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NASFM Members in Action Across the Country!


Principle members and designees of NASFM were invited to attend the NFPA Fire Marshal Forum at NFPA HQ in Quincy, MA. The meeting was held early this week, November 7-9, 2022. The meeting also provided an opportunity to meet our counterparts from Canada who were also invited. Thanks to NFPA!!

NASFM Staff Attend CFSI-NAC in DC

Members of the Congressional Fire Service Institute (CFSI) National Advisory Committee composed of 36 national fire organizations meet two times a year to establish federal legislative policy for the fire service. Butch Browning and Gary West represented NASFM at CFSI. 

Info about the CFSI NAC can be found here. 

NASFM at the FFMIA Annual Conference

NASFM Executive Director Butch Browning and Training Chief Philip Oakes attended the Florida Fire Marshals & Inspectors Association's 74th Annual Florida Fire Prevention Conference and the retirement of former NASFM President Julius Halas.

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.



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:

News from NASFM

Welcome To Our New Principal Members

  • JoAnne Rice - Florida State Fire Marshal
  • Michael Moyer - Arkansas State Fire Marshal
  • Chad Cross - Washington State Fire Marshal

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