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Thomas Jenkins, IAFC President and Chairman of the Board

Fire Chief, City of Rogers Fire Department (Ark.)

Fire Chief Tom Jenkins has served as the City of Rogers, Arkansas fire chief since 2009. Prior to his arrival in Arkansas, he served as Deputy Chief for the City of Sand Springs, Oklahoma Fire Department.

He holds a bachelor's degree in fire protection and safety engineering from Oklahoma State University, and a master's degree in public administration from the University of Oklahoma. Chief Jenkins is a 2006 graduate of the Executive Fire Officer Program at the National Fire Academy in Emmitsburg, Maryland and became Arkansas's first Chief Fire Officer Designee from the Commission on Professional Credentialing in 2010.

Chief Jenkins is a regular presenter at national conferences and serves in various capacities on numerous boards and committees, including NFPA 1710. Chief Jenkins serves on the Industrial Advisory Board for Oklahoma State University's Fire Protection and Safety Program and also serves as an adjunct professor for Oklahoma State University and Northwest Arkansas Community College.

He has been an active member of the IAFC's Terrorism and Homeland Security Committee, Company Officer Mentoring Program, and Firefighter Safety Through Advanced Research (FSTAR) Working Group.



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