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Our History

The Fire Department Safety Officers Association was established in 1989 as a non-profit Association, incorporated in Massachusetts. In 2013, the offices moved to Michigan.  Its mission is to promote safety standards and practices in the fire, rescue and emergency services community. The Association is led by a volunteer Board of Directors and has a small staff to handle the day to day operations. It is the Association dedicated to the issues that affect your critical role as Safety Officer in protecting and promoting the safety and health responsibilities you have to your department, your community and yourself. In fact, so critical is the role of the Safety Officer in every department in the country, that in a very short time in order to be a qualified Safety Officer, certification may be required. FDSOA works to help you achieve proficiency, promote the recognition of your skills and secure your future.

Our Mission Statement

Champion and influence safety practices and standards for all emergency responders by providing education, certification, and networking for safety officers.

Our Vision Statement

Be the premier provider of professional development for safety officers.


Our Executive Board

Terry Stewart
Vice Chair

Philip Goglas
Eastern Director

Michael Johnson
Eastern Director

Lance Vinson
Western Director

Scott Yurczyk
Western Director

Trevor Shea
International Director

Doug Kelley
Corporate Director

Rich Marinucci
Executive Director

Linda Stone
and
Kathy Whitehead

Our Amazing Staff!

Our Regions


International Region

The International Region consists of all commonwealths and territories of the United States, other than the 50 states, and all other nations and their territories.

Corporate Region

Corporate representation consists of one representative from a corporate member. This position is not voted on but appointed by FAMA.

The Premier Provider of Professional Development for Safety Officers


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5967 Bedford PL
Ann Arbor, MI 48105-9567

Office: (248) 880-1864 • Fax: (248) 479-0491

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