’s Southeastern Association of Fire Chiefs H.D. Crossnine Award for her contributions to fire prevention, the Florida Fire Chiefs Association and Florida Fire Marshals and Inspectors Associations Fire Marshal of the Year Awards, the Tenzinga (Performance Management Systems) Excellence in Leadership Award, and Florida Special Districts Southeast Technology Innovation Award.

Greg Rogers, Chair of Section - Uncontested Election
Greg Rogers

Fire and Life Safety Section members (FLSS), I am Greg Rogers, Deputy Chief for Spokane Valley Fire Department, and I am running for the FLSS Board of Directors Chair position. I have been serving as a FLSS board member and Secretary/Treasurer and the Vice-Chair position for the past several years. I have also been serving as Co-Chair of the FLSS Cooktop Safety Work Group, as well as the Community Risk Reduction Leadership Conference Chair. Having graduated from Oklahoma State University with a Fire Protection and Safety Technology degree, I have served as the Deputy Chief with Spokane Valley Fire Department and worked in the fire service for the past 24 years. I have also served as Peer Reviewer for the CPSE and was assigned to the reimaging group for CPSE for the 9th and 10th Edition manual for the CFAI Accreditation. I am currently the Vice-Chair of the Fire and Life Safety Section for IAFC and a Commissioner on the Commission for Professional Credentialing with CPSE; Chair of the IAFC Community Risk Reduction Leadership program planning committee, and IAFC Committee member of the IFC Development Committee member.

I feel thorough my work experience and my knowledge in the code development arena and my experience with community risk reduction this would allow me to help the FLSS accomplish several established priorities:

  • Greater expansion of community risk reduction throughout the fire service
  • Educating fire service professionals Community Risk Reduction

I would like to thank you for your time and consideration.

Robert Marshall , Vice Chair of Section- Uncontested Election
Robert Marshall

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Description automatically generated with medium confidence, I am the Division Chief of Community Risk Reduction for the San Mateo Consolidated Fire Dept, where I serve as the Fire Marshal for 3 cities. I have been with this department for 3 years, and served as the Fire Marshal for Contra Costa County Fire since 2014. Prior to that, I was a Fire Prevention Captain, and an Inspector in different departments. In each of those roles, I was involved in all aspects of Fire Prevention including plan review, code inspections, construction inspection, public education, fire investigations, and vegetation management. I have my bachelor’s degree in Fire Science Management. I have also been involved in curriculum development for the California State Fire Marshal in the realms of Inspector, Fire Marshal, and Plan Review. I am also involved with the ICC where I have just been appointed as chair of the Fire Code Action Committee. I was the president (And all other positions of the board) for the Northern California Fire Prevention Officers Association, an ICC chapter as well as an NFPA chapter. I currently serve as Treasurer/Secretary for the Fire and Life Safety Section.

The most important role of the FLSS is to monitor the technology changes facing our industry (like ESS) and ensure our membership is better educated in those technologies. I also want to continue to ensure that the FLSS is fiscally responsible. I would continue to uphold those values as vice-chair.

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