Advisory Board

Informing the trajectory of FSRI research and amplification endeavors.
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The Advisory Board provides high-level guidance and advice to inform the activities of the Fire Safety Research Institute (FSRI), part of UL Research Institutes. Acting as a sounding board for FSRI leadership and through its own initiative, the FSRI Advisory Board helps maximize the relevance of FRSI research and amplification endeavors by facilitating engagement with a broad array of stakeholder groups. Board members propose topics relevant to FSRI’s mission of advancing fire safety knowledge and addressing the world’s unresolved fire safety risks. Their advice is taken into consideration when FSRI makes strategic and operational decisions.

Founded in 2014, the Advisory Board is made up of qualified and passionate professionals who represent the fire service, academia, government, NGOs, industry, and fire and life safety education community. Each member serves a renewable two-year term, for up to a maximum of 10 years of service. The Advisory Board convenes a minimum of twice a year to provide feedback on data and content presented to them by FSRI.

Meet the Advisory Board

Sean DeCrane

Director, Health and Safety Operational Services, International Association of Fire Fighters

Ofodike ('DK') Ezekoye

Professor and Joe C. Walter Jr. Chair in Engineering, University of Texas

Kenny Fent

Commander, USPHS / Researcher National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health

Sean Gray

Captain, Cobb County Fire and Emergency Services

Kimberlee Guenther

Chief Impact Officer, United Way of Metro Chicago

Todd Harms

Chief, Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District 

George Healy

Deputy Chief, New York City Fire Department (FDNY)

Brian Meacham

Managing Principal, Meacham Associates 

Guillermo Rein

Professor of Fire Science, Imperial College London and Editor-in-Chief, Fire Technology

Denise Smith

Professor, Skidmore College

Adam Thiel

Managing Director, City of Philadelphia

Beth Weckman

Professor and head of the Fire Research Group and Fire Safety program in Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering, University of Waterloo

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Published: June 15, 2023