NFPA Education Section Executive Board


Micheal D. Greenia
Vermont Division of Fire Safety
Public Education & Information Section

Micheal D. Greenia is an Assistant State Fire Marshal and Chief of the Public Education & Information Section of the state of Vermont Division of Fire Safety. Micheal specializes in rural community risk reduction and directs many programs that provide support services, technical assistance, and educational resources to address the fire prevention and safety education needs of people of all ages.

Chief Greenia is a 33-year veteran of the fire service; he is a retired Captain and Life Member of the Underhill-Jericho Fire department. He currently serves as Safety /Admin Officer of the Williamstown VT Fire Department. He has extensive history of developing and delivering fire safety public education and is active in several state and national safety and fire prevention organizations. Chief Greenia is also the project manager for the statewide Fire Safe 802 program which main objective is to empower local volunteer teams to conduct home safety surveys, identifying and correct home fire hazards, checking and installing home smoke and CO alarms and to provide home safety education.   He currently serves as state liaison for Vermont in the NFPA Public Education Network.

Vice Chair

Josh Fulbright, Section Chief, Community Risk Reduction
Office of State Fire Marshal

Josh is the Community Risk Reduction (CRR) Section Chief with South Carolina State Fire, leads a team of seven tasked with fire and life safety data analysis, curriculum coordination, and outreach. Chief Fulbright coordinates statewide CRR through the Fire Safe South Carolina program, uniting multiple fire service organizations to engage influential community partnerships in support of local fire departments and their services. He manages fire fatality research of the Community Loss Education and Response (CLEAR) Team, multiple educational programs, NFIRS reporting, and alarm technology distribution.

His team hosts quarterly Fire and Life Safety Educator Trainings, a Fire and CRR Summit, and supports local CRR practitioners. As Situation Unit Leader for the Palmetto Incident Support Team and as a State Duty Chief, he manages routine and emergency response coordination of personnel.

A native of North Carolina (NC), Chief Fulbright served with the Cary Police Department, earning the rank of corporal and gained valuable community-building experience. He has a B.A. in Criminology from NC State University and a M.J.A. from Methodist University. Chief Fulbright serves as a Vision 20/20 Technical Advisor, National Fire Academy contract instructor, subject matter expert to multiple grant-funded CRR projects, and is a member or state representative to multiple state and national associations.

Rachel Neutzler
Communications Director, Lake Travis Fire Rescue </p">

Neutzler is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelor of Science in Public Relations. She also earned a Master of Science in Communications from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. Neutzler is a Master Public Information Officer through the Emergency Management Institute. 

Neutzler previously worked for the Harris County Fire Marshal’s Office as the Communications Director and Captain over Operational Support. Neutzler responded to numerous natural disasters and was the lead PIO for multiple hazardous materials incidents, including the Arkema plant fire, ITC tank farm fire, and KMCO plant fire. Neutzler received the Golden Mic Award, a Letter of Commendation, Humanitarian Service Award, and the Meritorious Team Commendation Award for her leadership and commitment to providing accurate and timely information during Hurricane Harvey.

Neutzler also worked at the State Fire Marshal’s Office and the Office of the Attorney General.

Neutzler is a principal member of the NFPA 1035 committee, an instructor for Basic PIO, Advanced PIO, Master PIO, and an adjunct instructor for Sam Houston State University Fire Executive Management Training.  


Paul Schwartzman
Fairport Counseling Services

Paul Schwartzman is a licensed mental health counselor, providing counseling services to children, adolescents and families in the Rochester (NY) area for more than thirty years. His interest in the field of juvenile firesetting developed while on staff at the University of Rochester where he participated with other researchers in the study of juvenile fire play and fire setting. Paul was a member of the original research team that originated the Fire Related Youth Unit for the City of Rochester (NY) Fire Department and the BIC preschool firesafety education curriculum, both award winning programs that address issues of children and fire.

Paul has co-authored books and produced several research articles for professional journals and has written a chapter on treatment of juvenile firesetters in The Handbook of Prescriptive Treatments for Children and Adolescents published by Allyn & Bacon. Paul also authored a chapter on juvenile firesetting for the revised NFPA Fire Protection Handbook.

Paul is the Past Chair of the Board of Directors of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Education Section and is the co-chairperson of the NFPA Juvenile Firesetter Intervention Committee. He was also a member of the NFPA 1035 Professional Public Life and Fire Safety Educator Standards Committee. He worked with the committee to develop national standards for juvenile firesetter intervention specialists. Paul is also the Executive Director of the Finger Lake Regional Burn Association.

Paul currently maintains a private consulting and co unseling practice in Fairport, New York.


