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.


71st Annual Fire Prevention Conference Registration Now Open

Registration for the 71st Annual Fire Prevention Conference is now open.  

Racing into the Future

Monday November 4th, 2019 through

Thursday November 7th, 2019

with pre-conference classes to be held on November 3rd

At the Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort

100 N. Atlantic Ave.

Daytona Beach, FL 32118

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.



2019 Fire Marshal and Fire Inspector of the Year Open for Nominations

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2019 Fire Marshal and Fire Inspector of the year.

Nominations must include:
(1)Nomination form (click here)
(2)A letter signed by a peer or supervisor, which sufficiently justifies the reasons for the nomination 

Suggested Additional Submissions
(3)If neither title applies, explain why the nominee is justified for this award
(4)Letter(s) providing supporting justification for the nominee from other parties
(5)The nominee's resume

Return this form and submittals to: info@ffmia.org


71st Annual Fire Prevention Conference Scholarships now available

A limited number of scholarships are now available to the 71st Annual Fire Prevention Conference.  

The Scholarship Application is for FIRST TIME ATTENDEES only.  The recipient(s) of this award must be, or become an Active FFMIA member and is required to attend the entire conference and evening events.

Click here for the application and more details.  

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.

Upcoming FFMIA Events

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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