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NCFMA 2021 Officer Election Results

We are excited about the completion of our first online election! In several of the categories, it was a close race. Congratulations to all of the winners! Learn more about our new NCFMA officers for 2021 in their profiles below.

President: Adam Cloninger

1st Vice President: Brian Kelly

2nd Vice President: Jason Shepherd

Treasurer: Geoff Woolard

Western Director: Amy Flieg

Central Director: Tim Henshaw

Eastern Director: Adam Stanley

NCFMA Board Representative to the Council of Code Officials: Thomas Raper


Adam Cloninger

Fire Inspector

Charlotte Fire Department

23 Years of Experience in the Fire Service

Career Profile: I proudly served the US Army during Desert Storm from 1991-1993. I worked for my family business ( Glen Oaks Golf Club ) from 1993 - 2002 and in 2009 became the President of the corporation. I began my fire career in 1997 as a volunteer with Bandy's VFD where I rose to the rank of Battalion Chief. Soon after I was employed by the Newton Fire Department ( 2002 ) where I was a ladder engineer / Fire Inspector. In 2003 I became a full time Fire Inspector with the Newton Fire Department and joined the NCFMA. 2006 was hired by the Charlotte Fire Department as a Fire Inspector and shortly after became the Haz-mat Inspector. I briefly left CFD in 2013 -2014 to return to the Newton Fire Department as their Fire Marshal, but returned at the end of 2014 to CFD to preform CO Inspections. Currently I am the Water Supply Officer for CFD.

Licenses and Certifications: Fire Fighter Level 3 Fire Inspector Fire and Life Safety Educator Level 3 Trench and Confined Space Rescue Juvenile Intervention Specialist UNCC Fire and Rescue Management Institute National Ski Patrol Instructor

Member Organizations: Charlotte Fire Department - Fire Inspector NCFMA -Treasure NCAFC - Member NC Fire Prevention School - Steering Committee Fire Prevention Foundation of Charlotte - CFD 501-C3 - Founding Member / President Now Board Member National Ski Patrol


Brian Kelly

Fire Marshal, Battalion Chief

Jacksonville Fire and Emergency Services

21 Years of Experience in the Fire Service

Career Profile: From a young age, Brian Kelly has been impacted by the fire service. He was impacted by hearing stories about his father’s service as a member of Ogden Rescue Squad in New Hanover county, watching his neighbor’s home tragically burn, or attending 4-H Fire Safety Bowls. These were just some of the reason he and his friends from high school joined their local VFD’s in 1998. Shortly after joining Southwest Volunteer Fire Department in 1998, he was assigned the role of public education coordinator due to passion for public education. In 2002 he was hired by Jacksonville Fire Department as a rookie firefighter. After 10 years of service and being promoted up to the rank of Assistant Fire Marshal he transferred to Onslow County to become the youngest serving County Fire Marshal in the history of the county. For 7 years he served as the single member of the division alongside VFD’s assisting them with, over 300 fire investigations, strategic planning, ISO reductions, mergers, as well as establishing the first county owned department. In 2019, for a variety of reasons, he decided to return back to Jacksonville Fire & Emergency Services as their Fire Marshal where he still holds the rank of Battalion Chief. The following is a sample of different positions in which he has served in fire service organizations: • Appointed to the Board of Directors for the North Carolina Fire Marshals Association • Served as President of the Jacksonville Association of Professional Firefighters • Appointed to State Board of Directors for North Carolina Fire and Life Safety Educators • Elected to Chair for the North Carolina Fire and Life Safety Educators Eastern Region • Served as President of the Onslow County Firefighters Association • Chaired Safe Kids Onslow County • Served on the inaugural Jacksonville Youth Council 1998-1999

