The International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) recently announced a significant development in its organizational structure.
Chief John S. Butler, the President of IAFC, has appointed Stephanie Holloman, currently serving as the Assistant Chief and Human Resources Director at the Orange County Fire Authority, to be a member of the IAFC Human Relations Committee (HRC).
This change is effective from February 1st, 2024.
Stephanie Holloman’s appointment is seen as a pivotal move due to her distinguished career in fire service and human resources management.
Recognized in 2023 as a National Leader of Distinction by HRO Today, Holloman’s extensive experience and deep understanding of human resources and relations within fire and emergency service organizations make her a valuable addition to the committee.
Her role will involve providing guidance on the development, adoption, and implementation of procedures for interpersonal and intergroup relations, with a focus on diversity.
The appointment of Assistant Chief Holloman is aligned with IAFC’s commitment to diversity and inclusion, integral values the organization strives to uphold and integrate into every aspect of fire and emergency service operations.
Her role is expected to significantly advance the IAFC’s ongoing efforts in these areas.
The IAFC represents the leadership of firefighters and emergency responders worldwide. Its members are globally recognized experts in various aspects of firefighting and emergency response, including terrorism response, hazardous materials incidents, and natural disasters.
Since its inception in 1873, the IAFC has been a forum for its members to exchange ideas, develop professionally, and access the latest best practices and services for first responders.
In 2023, the IAFC celebrated its 150th anniversary, marking a significant milestone in its history of service and leadership in the fire and emergency services sector.