VCOS Election


2023 VCOS Election

The VCOS board consists of nine members at-large and the VCOS international director, for a total of ten board members. No more than two at-large board members from the same division can serve on the board at the same time.

Open Seats
There are three at-large board members seats up for election for three-year terms through 2026. The top three vote-getters will get the at-large positions as long as it doesn’t conflict with the “no more than two from the same division” rule.

All candidates for election to the VCOS Board must:

  • Be a regular member in good standing of the IAFC and VCOS and chief officer of a volunteer or combination Fire-Rescue or EMS agency. Combination agency consists of an active fire department with active emergency response volunteer firefighters.
  • Be an active chief officer engaged in supervising volunteers in a combination or volunteer fire department.
  • Be available to attend four meetings a year in various parts of the country, with the understanding that some expenses for travel may be your responsibility. These meetings include the Symposium in the Sun and the annual meeting at Fire-Rescue International.
  • Participate in conference calls that occur approximately once a month.
  • Work on projects assigned by the chair/board of directors.
  • Promote the VCOS by writing articles for the VCOS newsletter and attending regional fire service events as a VCOS representative.

If more than two (2) candidates for member-at-large are members of a single division of the IAFC, only the two (2) with the highest vote totals will be eligible to take office.

How to Apply

If you are interested in running to be on the VCOS Board, please email the following information to Chief Joseph Florentino, and copy Kevin McGee,

  • Your name, address, phone and email address
  • A statement explaining why you desire to be a board member in 300 words or less
  • Your department name and department phone number
  • Your position/title in that department
  • Your supervisors name, contact numbers and email address so your information may be verified
  • Your resume
  • Your IAFC Division

All above candidate information must be received by Monday, March 13, 2023 at 11:59 PM ET.

If you have any questions, please contact: Chief Joseph Florentino, Nominations Committee Chair at