International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) News

Pierce Manufacturing And Fire Chief Magazine Honor 2012 Career And Volunteer Fire Chiefs Of The Year

2012 Career Fire Chief Kelvin J. Cochran,of the Atlanta Fire Rescue Departmentin Atlanta, GA. Fire Chief Magazine, part of Penton Media, Inc.’s Public Infrastructure Group, and Pierce Manufacturing Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE: OSK) company, today announced the 2012 winners of the annual “Fire Chief of the Year” awards. Career Fire Chief Kelvin J. Cochran of the Atlanta Fire Rescue Department in Atlanta, Ga. and Volunteer Fire Chief Jona Olsson of the...

Pierce And Fire Chief Magazine Honors Fire Chiefs Of The Year 2011

2011 Volunteer Fire Chief of the Year, Robert Perry, of the Union Fire District in South Kingstown, R.I. Chief Robert Perry has been a volunteer firefighter for more than 40 years. He has served as the chief at the 300-member Union Fire District since 2004. Fire Chief Magazine, part of Penton Media, Inc.’s Public Infrastructure Group, and Pierce Manufacturing Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation company, announced the 2011 winners of the annual “Fire Chief of the Year&rdq...

Fire Rescue International 2011 Witness Vehicle Capabilities Of Pierce Manufacturing

Pierce Dash CF apparatus headlines a display at Fire Rescue International that includes nine Pierce vehicles Visitors to the Pierce booth experienced the NFFF Full Throttle Support 3 program, featuring a sweepstakes for the chance to win a custom one-of-a-kind Harley-Davidson Street Glide motorcycle and the opportunity to donate to the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation. Pierce Manufacturing, an Oshkosh Corporation Company , displayed nine fire and rescue vehicles at the...

New Company Officer Task Force Makes IAFC More Proactive

The IAFC have established a new task force to ensure it reaches its goals The International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) have recently established a new task force; the Company Officer Task Force has officially began convening and has continued to discuss issues.The goal of the task force is to "integrate and grow company office engagement within the work of the IAFC and help to develop future fire service leaders." With a focus on identifying how the IAFC c...

EMS Awards Programme Launched By CFSI And The MedicAlert Foundation

EMS award programme launhed by CFSI and MedicAlert will boost the morale of the professionals from the industry The Excellence in Fire Service-Based EMS Awards Programme recognised fire departments that have implemented best practices in EMS. The Congressional Fire Services Institute (CFSI) and the MedicAlert Foundation have announced the establishment of a new awards programme to recognise fire departments from across the country for outstanding achievements in EMS services....

IAFC Supports D Block Allocation For Public Safety

IAFC has supported PSA and its allies in Congress for  D Block The D Block is the critical building block in creating a nationwide public safety communications network. On behalf of the leadership of America's fire service, the IAFC reaffirms its support for the efforts of the Public Safety Alliance and its allies in Congress to pass legislation to allocate the D Block of the communication spectrum to public safety. This effort is key to the development of a nationwide...

Alan Caldwell Named 2010 Recipient Of NPSTC Richard DeMellow Award

IAFC Senior Advisor Alan Caldwell  received NPSTC 2010 award for his excellent professional work The award honors an individual in public-safety communications who has demonstrated the highest levels of personal and professional conduct. IAFC Senior Advisor Alan Caldwell was named the 2010 recipient of the National Public Safety Telecommunications Council's (NPSTC) Richard DeMellow Award. The award honors an individual in public-safety communications who has demonstrated...

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Identified As The "silent Killer"

Firefighters should be aware of the 'silent killer' CO gas which causes various lethal diseases Carbon monoxide poisoning is a danger at every fire, but this "Silent Killer" is often present without symptoms, making awareness, proper diagnosis and treatment difficult. Masimo, the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF), and the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC), jointly announced the launch of "The Silent Killer" educational campaign aim...

NFPA Announced Members Of Fire Service Technical Panel

NFPA recruits Fire Service Technical Panel to support Electric Vehicle Safety Training Program NFPA announced that panel will support development of new program for emergency responders. The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) recently announced the creation of a Fire Service Technical Panel recruited to assist with the organization’s development of a safety training program to help emergency responders prepare for the growing number of electric vehicles on the...

Application Procedures For Harvard Fire Executive Fellowship Program 2011 Announced

The Executive program will be held at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government Senior fire executives who are selected will be awarded fellowships to attend Harvard's annual program for senior executives in state and local government. Application procedures have been announced for the 2011 Harvard Fire Executive Fellowship Program. The program is once again sponsored through a partnership between the IAFC, Fire Protection Publications/International Fire Service Training Associa...

Fire Service-Based EMS Electronic Tool Kit: Resources For Leaders Is Now Available

Fire Service-Based EMS Electronic Tool Kit: Resources for Leaders New Fire Service-Based tool kit is provided as a cooperative effort between the IAFC, the IAFF and the Metropolitan Fire Chief’s Association. A new resource for fire and emergency service leaders looking to strengthen or protect their department’s position as a fire service-based EMS provider is now available. Fire Service-Based EMS Electronic Tool Kit: Resources for Leaders is a brief, web-bas...

Goverment Affairs At NFPA Gets New Division Director

Gregory B. Cade would catapult NFPA to new heights and zenith of success Gregory B. Cade began his career as a firefighter in Prince George's County Fire Department. James M. Shannon, president of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), announced the appointment of Gregory B. Cade as Division Director of Government Affairs. He will oversee NFPA's Washington office. "Greg brings more than 40 years experience from a line firefighter to United States Fire Administrator...

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