December 9, 2015

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In Memorium: Ned and Goldie Paine

NASFM Releases "Hoverboard" Safety Notice

NAFED Accepting Nominations for Regional and At-Large Board of Director Seats

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In Memorium: Ned and Goldie Paine

The PainesTwo titans of our industry passed away this year. Ned Paine, founder of Amerex, passed away in July after a lengthy illness. Ned was actively involved with NAFED, contributing articles to Firewatch as president of FEMA (Fire Equipment Manufacturers' Association) in the '70s, among other contributions. He was awarded the Pat Fredriksen Award in 1990.

Ned's wife, Goldie Paine, passed away in October. She co-founded Amerex Corporation with her husband. Read more about Goldie and Amerex here.

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NASFM Releases "Hoverboard" Safety Notice

Just in time for the holidays, the National Association of State Fire Marshals (NASFM) has released safety tips for this year's hottest gift: self-balancing scooters, also known as "hoverboards." This is in response to reports of injury and fire, particularly in regard to the device overheating. You can read their recommendations here.

NAFED Accepting Nominations for Regional and At-Large Board of Director Seats

NAFED is now accepting nominations for seats opening on the board of directors and plans to hold an election in the first quarter of 2016. Nominations for director candidates from regions one, two, four, five and director at-large will be accepted.

Contact: Please address all nominations (or questions) to Danny Harris at NAFED headquarters: Tel (312) 461-9600, Fax (312) 461-0777, E-mail dharris@nafed.org.

Who May Nominate: Only self-nominations will be accepted.

Information to Include With Nomination:
Name of Nominee (your name)
Name of Company
Contact Information (address, telephone, fax, e-mail address)
Motivation for Nomination
Background Statement (bio/CV, relevant achievements)
Current Affiliations, Additional Contact Info
NAFED Vision Statement

Term of Office: The term of office is three years, beginning May 15, 2016.

 


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