I am greatly honored to be allowed to serve as president of our US branch of IFE. First and foremost, I wish to thank Chief Hartin for his leadership and guidance over the past year.
I am quite optimistic about the coming year, largely because of our progress over the past year. Last year saw significant improvements in our administration of the branch business, due in no small part to the excellent people that have joined our board. We are now well positioned to look outward.
I hope to emphasize that attribute which distinguishes us from other fire service organizations - our international aspect. My goal is to capitalize on our contacts with other branches throughout the world to provide maximum benefit to our current members and to attract new members.
I will welcome all of your thoughts and input over the coming year and look forward to much success.
Phil Stittleburg, FIFireE, CFO
President, Institution of Fire Engineers
United States of America Branch