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IFSAC Meetings

2019 Fall Meeting
October 24 - 26, 2019
Lexington, Kentucky, USA

Degree Assembly Board of Governors

The Degree Assembly Board of Governors (DABOG) consists of eleven members. Ten members are elected from Degree Assembly member entities. One member is elected from the general public to serve as the Public Board Member. The functions of the Degree Assembly Board of Governors are to:

  • Carry out policies established by the Degree Assembly.
  • Provide suggested policy statements and administrative guidelines to the Degree Assembly for approval in addition to those provided by the Degree Assembly.
  • Encourage the professional and educational development of fire protection.
  • Clarify policy established by the Degree Assembly
  • Review appeals.
  • Meet at least semiannually; one meeting of which will be immediately prior to the annual Degree Assembly meeting.
  • Establish a forum and dialogue between accredited entities that will encourage cooperation.
  • Ensure that the program accreditation process is done on a valid and credible basis.
  • Act upon all accreditation applications.

For more information about the Degree Assembly Board of Governors, see Article 20 of the IFSAC Bylaws.


DABOG Members

Jeff Sprott, DABOG Chair
Member Entity: Northwest Arkansas Community College
Chair Term Ends: 2019
DABOG Term Ends: 2021
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Phone: (479) 619-4276

Marc Rudder, DABOG Vice-Chair
Member Entity: Kentucky Community & Technical College System
Vice-Chair Term Ends: 2019
DABOG Term Ends: 2020
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Phone: (888) 234-0100

Josh Crisp
Member Entity: Gaston College, North Carolina
Term Ends: 2019
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Phone: (704) 922-6258

Bill Klein
Member Entity: Chemeketa Community College, Oregon
Term Ends: 2019
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Phone: (503) 399-6240

Randy Souther
Member Entity: Aims Community College, Colorado
Term Ends: 2019
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Phone: (970) 339-6276

Zeyad Saqr
Member Entity: Arab Fire Safety and Security Academy, Saudi Arabia
Term Ends: 2020
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Phone: 966 2 637-0448

Lee Silvi
Member Entity: Lakeland Community College, Ohio
Term Ends: 2020
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Phone: (440) 525-7252

Bill Benjamin
Member Entity: Portland Community College, Oregon
Term Ends: 2021
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Phone: (971) 722-5494

Vacancy
Member Entity:
Term Ends: 2021
Email:
Phone:

Mike Brackin
Member Entity: Purdue Global University
Term Ends: 2021
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Phone: (901) 491-1541

Bill Carver
Member Entity: None - Public Board Member
Term Ends: 2020
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Phone: (270) 438-6460

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
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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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Phone:

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.

Council of Governors

The IFSAC Council of Governors (COG) consists of eleven members with three members elected from each assembly of IFSAC, the public member from each board, the chair of each board (as ex-officio non-voting members) and one member of the administrative office serving as facilitator/chair. The functions of the Council of Governors are to:

  • Work with the Congress on issues of linkage between assemblies.
  • Deal with issues that are common to the Certificate Assembly Board of Governors and the Degree Assembly Board of Governors.
  • Recommend resolutions to the Congress to resolve disputes between the Certificate Assembly and the Degree Assembly.

For more information about the Council of Governors, see Article 01 of the IFSAC Bylaws.


COG Members

Jillian Conaghan, COG Administrative Facilitator
Manager, IFSAC Administration
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Phone: (405) 744-9223

Kim Williams
Representing: Certificate Assembly
Member Entity: North Carolina Fire and Rescue Commission
Term Ends: 2019
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Phone: (919) 647-0089

Bill Klein
Representing: Degree Assembly
Member Entity: Chemeketa Community College, Oregon
Term Ends: 2019
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Phone: (503) 399-6240

John Cunningham
Representing: Certificate Assembly
Member Entity: Nova Scotia Fire Service Professional Qualifications Board
Term Ends: 2020
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Phone: (902) 861-3823 Ext. 223

Bill Benjamin
Representing: Degree Assembly
Member Entity: Portland Community College, Oregon
Term Ends: 2020
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Phone: (215) 641-6428

Jason Decremer**
Representing: Certificate Assembly
Member Entity: Connecticut Commission on Fire Prevention and Control
Term Ends: 2021
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Phone: (860) 264-9225

Josh Crisp
Representing: Degree Assembly
Member Entity: Gaston College, North Carolina
Term Ends: 2021
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Phone: (704) 922-6258

Public Members

Claude Beauchamp, CABOG Public Member
Public Member Term Ends: 2021
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Phone: (514) 627-0749

Bill Carver, DABOG Public Member
Public Member Term Ends: 2020
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Phone: (270) 438-6460

Ex-Officio Non-voting Members (CABOG Chair and DABOG Chair)

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

Jeff Sprott, DABOG Chair
Member Entity: Northwest Arkansas Community College
Chair Term Ends: 2019
DABOG Term Ends: 2021
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Phone: (479) 619-4276


*Ron Hassan resigned November 2018 - Jason Decremer appointed to fill the vacancy. An election will be held for this position at the 2019 Spring Meeting for completion of the term for the position.

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