Licenses and Certifications: The following is a sample of the most major certifications held: • North Carolina Fire and Life Safety Educator I, II, III • North Carolina Fire Arson Investigator • North Carolina Instructor Level II • North Carolina Driver Operator – Aerials, Pumps, EVD • North Carolina Fire Officer – I, II, III • North Carolina Fire Inspector- I, II, III Qualified to teach the following subject matters: • North Carolina Firefighter I & II • North Carolina Fire Inspector I, II, & III • North Carolina Fire Officer I • National Fire Academy- Arson Detection for the first responder • National Fire Academy - Juvenile Intervention Specialist I&II

Member Organizations: • North Carolina Fire Marshals Association • North Carolina Chapter of the IAAI • North Carolina Chiefs Association • Southwest Volunteer Fire Department • Safe Kids Onslow County • Jacksonville - Onslow Association of Professional Firefighters & Paramedics


Jason B. Shepherd

Fire Marshal

Orange County Fire Marshal's Division

26 Years of Experience in the Fire Service

Career Profile: Various firefighter positions including volunteer, paid part-time and paid full-time. Fire Chief of combination department in early 2000's. Life safety career started in 2002 - present. Fire Marshal 2013 - present. Currently serve as legislative committee chair for the FM Association.

Licenses and Certifications: FFII D/O & Aerial Instructor III Fire Officer III Fire Inspector III CFI

Member Organizations: NC Fire Marshal Association, NFPA, NC IAAI, IAAI


Geoff Woolard

Fire Marshal

Mooresville Fire-Rescue

25 Years of Experience in the Fire Service

Career Profile: I joined Mooresville Fire-Rescue as Fire Marshal in August 2018 after serving for 13 years as the Assistant Fire Marshal in Franklin, Tennessee (a rapidly growing suburb of Nashville, TN). Prior to Franklin, I was the Fire Inspector in Jefferson City, TN for five years; this was the same department where I began as a volunteer firefighter during college. Bachelor Degree, Business Administration Carson-Newman University Master Degree, Eastern Kentucky University Safety, Security, Emergency Management Executive Fire Officer National Fire Academy

Licenses and Certifications: NC Fire Inspector Level 3 TN Fire Inspector NC Certified Fire Investigator (candidate awaiting testing) NC Fire Investigation Technician ICC Fire Inspector 1, 2, Fire Plans Examiner, Certified Fire Code Official, Certified Fire Marshal NFPA Fire Inspector 2 IAAI Fire Investigation Technician NAFI Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator CPSE Fire Marshal Designee (one of original 11 to receive the designation) and 1 of only 190 currently world-wide Institution of Fire Engineers, Member Grade NC Advanced EMT Graduate, EFO

Member Organizations: North Carolina Fire Marshals' Association North Carolina Chapter, IAAI North Carolina Association of Fire Chiefs North Carolina State Firefighter's Association Western North Carolina Association of Firefighters South Carolina Chapter, IAAI Tennessee Chapter, IAAI - Lifetime Member honors (former Secretary/Treasurer, 7 years) Tennessee Fire Safety Inspectors Association (former Board member, current Secretary) Tennessee Advisory Committee on Arson - Lifetime Members honors ICC Governmental Member International Association of Arson Investigators National Association of Fire Investigators


Amy K. Flieg

Fire Marshal

Boone Fire Department

12 Years of Experience in the Fire Service

Career Profile: I began my fire service career as a volunteer. In March of 2009 I was hired by Boone Fire Department as a firefighter. Over the years and through promotions I was drawn to the prevention side of the department. For the past 5 years the majority of my job responsibility has been education and code enforcement. I have been the Fire Marshal for Boone Fire Department for the past 2 years.

