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The FY 2018 SAFER application period is open through Friday, March 22, at 5 PM ET. FEMA and the IAFC each have some resources to help with your application. read more
2019 appropriations bill signed into law which funds federal agencies including the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, FEMA, U.S. Department of Agriculture, U.S. Forest Service, and U.S. Department of Transportation. The bill included a number of increases for fire service programs. read more
The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) announced Feb. 14 that they will begin testing a model policy in which CMMI reimburses fire departments for the cost of providing Medicare beneficiaries with treatment-without-transportation and transporting patients to alternative destinations. read more
During the Spring of 2018, IAFC President Tom Jenkins convened a workgroup to examine the issues involving firefighters and EMS providers carrying concealed weapons (CCW) while on duty. The workgroup consisted of representation from several IAFC Sections as well as ...
The Chief's A-RIT (Administrative Rapid Information Tool) is an interactive, digital guide to deliver education, training and guidance on administrative tasks in the volunteer fire service. It includes resources to help you understand and apply the non-operational aspects of running a ...
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 ...
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