Richard Marinucci has been the Chief of the Farmington Hills Fire Department since 1984. As Chief, he is responsible for the administration and management of the department which includes Emergency Medical Service (EMS), fire prevention, public fire safety education, training, emergency management, hazardous materials, and technical rescue. Chief Marinucci was President of the International Association of Fire Chiefs, a 12,000-member organization representing Fire Chiefs and Chief Fire Officers in 1997-98. He was the first Chair of the Commission on Chief Fire Officer Designation, currently the Commission on Professional Credentialing. He is currently designated as a Chief Fire Officer (CFO). In 1999, he served as Senior Advisor to Director James Lee Witt of FEMA and Acting Chief Operating Officer of the United States Fire Administration for seven months as part of a loan program between the City of Farmington Hills and FEMA. He received the Outstanding Public Service Award from the Director for his efforts. Chief Marinucci has three Bachelor of Science degrees: secondary education from Western Michigan University, fire science from Madonna College, and fire administration from the University of Cincinnati. He was the first graduate of the Open Learning Fire Service Program at the University of Cincinnati (summa cum laude) and was named a Distinguished Alumnus in 1995. He has since co-authored a revision of two of the open learning courses. He has also attended courses at the National Fire Academy. Chief Marinucci was selected to be a panel member of the Recommissioned America Burning committee. He is a member of the Western Wayne County Fire Chiefs (President since 2005), the Regional Alliance for Firefighter Training (Chair since its inception in 1997), Oakland County Fire Chiefs, Southeastern Michigan Fire Chiefs (President 1989-90), Michigan Fire Chiefs, and National Fire Protection Association. He has served as President of the Great Lakes Division of the IAFC in 1992/93. He was co-editor of the Michigan Fire Service News for 1989-1996. He currently is a regular contributing author for Fire Engineering and Fire Apparatus magazines. Chief Marinucci has instructed a wide variety of training programs from basic fire fighter to chief officer training. He has been an adjunct faculty member of Madonna University, Eastern Michigan University, and Oakland Community College. He has presented programs for the International Association of Fire Chiefs, California Fire Instructors Workshop, Fire Department Instructors Conference, Fire Chiefs Association of Japan, The National Fire Academy EFO Symposium, and the Maryland Fire Rescue Institute National Staff and Command School, and numerous regional, state, and local conferences and workshops across the country.