Iowa Fire Service and Emergency Response Council (IFSERC)

Iowa Fire Service and Emergency Response Council (IFSERC)

The Iowa Fire Service and Emergency Response Council (IFSERC) was created in the year 2000 via Iowa Code 100B.1.

The purpose of the Council is to advise and confer with the State Fire Marshal and Fire Service Training Bureau Chief on matters relating to fire protection services and training.

The Iowa Fire Service & Emergency Response Council serves to advise the State Fire Marshal and Fire Service Training Bureau Chief on issues concerning policies, fee schedules, minimum training standards, special grant applications, applications for the Fire Fighting Equipment Revolving Loan Fund, and hear testimony from the labor commissioner on inspections and investigations involving occupational safety and health standards for firefighters.

Each of the eleven members of this Council is appointed by the Iowa Governor, serve a four-year term, have gender, political, and geographic balance, and must represent the following organizations: Iowa Firefighters Association, Iowa Fire Chiefs Association, Iowa Association of Professional Firefighters, Iowa Association of Professional Fire Chiefs, Iowa Emergency Medical Services Association, and the general public.

Your current Iowa Fire Service and Emergency Response Council Members represent the following organizations:

Iowa Firefighters Association

Iowa Firefighters Association (two members) 
Current Members: Lonni Koch and Alicia Lidtke

Iowa Fire Chiefs Association

Iowa Fire Chiefs Association (two members)
Current Members: Ellen Hagen and Deb Krebill

Iowa Association of Professional Firefighters

Iowa Association of Professional Firefighters (two members)
Current Members: Mike Bryant and Scott Kovarna

Iowa Association of Professional Fire Chiefs

Iowa Association of Professional Fire Chiefs (two members)
Current Members: Justin Adams, Chairman, and Ray Reynolds

Iowa Emergency Medical Services Association

Iowa Emergency Medical Services Association (one member)
Current Member: Thomas Craighton

General Public

General Public (two members)
Current Members: Pam Kenkel and Jeff Kling, Vice Chair

Labor Commissioner

Labor Commissioner (or designee, serving ex officio non-voting member)
Current Member: Rod Roberts

 

For more information about this Council, please visit the Boards and Commissions web page.

The Iowa Fire Service and Emergency Response Council meet quarterly, on the third Wednesday in January, April, July, and October.

 

ALL MEETINGS ARE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

All meetings will be held at the following location:

Fire Service Training Bureau

Division of State Fire Marshal

Building 3536 (B-59)

7105 NW 70th Ave

Johnston, IA  50131-1824

Main Phone Number: 515-727-3426

 

Next Meeting:

Thursday, November 12, 2020, at 10:00 am

Agenda

Meeting Minutes

2020 Meeting Minutes

January 2020

2019 Meeting Minutes

April 2019

July 2019

2018 Meeting Minutes

February 2018

April 2018

July 2018

November 2018

2017 Meeting Minutes

September 2017

Local Fire Protection and Emergency Medical Services Grant Program

Local Fire Protection and Emergency Medical Services Grant Guidelines

Iowa State Fire Marshal Division Local Fire Protection and Emergency Medical Services Grant Program Application

 

Please contact Bureau Chief, John Kraemer with any questions or concerns:

Phone:  515-727-3426   |   Email:  kraemer@dps.state.ia.us