• May 31, 2019
    New mobile app gathers valuable physical and behavioral health data to help firefighters battle occupational disease. NFORS Fire Fighter Exposure Tracker was developed through a partnership with The IAFF, IAFC, Metro Chiefs, International Public Safety Data Institute (IPSDI) and other fire service organizations. read more
  • June 22, 2018
    Legislation will create an anonymous, voluntary registry for firefighters at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. read more
  • February 7, 2018
    Please complete this nationwide survey by Feb. 23. read more
  • April 3, 2017
    Natick (Massachusetts) Fire Department is taking these steps to protect their firefighters and are share them in hopes they’ll help other departments find the best approach to protect their firefighters as well. read more
  • April 3, 2017
    Three years ago, the SHS Section decided to take on the proverbial 800-pound elephant: mandatory annual medical evaluations for all firefighters. Here’s a snapshot of the progress we’ve made to date. read more
  • April 3, 2017
    The fire service is perceived by many as slow to evolve. There may be some truth to this, but some of us are witnesses to increasing acceptance of innovative thinking: One of the greatest drivers is the practical application of scientific research. read more
  • November 2016
    More than four years ago, the board of the IAFC’s Safety, Health & Survival Section (SHS) met in Virginia over several cold and blustery January days to create a new strategic plan. Much of the discussion during these meetings focused ... read more
  • October 2016
    The Healthcare Provider’s Guide to Firefighter Physicals is coming soon to a fire department near you. Although there are indications the environment is improving, there is still a significant gap in the provision of healthcare for firefighters. Some firefighters receive annual ... read more
  • September 18, 2015
    The IAFC is pleased to announce the launch of FSTAResearch.org. As the new flagship website of the Firefighter Safety ... read more
  • September 18, 2015
    The fire service is generally an action-oriented profession. We’re doers, and we’re trained to take charge when everything seems to ... read more
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