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Members

The Commission is comprised of nine members appointed by the Governor. Each member's appointment is for a six year term. Three members of the Commission are selected from a list of nominees submitted by the Tennessee Professional Fire Fighters Association, three members selected from a list of nominees submitted jointly by the Tennessee Fire Chiefs Association, Tennessee Fireman's Association, and the Tennessee Fire Safety Inspector's Association; one of these members must be a volunteer firefighter. The final three members are selected by the Governor, one of which must be a volunteer firefighter and one must be a career firefighter. In addition, at least one member is to be at least 60 years of age and at least one member is to be a member of a racial minority. Each of the three Grand Divisions are represented on the Commission. The Commissioner of Commerce and Insurance and the Director of the Tennessee Fire Service and Codes Academy serves as ex officio nonvoting members of the Commission.

Tennessee Firefighting Personnel Standards and Education Commission Members
Position Member Term Expires
  David Windrow
Deputy Chief, Brentwood Fire Department

July 31, 2022

  Vacant July 31, 2020

 

Toran Hedgepath
Firefighter, Newport Fire Department 

July 31, 2022 

 

Tommy Kelley
Chief of Operations, Collierville Fire Department

July 31, 2022

 

Brian Biggs
Assistant Chief, Ashland City Fire Department

July 31, 2024

 

Jay Moore
Chief, Lawrenceburg Fire Department

July 31, 2024

 

Michael Henry
Firefighter / Paramedic, Franklin Fire Department

July 31, 2024

 

Darryl Kerley
Fire Chief, Oak Ridge Fire Department

July 31, 2020

 

Stephanie Specht
Captain/Assistant Training Officer,
Sevier County Volunteer Fire Department

July 31, 2020

Serves while Commissioner of
Department of Commerce and Insurance
Hodgen Mainda
Commissioner of Commerce and Insurance

 

Serves while Director of the
Tennessee Fire Service and Codes Enforcement
Jeff Elliott Executive Director of
Tennessee Fire Service and
Codes Enforcement Academy