Licenses and Certifications: Emergency Medical Technician - Intermediate Haz-Mat - Responder and Operations Rescue Technician - VMR, Ropes, Water, Wilderness Firefighter I & II Driver Operator - Pumps, EVD, Mobile Water Supply Basic Wildland Suppression - Forestry S130, S190, L180 General Instructor I & II Fire Inspector Level 3 NC Certified Fire Investigator Fire and Life Safety Educator Level 3 Child Passenger Safety Seat Technician

Member Organizations: NC Fire Marshals Association, NC Firefighters Association, NC Association of Rescue & EMS Workers, NC Chapter of International Association of Arson Investigators, Western NC Fire and Life Safety Educators


Timothy R. Henshaw

Assistant Chief/Fire Marshal

City of Greensboro Fire Department

24 Years of Experience in the Fire Service

Career Profile: Chief Henshaw is a third generation firefighter and the Fire Marshal for the City of Greensboro, N.C.. He received his B.S in Fire Protection Engineering and an M.S. in Safety, Security and Emergency Management with a specialty in Homeland Security from Eastern Kentucky University. He has worked in the private and public sector as a firefighter, fire and explosives investigator, fire inspector and as a fire protection consultant. Over the last twenty years he has responded to numerous multi-alarm fires and emergencies in North Carolina and on the east coast. After those events, he has worked diligently to change and administer state ordinances and codes to ensure the safety of the North Carolinians and the state’s first responders. Chief Henshaw, in his off time, is a fire buff and works on antique fire apparatus to preserve their history. His favorite apparatus manufacturers are American LaFrance and Mack. He resides in Greensboro with his wife, Julie, and children, Helena and Perry.

Licenses and Certifications: He is a Certified Firefighter; EMT; Certified Crash Rescue Firefighter; Certified Fire Protection Specialist; Fire, Arson and Explosive Investigator/Instructor and an Executive Fire Officer

Member Organizations: He also belongs to: National Fire Protection Association; National Association of Fire Investigators; North Carolina International Association of Arson Investigators; North Carolina Association of Rescue & Emergency Medical Services; International Code Council; Society for the Preservation and Appreciation of Antique Fire Apparatus in America; Old Dominion Historical Fire Society


Adam Stanley

Fire Division Chief/Fire Marshal

Johnston County Emergency Services

24 Years of Experience in the Fire Service

Career Profile: I started my fire service career at the City of Goldsboro Fire Department. I then decided to further my career by going to the City of Raleigh Fire Department where I spent 18 years. I worked my way from firefighter to captain. I served in several different special operations units, such as the Hazardous Materials Regional Response Team 4, Fire Investigations Team, Office of the Fire Marshal as a Deputy Fire Marshal and as an adjunct instructor in the Training Division. During this time period I also spent 13 years with the Town of Knightdale serving as Assistant Chief conducting inspections, plan reviews, training, and volunteer recruitment and retention duties. Currently during the past four plus years I have been serving as the Fire Division Chief/Fire Marshal for Johnston County.

Licenses and Certifications: Chief Fire Officer designation, Chief Training Officer designation, Fire Marshal designation with the Center for Public Safety Excellence, NC Fire Inspector III, NC Fire Officer IV, NC Fire Instructor III, NC Hazardous Materials Specialist, NC Fire & Life Safety Educator III, NC Chief 101, NC Fire Fighter II, Advanced Firefighter Certificate NCFFA, NC Driver Operator Pumps, Aerials, EVD, Mobile Water Supply, NC TR-VMR, NC EMT, NC Certified Fire Investigator International Association Arson Investigators IAAI-CFI, IAAI-Evidence Collection Technician, IAAI-Certified Instructor

National Association of Fire Investigators NAFI-CFEI, NAFI-Certified Vehicle Fire Investigator , NAFI-Certified Instructor

Member Organizations: Johnston County Firefighters Association, NC Fire Marshal Association, NC State Fire Fighters Association, NC Association of Fire Chief’s, NC Chapter IAAI, NC Fire Rescue Instructor Society, NC Association of Rescue & EMS

Institution of Fire Engineers USA Branch, National Fire Protection Association, National Association of Fire Investigators, International Association Arson Investigators, International Association of Fire Chiefs

NCFMA Board Representative

to the Council of Code Officials

Thomas Raper

Deputy Fire Marshal

Hickory FD


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