International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) News

Pierce Displays 10 Apparatus At Fire Rescue International 2010

Pierce Velocity pumper equipped with 2010 EPA was displayed at FRI 2010 in Chicago Pierce Manufacturing, an Oshkosh Corporation company, displayed 10 fire and rescue vehicles at booth #4336 at the 2010 International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) Fire-Rescue International Exhibits and Conference in Chicago, Ill., August 27-28. “On behalf of all Pierce employees and our dealer network, we are excited to, once again, have a major presence at Fire Rescue Internatio...

NFPA Collaborates With Chevrolet And OnStar To Provide Electric Vehicle Safety Training

Electric vehicle safety training for first responder to deal with emergeny situation involving electric vehicle NFPA announced collaboration with Chevrolet and Onstar at IAFC’s FRI conference in Chicago as NFPA offers electric vehicle safety training for first responders. The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) announced a joint effort with Chevrolet and OnStar as NFPA provides electric vehicle safety training for first responders to the scene of an accident. Th...

Hawaiian Firefighters Honored By International Benjamin Franklin Fire Service Award

IAFC's International Benjamin Franklin Fire Service Award is the highest bravery award for firefighters International Benjamin Franklin Fire Service Award is the highest honor bestowed by the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) co-sponsored by the IAFC and the Motorola Solutions business of Motorola, Inc.At Fire-Rescue International in Chicago, Captain Charles J. Metivier, Rescue Operator Kalani Abreu and Rescue Specialists Roy Constantino and Francisco Garcia of F...

Public Safety Broadband Network Gets Support Of IAFC Chairman And President Jeff Johnson

Proper communication network helps people to cope with emergency situations IAFC President and Chairman of the Board Jeff Johnson, chief of Tualatin Valley (Ore.) Fire & Rescue, has testified before Congress in support of allocating the 10 MHz of the D Block portion of the 700 MHz band of spectrum directly to public safety to establish a 20 MHz wireless broadband network. In his testimony before the Emergency Communications, Preparedness and Response Subcommittee of the H...

Safety, Health And Survival Week 2010 For Firefighters And EMS Personnel Starts Soon

'Fit for duty' is the theme of safety week which would be held between June 20 and 26  Safety Week's Fit for Duty theme will cover a variety of topics that are extremely important to all fire fighters and EMS personnel. This year's Fire/EMS Safety, Health and Survival Week also known as Safety Week—runs June 20-26. Sponsored by the IAFC and the IAFF, and in partnership with other national fire service organizations, the theme for this year's event is Fit for Duty...

Are You Fit For Duty? Find Out At The Safety, Health And Survival Week 2010

Safety, Health and Survival Week is in partnership with more than 20 national fire service organizations Safety Week’s Fit for Duty theme will cover a variety of topics that are extremely important to all firefighters and EMS personnel.The International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) and the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) have announced the theme for the 2010 Safety, Health and Survival Week (Safety Week): Fit for Duty. Safety Week, which w...

LMI Conference To Be Held Between 20 And 21 January, 2011

The Labor-Management Initiative Conference will be held between 20 and 21 January, 2011, Phoenix An education program is being planned for the 2011 LMI conference. The International Association of Fire Chiefs and the International Association of Fire Fighters are currently planning the education program for the 2011 Labor-Management Initiative (LMI) Conference in Phoenix, Ariz., on January 20-21, 2011. Mark your calendar now and make plans to attend this unique networking an...

Harvard’s State And Local Government Programme Selects Six Fire Officials For Fellowships

The programme will analyse policy options and examine the responsibilities of leadership The fellowship programme for fire service leaders is a joint effort between the USFA, IFSTA, IAFC, NFPA, and Harvard. Kelvin J. Cochran, Administrator of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) U.S. Fire Administration (USFA), announced that six senior fire officials have been selected for fellowships to attend the Harvard University's Senior Executives in State and Local Governm...

FRI 2010: Register Now And Maximise Your Training Budget

FRI provides comprehensive leadership training for both chief officers and company officers Maximise your budget and get the most for your training dollars in 2010. Make your plans now to attend Fire-Rescue International (FRI), August 24-28 in Chicago. FRI provides the most comprehensive leadership training for both chief officers and company officers at a price that fits your budget. In addition to leadership training, your registration includes free access to an e...

Register Now For Fire-Rescue International (FRI), Chicago

  FRI provides the most comprehensive leadership training for both chief officers and company officers Maximize your budget and get the most for your training dollars in 2010. Make your plans now to attend Fire-Rescue International (FRI), August 24-28 in Chicago. FRI provides the most comprehensive leadership training for both chief officers and company officers at a price that fits your budget. The sessions provide: • In-depth learning. Attend focused education...

Sprinklers Compulsory In New American Homes From 2011

All new one- and two- family dwellings in the US are to have residential fire sprinklers starting 2011   American homes are one step closer to being more fire-safe, following an October 28 vote at the International Code Council (ICC) hearings in Baltimore, Md. The vote reaffirmed national building codes making it mandatory for all new one- and two- family dwellings to have residential fire sprinklers starting in 2011. American homes are one step closer to b...

U.S. Fire Administration Kicks Off Public Fire Safety Campaign On Home Smoke Alarms And Residential Fire Sprinklers

USFA launched an effort to encourage everyone to install and maintain home smoke alarms and sprinklers The nationwide ‘Install. Inspect. Protect. Campaign' will emphasise how important smoke alarms are to the saving of lives. The U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) has launched an effort to encourage everyone to install and maintain home smoke alarms and, if possible, sprinklers. More than 3,000 people die in home fires each year, and the majority of them have...

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