NAFA Creates Public Safety Group
-- In June the Board of Governors of the National Association of Fleet Administrators approved expanding the charter of NAFA’s Law Enforcement Group (LEG) to include all types of emergency equipment. To reflect this change, the LEG group has been renamed the Public Safety Group (PSG), according to the NAFA Fleet Focus e-mail newsletter.
NAFA Vice President Tom Lubas, general manager, fleet and facility construction support for the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey, detailed the reasons for the expansion. “NAFA’s strategic direction supports the creation of strong membership loyalty and NAFA's ability to be an important influence in advancing the fleet management community, both for the general fleet community, as well as for the major sectors of that community. It is, therefore, a logical and ‘natural’ progression to foster strong membership loyalty and to advance the Public Safety fleet community through the expansion of the former Law Enforcement Group.”
Lubas continued, “The newly-created Public Safety Group now incorporates fire, life safety, emergency management and EMS fleet professionals. PSG's membership has many similarities in their fleet operations, member expertise, equipment needs and management goals and objectives. It's also important to recognize the fire, life safety, emergency management and EMS fleet professionals who have recently asked NAFA to be affiliated as a NAFA Member group. The inclusion of these professionals into the new Public Safety Group has also been well received by the members of the former Law Enforcement Group. This affiliation will also capture opportunities to successfully achieve excellence in NAFA-provided education and other member services for all of the Public Safety professionals of the fleet community."