National LAST Coordinator
National Fallen Firefighters Foundation
Ian Bennett is the National Local Assistance State Team (LAST) Coordinator for the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation. In addition, he coordinates the Taking Care of Our Own program and the Unformed Peer Support Programs. Bennett has been associated with the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation since 2001 serving as a member of the planning section of the Command staff assembled to manage the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend held each year at the National Fire Academy. He retired as the fire chief for the City of Harrisonburg, VA, after 33 years in the fire service, serving departments in Virginia, Colorado and Alabama. Bennett holds a bachelor of science degree from James Madison University and completed the Executive Fire Officer program through the National Fire Academy.