Council Regions

North Central Region:

Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota and Wisconsin

Regional Director: Fire Chief Mike Stanley – Oshkosh FD WI

A bit about Mike:

The Oshkosh Fire Department was founded in 1856 to protect the community of Oshkosh Wisconsin.  It is a career department with 112 uniformed personnel that serve a population of 66,000 people from six fire stations.  OFD is a full-service department that provides fire prevention and protection, advanced life support, airport rescue firefighting, dive rescue and hazardous materials response.  The mission of the members of the Oshkosh Fire Department is “to prevent, respond to, and minimize harmful situations involving the people we serve.”

“He truly believes that the fire service is the best career in the world!  As a child, he dreamed of someday being a firefighter.  He was able to achieve his dreams because of the help, guidance, and influence of so many people over the years.  It is his goal to assist others in realizing their dreams as well.  In his role as a Regional Director with the Firefighter Diversity Recruitment Council, he looks forward to working with other fire service leaders around the country to develop qualified candidates to become the leaders of the future.”

Michael is a 26 year veteran of emergency services and is the Fire Chief for the Oshkosh (WI) Fire Department.  Prior to that, he was a Commander with the Aurora (CO) Fire Department.  He possesses a Master of Education and Human Resources degree from Colorado State University, a Bachelor of Science degree in Organizational Leadership for Emergency Services, and Associate’s degrees in Fire Science Technology and Paramedicine.  Mike has been providing adult education for over two decades, locally, nationally, and internationally.

He truly looks forward to working with and for the North Central Region as it relates to diversity in the fire service.

North East Region:

Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Vermont

Regional Director: Fire Chief Marc Scrivener Willimantic Fire Department

Marc serves as Fire Chief for the Willimantic Fire Department, a small all career organization of 30 sworn personnel in Eastern Connecticut.
He is also the current President of the Connecticut Career Fire Chiefs Association, and past President of the Connecticut Fire Chiefs Association.
Marc taught for many years for the Connecticut Fire Academy and previously served as Logistic Manager for CT TF 1 US&R team.
He currently serves on CT IMT 4, a Type III Incident Management Team, and a board member on the Connecticut Eastern Region EMS Council.
Marc joined the fire service as a volunteer firefighter in 1987 and enlisted in the U.S. Air Force as a Crash Fire Rescue firefighter in 1989.
He joined the Willimantic FD in 1999, was promoted to Deputy Chief in 2007, and Acting Fire Chief in 2010.
He became permanent Chief in 2012. Marc also serves as President of the BODs for the Sexual Assault Crisis Center of Eastern Connecticut.
He will support FFABC’s via outreach to volunteer, combination and fully paid agencies to help bring diversity to the forefront of the Fire Service and EMS Field.

North West Region:

Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington and Wyoming

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South Central Region:

Arkansas, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Missouri, Oklahoma, Texas and West Virginia

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South East Region:

Alabama, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia

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South West Region:

Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Nevada, New Mexico, and Utah

Regional Director: Chief Christian Tubbs – Southern Marin Fire District

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Canada is one region:

New Brunswick
Newfoundland & Labrador
Nova Scotia
Prince Edward Island

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Applications for all regions (Visit Resources -Fire Staff Downloads)

If you are selected to be a Regional Director:

Your agency qualifies for a

“Free – Two Year Firefighter Diversity Recruitment Council Membership”