NVFC Board of Directors

Steve Hirsch


Steve Hirsch is training officer for Sheridan County Fire District # 1, Thomas County Fire District #4, and Grinnell Fire Department, all of which are 100% volunteer fire departments. Steve is the chair and KS director on the National Volunteer Fire Council and is currently first vice chair of the Kansas State Firefighters Association after serving as secretary from 2000-2018. His father started a rural fire district in north central Kansas in 1963, the year after he was born, so he grew up in the fire service. Steve is also the county attorney in Decatur County in northwest Kansas. He has a private law practice and serves as city attorney for 18 cities in Norton, Phillips, Graham, Mitchell, Rawlins, Decatur, Sheridan, Thomas, and Gove counties.

Kevin D. Quinn

First Vice Chair

Kevin D. Quinn joined the fire service in 1976. He has served on the NVFC board of directors for over 36 years and is past chair of the NVFC. He retired as a deputy chief of the Union Fire District in South Kingstown, RI, and has returned to where he began in the volunteer fire service – actively responding to fires and alarms with his original Station #3 of the Union Fire District. Kevin is a past-president of the Rhode Island State Firemen’s League, Rhode Island State Advocate of the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation’s Everyone Goes Home-Courage to Be Safe Program, member of the Foundation’s Rhode Island Local Assistance State Team, board member of the Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition, member of the Hope Valley HazMat team, and member of numerous federal, state, and local exercise design management teams. He holds a master of science degree in counseling and educational psychology and a master of science degree in education.

Dallas Renfrew

Second Vice Chair

Dallas Renfrew joined the fire service in 1985 and currently serves with the Seminole Volunteer Fire Department. He has held various positions and ranks, including training officer, firefighter, and CISM team member. He is also president of the Seminole Volunteer EMS Association, where he served as a paramedic. Dallas served as the State Firefighters’ and Fire Marshals’ Association of Texas (SFFMA) Permian Basin District secretary/treasurer for eight years before being elected as the fourth vice president to the SFFMA of Texas in 1995. In 2000 he served as president of the SFFMA and currently represents the organization on the NVFC board as a director for Texas and 2nd vice chair. Dallas works for the Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service/Emergency Services Training Institute (TEEX/ESTI) as a fire service instructor and the extension program training coordinator.

Jeff Cash


Chief Jeff Cash has been in the fire service for over 40 years serving in both the volunteer and career sectors. He served as the fire chief of the Cherryville (NC) Fire Department from 1986 to 2021 and is a North Carolina certified firefighter, EMT, rescue technician, fire officer, arson investigator, fire code enforcement officer, and instructor. He is a past president of the North Carolina State Firefighters’ Association and serves as the North Carolina director to the NVFC. He represents the NVFC on the NFPA 1021 Committee and the IAFC Safety Health & Survival Section, and has testified before Congressional committees on fire service issues on two occasions.


NVFC Committees:

  • Audit
  • Bylaws
  • Communication & Technology
  • Conference
  • Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion
  • EMS/Rescue Section
  • Executive
  • Finance
  • Hazmat Response

  • Health, Safety, and Training
  • Homeland Security
  • Legislative
  • Membership/Awards
  • Mental Health Advisory Committee
  • Nominating
  • Recruitment and Retention
  • Standards & Codes
  • Volunteer Advocacy
  • Wildland


Board Directory

Alabama Firefighter’s Association
Larry Jarvis
C.R. Vaughan

Alaska State Firefighters Association
Sara Garcia
Dorianne Sprehe

Arizona Fire Chiefs Association
Bobby Apodaca
Joseph DeWolf

Arkansas State Firefighters Association
Rob Ingram
Jeff Jones

California State Firefighters’ Association
Richard Brown
Eddie Sell

Colorado State Fire Fighters Association
Paul Acosta
Ken Wettstein

Connecticut State Firefighters Association
Lew Clark
Robert Guthrie

Delaware Volunteer Firefighter’s Association
Willard “Bill” Betts
Norman (Jay) Jones

Florida Fire Chiefs’ Association
Darian Brown
Tim Diamond

Georgia State Firefighters Association
David Bullard

Illinois Firefighters Association
Bill Offerman
Robert Reason

Indiana Volunteer Firefighters Association
Jack Kerney
Jean W. Smith

Iowa Firefighters Association
Roger Bissen
Marvin Trimble

Kansas State Firefighters Association
Steve Hirsch
Dan Romine

Kentucky Firefighter’s Association
Pat Thompson

Louisiana State Firemen’s Association
Guy Bonin
Kenn Fontenot

Maine State Federation of Firefighters
Ken Desmond
Joseph Guyotte

Maryland State Firemen’s Association
Eric Bernard
David Lewis

Massachusetts Call/Volunteer Firefighters Association
Dr. Michael Goldstein
Joseph Maruca

Michigan State Firemen’s Association
Cliff Messing
Paul Wayco

Minnesota State Fire Department Association
Judy Thill
Dave Yurczyk

Mississippi Firefighter’s Association
George Stevens
Jennifer Williams

Fire Fighters Association of Missouri
Rob Erdel
Keith Smith

Montana State Volunteer Firefighters Association
Jerry Brothers
Kevin Moritz

Nebraska State Volunteer Firefighters Association
Joel Cerny
Justin Scamehorn

Nevada State Firefighter’s Association
Mike Heidemann
Steve McClintock

New Hampshire Association of Fire Chiefs
Charles Corey
Frank Fraitzl

New Jersey State Firemen’s Association
Brian Foley
George Heflich, Sr.

Firefighters Association of the State of New York
Brian McQueen
Ken Pienkowski

North Carolina State Firefighters’ Association
Tim Bradley
Jeff Cash

North Dakota Firefighter’s Association
Allan Klein
David Lautt

Ohio State Firefighters’ Association
Timothy Adams
Rodger Sansom

Oklahoma State Firefighters Association
Cliff Davidson
Sheri Nickel

Oregon Volunteer Firefighters Association
Steve McClintock
Jason Servatius

Firefighters’ Association of the State of Pennsylvania
Paul Lukus
Robert Timko

Rhode Island State Firefighters’ League
Kevin Quinn
Mark St. Pierre

South Carolina State Firefighters’ Association
Jack Kirlin
Keith Minick

South Dakota Firefighters Association
Charlie Kludt
Jeremy Walla

Tennessee Fire Chiefs Association
Barron Kennedy
Melvin Martin

State Firefighters’ and Fire Marshals’ Association of Texas
Kendall Hunting
Dallas Renfrew

Utah State Firefighters’ Association
Brent Marshall
Lance Nay

Vermont State Firefighter’s Association
Robert Kilpeck
Bob Patterson

Virginia State Firefighters Association
Ken Brown
Steve Ennis

Washington State Fire Fighters’ Association
T.J. Nedrow
Ron Roy

West Virginia State Firemen’s Association
Thomas Miller

Wisconsin State Firefighters Association
Chris Klahn
Philip C. Stittleburg

Wyoming State Firemen’s Association
Eric Quinney
Lawrence Erdmann