Lieutenant Randy Griffin has been busy aside from his full-time responsibilities as an officer with the DeWitt Fire District. Through an Intergovernmental Personnel Agreement Griffins fire service expertise has been shared with the United States Department of Homeland Security. Griffin has been employed by the DeWitt Fire District for over ten years and has over twenty years of fire service experience. Assigned to the Science and Technology Directorate Griffin helps to provide on the ground knowledge and feedback directly to the Directorate. Griffin serves as the chief liaison to FEMA for his division working closely with Director Paulison and his staff. In January 2008 Griffin delivered a presentation at the plenary session of the Department of Homeland Securitys Stakeholders Conference to 300 people at the Los Angeles Convention Center. The presentation was on developing technologies to protect lives by protecting homes after the November 2007 wildfires in Southern California. Griffin along with colleagues from DHS were in Southern California during these devastating fires.One of the most recent endeavors he is collaborating on is a revolutionary new SCBA. The IAFF and Vulcore have plans to commercialize the pack within 1-2 years. Weight is less than 10 lbs less than 2 inches in diameter can flex with the wearer and operates at 4500 psi. n the photo are Richard Duffy the Assistant to the General President of the IAFF for Health and Safety DHS Science and Technology Undersecretary Jay Cohen and Lieutenant Randall B. Griffin. The photo was taken in the United States Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee room.