NVFC Mourns the Loss of Longtime Board Member John Lyman

The late NVFC Rhode Island director John Lyman.

John Lyman, a longtime National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) director from Rhode Island, passed away on February 13. Lyman served for nearly 40 years on the NVFC board, joining the organization in September 1982. As a member of the board, he helped steer the strategic direction of the organization and served on various committees, including chairing the Legislative Committee for several years.

Lyman served in the Army during the Vietnam War and achieved the rank of Sergeant as an operating room specialist. He then went on to a career as a respiratory therapist, retiring in 2012 from the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Providence after 27 years.

He was a life member of the Harmony Fire Department, which he joined in 1971 and served the position of rescue captain. He also was active with the Rhode Island State Firemen’s League since 1976, including serving as secretary and president.

View his full obituary here. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Harmony Fire Department or the Rhode Island DAV, Providence.