Certificate Assembly Board of Governors

CABOG Members

John Cunningham, Chair
Member Entity: Nova Scotia Fire Service Professional Qualifications Board
Chair Term Ends: 2025
CABOG Position Term Ends: 2024
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Lori Howes, Vice-Chair
Member Entity: Utah Fire and Rescue Academy                                        
Vice-Chair Term Ends: 2024
CABOG Position Term Ends: 2024
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Christy Rodgers
Member Entity: Kentucky Fire Commission
Position Term Ends: 2023
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Andrew Henning
Member Entity: CAL FIRE, Office of State Fire Marshal
Position Term Ends: 2023
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Angela White
Member Entity: Wisconsin Technical College System, Fire Education and Training
Position Term Ends: 2023
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Bill Slosson
Member Entity: Washington State Patrol - Fire Protection Bureau
Position Term Ends: 2024
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Gary Howard
Member Entity: Iowa Fire Service Training Bureau
Position Term Ends: 2024 (appointed to fill vacancy - election TBH Spring 2023)
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Tara Youngblood
Member Entity: Oklahoma State Fire Service Training
Position Term Ends: 2025
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Clinton Manuel
Member Entity: City of Cape Town Fire and Rescue Fire Training Academy
Position Term Ends: 2025
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Jay Clevenger
Member Entity: Ohio Division of State Fire Marshal
Position Term Ends: 2025
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Matt Thorpe
Member Entity: North Carolina Fire and Rescue Commission
Position Term Ends: 2025
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Bernie MacKinnon
Public Board Member
Position Term Ends: 2025
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The Certificate Assembly Board of Governors (CABOG) consists of eleven members elected from Certificate Assembly represented entities and one member elected from the general public.

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

  • Carry out policies established by the Certificate Assembly.
  • Provide suggested policy statements and administrative guidelines to the Assembly for approval in addition to those provided by the Assembly.
  • Encourage the professional development of the fire and emergency services internationally.
  • Clarify policy established by the Certificate Assembly.
  • Review appeals.
  • Meet semi-annually, immediately prior to the 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.
  • Act on recommendations of the Assembly committees.

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

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