FEMA appoints Tidwell

Wednesday, July 1, 2009
CLEVELAND, Ohio--The Fire Equipment Manufacturer’s Association (FEMA) appointed Jim Tidwell, of Tidwell Consulting Corp., to code consultant.
As FEMA’s code consultant, Tidwell will be the liaison with the ICC, NFPA, Underwriter’s Laboratories, as well as fire authorities across the nation. For six years, Tidwell has worked for the International Code Council, most recently holding the title of deputy senior vice president of government relations.
Tidwell also spent more than 30 years as a firefighter, in every capacity from fire marshal to interim fire chief of a metropolitan fire department. FEMA is an international, non-profit trade association representing manufacturers of fire equipment including fire hose, standpipe systems, interior equipment, portable fire extinguishers and pre-engineered systems.