Frank is a 43-year firefighter and 5th generation member of the fire service serving as a volunteer and career firefighter. Frank holds many fire service certifications including Fire Officer IV, Certified Fire Arson Investigator-technician and Fire Service Chief Executive Officer. Throughout his career he has served as a chief fire officer and is active on many local associations and state committees and is Past President Delaware Valley Fire Chiefs. Frank is currently the Fire Chief in Pottstown and is a volunteer firefighter with the Oakmont Fire Company in Haverford Township.
Frank P. Hand , Department Chief of the Pottstown Fire Department in Pennsylvania is the newly installed President for the Eastern Division of the International Association of Fire Chiefs for 2020-2021. Frank has been on the board of the EDIAFC since 2014. Franks experience as a volunteer fire officer in his hometown and his current position as Chief of Department will keep the association well positioned to meet future success. The EDIAFC represents the IAFC membership of Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, and the District of Columbia. The EDIAFC President provides a voice and leadership to the International Association of Fire Chiefs by strengthening and enhancing the diverse missions of the fire service with a focus on our core mission such as suppression, prevention, and emergency medical services. The associations goals are to provide guidance on Legislative issues ,Fire & Life Safety, Funding and Grants and as well to support our individual members with educational opportunities, leadership development and information sharing. Frank has recognized under our new normal that we will need to take advantage of informational resources provided by the IAFC that will effectively help us all to get through these crises that we have each encountered in the past few months. Frank is committed to providing the highest-level of leadership to the EDIAFC by coordinating the organization's agenda, creating new ideas and communicating with the membership.
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Frank P. Hand