The 2019 Board of Directors will be sworn in at the Annual Membership Meeting on Friday, April 12, 2019.

Executive Board of Directors


Devon Wells


Vice Presidents

Seth Barker

Battalion Chief / Training Officer
Big Sky 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

Jason Alan Caughey

Fire Chief

John K. Murphy, J.D.

Deputy Fire Chief (Ret)
Eastside Fire & Rescue

Stephen N Pegram

Goshen Township Fire & EMS Department