Fire and Rescue Certification Board

The Certification Board is a working committee of the NC Fire & Rescue Commission, and was established to oversee the delivery of standards. 

Policies & Procedures

Policies & Procedures Manual (Effective Oct. 1 2020)

Certification Board Members

Certification Board Member

Represents Term Expires
Kevin Gordon, Chair NC Association of Fire Chiefs 12/31/2024
Wes Hutchins Chairman of the Fire and Rescue Commission 12/31/2022
Derrick Clouston Vice-Chairman of the Fire and Rescue Commission 12/31/2022
Jim Hanline NC Society of Fire Rescue Instructors 12/31/2022
Chris Davis NC State Firefighters’ Association 12/31/2022
Alex Collazo NC Fire Marshal's Association 12/31/2023
Terry Foxx, Vice Chair NC Association of Rescue and EMS, Inc. 12/31/2022
Joel Faircloth NC Association of Rescue and EMS, Inc. 12/31/2024
Tim Pennell NC Association of Rescue and EMS, Inc. 12/31/2024
Ken Hogue NC Association of Rescue and EMS, Inc. 12/31/2023
Walter M. Gardner, Jr. NC Fire and Rescue Commission 12/31/2021
David Bullins NCCCS F/R Advisory Committee 12/31/2023
Josh Smith Professional Firefighters & Paramedics of NC 12/31/2023
Brian Taylor Executive Director, NC Fire and Rescue Commission Permanent by Position

Contact

Questions regarding the Certification Board can be directed to Brian Wade.

Phone: 1-800-634-7854

NCDOI – Office of State Fire Marshal
Attn: Fire and Rescue Commission
1202 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-1202

Archived Meeting Minutes

Tab/Accordion Item

Minutes from the last five years will be kept online. If you need minutes from older meetings, please contact OSFM.

Certification Board Meeting Minutes 2022 January

Minutes from the last five years will be kept online. If you need minutes from older meetings, please contact OSFM.

Certification Board Meeting Minutes 2021 June

Minutes from the last five years will be kept online. If you need minutes from older meetings, please contact OSFM.

Certification Board Meeting Minutes 2020 March

Certification Board Meeting Minutes 2020 December

Minutes from the last five years will be kept online. If you need minutes from older meetings, please contact OSFM.

Certification Board Meeting Minutes 2018 March

Certification Board Meeting Minutes 2018 June - meeting was cancelled

Certification Board Meeting Minutes 2018 October - meeting was rescheduled due to hurricanes

Certification Board Meeting Minutes 2018 December

Minutes from the last five years will be kept online. If you need minutes from older meetings, please contact OSFM.

Certification Board Meeting Minutes 2016 March

Certification Board Meeting Minutes 2016 June

Certification Board Meeting Minutes 2016 September - meeting was cancelled due to hurricane

Certification Board Meeting Minutes 2016 December