International Association of Fire Chiefs
Established in 1873, the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) is a powerful, professional membership organization of more than 12,600 chief fire and emergency officers. The mission of the IAFC is to provide leadership to career and volunteer chiefs, chief fire officers, and managers of emergency service organizations throughout the international community through vision, information, education, services, and representation to enhance their professionalism and capabilities. Members of the IAFC are the world’s leading experts in fire fighting, emergency medical services, terrorism response, hazardous materials spills, natural disasters, search and rescue, and public safety legislation.
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National Fire Protection Association
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has been a worldwide leader in providing fire, building, electrical, and life safety to the public since 1896. The mission of the international nonprofit organization is to reduce the worldwide burden for fire and other hazards on the quality of life by providing and advocating scientifically-based consensus codes and standards, research, training, and education. Developer of the National Electrical Code®, and 300 other codes and standards through a full, open-consensus process, NFPA also produces educational curricula, including the Risk Watch® community-based injury prevention curriculum and the Learn Not to Burn® fire safety curriculum. NFPA headquarters is in Quincy, Massachusetts.
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David J. Purchase, EFO
Chief Purchase served 38 years in the fire service, retiring in 2013 after 14 years as fire chief for the city of Norton Shores, where he resides with his wife, Kari. He has been a certified fire instructor for 29 years and is currently an Instructor II, having taught over 400 fire officer programs around the state of Michigan since 1996. An EFO graduate of the National Fire Academy, Chief Purchase has received various recognitions throughout his career, including the Michigan Jaycees, State Firefighter of the Year, Fire Service Instructor of the Year presented by the Michigan Fire Service Instructors Association and the Michigan Association Fire Chiefs, and Fire Chief of the Year. He served for 10 years as a governor appointee on the Michigan Firefighters Training Council. He is a past president of both the Western Michigan Association of Fire Chiefs and the Michigan Association of Fire Chiefs and past vice president of the Michigan Fire Service Instructors Association. Chief Purchase has presented programs at Fire Service conferences around the country, including VCOS, FDIC, FDIC East, Ohio State Fire School, Michigan and Wisconsin State Fire Chiefs, and Fire House Expo. He has been a contributing author and/or editorial board member for Jones & Bartlett Learning publications, including Chief Fire Officer’s Desk Reference (Training chapter), Fire Service Instructor and Hazardous Materials curriculum development, and Chief Officer.