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Learn how one department in Texas rolled out a successful NFPA 1582 program. read more
Many of us are facing some of the stormiest, most demanding challenges we’ve ever seen, and our jobs are changing. We aren’t just firefighters anymore; we’re civil servants called upon to answer at a moment’s notice any call for assistance. read more
It’s our duty as officers to lead; successful officers do lead, then take their lumps when they find themselves on the unpopular side of us-versus-them discussions. After these difficult situations, I do still feel part of the fire service family. read more
Until further research is completed, the IAFC is currently of the opinion that exhaust capturing systems are the most effective to prevent firefighter exposures in addition to other systems.
As additional scientific independent research is conducted on vehicle mounted filtration ...
The International Association of Fire Chiefs’ Volunteer and Combination Officers Section (VCOS) and the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) are proud to release this important report focused on providing actions to reduce the risk factors of cancer in the fire ...
By Fire Chief John M. Buckman, III, (Ret.) Evansville, IN
“The bravest are surely those who have the clearest vision of what is before them, glory and danger alike, and yet notwithstanding, go out to meet it.”
- Thucydides, Ancient Greek Historian ...
This guide is for any firefighter, career or volunteer. Whether your department provides annual physicals or not, it will help your primary care provider better understand the physiological demands of firefighting and the resulting health risks research shows firefighters are ...
The Volunteer and Combination Officers Section (VCOS) and the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC), along with the Fire Service Occupational Cancer Alliance, the Firefighter Cancer Support Network (FCSN), and with support from California Casualty, have developed a poster of the ...
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