Leadership

NAMES IN THE NEWS

Issue 6 and Volume 138.

NAMES IN THE NEWS Garry L. Briese, executive director of the Florida chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians, has been selected as the executive director of the International Association of Fire Chiefs. Currently a reserve battalion chief in Orange County, FL, Briese has nearly 20 years of fire service experience as a career and volunteer firefighter. To bolster its master’s degree program in fire protection engineering, Worcester Polytechnic Institute added a full-time director and a full-time faculty member to its Center for Firesafety Studies. David A. Lucht, who has been director of the center on a part-time basis since the program’s inception in 1979, assumes fulltime duties. In 1975, Lucht was appointed deputy administrator of the then newlyformed National Fire Prevention and Control Administration (now the United States Fire Administration) by President Gerald R. Ford. In that position, Lucht played a key role in the start-up of the…

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