John W. Hoglund

State Fire Organization

John Hoglund was Director Emeritus and later served as an instructor at the Maryland Fire and Rescue Institute at the University of Maryland. He was a third generation member of his family to be in the fire service. John was a former fire chief, a U.S. Marine Corps veteran, and a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. He served as Chair of the NFPA Technical Committee on Fire Service Training.

Through the years, John had a strong interest in the accreditation and certification for the fire service. He and his wife, Nancy, were part of the IFSTA family for over 40 years. He was a regular IFSTA Validation Conference attendee since 1971 and served on many IFSTA validation committees including Essentials, Hose, Company Officer, Chief Officer, Instructor, Pumping Apparatus, and Aerial Apparatus. John was first elected to the IFSTA Executive Board in 1982.

John passed away from natural causes on January 2, 2020.


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