Florida Fire Marshals and Inspectors Association

Mission Statement

To serve the people of Florida by providing leadership for superior life safety strategies through inspection, investigation, public education, and code management.


2019 FFMIA Board of Directors Nominations Release

Florida Fire Marshals and Inspectors Association


The FFMIA Nominations Committee has convened to review candidate submittals for all FFMIA elected positions for the 2019 election cycle. The committee has released the following recommendations for the accompanying positions:

Shar Beddow - President
Jeff Lucas - 1st Vice President
David Woodside - 2nd Vice President
Rick Butcher - Secretary/Treasurer
Vacant - Northwest Director
Vacant - Northeast Director
Eric Center - West Central Director
Lillian Sexton - East Central Director
Steven Lennon - Southwest Director
Tommy Demopoulos - Southeast Director
Jennifer Pierce - Statewide Director 

The committee did not receive any letters of interest for the positions of Northeast and Northwest Regional Director, as both of these long-time incumbents are stepping down at the end of their respective terms.  Any member in those regions interested in serving as the Regional Director are encouraged to submit a letter of interest as noted below.

In addition, members wishing to run for any position may submit a letter of interest signed by five (5) members in good standing. This process is open until September 7, 2019. Please visit the FFMIA website and view the FFMIA Bylaws Article VII for additional details.

Please submit all letters of interest and accompanying documents to Executive Director Jon Pasqualone at info@ffmia.org

Thanks to all those who submitted letters of interest and congratulations to the nominees!  We look forward to seeing everyone in November in Daytona Beach.


Wendy Niles, President


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The Florida Fire Marshals and Inspectors Association is a 501(c)(3) non-profit association.

The business of the association is managed by the Executive Director as directed by the Board of Directors, consisting of a President, First Vice President, Second Vice President, Secretary-Treasurer, an Immediate Past President, Six (6) Regional Directors, One (1) Statewide Director and the Section Chairs.



Florida Firefighters Safety and Health Collaborative

The Florida Fire Marshals and Inspectors Association is proud to partner with the Florida Firefighters Safety and Health Collaborative as we collectively bring awareness to the health and life threatening hazards of our first responders. This collaborative is a growing network of fire service professionals and research specialists working toward a common goal of saving the lives of our firefighters through best practices and changing the culture of our activities post response. Please visit the Safety and Health website at https://www.floridafirefightersafety.org/ for more information.

2019 Approved Legislative Position Paper

2019 Legislative Position Paper

FFMIA works very closely with all allied fire and emergency services agencies, association’s and regulated industries as well as private sector interests in an effort to advocate for a safer living, working and respite environment for our over 20 million residents and nearly 100 million annual visitors.

These positions have been thoroughly reviewed by a committee of fire prevention professionals and approved by the FFMIA Board of Directors on November 4, 2018. Updates will be provided as necessary.

View the entire document here:

2019 Approved_signed Position.pdf


Jon W. Pasqualone Executive Director

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On Line Crowd Manager Training

On Line Crowd Manager Training. 

Crowd manager training is required by all national fire code standards in public assemblies such as nightclubs, auditoriums, ballrooms and arenas. 

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