Farmington Hills Fire
Rich Marinucci is one of the fire service’s top organizational leaders, bringing his experience in administration and management to numerous fire departments, organizations, and causes. His 45+-year-career includes 32 years as a chief of department in Farmington Hills, Northville Township, and White Lake Township, all in Michigan. He later served as acting chief operating officer of the U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) while acting as senior advisor to the director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Rich is a past president of the International Association of Fire Chiefs. He also served as the national program manager for the Everyone Goes Home program of the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation. He is now the executive director of the Fire Department Safety Officers Association (FDSOA). In 2000, Rich was selected to chair the Center for Public Safety Excellence’s first Commission of Professional Credentialing and was among the first Chief Fire Officers to be designated. In 2013, the Center for Public Safety Excellence honored him with their Ronny Jack Coleman Leadership Legacy Award. Rich holds a Master of Science degree from Eastern Michigan University, and Bachelor of Science degrees from Western Michigan University, Madonna University, and the University of Cincinnati.