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President Carrie Edwards-Clemons
International Association of Black Professional Fire Fighters

President Carrie Edwards-Clemons from the International Association of Black Professional Fire Fighters Joins the Vision 20/20 Steering Committee

Vision 20/20 is pleased to announce that President Carrie Edwards-Clemons from the International Association of Black Professional Fire Fighters is joining the Vision 20/20 Steering Committee.

Chief Edward-Clemons joined the Flint, Michigan, Fire Department in 1999 and has risen through the ranks to Deputy Chief, the first female in to do so in the department’s history. In addition to a number of positions within the department, she has also served as the department’s grant writer, securing grants in excess of $22 million. She is a member of the Michigan Fire Instructors Association, the Society of Michigan EMS Instructor Coordinators and a number of other professional organizations. She has been active in the International Association of Black Professional Fire Fighters having worked on a number of initiatives before being elected as the first female president in August 2020.

The Vision 20/20 Steering Committee is comprised of representatives of national fire and safety organizations and provides collaborative support to the project. Since 2007, Vision 20/20 has focused on closing the gaps in fire safety and has been a leader in promoting the integration of Community Risk Reduction in the fire and emergency services across the nation. With support from the FEMA Assistance to Firefighters Fire Prevention Grants program, Vision 20/20 has developed a number of free, online resources, partnered with national organizations to develop free online training, and hosted the bi-annual Model Performance in Community Risk Reduction symposia for the past 12 years.