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State Fire Marshal’s Office Team Leaders To Serve On National And International Groups’ Committees

Tennessee Continues to Lead by Example with Recent Honors
Thursday, May 07, 2020 | 08:34am

NASHVILLE – The Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office proudly recognizes three staff members recently chosen to serve on national and international organizations dedicated to improving firefighter training, building codes standards and public safety.

The appointments include:

  • Tennessee Firefighting Personnel & Standards Education Commission Executive Director Tony Grande has been selected to serve as a representative of the International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC) on a new advisory service project to develop a crew resource management training program specifically developed for the fire service.
  • Codes Enforcement Director Chris Bainbridge will participate on the International Code Council's (ICC) International Existing Building Code (IEBC) Development Committee. The IEBC is a code adopted by states and local governments that provides flexibility by using alternative approaches to achieve compliance while safeguarding the public health, safety and welfare of building occupants.
  • Education and Outreach Director Greg Adams will serve on a National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Community Risk Reduction advisory board devoted to developing a digital tool to assist communities and fire departments with community risk assessments.

“Tennessee has long been recognized by other states for our leadership, work ethic, and teamwork,” said Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance (TDCI) Commissioner and State Fire Marshal Hodgen Mainda. “The appointments of Executive Director Grande and Directors Bainbridge and Adams are further proof that Tennessee continues to be a nationally recognized leader. These appointments ensure the Volunteer State has a seat at the table in setting national and international standards in the years to come.”

“Tony, Chris, and Greg are indispensable members of our team who have proven leadership and expertise that has benefited Tennessee residents. They are all excellent examples of what it means to be a public servant. I congratulate them for these honors, and I am humbled to work alongside them,” said Assistant Commissioner for Fire Prevention Gary Farley.