DeWitt firefighter appointed to international ‘green’ committee

— The DeWitt Fire District announced the appointment of Glen LeComte to the International Association of Fire Chiefs Environmental Sustainability Committee.

The newly formed Environmental Sustainability Committee is concerned with both environmental and financial sustainability and serves as a clearing house for all environmental sustainability issues affecting the fire service. The committee promotes best practices that reduce the environmental footprint and economic impact of emergency services operations. Environmental sustainability is a growing issue in the fire service with positive impacts on both the communities we serve and the departmental budgets.

LeComte, a Fire Protection Engineer, serves as the DeWitt Fire District as both a volunteer firefighter and a fire commissioner. He will attend a panel discussion in late August with chiefs and fire service officials from across the country, who will highlight departmental best practices and lessons learned.

The IAFC represents the leadership of firefighters and emergency responders worldwide and boasts the world's leading experts in firefighting, emergency medical services, terrorism response, hazardous materials spills, natural disasters, search and rescue, and public safety policy. Since 1873, the IAFC has provided a forum for fire and emergency service leaders to exchange ideas, develop professionally and uncover the latest products and services available to first responders.

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