RedVector author Fulton Cochran has been involved in the fire service for over 35 years. He started as a volunteer firefighter in his hometown of Manitou Springs, Colorado. He worked as a career firefighter and then moved into fire prevention. He was Fire Marshal in Breckenridge, Colorado, and an active member of the Fire Marshals Association of Colorado prior to moving to Southern Nevada. For the past 20 years, Fulton was with the City of Henderson, Nevada, where he was the Deputy Fire Marshal – Engineering. During his tenure, the City of Henderson was the fastest growing city in the country for over 10 years.
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Fulton has participated in code development starting with the legacy organization ICBO, and he attended his first code development hearing in 1985. Fulton has worked with the International Code Council (ICC) on numerous committees and councils. He was the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) representative on the Performance Code drafting committee. In 2007, he was appointed to the Fire Code Council, and in 2010 he was elected as Chairman of this Council. When ICC reformulated the Councils in 2011, creating the current Fire Service Membership Council (FSMC), Fulton was again selected by the governing committee to be the Chairman of the Council, a position he continues to hold after being reelected most recently in Atlantic City during the 2013 Annual Business Meeting.
Fulton is currently a member of the ICC Board for International Professional Standards (BIPS), which oversees the ICC certification and testing programs. He represents the fire service on the Codes and Standards Council, which advises the ICC Board regarding the technical code committees and code development. Fulton was a member of the cdpACCESS steering committee charged with developing the framework of this program and recommending these actions to the ICC Board of Directors.
In 2013, Fulton was honored by ICC as the recipient of the Fire Service Person of the Year award.
During his tenure at Henderson, Fulton has been involved in numerous code adoptions with extensive local amendments. He is an active member of the Southern Nevada Fire Code Committee and is a two-term past President of the Southern Nevada Chapter of ICC. Fulton is also the former chair of the EduCode Committee of the Southern Nevada Chapter for code training and professional development.
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