The 2019 Board of Directors ballot is now available. Cast your vote today. 

The International Society of Fire Service Instructors 2019 Board of Directors election is open until Friday, January, 4, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. EST. The following positions will become vacant beginning April 2019 and are on the open ballot:

  • Director at Large
  • Eastern Region Director
  • International Director
  • Western Region Director

Executive Board of Directors


Devon Wells


Vice Presidents

Seth Barker

Battalion Chief / Training Officer
Big Sky Fire Department

Brian Patrick Kazmierzak, CFO, EFO

Battalion Chief/Training Chief
Penn Fire Department

Immediate Past President

Stephen N Pegram

Goshen Township Fire & EMS Department

*Director at Large Pete Van Dorpe also serves on the Executive Board.

Board Members

International Director

Vincent W Conrad

Training Officer/Captain
Halifax Regional Fire

Directors at Large

Dave Belcher, OFE

Lieutenant, Fire Prevention Office
Violet Township Fire Department

Peter Van Dorpe

Fire Chief
Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Fire Protection District

Brian Zaitz, MS, EFO, CTO

Metro West Fire Protection District

Eastern Region Directors

Tony Carroll

Battalion Fire Chief/ ISFSI Eastern Region Director
District of Columbia Fire Department

Brad French

Dayton Fire Department

Western Region Directors

Matt Hoppel

Assistant Fire Chief
Billings Fire Department

James L Silvernail

Fire Chief
Kirkwood Fire Department

Advisory Board

Justin Ryan Arnold

Captain - Fire Marshal
Portsmouth Fire Department, VA

Jason Alan Caughey

Fire Chief

John K. Murphy, J.D.

Deputy Fire Chief (Ret)
Eastside Fire & Rescue