Committees -> Technical Committee

As a FAMA member if you would like to be part of a committee, please contact the committee chairperson.


To research, recommend and represent member organizations on technical issues related to the manufacture of fire apparatus with the goal of constant improvement to product and safety for the end user. This shall be done in a manner consistent with antitrust guidelines.


  • To consider all submitted technical issues that are of mutual concern to the member organizations
  • To research and collect pertinent data on technical issues and determine appropriate actions
  • To make recommendations to other FAMA committees or organization as a whole as to the appropriate actions they may wish to take on assigned issues

Technical Subcommittees and Subcommittee Chairs

  • Aerial/Quint – Jim Garver (Sutphen) and John Brady (KME Fire Apparatus)
  • Ambulance – Steve Rowland (Akron Brass Company) and Brent Walker (SoundOff Signal)
  • ARFF – Tague Johnson (Rosenbauer America) and Sarah Peck (Akron Brass Company)
  • Body – Shelby Sutphen Chambers (Sutphen Corporation) and Wyatt Compton (Spartan Emergency Response)
  • Chassis – Chris Crowel (Cummins Inc.) and Dale Katz (E-ONE)
  • Electrical – John Doperalski (Harrison Hydra-Gen) and Peter Luhrs (Fire Research Corp.)
  • Foam – Gregg Geske (Waterous Company) and Mike Dupay (Fire Research Corp.)
  • Pumps & Plumbing – Pete Lauffenburger (Akron Brass Company) and Mike Sulmone (Trident Emergency Products)

Committee Chairs

Roger Lackore (Spartan Emergency Response)

Melissa Dobbs (IMMI)

FAMA Representatives on NFPA Committees

18/18APrincipal:  Jerry Halpin,   Alternate:  Mike Dupay
414+/ARFFPrincipal:    Duane Kann,   Alternate:  Tague Johnson
1500Principal:  Roger Lackore,   Alternate:  OPEN
1585Principal:  Scott Beecher,   Alternate:  Roger Lackore
1901Principal:  Sam Massa,   Alternate:  Philip Gerace
1917Principal:  Steve Rowland,   Alternate: Chuck Hutchins