International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) News

9/11 Health And Compensation Bill Passes House

9/11 Health and Compensation Act, was approved by a vote of 268-160 “World Trade Center responders know they are finally one step closer to receiving the care and benefits they need and deserve.” said IAFF General President Harold Schaitberger. Legislation to establish health treatment and monitoring programs for World Trade Center responders was overwhelmingly approved by a bipartisan majority of the U.S. House of Representatives. H.R. 847, the James Zadroga 9/1...

USFA And IAFF Released Study On Respiratory Diseases In The Fire Service

USFA and IAFF both feel that diseaseawareness for firefightersis poor  The goal of this project was to research the long-term effects and post-exposure mitigation of occupational respiratory exposure to firefighters and develop a report based on this research. The United States Fire Administration (USFA), in partnership with the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF), announces the release of Respiratory Diseases and the Fire Service, a report discussing the f...

Best Practices For Emergency Vehicle And Roadway Operation Safety Published By USFA And IAFF

The enhanced program is for emergency responders to make their job safer and easier USFA and the International Association of Fire Fighters developed best practices for Emergency Vehicle and Roadway Operations Safety The United States Fire Administration (USFA), in partnership with the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF), announced the release of Best Practices for Emergency Vehicle and Roadway Operations Safety, which highlights the results of a U.S. Department...

Firefighters Receive Collective Bargaining Rights

The new act will allow discussions between first responders and agencies that employ them Public Safety Employer-Employee Cooperation Act will ensure that every state allows discussions between first responders and the agencies that employ them. The U.S. House of Representatives approved a bill to give collective bargaining rights to fire fighters and other public safety officers. The Public Safety Employer-Employee Cooperation Act assures that fire fighters in every state w...

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...

Next Generation SCBA Tested By IAFF And Prince George’s County Fire/EMS

The new SCBA is expected to improve the safety of fire fighters on the frontlines. Photo: Justin DiPierro The International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) and the Prince George’s County, Md., Fire/EMS Department have conducted a field test of a new self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA). “These important field tests give us the information we need to ensure that this cutting-edge technology is safe, reliable and ready to be deployed. This is one of th...

MSA Opted By IAFF And DHS To Build Next-generation Breathing Apparatus Prototype

IAFF has selected MSA to develop a prototype of a new SCBA New pressure-vessel technology of SCBA will increase fire fighters safety. The International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF), under contracts with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, has selected global safety equipment manufacturer MSA  to build a prototype of a new self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA). The IAFF's next-generation SCBA prototype will rely on pressure-vessel technology, which p...

Michigan Fire Fighter Paul Hufnagel Elected District Vice President Of The International Association Of Fire Fighters

Paul Hufnagel is the 8th District Vice President of the International Association of Fire Fighters Retired Lansing fire fighter and Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union President Paul Hufnagel has been elected 8th District Vice President of the International Association of Fire Fighters. Hufnagel replaces Tommy Miller, who in January was nominated and elected to become General Secretary-Treasurer of the IAFF. Hufnagel was sworn in March 11. "I am confident t...

Indianapolis Fire Fighter Thomas H. Miller Elected General Secretary-Treasurer

Indianapolis fire fighter selected to become officer at International Association of Fire Fighters Long-time Indianapolis fire fighter Thomas H. Miller was selected to become the General Secretary-Treasurer of the International Association of Fire Fighters, which represents nearly 300,000 paid, professional fire fighters in the United States and Canada. The General Secretary-Treasurer is the second ranking officer in the IAFF. "I am honored to assume this awesome resp...

Fire Fighters Welcome Rep. Pingree's Bill Banning Hazardous Flame Retardant Decabromine

The IAFF has worked for years to end the use of the flame retardant decabromine Rep. Pingree's bill - H.R 4394, the Decabromine Elimination and Control Act of 2009 - coincides with an announcement by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on a scheduled withdrawal of decabromine from the domestic marketplace. The International Association of Fire Fighters has applauded Chellie Pingree (DME) for introducing a bill to ban decabromine, a dangerous flame retardant....

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