International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) News

MSA Safety Announces Nish Vartanian’s Election To The International Association Of Fire Fighters Foundation’s Board Of Directors

MSA Safety Incorporated, the globally renowned developer, manufacturer and supplier of safety products that protect people and facility infrastructures, has announced that Nish Vartanian, President and CEO, has been elected to the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) Foundation’s Board of Directors. The IAFF Foundation, a non-profit organization based in Washington D.C., provides charitable support and direct assistance to IAFF fire fighters and their families in the wake of...

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...

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...

Oshkosh Airport Products Group Deploys Twin Oshkosh Striker 8x8 ARF Vehicles At Calgary International Airport

The pair of Oshkosh Striker vehicles will support the airport’s new 14,000-foot (4.2 km) long runway Oshkosh Airport Products Group, a division of Oshkosh Corporation, has placed twin Oshkosh® Striker® 8 x 8 aircraft rescue and fire fighting (ARFF) vehicles into service at Calgary International Airport (YYC) in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. The pair of Oshkosh Striker vehicles will support the airport’s new 14,000-foot (4.2 km) long runway set to open in June....

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....

IPhone Shift Calendar Application Launched By IAFF And Pro-calendar

Shift Calendar Application from IAFF and Pro-Calendar which has made the work of firefighters quite easy and handy   The IAFF Pro-Calendar App is also the only shift calendar App to include an exposure incident log. The IAFF and Pro-Calendar have partnered up to develop and release the most advanced application for firefighters scheduling and tracking critical job-related information. This shift calendar and organizer helps you manage your shift schedule, track sick, com...

Liberty Mutual Insurance Provides Holiday And Winter Safety Tips At BeFireSmart.com

One-third of home fires occur during the winter and cooking is the number one cause of these tragedies Cooking is the major cause for one-third of home fires during the winter months. As the holiday season approaches, families crank up the heat, decorate their homes with lights and candles, and gather in the kitchen to prepare and enjoy warm, home-cooked meals. Unfortunately, the cold weather and seasonal activities can also create more fire hazards around the home. In fa...

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...

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...

IAFF United In Support Of Joe Manchin Ad And Its Members

IAFF General President Harold Schaitberger has replied against the claims of state Republican Party The IAFF is the leading advocate in North America for the health and safety of first responders. International Association of Fire Fighters General President Harold Schaitberger issued the following statement in response to the West Virginia Republican Party's false claim that a political ad produced and paid for by our union's federal political action committee and supporting...

First Responder Crew Sizes And Paramedic Crew Patterns Affect Emergency Medical Response, Says EMS Study

New EMS study shows lot of changes related to fire emergencyresponder crew size Study of EMS and public safety by IAFF and NIST shows that size and design of first responder crew and ALS crew affect the fire department’s ability to react on calls for emergency medical service. A new study issued by a broad coalition in the scientific, fire fighting, EMS and public-safety communities shows that the size and configuration of an EMS first responder crew and an advanc...

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