City of Hagerstown is proud to announce the appointment of Hagerstown Fire
Department Chief Steve Lohr to the Fire Service Advisory Council of the
American Wood Council (AWC).
Fire Service Advisory Council, comprised of a national group of fire service
experts, has been launched to provide AWC and the wood products industry with
broad-based advice and guidance on fire safety strategies and tactics regarding
wood construction, wood products, and the wood industry’s engagement with the
fire service. It is also intended to help identify effective training
materials for the Fire Service while serving to enhance the relationship
between the Fire Service and wood products industry.
Lohr was part of the first Fire Service Advisory Council conference call on
April 30; and, in the fall he will attend the initial meeting at which the AWC
and the Fire Service Advisory Council will plot the course for council
activities into 2020 and beyond.
am pleased and honored to be selected to participate as a subject matter expert
on this important advisory council,” Chief Lohr remarked.
to the Fire Services Advisory Council were chosen from fire service leadership
ranks across the country, among fire departments of varying size, which serve
diverse communities. Led by Ray O’Brocki, the AWC’s Fire Services
Relations Manager, Hagerstown’s Chief Lohr is joined on the council by
representatives from major cities such as Boston, Denver, and Los Angeles.
with Ray and colleagues from around the country, we will work to maintain the
safety, durability, and renewable benefits of existing and emerging wood
construction methods,” Chief Lohr added. “Given the depth and
breadth of experience represented by members of the council, I am certain this
group will assist the American Wood Council in their efforts to maintain a
productive dialogue with the nation’s fire service while helping to produce
educational and training materials that will ultimately improve fire safety for
Chief Lohr is currently completing his fourth year with the Hagerstown Fire Department after spending 30 years in Montgomery County.