International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) News

National Fire Service Speaks Out Against Anti-sprinkler Bills

Fire service organizations have reacted strongly to anti-sprinkler state legislative efforts Stand together to better protect firefighters and public Citing the fact that more than 90 percent of fireground firefighter deaths occur in one- and two-family homes, leading fire service organizations have warned against state-by-state legislative efforts, orchestrated by homebuilders, which are designed to prohibit communities from requiring residential fire sprinklers in new h...

NFSA's "Common Voices" Advocates' Coalition Receives Safety Leadership Award

Members of the Common Voices Coalition accepting the award Award given in recognition of oustanding contributions to firefighter health and safety The National Fire Sprinkler Association (NFSA), the longest-tenured fire sprinkler advocacy organization in the U.S., announces its Common Voices advocates' coalition received the Senator Paul S. Sarbanes Fire Service Safety Leadership Award. Named after retired Senator Paul S. Sarbanes of Maryland, the award - presented by th...

ESCi And GPSS Merger Expands High Quality Consulting And Education Services For Fire And EMS

The IAFC have announced the merger of GPSS with ESCi to form Emergency Services Consulting International The IAFC today announced the merger of its for-profit subsidiary, Global Public Safety Solutions (GPSS), with Emergency Services Consulting inc. (ESCi). The merger expands high-quality consulting and education services for the public-safety industry and local governments. The new company will bear the name Emergency Services Consulting International and operate as a for-...

Economic Crisis: 2008 & Beyond Webinars

Webinars will offer interactive forum on effective strategies and best practices As leaders of the fire and EMS service, your leadership will be defined by how you rise to the challenges of this new economic environment. You have to make tough decisions, often without the benefit of a study on the cause and effect of your actions. The good news is that you don't have to navigate these turbulent times alone. The IAFC is offering you a series of four webcasts on the economic crisis so you can ta...

What The New US Stimulus Bill Means For You

President Obama's new stimulus bill for the US economy has specific measures to aid US fire departments, say the IAFC On February 17, President Obama signed H.R.1, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. The $787 billion package of new federal spending and tax cuts is supposed to provide a stimulus to help our economy climb out of recession, says the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC). The bill contains specific provisions that will help America's f...

2009 Harvard Fellowship Program Announced

Application procedures have been announced for the 2009 Harvard program for Senior Executives in State and Local Government. The program is once again sponsored through a partnership between the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC), the International Fire Service Training Association/Fire Protection Publications (IFSTA/FPP), the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and the Department of Homeland Security - United States Fire Administration (USFA). Each organization will fund...

The IAFC Encourages Enhanced Preparedness/Awareness

While there is no credible intelligence to generate alarm, several factors of current interest warrant renewed vigilance and readiness within the American fire service over the coming months. These include the upcoming November election process and presidential administration transition, the uncertain economic outlook and the traditional holiday period. Worldwide attention on such events may lead some to conclude that we are entering a period of increased vulnerability for our nation. Therefore...

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