Governor reappoints fire chief
Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal has reappointed Bossier City Fire Chief Sammy Halphen to serve on the Louisiana Fire Prevention Board of Review. The Louisiana Fire Prevention Board of Review is charged with reviewing and evaluating alternatives to fire prevention or protection laws and regulations established by the state fire marshal when a request of review is submitted. Chief Halphen was first appointed to the position in 2008.
State law dictates the board is composed of nine gubernatorial appointments including one voluntary fire department chief, one full-time fire department chief, one registered architect, one registered engineer, one member will represent building owners and managers, one member will represent mercantile-industry interests, two members must represent the general public who have no vested interests directly or indirectly in the construction industry or the ownership or management of commercial buildings, and one member selected by the Rating and Fire Prevention Bureau. The state fire marshal also serves on the board as an ex-officio member and selects one member to represent fire marshals.
Chief Halphen will continue to represent the board position designated for a full-time fire department chief.