Annemarie Pickett, Retired from the Worcester Fire Department, Fire Headquarters
Worcester, MA

Annemarie was the Worcester Fire Department’s Community Risk Reduction and Public Education Division. She has been in emergency services as a firefighter and a paramedic for over 35 years. Lt. Pickett set the standard for integrating community risk reduction tactics taught at the National Fire Academy into protecting her community.  Annie has written five successful Department of Homeland Security Federal Emergency Management Agency Assistance to Firefighters Fire Prevention and Safety grants.   Which allowed for college fire safety programs, programing for individuals with special needs and 3 successful rounds that allowed for the purchase,  distribution and installation of Smart burner; a  heat limiting device replacing coil burners into almost 2,500 low income vulnerable high risk units. Eliminating stovetop cooking fires in these units. In 2018 Annie was the national mentor for the Sound-off a fire safety program.   She received the 2011 Massachusetts Fire and Life Safety Educator of the Year award, and is the recipient of NFPA’s 2015 Educator of the Year award; the division was the recipient of the 2016 FIREMARK national community service award and the Massachusetts Norman Knight community service excellence award. The Division has multiple community service recognitions and accommodations. Annie serves on the Massachusetts fire and life safety task force and as interim secretary on the NFPA Education Section.


Karla Klas, BSN, RN, CCRP

Managing Director, Injury Prevention and Community Outreach

Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan Trauma Burn Center

Tel: +1 734 232-3815

Karla manages the University of Michigan Trauma Burn Center’s nationally acclaimed community and family-centered injury prevention programs.  Her 27-year distinguished career in critical care burn/trauma nursing, youth firesetting intervention, research, education, injury prevention, community risk reduction, professional development training, program management, and mentoring has produced numerous medical journal publications, textbook chapters and grant awards.  She has advanced training in several specialty topics, such as:  Drug Endangered Children Response, Forensic Interviewing in Children, Child Abuse Identification, Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative on Research, Screening-Brief Intervention-Referral to Treatment (SBIRT), Motivational Interviewing, Advanced Burn Life Support, Stop the Bleed, CarFit, Advanced Trauma Care for Nurses, and others.

Karla is a Contract Instructor at the National Fire Academy.  She has been appointed to multiple national leadership roles and committees devoted to injury reduction, including:  American Burn Association Burn Prevention, YFIRES National Youth Firesetting Database, MI Arson Prevention, Safe States Alliance Injury Prevention, Michigan Trauma Coalition Injury Prevention, U-M Injury Research Center, etc.  An award-winning educator, speaker, and author, Karla also mentor’s at-risk youth, volunteers in survivor support programs, and enjoys all kinds of outdoor adventures.


Jamie McIntyre, Community Risk Reduction Manager, (Washington State) has served as the Community Risk Reduction Manager for the City of Spokane Fire Department since July 2016. 

McIntyre holds a Bachelors of Arts in Psychology from Whitworth University, and Masters of Social Work, with an emphasis on aging, from Eastern Washington University. 

She came to the fire service with over ten year of experience in the social service arena, serving older adults and people living with access and functional needs via the community behavioral health organization and the Area Agency on Aging.
McIntyre currently serves as the vice-chair of the Washington State Public Fire Educators, is an instructor for Washington State IFSAC Fire & Life Safety Educator 1 certification, and has instructed for National Fire Academy on Community Risk Reduction.


Robert (Rob) McAdam, Deputy Fire Chief - Public Safety
Edmonton Fire Rescue Services

Rob McAdam has served as Deputy Fire Chief - Public Safety at Edmonton Fire Rescue Services (EFRS) Since August of 2021. Rob has been a member of EFRS since 2004 and has served previously as a Firefighter, Training Instructor, Fire Investigator and Chief of Investigations. He is passionate about reducing fire risk through both dynamic internal strategies and in collaboration with community partners.

The Public Safety Section of EFRS includes provincially accredited Safety Codes Officers and Professional Engineers tasked with constantly evaluating fire risk through Community Risk Assessment (CRA) and addressing these risks through Community Risk Reduction (CRR) programs. These reduction and mitigation programs include enforcement of the National Fire Code (NFC-A), articles of the Municipal Government Act (MGA), and public education programs. The section houses a team of dedicated Fire Investigators who determine the origin, cause and circumstance of all fires in the municipality. This work informs fire prevention, fire code improvements and aids law enforcement with arson prosecutions. The team of Professional Fire Engineers work to improve public and firefighter safety by ensuring safety in building and city designs, and applying fire behavior science across a broad range of applications.

Rob's education and training includes a Bachelor of Science Degree in Resource Management (Forestry) from the University of Northern British Columbia and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from Carleton University and he is a retired Registered Professional Forester (RPF). He is also a Level II Safety Codes Officer in the fire discipline and holds a Fire Investigation Technician designation with the International Association of Arson Investigators.

