Nomination period for IAFC Company Officers Section Board now open

January 25, 2024

The International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) has announced the opening of the nomination period for its Company Officers Section (COS) board.

This opportunity is aimed at current section members who are interested in contributing to the organization’s leadership.

The announcement was made on January 19, 2024, signaling the start of the process for selecting new board members.

Election details and open seats

This year’s COS board election will fill four board member positions, each carrying a three-year term that will extend through Fire-Rescue International (FRI) 2027.

The COS Board comprises various roles including a chair, vice-chair, secretary, treasurer, and eight at-large board members, all elected by the section membership.

Eligibility and requirements for candidates

To be eligible for nomination, candidates must be regular, associate, or life members in good standing of both the IAFC and the COS.

Furthermore, they are expected to attend the annual meeting and participate in monthly conference calls.

Additional duties and qualifications are detailed in the Section Bylaws, Article 5, Section 4.

Prospective nominees are required to submit several pieces of information to Chief Rob Frampton, the COS Elections Committee Chair, by 11:59 PM, Wednesday, March 15, 2024.

These include personal details, a statement of qualifications and intent, a biography or platform, department or company information, and a current résumé.

The statement for board candidacy is limited to 150 words and will be featured on the online ballot.

IAFC contact information for inquiries

For general inquiries regarding the election, interested parties can reach out via email at elections@iafc.org or contact 703-273-0911.

FSJA Comment

The opening of the nomination period for the IAFC’s Company Officers Section Board represents a significant moment for the organization and its members.

This process underscores the importance of leadership within the fire service community and offers an opportunity for dedicated professionals to shape the future direction of the COS.

The selected board members will play a crucial role in guiding the section’s initiatives and representing the interests of company officers.

Their contributions can potentially influence key decisions and strategies that impact fire service operations at various levels.

The emphasis on inclusive eligibility criteria ensures a diverse pool of candidates, thereby fostering a range of perspectives and experiences within the leadership team.

Overall, this election process not only serves the immediate needs of the COS but also contributes to the broader goal of advancing the fire service profession.

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