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Code Officials Roundtable Webinar: Responding to COVID-19

April 8, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

On Wednesday, April 8, at 2:00 p.m. EDT, the International Code Council will host the first in a series of four weekly webinars for code officials focused on how members are responding to COVID-19. The 1-hour webinars are sponsored jointly by the ICC Building and Fire Service Membership Councils.

Topics to be covered:

  • Emerging issues and trends: Moving toward performing virtual and remote work
  • Code official health and safety: Use of personal protective equipment and implementing workforce health screening measures
  • Personal health and wellness
  • In-depth review of the Code Council’s survey of U.S. code officials and their current states of practice during the COVID-19 response
  • Practical examples of how the I-Codes can be used in communities responding to COVID-19

Panelists will also answer questions from the audience during the webinars.

April 8 Webinar Panelists:

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Dan Dockery, Chair – ICC Building Membership Council

Chief Building Official

Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Planning and Development Services Department

Winston-Salem, North Carolina


Gary West, Chair – ICC Fire Service Membership Council

Former Tennessee State Fire Marshal

Director of Field Operations

National Fire Sprinkler Association

Nashville, Tennessee


Ed Lisinki, Vice Chair – ICC Building Membership Council


Building Inspection and Neighborhood Services

City of West Allis, Wisconsin


Randy Metz, Vice Chair – ICC Fire Service Membership Council
Battalion Chief/Fire Marshal

Carlsbad Fire Department, Fire Prevention Division

Carlsbad, California


Dates: Wednesday, April 8;

Times: 2:00 p.m. EDT ; webinars will last 1 hour.

Panelist Bios:

Dan Dockery

Dan Dockery is the Chair of the ICC Building Membership Council. He serves as the Chief Building Official for Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Planning and Development Services Department in North Carolina. Dan has served as Chief Building Official since 2004 where he directs, manages, supervises and coordinates the administration and enforcement of the county’s building codes.

Gary West

Gary West is the Chair of the ICC Fire Service Membership Council. He currently serves as director of field operations for the National Fire Sprinkler Association (NFSA), based in Linthicum, Maryland. The association’s mission is “to protect lives and save property from fire through the widespread acceptance of the fire sprinkler concept.” West has served in this role since April 2018. West was appointed Tennessee State Fire Marshal and Assistant Commissioner for Fire Prevention in March 2011. In July 2014, he was promoted to Deputy Commissioner for the Department of Commerce and Insurance (TDCI) and continued to oversee the State Fire Marshal’s office as well as the department’s human resources, fiscal, and communications divisions until his retirement in April 2018. West has spent his entire career in public service and has dedicated his life to helping others. He has been active in emergency services for the past 43 years with extensive experience in managing business operations. His vast knowledge and passion for saving lives through fire prevention efforts and advocacy has made him a leader and visionary for reducing deaths, injuries and property loss from fire.

Ed Lisinski

Ed Lisinski is the Vice Chair of the ICC Building Membership Council. He serves as Director of Building Inspection and Neighborhood Services for the City of West Allis, Wisconsin. Lisinski directs a department of 15 staff with a budget of $1M. The department protects the City of West Allis (population 60,000) daily through building, electrical, plumbing and mechanical inspections and plan reviews. The department also performs routine property maintenance inspections and investigates complaints throughout the city. Lisinski previously served as Assistant Director from 2012-2014 where he managed inspections and the city’s commercial and residential building permits. He served as a Plan Reviewer in the City of West Allis from 2005-2012 where he performed all commercial and residential plan reviews and permit reviews issued by the city. Lisinski also serves as Chair of the Code Council’s Building Code Interpretations Committee, Vice Chair of the Code Council’s Structural Code Development Committee, and is Immediate Past President of the Wisconsin Code Officials Alliance.

Randy Metz

Randy Metz is a Battalion Chief/Fire Marshal serving the City of Carlsbad in San Diego County (CA). He has 28 years of fire service experience with concentrations in fire prevention and fire administration.  Chief Metz has a Master of Public Administration Degree and is a credentialed Chief Fire Officer (CFO) and Fire Marshal (FM) from the Center for Public Safety Excellence. He is a graduate of the National Fire Academy’s Executive Fire Officer Program (EFO). He has been a registered instructor through CA State Fire Training for 17 years and has been part of the curriculum development cadre for the State Fire Marshal’s Office since 2010. He is a Past President of the California Fire Chiefs’ Association, FPO Section – South, and currently serves as Legislative Co-Chair, Past President of the Orange County and San Diego County Fire Prevention Officers sections, as well as the Code Council’s Region I, representing the states of California, Nevada and Hawaii. Chief Metz was the 2016 recipient of the Fire Official of the Year Award, presented by the California Building Officials Association, and the 2018 recipient of the William E. Fox Award, presented by the California Fire Chiefs Association Fire Prevention Officers Section. Chief Metz serves as a member of ICC’s Fire Service Membership Council Governing Committee, currently serving as Vice Chair, as well as the International Fire Code Development Committee.


April 8, 2020
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm