Lori Moore-Merrell, DrPh, MPH, EMT-P

Lori Moore-Merrell is an Assistant to the General President of the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) in charge of Technical Assistance for Labor Issues and Collective Bargaining, Fire and EMS Operations, and IAFF Field Services. Moore-Merrell’s expertise is in emergency response system design, staffing and deployment of mobile resources, system performance measurement and evaluation. She has managed emergency response system evaluation teams, including GIS assessment, for more than 300 fire departments in the United States and Canada. Likewise, she led the effort to develop the IAFF/IAFC fire-based EMS system performance measures and is now staffing the committee working to develop fire and rescue operational indicators and performance measures.

Moore-Merrell served as Principle Investigator on two USFA cooperative agreements to assess firefighter line-of-duty death and injury and to develop fire service risk management models and has managed multiple years of cooperative agreements with the USFA regarding fire-based EMS. She has served on 15 Federal Task Forces on Fire and EMS related subjects.

Moore-Merrell is well-published having written and published more than a dozen articles, book chapters and/or books on subjects related Fire and EMS Response Systems.

During her tenure with the IAFF, Moore-Merrell has held many positions and received numerous awards for her work including Commissioner for the Commission for Fire Service Accreditation (CFAI), Gubernatorial Appointee to the Commonwealth of Virginia Emergency Medical Services Advisory Board, Member of the International Fire Service Training Association (IFSTA) Executive Board of Directors and receiving the James O. Page EMS Achievement award from the IAFC.

Moore-Merrell holds a B.S. in Health and Safety Education from the University of Memphis and an MPH in Epidemiology from The George Washington University School of Public Health. She also earned a DrPH in Health Policy from The George Washington University School of Public Health where she did her doctoral dissertation on ”Quality Performance Measures for Fire-Based EMS Systems”.

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