Carrying Concealed Weapons (CCW) On Duty

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 individuals with experience in CCW issues. He specifically charged the workgroup to answer three questions of concern to the IAFC Board of Directors:

  1. Should the IAFC take a formal position on carrying concealed weapons on duty?
  2. If state law and fire/ems departments allow CCW on duty, what are the necessary considerations or best practices?
  3. Should IAFC develop a model CCW policy for departments?
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