National Mutual Aid System - NMAS

National Mutual Aid System - NMAS #NMAS is a partnership between IAFC, Esri, and Juvare to request, locate, and deploy mutual aid resources for everyday incidents to major disasters.

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Happy EMS Week! The IAFC is excited to mark the start of EMS Week by recognizing all the firefighters and EMS personnel ...
05/17/2021
EMS Strong | Helping, unifying & inspiring EMS workers

Happy EMS Week! The IAFC is excited to mark the start of EMS Week by recognizing all the firefighters and EMS personnel who care for ill and injured patients in their communities. Check out the EMS Strong campaign for ways you can recognize the EMS providers in your fire department

https://www.emsstrong.org/

Created by the American College of Emergency Physicians in partnership with the National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians, EMS Strong brings together dedicated EMS professionals.

Kidde Recalls TruSense Smoke and Combination Smoke/Carbon Monoxide Alarms Due to Risk of Failure to Alert Consumers to a...
05/10/2021
Kidde Recalls TruSense Smoke and Combination Smoke/Carbon Monoxide Alarms Due to Risk of Failure to Alert Consumers to a Fire

Kidde Recalls TruSense Smoke and Combination Smoke/Carbon Monoxide Alarms Due to Risk of Failure to Alert Consumers to a Fire.

https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2021/Kidde-Recalls-TruSense-Smoke-and-Combination-Smoke-Carbon-Monoxide-Alarms-Due-to-Risk-of-Failure-to-Alert-Consumers-to-a-Fire

Consumers should immediately contact Kidde for a free replacement alarm. Consumers should keep using the recalled alarms until they install replacement alarms.

District Chief Sobieski offers strategies for handling performance issues and details how to develop a performance impro...
04/15/2021
Webinar: Unaware, Unwilling or Unable? Identify and Manage 3 Types of Underperforming Employees

District Chief Sobieski offers strategies for handling performance issues and details how to develop a performance improvement plan.

https://www.iafc.org/blogs/blog/iafc/2021/04/15/webinar-unaware-unwilling-or-unable-identify-and-manage-3-types-of-underperforming-employees

#leadership #leadershipdevelopment #management #employeeengagement #coaching

District Chief Sobieski offers strategies for handling performance issues and details how to develop a performance improvement plan.

The updated action guide promotes vigilance for our industry partners and empowers security professionals to observe and...
04/14/2021
CISA releases an updated Fire as a Weapon Action Guide

The updated action guide promotes vigilance for our industry partners and empowers security professionals to observe and evaluate potential indicators, mitigate potential risk, and obtain help when necessary.

https://www.iafc.org/blogs/blog/iafc/2021/04/14/cisa-releases-an-updated-fire-as-a-weapon-action-guide

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) announced the updated Fire as a Weapon Action Guide to better understand the threats of fire as a weapon and help mitigate future attacks. In this action guide, CISA compiled notable events within the past year to capture the increased in...

Webinar: Lessons Learned from FukushimaWednesday, April 14, 2021, from 2:00 – 3:30 PM ETMarch 11th marked the 10-year an...
04/12/2021
Webinar: Lessons Learned from Fukushima

Webinar: Lessons Learned from Fukushima

Wednesday, April 14, 2021, from 2:00 – 3:30 PM ET

March 11th marked the 10-year anniversary of the accident at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant in Japan which was caused by an initial earthquake and subsequent tsunami.

https://www.iafc.org/blogs/blog/iafc/2021/04/12/webinar-lessons-learned-from-fukushima

March 11th marked the 10-year anniversary of the accident at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant in Japan which was caused by an initial earthquake and subsequent tsunami. The Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant accident resulted in radioactive contamination over a wide area and environment...

Join the DOE and National Laboratories in April to learn more about the wildfire mitigation capabilities and technologie...
03/23/2021
Register for Wildfire Mitigation Webinar Series

Join the DOE and National Laboratories in April to learn more about the wildfire mitigation capabilities and technologies. Whether it’s a fire created by utility equipment or an oncoming fire that is threatening a utility company’s equipment, the National Laboratories have the solutions to help reduce risks.

https://www.iafc.org/blogs/blog/iafc/2021/03/23/register-for-wildfire-mitigation-webinar-series

The North American electric system infrastructure is vital, enabling our critical infrastructure as well as the nation's safety, prosperity, and wellbeing, but wildfires pose an inherent threat to the system. Approximately 10 percent of wildfire ignitions are sparked by faults on electrical infrastr...

The Bipartisan Commission on Biodefense will premiere a virtual meeting on Tuesday, March 23. Titled, Holding the Line o...
03/23/2021
America’s First Responders Deserve Better Support From Federal Government in Preparation for Future Biological Events

The Bipartisan Commission on Biodefense will premiere a virtual meeting on Tuesday, March 23. Titled, Holding the Line on Biodefense: Supporting First Response to Large-Scale Biological Events, leaders from the International Association of Fire Chiefs and the National Association of State Emergency Medical Services Officials will be among those discussing their response to COVID-19 and how the federal government can better support first responders during a biological incident.

https://www.iafc.org/press-releases/press-release/america-s-first-responders-deserve-better-support-from-federal-government-in-preparation-for-future-biological-events

WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 19, 2021) – The Bipartisan Commission on Biodefense will premiere a virtual meeting on Tuesday, March 23. Titled, Holding the Line on Biodefense: Supporting First Response to Large-Scale Biological Events, leaders from the International Association of Fire Chiefs and the Na...

