The Pennsylvania Fire & Emergency Services Institute (PFESI) State-Wide Advisory Board shall function as an advisory body to the Institute on priorities and issues that affect the fire and life safety community.

The PFESI State-Wide Advisory Board shall consist of any county, regional or state organization with fire, EMS, industry or related concerns.

Membership: Membership to the State-Wide Advisory Board shall remain open. The membership is for the organization and not an individual person. Each organization shall appoint a delegate and an alternate. Only one representative may vote.

Chairman: Following the initial meeting the State-Wide Advisory Board meetings shall be presided over by the Chairman, to be elected to serve a two year term.

Election of the Chairman: The Chairman shall be elected following nominations from the floor. The election will be by secret ballot. If a candidate does not receive 51% of the vote, a run-off election between the two (2) candidates receiving the highest vote count will be held.

Annual Meeting: The State-Wide Advisory Board shall hold its annual meeting in conjunction with the annual fundraising event in November, each year.

Committees: The Chairman may appoint committees, with the approval of the Board of Directors. All committee deliberations and proposals shall be subject to review and approval of the Board of Directors.

Executive Committee: Three (3) member organizations of the State-Wide Advisory Board will be elected to serve three (3) year terms on the Executive Committee. One position shall be open to fire service organizations. The second shall be reserved for emergency medical service organizations. The third position will be open to an industry organization. Nominations will be taken for each position separately. The election will be held by secret ballot. A run-off election will be held in the case of a tie.  The President of the Institute will serve as the Chairman of the Executive committee of the SWAB.

Standing: A member organization shall be considered in good standing as long as no more than two (2) consecutive scheduled meetings are missed.

Removal of Members: Members of the Board that have missed three (3) consecutive meetings can be removed from the Board by vote. Following the second absence, the Executive Director of PFESI shall notify, in writing, the organization that failure to be represented at the next scheduled meeting may result in removal action. The vote shall be secret, and a two/thirds (2/3) majority of those present must vote for removal for the action to be valid. The Chairman shall be a nonvoting member except in the case of a tie.

Quorum: A quorum of the State-Wide Advisory Board shall consist of 51% of the total organizations on the Board at the time of the annual meeting. A quorum is required for all voting decisions of the Board.

Assessment: Each organization of the Statewide Advisory Board shall pay an annual assessment of $100.00 due in January of each year.  Each new organization of the Board shall pay a one time fee of $50.00.  The initiation fee shall accompany the letter of intent.

Revised: April 2, 2007

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7 days ago

PFESI

Fire Chief Survey 2019 - 558 responses or 29.0 percent - need 20 more to hit 30% in which the experts feel will be an excellent response! Survey is located here: pfesi.org/2019/10/27/2019-fire-chief-survey/ ... See MoreSee Less

Fire Chief Survey 2019 - 558 responses or 29.0 percent - need 20 more to hit 30% in which the experts feel will be an excellent response!   Survey is located here: http://pfesi.org/2019/10/27/2019-fire-chief-survey/

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Can you publish the list of departments that responded?

Thanks Jerry, PFESI.... Not many responses or reports " Above I- 80" .. Don't wanna hear - they don't care above I 80, if your not speaking out or fill out a simple questionaire.

Rick Moser

John Bacha

Jonathan Fisher did you fill one out?

Stephen Jeffery you like these things??

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7 days ago

PFESI

📢 WE'RE HIRING!

Want to work in a dynamic environment helping to prepare today's emergency services responders for the diverse nature of response throughout the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania?

Then the Assistant Fire Academy Training Services Administrator position at the State Fire Academy in Mifflin County may be for you.

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7 days ago

PFESI

PFESI is seeking a Fire & Emergency Services Chaplin to perform services at our Annual Dinner on Saturday November 23 at 6 PM. Please share and if interested please contact Jerry Ozog @ jozog@pfesi.org ... See MoreSee Less

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Jimmy C Fannin Jr

Roxanne Craft Wolgemuth Jimmy C Fannin Jr

Joshua Wells, your dad?

Rodney Wells Gus Al-Khal

Ryan Lucas?

Jim Crotty ?

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2 weeks ago

PFESI

PFESI is in Tioga County this evening presenting in cooperation with the PA State Association of Township Supervisions! Strategic Planning for Fire Service Operations in Townships! ... See MoreSee Less

PFESI is in Tioga County this evening presenting in cooperation with the PA State Association of Township Supervisions! Strategic Planning for Fire Service Operations in Townships!Image attachmentImage attachment

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Great class and refresher to refocus

Great... Communication, and education

Good Stuff!

I knew I should have asked what fire dept you ran with i ran with new Kingstown when I lived down there

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