At their October 22, 2010 meeting The Board of Regents for Oklahoma State University approved the permanent hiring of Craig Hannan as Director of Fire Protection Publications (FPP) in the College of Engineering, Architecture, and Technology at Oklahoma State University (OSU) in Stillwater, Oklahoma. Hannan had served as the Interim FPP Director since August 2009. FPP is also the headquarters for the International Fire Service Training Association (IFSTA).
As FPP Director Craig will oversee the business, operational, and financial functions of the organization, as well as coordinate communications between FPP and the OSU Administration. Craig has held a number of positions during his 11 years at FPP including Chief Operating Officer and Controller and IFSTA Projects Coordinator. Craig holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from Southeastern Oklahoma State University, a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) degree from OSU, and is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA). In addition to his extensive business background, Hannan also has a long history of involvement in fire and EMS operations. He is the former fire chief of the Colbert, Oklahoma Fire Department and currently serves as Captain/Training Officer for the Perkins, Oklahoma Volunteer Fire Department. He also formerly served as a career Paramedic Supervisor for Rural/Metro EMS in the Sherman, Texas area.
FPP Assistant Director/Managing Editor Mike Wieder will continue in the role of IFSTA Executive Director to which he was appointed August 27, 2009.
IFSTA/FPP has been the world’s largest provider of fire service training materials since their formation in 1934. FPP is a non-profit auxiliary enterprise of the College of Engineering, Architecture, and Technology at Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, Oklahoma. For more information on the organization, see their website at www.ifsta.org.