Fire marshals convene

Issue 8 and Volume 138.

Fire marshals convene For the first time, all state fire marshals were represented at a National Conference of State Fire Marshals in San Diego, CA. Representatives from all 50 states and the District of Columbia convened to discuss and provide solutions to issues of special concern. The conference was planned and directed by the Fire Marshals Association of North America (FMANA), a membership section of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). Co-sponsoring the conference was the United States Fire Administration (USFA) of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Topics included: Model state fire marshal organizational chart Code development and enforcement Role definition (fire/life safety) Fire investigation Desired legislation (federal, state, and local) Management information systems Funding methods Current fire marshal issue topics. “Many issues—such as code enforcement and fire investigation—are vitally important to state fire marshals from all over the United States,” said FMANA Executive Secretary Robert B. Smith. “This…

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