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GR Issue: Homeland Security

Fire Chief Tells Congress the Nation Has More Work to Do on National Preparedness
Testimony: Assessing the Nation’s State of Preparedness: A Federal, State, and Local Perspective (pdf)
Chief James H. Schwartz
Chair, IAFC Terrorism and Homeland Security Committee
September 19, 2013

Nationwide Suspicious Activity Reporting Initiative

IAFC Testifies Before U.S. Congress on USFA Reauthorization, Roles
Testimony: Working for a Fire Safe America: Examining United States Fire Administration Priorities (pdf)
Chief Jim Critchley
President, Western Fire Chiefs Association
May 17, 2012

IAFC Testifies Before U.S. Congress on Medical Countermeasures
Testimony: Taking Measure of Countermeasures Part 3: Protecting the Protectors (pdf)
Chief Al H. Gillespie, EFO, CFO, MIFireE
President and Chairman of the Board
April 17, 2012

IAFC Gives Congressional Testimony on Mutual Aid
Testimony: Streamlining Emergency Managment: Improving Prepardness, Response and Cutting Costs (pdf)
Chief William R. Metcalf, EFO, CFO, MIFireE
IAFC 2nd Vice President
October 13, 2011

Parow Gives Hill Testimony on Public-Safety Communications
Testimony: Are the Needs of our First Responders Being Met? (pdf)
Chief Jack Parow, MA EFO, CFO
IAFC President and Chairman of the Board
March 30, 2011

The National Homeland Security Consortium
A White Paper by The National Homeland Security Consortium (pdf)
October 2010
Fact Sheet (pdf)


Leading Fire Service Groups Urge President-Elect Obama to Leave FEMA in DHS (pdf)
January 7, 2009
     Letter to President-Elect Obama (pdf)
     December 22, 2008

Congress Passes FY 2009 Homeland Security Appropriations: Includes Increased Funding for FIRE and SAFER Grant Programs and the USFA
September 29, 2008

Congress Passes Legislation to Reauthorize the U.S. Fire Administration
September 25, 2008

IAFC Delivers Nuclear Terrorism Response Recommendations at U.S. Senate Hearing
Testimony to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, U.S. Senate: Nuclear Terrorism: Providing Medical Care and Meeting Basic Needs in the Aftermath  the Federal Response (pdf)
Statement by Chief James H. Schwartz
June 26, 2008

National Homeland Security Consortium white paper
Protecting Americans in the 21st Century: Imperatives for the Homeland
April 8, 2008