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  • 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
  • January 2017
    The National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health has recommended to the assistant secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health to move the draft Emergency Response and Preparedness Standard forward for rule-making in OSHA. read more
  • January 2017
    We know that one of the most powerful positions has little impact on what we do daily when the bell goes off in the fire station. Now that the vote is done, it’s time to move forward and continue with our daily responsibilities as company officers. read more
  • January 2017
    Contrary to common wisdom, some value progress, unimpeded by tradition. These organizations' focus is closely associated with their leaders and their views on innovation. read more


The IAFC Safety, Health and Survival (SHS) Section provides guidance and resources toward a clear mission - to reduce the number of preventable line of duty deaths and injuries in the fire service.


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Firefighter Near Miss' mission is to reduce firefighter and EMS provider injury and death by helping the fire and emergency service apply local lessons globally. This mission begins with you.

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Fire-Rescue International

July 26 - 29, 2017
Charlotte , NC
FRI, the IAFC's annual conference and expo, provides senior-level leadership training for chiefs and officer development education for chief and company officers, new ways to connect with vendors and colleagues, and the latest solutions to today's toughest challenges.
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The IAFC safety and health topic area provides information, resources and training to reduce the number of preventable line of duty deaths and injuries in the fire and emergency service. This includes a culture and leadership focus on safety in every aspect of the job as well as physical and mental health and fitness.