KENN FONTENOT is the National Volunteer Fire Council’s Louisiana director and chair of the NVFC Health and Safety Committee. He is also a charter member and first fire chief of the LeBlanc Volunteer Fire Department. Fontenot is a principal member of the NFPA 1001 committee and alternate member of the NFPA 1021 committee. He also is the regional fire training coordinator at the Louisiana State University Fire and Emergency Training Institute and a past president of the Louisiana State Firemen’s Association. He holds an associate’s degree in fire science.