The IAFC’s Safety, Health and Survival Section (SHS) is currently seeking candidates for the open positions on the section board. The positions open for the 2016 election are:
• Three at-large directors (3-year term, expiring 2019)
• One at-large director (2-year term, expiring 2018)
• Chair (2-year term, expiring 2018)
• Vice Chair (2-year term, expiring 2018)
• Secretary (2-year term, expiring 2018)
• Treasurer (2-year term, expiring 2018)
Those who have completed a candidate submission (see Submission Instructions below) and meet the eligibility requirements will be placed on the ballot. The individuals receiving the greatest number of votes from eligible voters will be declared elected. The section will conduct the online election in May and June.
Eligibility for Office
Officers of the section’s board must be non-retired, current, regular section and IAFC members at the time of their candidacy; if elected, they must maintain IAFC and section membership for the duration of their terms.
To be an officer of the section, the member must have served a minimum of one 3-year term as a member of the Section’s Board of Directors.
At least six of the nine at-large directors of the section’s board must be non-retired, current regular section and IAFC members at the time of their candidacy; if elected, they must maintain IAFC and section memberships for the duration of their terms. No more than three of the at-large directors may be retired chief officers.
Any at-large director of the section’s board who retires while in office will be permitted to remain in office for the duration of his or her term as long as the number of retired directors on the board doesn’t exceed three. If a retirement causes this number to rise to four, the director will remain in office until the next regular annual meeting of the section, when a new director will be elected by the membership.
Section members who are associate members of the IAFC may not serve on the section’s board.
If you wish to put your name forward as a candidate, email the following information to staff liaison Richard Miller at firstname.lastname@example.org
• A letter of interest that specifies the office you’re seeking
• A copy of your resume
• A one-page summary of your qualifications for the position
• A signed letter from your superior, indicating support for your candidacy
The final deadline for submitting your intent to run is May 1. Anyone who misses the deadline will not be considered for the ballot in 2016.
Email submissions are preferred, but letters of submission will also be accepted.
This year’s election committee chair is Battalion Chief Carol Brown, Boulder (Colo.) Fire Department