National LAST Coordinator
National Fallen Firefighters Foundation
Ian Bennett is the national Local Assistance State Team (LAST) coordinator for the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF) and coordinates the Taking Care of Our Own program. He has been associated with the NFFF since 2001 and helps manage the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend held each October at the National Fire Academy. Bennett 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. He holds a bachelor’s degree from James Madison University and completed the Executive Fire Officer program through the National Fire Academy.