Chief Donna Black sworn in as IAFC president

Dr. Lori Moore-Merrell also delivered the oath to 1st Vice President Chief John Butler, 2nd Vice President Chief Josh Waldo and Treasurer Chief Steven Locke


By FireRescue1 staff

SAN ANTONIO, Texas — The IAFC installed its slate of officers for 2022-23 during is final General Session at Fire-Rescue International (FRI) 2022.

U.S. Fire Administrator Dr. Lori Moore-Merrell delivered the oath of office to incoming IAFC President Chief Donna Black, Duck (N.C.) Fire Department; 1st Vice President Chief John Butler, Fairfax County (Virginia) Fire and Rescue; 2nd Vice President Chief Josh Waldo, Bozeman (Montana) Fire Department; and Treasurer Chief Steven Locke, South Burlington (Vermont) Fire Department.

Speaking to the FRI attendees, Chief Black said, “As your IAFC President, I am going to focus my attention on communicating with you, representing you and working with you to ensure that we remain the leading agency of fire and emergency leaders.”

Dr. Moore-Merrell challenged the new officers to lead the association to a new and higher level of skill and ability. "Your leadership, foresight, and loyalty of purpose will determine the success and progress of this organization," she said.

Chief Black will serve as Chair of the IAFC Board of Directors as the organization enters its 150th year of leadership, education and service to the international fire and EMS community.

The officers' new positions will take effect at the conclusion of the conference.

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