Homeland Security

  • March 17, 2017
    With the new administration and Congress, the chances of seeing comprehensive tax reform increased dramatically. There may be several ways the fire and emergency service can capitalize on this to achieve some longstanding goals. read more
  • March 17, 2017
    In today’s economy, we’re still working to make ends meet and stay within our budgets. It’s never been more critical to examine alternative funding streams to supplement existing budgets, support essential services and purchase new technology. read more
  • March 1, 2017
    This is a really important year for you to contact your senators and representatives! Our number-one goal will be to reauthorize vital federal fire and EMS programs, like the FIRE and SAFER Grants programs, or they will expire. read more
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  • March 17, 2017
    With the new administration and Congress, the chances of seeing comprehensive tax reform increased dramatically. There may be several ways the fire and emergency service can capitalize on this to achieve some longstanding goals. read more
  • March 17, 2017
    In today’s economy, we’re still working to make ends meet and stay within our budgets. It’s never been more critical to examine alternative funding streams to supplement existing budgets, support essential services and purchase new technology. read more
  • March 1, 2017
    This is a really important year for you to contact your senators and representatives! Our number-one goal will be to reauthorize vital federal fire and EMS programs, like the FIRE and SAFER Grants programs, or they will expire. read more
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IAFC Testifies in House on Role of First Responders in Past Terror Attacks
Testimony: The Critical Role of First Responders Sharing Lessons Learned from Past Attacks (pdf)
Chief James H. Schwartz
Chair, IAFC Terrorism and Homeland Security Committee
June 18, 2014

IAFC Leaders Ask Administration, Congress to Support Fire Service Priorities
May 15, 2014

Communicating Safety Measures to Your Community in an Emergency
May 15, 2014

TRIPwire: Bomb Prevention at Your Fingertips
May 1, 2014

IAFC President Tells House Subcommittee of "Major Problems" with Preparedness Grant Proposal
Testimony: Stakeholder Assessments of the Administration's National Preparedness Grant Program Proposal (pdf)
William R. Metcalf, EFO, CFO, FIFireE
President and Chairman of the Board, IAFC
April 29, 2014

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 InitiativeThe Nationwide Suspicious Activity Reporting (SAR) Initiative (NSI) is a collaborative effort, led by the U.S. Department of Justice, in partnership with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the FBI and state, tribal, local and territorial public-safety organizations. This initiative provides another tool to help prevent terrorism by establishing a national capacity for gathering, documenting, processing, analyzing and sharing SAR information.

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)