NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF STATE FIRE MARSHALS
A Strong United Voice for Fire Prevention
The 33rd Annual Fire Prevention and Safety Symposium will be held July 31st through August 2nd. 2023 at the Hotel Ballast in Wilmington, North Carolina. Registration is now open for the event. Click here to register.
New Acting CA State Fire Marshal
1/4/23 - Chief Daniel Berlant has been designated the CA Acting State Fire Marshal. He is the current Deputy Director of the Community Wildfire Preparedness and Mitigation Program within the Office of the State Fire Marshal and will retain the Deputy Director duties in addition to the duties and responsibilities as the Acting State Fire Marshal.
MS Chief Deputy State Fire Marshal
Commissioner of Insurance and State Fire Marshal Mike Chaney has named Connie Dolan as chief deputy fire marshal — the first female to hold the title in Mississippi history.
Dolan’s appointment follows the retirement of Ricky Davis who served as chief deputy for 16 years.
NASFM's First CRR Summit
The National Association of State Fire Marshals is hosting a two-day summit on Community Risk Reduction to provide collaborative resources and mentorship to their members so the CRR process can be implemented nationwide. Click here for more details
7th Annual NE Carbon Monoxide Awareness & Fire Safety Summit
October 27, 2022. State Fire Marshals, advocates, and fire officials attended the Northeast Carbon Monoxide (CO) Alliance Awareness & Safety Summit. The Summit was hosted by the NH fire academy through a hybrid format. Many attended the presentations live but others attended virtually. State Fire Marshals, Sean Toomey (NH), Joe Thomas (ME), and Michael Desrochers (VT) gave opening statements and status in support of CO efforts. NFPA, Red Cross, and other state officials made presentations and case reviews. Christine Watson, a victim advocate from TN gave a presentation on the "Human Costs of CO Poisonings." Sponsors included Verisk, National Fire Protection Association, National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA), and Lieb-Lappen Foundation.
NASFM AT THE TABLE
US FIRE ADMINSTRATOR SUMMIT ON FIRE PREVENTION AND CONTROL: STATE OF SCIENCE
October 11, 2022, the United States Fire Administration in partnership with the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF), hosted the U.S. Fire Administrator's Summit on Fire Prevention and Control: State of Science. The summit marks the 75th anniversary of the 1947 President Truman Conference on Fire Prevention and Control that launched the America Burning PDF report and established the USFA. Many of the outcomes from the original Truman Conference hold true today.
NASFM President Michael Desrochers and Vice-President Brian Geraci attended the summit in Emmitsburg, Maryland to represent our association. NASFM was one of three "Leading Sponsors" of the event. President Desrochers said, "The opportunity to network with other national leaders of the fire service was invaluable."
"This summit brought together national leaders from across the country representing leading fire service organizations, associations, federal agencies, researchers, doctors, safety advocacy groups, government relations professionals and more. President Joe Biden and Department of Homeland Security Secretary, Alejandro Mayorkas both made comments to the attendees virtually while Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security John Tien, FEMA Administrator Deanne Criswell and United States Fire Administrator Dr. Lori Moore-Merrill were in attendance to hear about the challenges facing emergency services.
A first-of-its-kind livestreaming event from the National Emergency Training Center in Emmitsburg, Maryland, the event features presentations from the country's most prominent fire service leaders and researchers. The livestream event was for reporters, the public, the fire service, and local, state and national policy makers who want a better understanding of the challenges and recommended solutions to the critical fire problem in America. The summit kicks off the 100th anniversary of Fire Prevention Week.
Link to the Summit recording: https://www.firehero.org/USFA-Summit/
News from NASFM
Welcome To Our New Principal Members
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