Executive Board of Directors


Seth Barker

Deputy Chief of Operations
Big Sky Fire Department
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1st Vice President

Brian Zaitz, MS, CTO, EFO, CFO

Assistant Fire Chief
Kirkwood Fire Department
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2nd Vice President


Tony Carroll

Deputy Chief-Operations/ISFSI 2nd Vice-President
Louisa County, VA, Department of Fire & EMS
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Immediate Past President

Peter A Van Dorpe

Fire Chief (ret.)
Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Fire Protection District
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Board Members

Directors at Large

Vincent W Conrad

Division Chief, Training & Professional Development
Halifax Regional Fire & Emergency
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Jesse Marcotte

Training Chief
Northville Township Fire Department
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Steven Shaffer

Deputy Fire Chief
Boston Fire Department

Region 1 Director

Represents the membership from the following states: Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, Colorado, Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, Wyoming, and New Mexico.

Demond Simmons

Battalion Chief
Oakland Fire Department
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 Region 2 Director

Represents the membership from the following states: Arkansas, Louisiana, Missouri, Iowa, Oklahoma, Texas, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, Wisconsin, and Mississippi.

Region 3 Director

Represents the membership from the following states: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands, Delaware, District of Columbia, Kentucky, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia, Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, and Vermont.

Region 4 Director

Represents the membership from all of the Canadian Provinces: New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Quebec, Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Northwest Territory, Nunavut, Saskatchewan, and Yukon Territory.

Stephen Fenner

NS Chapter of the ISFSI and FDIC Atlantic. FF/ENG Halifax Regional Fire & Emergency
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Region 5 Director

Represents all International countries, territories, and geographic areas outside of the United States and Canada, including federal and military fire service members.

Dennis Van't Ende

Senior Instructor
Royal Netherlands Airforce Fire Department
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Advisory Board

Legal Advisor

John K. Murphy, Esq

Deputy Fire Chief (Ret)/Attorney at Law
Eastside Fire & Rescue/Murphy Law Group
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Legislative Advisor

Stephen N Pegram

Township Administrator
Hamilton Township
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