International Association of Fire Chiefs

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Boyd was president in 1924

The International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) is a network of more than 10,000 fire chiefs and emergency officers.[1] The Association was established in 1873 with John S. Damrell as president.[1] It is headquartered in Fairfax, Virginia. The President and Chairman of the Board is Hank Clemmensen, Fire Chief, Palatine Rural Fire Protection District, Illinois. The CEO and Executive Director is Mark W. Light.[2]


The following were presidents:[3]

  • 2013 William R. Metcalf Fallbrook, CA
  • 2012 Henry C. Clemmensen Inverness, IL
  • 2011 Albert H. Gillespie North Las Vegas, NV
  • 2010 John E. Parow Chelmsford, MA
  • 2009 Jeffrey D. Johnson Tualatin Valley, OR
  • 2008 Larry J. Grorud Janesville, WI
  • 2007 Steven P. Westermann Central Jackson Co., MO
  • 2006 James B. Harmes Grand Blanc, MI
  • 2005 William D. Killen Kingsport, TN
  • 2004 Robert A. DiPoli Needham, MA
  • 2003 Ernest Mitchell Jr. Pasadena, CA
  • 2002 Randy R. Bruegman Milwaukie, OR
  • 2001 John M. Buckman III Evansville, IN




  1. ^ a b International Association of Fire Chiefs, Accessed November 2, 2012
  2. ^ "Metro Chiefs meet in Phoenix". National Fire Protection Association. April 11, 2013. Retrieved 2013-04-29. 
  3. ^ a b Ann Swing Kelly (2000). International Association of Fire Chiefs. p. 80. 
  4. ^ a b c "Funeral Services to Be Held Monday for Chief Boyd. Died After Collapse After Fire". Knoxville News Sentinel. March 30, 1929. Retrieved 2015-05-14. 
  5. ^ "Samuel Becket Boyd papers". University of Tennessee. Retrieved 2015-05-14. 
  6. ^ "National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution". Daughters of the American Revolution. 1899. Retrieved 2015-05-21. 
  7. ^ a b "Samuel Becket Boyd". Findagrave. Retrieved 2015-05-14. 
  8. ^ "KFD Holds Memorial Service for Fallen Firefighters". Knoxville, Tennessee. October 8, 2014. Retrieved 2015-05-14. 

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