Sep
27
2007

Emergency Management Expert Garry Briese Named Board Member of New International Fire Service Research Center and Policy Institute

International Association of Fire Chiefs Establishes Institute to Help Build Capacity and Adaptability of Fire Rescue Organizations

 

 

Fairfax, Virginia, September 27, 2007 -

ICF International (NASDAQ: ICFI) is pleased to announce that Garry Briese, a company vice president and emergency management expert, was appointed to the board of directors of the newly formed International Fire Service Research Center and Policy Institute. The institute was established by the International Association of Fire Chiefs, of which Mr. Briese is a former executive director. As a board member, he will help manage institute policy and direction.

“Garry is one of the most innovative leaders in national public safety and a distinguished professional whose firsthand experience in emergency management makes him an invaluable member of this new and important institute,” said Mike Byrne, an ICF senior vice president. “ICF is proud of Garry’s leadership role in raising awareness of and support for fire and emergency services and life safety issues across the globe.”

The institute was founded to help lead the transformation of fire rescue services. Through collaborative research efforts with institutions worldwide, the institute hopes to support the development of informed public policy decisions regarding the leadership, management, and operations of fire rescue services.

“This is an extraordinary accomplishment, and we are honored to have Garry as part of the ICF family,” said Sudhakar Kesavan, ICF Chief Executive Officer. “As one of the most innovative leaders in national public safety, Garry is a distinguished professional whose firsthand experience in emergency management and homeland security is an asset to his colleagues and clients alike.”

 

 

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ICF International (NASDAQ: ICFI) partners with government and commercial clients to deliver consulting services and technology solutions in the energy, climate change, environment, transportation, social programs, health, defense, and emergency management markets. The firm combines passion for its work with industry expertise and innovative analytics to produce compelling results throughout the entire program life cycle, from analysis and design through implementation and improvement. Since 1969, ICF has been serving government at all levels, major corporations, and multilateral institutions. More than 2,500 employees serve these clients worldwide. ICF’s Web site is www.icfi.com.

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