Law enforcement officers are responding to wildland fires across the nation as fires increase in size, frequency, and intensity. The International Association of Fire Chiefs’ (IAFC) Ready, Set Go! Program has partnered with the National Sheriffs’ Association (NSA) and the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) to enhance law enforcement officers’ safety and understanding of their critical role during wildland fire events.
The RSG for Law Enforcement Video and Flyer provide general knowledge to help law enforcement officials, who are often first to arrive, assess the scene and take appropriate action for each situation they may face, resulting in preservation of life and property. The information and guidance in these resources are intended to be shared during law enforcement shift changes and training – the flyer should be kept in patrol cars for reference.
Collaboration between first response disciplines is vital to the successful outcome of every event. IAFC Wildland Fire Programs values its partnership with the IACP and NSA for the improvement of our responders’ safety and outcomes for the communities we serve.
Watch the RSG for LE Video
View the RSG for LE Flyer
Lauren Holtzclaw is a Wildland Fire Programs Coordinator for the IAFC.