Past Chair
Tammy Peavy Fire Safety Educator, Mississippi

As Chair of the NFPA Education Section Executive Board, Tammy also served on Vision 20/20’s Steering Committee. She also served as a subject matter expert in Vision 20/20’s grant project to develop a web-based fire safety materials generator.

Tammy (Peavy) Mills joined ImageTrend as an Implementation Specialist in August 2021.

Before joining ImageTrend, Tammy worked from 2007 to 2021 with the Mississippi State Fire Marshal’s Office. There Tammy was responsible for teaching fire safety education to residents of all ages across the state. She wrote six successful Department of Homeland Security Federal Emergency Management Agency Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program Fire Prevention and Safety grants to purchase and distribute to fire departments, community organizations, and state agencies for installation in high-risk homes more than 123,000 long-life smoke alarms and more than 4,100 alert devices for the hearing impaired; a fire safety education trailer; and a statewide fire safety media campaign. During her time with the State Fire Marshal’s Office, Tammy received certification as a Fire and Emergency Services Instructor Level I-II-III.

In 2014, Tammy was assigned additional responsibilities of administering the statewide records management system – ImageTrend’s Fire Bridge. Prior to her departure, she migrated the Fire Bridge system to ImageTrend’s Elite Fire platform. She provided all training and customer support to approximately 9,000 users in 730 fire departments for seven years. In May 2014, Tammy traveled with a group of Iowa firefighters to teach fire prevention to the Village of Katete in Zambia, Africa. During this trip, a fire truck donated by a refinery in North Pole, Alaska, was delivered with truck operation and firefighter training provided to the firefighters.

Before joining the State Fire Marshal’s Office, Tammy worked from 1994 to 2004 at Marion General Hospital in Columbia, MS, as PBX operator, Medical Records Clerk, and Emergency Room/Outpatient Admissions Clerk before becoming the Public Education Officer for the Hattiesburg, MS, Fire Department from 2004 to 2007.

Tammy volunteered with Tri-Community Fire Department in Marion County, MS, from 1994 to 2013, receiving certifications as Volunteer Firefighter, Emergency Medical First Responder, Emergency Medical Technician, Rural Fire Officer, and Fire and Life Safety Educator I-II-III. There Tammy was a firefighter and emergency medical first responder and assisted with fire and life safety education programs. She also served as secretary, treasurer, board member, and Assistant Training Officer and received awards for Junior Firefighter of the Year; Recruit of the Year; Firefighter of the Year; Most Hours Fire Service Training; and Most Hours EMS Training.

Tammy was a member of the Mississippi Association of Public Fire Safety Educators from 1998 until 2021 and served as President, Past President, Southern Division Representative, and chair and member of various committees.

Tammy was a 2002 Risk Watch Champion through the National Fire Protection Association’s Mentor Program and served as member and chairperson of the Mississippi Risk Watch Champion Management Team. From its inception in 2007 until she left the State Fire Marshal’s Office, she represented Mississippi in the NFPA’s Public Education Network. Tammy currently serves as Past Chair of the NFPA Education Section Executive Board.

Executive Secretary

Paula Levesque, Public Education/Wildfire Division, Program Coordinator
National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)
1 Batterymarch Park
Quincy, MA 02169-9101

Paula Levesque is the Project Coordinator for NFPA’s Public Education/Wildfire Division.  oined NFPA in 2006 in the Fire Analysis and Research division, working with fire statistics and reports alongside NFPA research analysts using the USFA NFIRS database.

Since March 2015, I have been working with the Wildfire Division where I assisted with the planning and delivery of “Assessing Structure Ignition Potential from Wildfire,” a 2-day NFPA seminar developed to increase an understanding and competency in wildland urban interface fire mitigation and to assist wildfire mitigation and prevention professionals in assessing risks to individual homes in the wildland, forested, or grassland areas and encourage and make recommendation for corrective mitigation measures to residents and homeowner associations.

In 2016-2018 NFPA was provided a FEMA grant for “Assessing Structure Ignition Potential from Wildfire,” a 2-day NFPA seminar the training of fire service in which I coordinated logistics for 20 trainings across the United States.

NFPA Responder Forum 2016-2019, Fire Safety Summits and the Public Network session at C&E 2019,

From 2019-2022 I started working with the Education Members Section Board, I attended the Education Members Board Meeting and Education Members General Meeting C&E 2022.

I support a variety of NFPA initiatives including the national Wildfire Community Preparedness Day campaign, the Firewise Communities/USA® Recognition Program, Steps to Safety® and Older Adult Fire and Falls Prevention program.