About

The Arizona Fire and Burn Educators Association is committed to assisting the communities of the State of Arizona in promoting fire and life safety education. In support of the mission, AFBEA:

Provides the public of all ages and abilities with the appropriate behaviors to prevent fire or life safety hazards.

Effectively educates them in the skills necessary to protect themselves and others when confronted with a fire or life safety hazard.

Who we are ...

Arizona Fire and Burn Educators Association was formed in June 1987 as a 501.c(3) Non-Profit Organization by a small group of dedicated professionals to assist those assigned to the educational duties of fire departments around the state of Arizona. These visionaries set goals to establish educational displays for events, standardization of training for and certification of Public Educators, topic-specific seminars to meet the needs of communities, and references to free or inexpensive resources.

Today, AFBEA supports the continuing education requirements of fire and life safety educators in Arizona and across the United States. Their dedication to providing an avenue to share innovative programs and earn certifications locally has been an important asset to the Southwest, especially when training and travel budgets have dwindled to nothing.

Our Mission

The Arizona Fire and Burn Educators Association is committed to assisting the communities of the State of Arizona in promoting fire and life safety education. In support of the mission, AFBEA does the following:

  • Provides the public of all ages and abilities with the appropriate behaviors to prevent fire or life safety hazards.

  • Effectively educates them in the skills necessary to protect themselves and others when confronted with a fire or life safety hazard.


Committees

In the quest to remain on the leading edge of our field, AFBEA maintains a substantial list of committees. Some of these are constant such as the our two Conference Committees, Training Committee and the Grant Committees, but many are interim committees, set up to review operations, investigate new opportunities, or develop new funding, etc. These various committees allow our membership to be an integral part of the inner workings of the Association. Without the input of our membership, we can do nothing.

Officers & Representatives

Tanja Tanner

President,

AZ Fire School Training Committee & NFPA Public Education Network representative

Goodyear Fire Department

Michele Long

Vice President

Mesa Fire & Medical Department

Mik Milem

Secretary

Arizona Burn Foundation

Maureen Carney

Treasurer & Membership

Goodyear Fire Department

Kirk Webb

Training Committee Chair

Timber Mesa Fire & Medical

Barbie Barrett

Risk Reduction through Characterization Conference Chair

Bullhead Fire Department

Dr. Jeffrey Thomas


State Juvenile Firesetter Taskforce
NFPA 1030 - Committee Representative

Ottawa University

Lori Schmidt

Past President

Scottsdale Fire Department

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