Dan Ripley

Fire Department

Fire Captain Dan Ripley began his career with Lincoln Fire & Rescue in 2004 as a firefighter. His most recent assignment is Company Officer of Engine 3 in downtown Lincoln, Nebraska. He has been a member of the DHS-FEMA Urban Search and Rescue Team - Nebraska Task Force 1 since 2004. Dan currently serves as a Task Force Leader and has been deployed to disasters such as hurricanes Katrina, Dean, Harvey, Irma, Florence, and Fiona (Puerto Rico); the Moore Oklahoma Tornadoes, the Boulder Colorado Floods, and Nebraska Floods. He has served as an adjunct instructor for the Fire Protection Program of Southeast Community College in Lincoln, Nebraska.

Dan has served on many IFSTA validation committees including Fire Protection Detection and Suppression Systems, Facilities Fire Brigades, and Fire Inspection & Code Enforcement and Essentials 8. He currently represents IFSTA on several NFPA committees, and as a Vision 20/20 Advisory Council Member. Dan has also participated on the Nominations & Elections Committee, and the Delegate Selection Committee. Dan was first elected to the IFSTA Executive Board in 2017, and is currently serving as the committee chair of Fire Service Rope Rescue, 1st Edition.

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