Fire Corps National Advisory Committee to Meet on December 7

Tuesday, 27 November 2007

The Fire Corps National Advisory Committee (NAC) is scheduled to meet on December 7 in Washington, DC. The Committee is comprised of representatives from 15 national fire and emergency service organizations and provides valuable insight and input into the direction of Fire Corps.

“We look forward to acquiring information and feedback from our NAC members,” said Melissa Speed, Director of Fire Corps. “Their knowledge and expertise in the field are greatly valued and assist the national office in expanding the program, implementing new outreach efforts, and developing additional resources departments can use to implement Fire Corps at the local level.”

Fire Corps is a locally-driven initiative under Citizen Corps that increases the capacity of fire/EMS departments by engaging the talents and skills of community volunteers in non-emergency roles. These citizen volunteers enable department personnel to focus their efforts on emergency response and training while allowing departments to provide additional services they may not otherwise be able to offer. In return, citizens gain an intimate understanding of the fire and emergency services and become better prepared to handle their own emergencies as well as those of their neighbor.

Click here to view the organizations that comprise the Fire Corps NAC. Fire Corps is administered through a partnership between the National Volunteer Fire Council and the International Association of Fire Chiefs and is supported by several affiliate organizations including the United States Fire Administration, the Department of Homeland Security, and Citizen Corps. For more information about Fire Corps, visit or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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