Certificate Assembly Board of Governors

The Certificate Assembly Board of Governors (CABOG) consists of eleven members elected from Certificate Assembly voting member entities and one member elected from the general public.

The functions of the Certificate Assembly Board of Governors are to:

  • Provide suggested policy statements and administrative guidelines to the Certificate Assembly for approval.
  • Encourage the professional development of the fire and emergency services internationally.
  • Clarify policy established by the Certificate Assembly.
  • Review appeals.
  • Meet semiannually, one meeting of which will be immediately prior to the annual Certificate Assembly meeting.
  • Establish a forum and dialogue between accredited entities that will encourage reciprocity between entities.
  • Ensure certification is done on a valid and credible basis.
  • Act upon all accreditation applications.
  • Carry out policies established by the Certificate Assembly.
  • Apply, where no acceptable standard exists, National Fire Protection Association Professional Qualifications standards as benchmark standards against which to evaluate and accept other standards.

For more information about the Certificate Assembly Board of Governors, see Article 10 of the IFSAC Bylaws.


CABOG Members

Derek Simmons, Chair
Member Entity: Fire and Emergency Services, Newfoundland and Labrador
Chair Term Ends: 2019
CABOG Term Ends: 2021
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Phone: (709) 729-1608

Lori Howes, Vice-Chair
Member Entity: Utah Fire and Rescue Academy
Vice-Chair Term Ends: 2020
CABOG Term Ends: 2020
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Phone: (801) 863-7710

Vacancy
Member Entity:
Term Ends: 2019
Email:
Phone:

Tobin Praznik
Member Entity: Manitoba Emergency Services College
Term Ends: 2019
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Phone: (204) 726-7027

Affan Khalfan Al Akhzami*
Member Entity: International College of Engineering Management, Oman
Term Ends: 2019
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Phone: 968 2451 2015

Matt Thorpe
Member Entity: North Carolina Fire and Rescue Commission
Term Ends: 2019
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Phone: (919) 302-8262

Angela White*
Member Entity: Wisconsin Technical College System, Fire Education and Training
Term Ends: 2020
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Phone: (608) 266-7289

John Cunningham
Member Entity: Nova Scotia Fire Service Professional Qualifications Board
Term Ends: 2020
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Phone: (902) 861-3823

Gordon Descutner
Member Entity: Alaska Fire Standards Council
Term Ends: 2020
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Phone: (907) 269-5061

Bill Slosson
Member Entity: Washington State Patrol - Fire Protection Bureau
Term Ends: 2021
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Phone: (360) 596-3928

Tara Youngblood*
Member Entity: Texas Commission on Fire Protection
Term Ends: 2021
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Public Board Member - Vacant
Term Ends: 


*Member changes:

Tara Youngblood changed entities August 2018. Reappointed to CABOG by the chair. An election will be held for this position at the 2019 Spring Meeting for the duration of the term.

Mario Lafreniere resigned October 2018. Affan Al Akhzami appointed to vacancy November 2018. The term for this position ends April 2019.

Ron Hassan resigned November 2018. Angela White appointed to vacancy December 2018. An election will be held for this position at the 2019 Spring Meeting for the duration of the term.

Dave Couvelha resigning March 2019. The term for this position ends April 2019.

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