Fulton County Fire Chief Elected President of Acclaimed Fire Chiefs Association | Print |

Fulton County Fire Rescue Chief Larry Few has been elected to serve as the 2014-2015 President of the Metropolitan Fire Chiefs Association, a section of the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) and National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). The election was held at the Association’s 2014 annual conference in Baltimore, Maryland May 31 – June 5.

“It is truly an honor for me to have been elected to serve as President of such an important organization,” states Chief Few, “As President, I will be able to have a global impact on the future of fire safety and prevention.”

Chief Few was one of approximately 107 Metro fire chiefs from Canada, China, Sweden, the United Kingdom and the United States who attended the conference. The  Metropolitan Fire Chiefs (Metro) Association brings together fire chiefs from large metropolitan fire departments to share information and focus on major issues effecting policy changes in the U.S. and abroad. Its members belong to the IAFC and NFPA and are the fire chiefs of jurisdictions with minimum staffing of 350 fully paid career fire fighters.

NFPA is a worldwide leader in fire, electrical, building, and life safety. The mission of the international nonprofit organization founded in 1896 is to reduce the worldwide burden of fire and other hazards on the quality of life by providing and advocating consensus codes and standards, research, training, and education. NFPA develops more than 300 codes and standards to minimize the possibility and effects of fire and other hazards.

Chief Few believes strongly that the information provided by both Associations is invaluable to the work being done by fire fighters in the County. “Fulton County Fire Rescue will continue to serve our residents and apply the knowledge that is gained from being a part of the IAFC and the NFPA,” states Few.

For more information about Fulton County Fire Rescue, visit http://www.fultoncountyga.gov/fcfrd-home and follow them on Twitter @FCFRD.