Welcome to the Great Lakes
of the International Association of Fire Chiefs
Welcome to the Great Lakes Division - International
Association of Fire Chiefs (GLD-IAFC) Web Site. This
site has been designed by the GLD-IAFC to serve as a communications tool to both
the fire service and other emergency organizations. We hope
that you will you find the information on this site useful and encourage you to
share any feedback you may have.
The Great Lakes Division
Our Division represents the states of Illinois,
Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio and Wisconsin. The board of directors is
comprised of a State Representative from each of the six states who are elected
to three year terms. The "Executive Officers" are elected by the membership at
large and includes the president and vice president who serve two year terms.
There has been a long-standing "handshake agreement" that the vice president is
elected from each state on a rotational basis to ensure that one state does not
dominate the board on a long term basis. There is also an understanding among
the members that normal progression is the vice president is elected to the
position of president upon completion his term.
Our International Director - the person who
represents our Division on the International Board - is elected to a three year
term as is our Secretary/Treasurer. Both of these positions are elected from the
membership at large
We are a division of the International
Association of Fire Chiefs and therefore we operate under the following IAFC
Mission Statement: Provide
leadership to career and volunteer chiefs, chief fire officers and managers of
emergency service organizations throughout the Great Lakes region, through
vision, information, education, services and representation to enhance their
professionalism and capabilities.
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Lake Division utilizes the The Daily Dispatch to keep its members informed about
current news and events. The -Daily Dispatch newsletter is emailed to
subscribed recipients each week day. It is a scan-friendly email with
links to external resources.
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