International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) News

Pierce To Display Latest Apparatus And Service Capabilities At FRI 2019

Pierce Manufacturing Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation company, announced that it will display an extensive array of apparatus and new technology innovations during the International Association of Fire Chiefs’ (IAFC) Fire Rescue International (FRI) conference and expo on August 7-10, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia.   Located at booth #1503, visitors will have the opportunity to learn more about the latest developments in fire apparatus, fire truck features, and technology that improv...

South Adams County Fire Department’s Lee Whitner Honored As 2019 Training Officer Recognition Award Winner At FRI 2019

TargetSolutions, a Vector Solutions brand that offers operations and training management software for the fire service, and the International Association of Fire Chief’s (IAFC) Volunteer & Combination Officers Section (VCOS) are proud to announce Lee Whitner of South Adams County (Colorado) Fire Department, as the recipient of the 2019 VCOS Training Officer Recognition Award. 2019 VCOS Training Officer Award As the award winner, Whitner will be recognized during the annual VCOS meeti...

NFPA Announces 2019 Metropolitan “Metro” Fire Chiefs Association Awards And Elected Members

The Metropolitan “Metro” Fire Chiefs Association, a Section of the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) and National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) held its 2019 annual conference in Edmonton, Alberta June 8-14. More than 110 Metro chiefs from Australia, Belgium, Canada, China, Mexico, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom and the United States attended the conference and elected the Association’s 2019-2020 officers and board members. The officers are: Chi...

NFPA, IAFC And NVFC Launches Fire Safety Quiz To Spread Occupational Cancer Risks And Firefighter Contamination Awareness

To raise awareness of occupational cancer risks and firefighter contamination, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) Safety Health & Survival Section, and the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) have launched the ‘Fire Service Safety Stand Down Quiz’ Sweepstakes. The informative and interactive online quiz emphasizes the importance of the 2019 Safety Stand Down theme, ‘Reduce Your Exposure: It’s Everyone&r...

NVFC Releases A Joint Anti-Harassment, Bullying, And Discrimination Statement With Other Fire Safety Organizations

Members of the fire and emergency services pledge to serve and protect their communities from hazards of all kinds. Yet instances of bullying, harassment, and discrimination within the emergency services ranks persist. These actions are detrimental to the fire service, putting members in danger, discouraging people from joining or staying in the service, and tarnishing the reputation of the entire fire service community. The National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC), International Association of B...

IAFC And NVFC Announce The 2019 Safety Stand Down Theme For Cancer Awareness Amongst Firefighters

The International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) and the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) announces the 2019 Safety Stand Down theme. This year’s ‘Reduce Your Exposure: It’s Everybody’s Responsibility’ campaign will take place June 16-22, focusing on increasing understanding of occupational cancer risks and implementing recommendations in the Lavender Ribbon Report, developed by the IAFC Volunteer and Combination Officers Section (VCOS) and the NVFC. Firef...

Registrations Open For The National Volunteer Fire Council’s Training Summit 2019

Registration and course selection are now open for the National Volunteer Fire Council’s (NVFC) Training Summit. The Summit will take place June 14-15 in Portland, OR, and is open to all volunteer firefighters, EMS providers, department leadership, and other fire department personnel from across the United States. This two-day seminar is an opportunity to share ideas and best practices, network, and participate in valuable training. The conference will be held at the Doubletree by Hilton...

VFIS Recognizes The Avon Fire Department For The 2018 VCOS-VFIS Illness And Injury Prevention Award

VFIS and the IAFC's volunteer-combination officer section are pleased to announce Avon (Connecticut) Fire Department as the 2018 VCOS-VFIS Illness and Injury Prevention Award recipient. The Avon Fire Department has successfully undertaken and implemented a comprehensive health and wellness program for all members. It begins with compliant annual physical exams, and includes physical performance qualifications which determine which job tasks each member can and should perform. Wellness and fitn...

Wildfire Mitigation Awards Honors Individuals And Organizations For Exemplary Commitment To Fire Protection

The Wildfire Mitigation Awards committee has named the seven recipients of this year's Wildfire Mitigation Awards. These individuals and organizations have earned the highest commendation for innovation and leadership in wildfire mitigation for their outstanding dedication to solving many of the most complex challenges posed by wildfire. Established in 2014 and co-sponsored by the National Association of State Foresters (NASF), the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC), the National F...

NFPA Launches New Standard For Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems Public Safety Operations

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has released its first unmanned robotics guidance for first responders and others. NFPA 2400, Standard for Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS) Used for Public Safety Operations was developed by representatives from public safety departments with unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), including the fire service, law enforcement, and emergency medical services. NFPA 2400 is an all-encompassing standard that applies to all public safety departments that...

VFIS Congratulates Chief Jake Rhodes For Winning The IAFC Billy Goldfleder Fire Service Award

This year, the award was given to Chief Jake Rhodes of the Kingman Fire Department in Kingman Arizona. It was presented during the 2018 International Association of Fire Chiefs annual conference in Dallas, Texas. Chief Rhodes was selected as the award recipient after he successfully implemented a bold new medical and physical program that helps deliver on the promise of making sure that everyone across his organization is mentally and physically fit for the long haul. Health and Wellness Progr...

Metro Chiefs At NFPA’s Urban Fire Forum Adopted Position Papers To Ensure Safe Communities

Metropolitan Fire Chiefs from the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom participated in the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Urban Fire Forum (UFF) at NFPA headquarters in Quincy, Mass. NFPA President and CEO Jim Pauley welcomed the chiefs and provided an overview of the association’s Fire and Life Safety Ecosystem, reinforcing the critical role urban fire chiefs play in ensuring safe communities. Special guests at the Forum included the President of the Canadian Associ...

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