IFSS Election

2024 Election

The Industrial Fire & Safety Section election will open on May 14 and close on June 18. The election will be completed via electronic ballots sent automatically to all eligible section members via email. For general election questions, email elections@iafc.org or phone 703-273-0911.

For board member duties and qualifications, please review the IFSS Bylaws. There are two candidates in this year's election. 


Richard M. (Rick) Setzer

Richard earned a BS degree from Texas A&M University where he specialized in Industrial Fire Protection. Richard has over 45 years of industrial fire and safety experience spanning job functions from entry level emergency coordinator to advisor for the world’s largest energy company. In addition to his international experience, Richard has served on numerous committees in efforts to advance the industrial fire and safety community. Richard is currently active in the IAFC’s Industrial Fire and Safety Board attending board meetings and supporting the Board at annual FRI conferences.

Company Name and Position:

Setzer Industries, Owner / Principal Consultant


Jerald L. Ziller

I am Jerald Ziller, and I am seeking the IAFC IF&SS Vice Chairperson seat for a three-year term. I have a unique perspective to bring to this position since I am a retired 30-year veteran of the professional municipal fire service and have worked in the industrial sector for the last 10 years. My municipal career culminated with the position of Deputy Fire Chief/Emergency Management Coordinator for a city of 20,000. My current position with a large chemical company is the Fire Chief. I am an EFOP graduate, Certified Fire Protection Specialist, and have vast knowledge of industrial fire protection systems. Please consider electing me for the Vice Chairperson position.

Company Name and Position:

Chevron Phillips Chemical Company (Orange Plant)
Fire Chief


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