Legislation introduced by U.S. Senators Gary Peters (D-MI), Dan Sullivan (R-AK), Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Thom Tillis (R...
03/18/2021
Home | Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs Committee

Legislation introduced by U.S. Senators Gary Peters (D-MI), Dan Sullivan (R-AK), Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Thom Tillis (R-NC) to help protect #firefighters, #emergency responders and the #communities they serve has advanced in the Senate.

https://www.hsgac.senate.gov/media/majority-media/peters-sullivan-hassan-and-tillis-bipartisan-bill-to-protect-firefighters-from-hazardous-pfas-chemicals-advances-in-senate-

“I am very pleased to see that the Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee, under the leadership of Chairman Peters, has voted to advance the PFAS Act.” said Chief Kenneth W. Stuebing, the Acting President and Chairman of the Board of the International Association of Fire Chiefs. “This legislation will develop helpful guidance that local fire departments can use to reduce exposure to PFAS for not only our firefighters but also the citizens we serve. Now that it has advanced through committee, I urge Congress to pass the PFAS Act as soon as possible.”

VIDEO: Peters Presses Senior Officials for Answers on Preparation and Response Failures That Led to January 6th Capitol Attack

Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation to help the nation recover from the effects of COVID-19. The...
03/10/2021
Congress Passes $1.9 trillion COVID-19 Relief Bill

Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation to help the nation recover from the effects of COVID-19. The bill (H.R. 1319) includes $1.9 trillion to fund COVID-19 response, testing, and vaccination campaigns. It also will help states, territories, tribes, localities, and individual Americans cope with the economic consequences of the pandemic. It passed the U.S. Senate over the weekend.

https://www.iafc.org/blogs/blog/iafc/2021/03/10/congress-passes-$1.9-trillion-covid-19-relief-bill

Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation to help the nation recover from the effects of COVID-19. The bill (H.R. 1319) includes $1.9 trillion to fund COVID-19 response, testing and vaccination campaigns. It also will help states, territories, tribes, localities, and ind...

FEMA’s National Integration Center has published four Emergency Medical Services Job Title/Position Qualifications. Thes...
03/10/2021
FEMA Releases 4 Emergency Medical Services Resource Typing Documents

FEMA’s National Integration Center has published four Emergency Medical Services Job Title/Position Qualifications. These resource typing documents will facilitate the sharing of deployable EMS resources at all jurisdictional levels.

https://www.iafc.org/blogs/blog/iafc/2021/03/10/fema-releases-4-emergency-medical-services-resource-typing-documents

FEMA’s National Integration Center has published four Emergency Medical Services Job Title/Position Qualifications. These resource typing documents will facilitate the sharing of deployable EMS resources at all jurisdictional levels.

Last week, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s #Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Agency (CISA) issued an urgent w...
03/09/2021
More Information About Microsoft Exchange Vulnerability

Last week, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s #Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Agency (CISA) issued an urgent warning of a vulnerability related to #Microsoft Exchange on-premises products. A vulnerability in on-premises Exchange Servers will allow an attacker to gain “persistent system access and control of an enterprise network.” This vulnerability is currently not known to affect Microsoft 365 or #Azure Cloud deployments.

https://www.iafc.org/blogs/blog/iafc/2021/03/09/more-information-about-microsoft-exchange-vulnerability

Last week, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Agency (CISA) issued an urgent warning of a vulnerability related to Microsoft Exchange on-premises products. A vulnerability in on-premises Exchange Servers will allow an attacker to gain “persistent system...

Reps. Axne, Larson, Westerman Unveil Fair Reimbursement Legislation for First Responders. The bipartisan bill would revi...
03/07/2021
Reps. Axne, Larson, Westerman Unveil Fair Reimbursement Legislation for First Responders

Reps. Axne, Larson, Westerman Unveil Fair Reimbursement Legislation for First Responders. The bipartisan bill would revise reimbursement rates for treatment provided at the location of a medical emergency.

https://axne.house.gov/media/press-releases/reps-axne-larson-westerman-unveil-fair-reimbursement-legislation-first

Today, Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03), Rep. John Larson (CT-01) and Rep. Bruce Westerman (AR-04) announced they are introducing bipartisan legislation to provide fair reimbursements for firefighters, emergency medical services (EMS), and other medical first responders. Currently, Medicare reimbursements ar...

Home | Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs Committee
12/21/2020
Home | Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs Committee

Home | Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs Committee

Johnson Discusses Border Crisis on ‘Meet the Press’ WASHINGTON — U.S. Senator Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, spoke with NBC’s “Meet the Press” this morning about possible solutions to address the ongoing crisis at the bo...

Major Fire Service Organizations Call for Priority Access to COVID-19 Vaccineshttps://www.iafc.org/press-releases/press-...
12/02/2020
Major Fire Service Organizations Call for Priority Access to COVID-19 Vaccines

Major Fire Service Organizations Call for Priority Access to COVID-19 Vaccines

https://www.iafc.org/press-releases/press-release/major-fire-service-organizations-call-for-priority-access-to-covid-19-vaccines

The International Association of Fire Chiefs, International Association of Fire Fighters, National Association of State Fire Marshals, and National Volunteer Fire Council urge  governors and state health officials to make career and volunteer fire fighters, EMTs, and paramedics a top priority level...

As the 116th #Congress comes to a close, #Democratic and #Republican members of the House Ways and Means Committee relea...
11/05/2020
Congress Seeks to Strengthen Retirement for Firefighters

As the 116th #Congress comes to a close, #Democratic and #Republican members of the House Ways and Means Committee released a bill to assist people in saving for their retirements. The Securing a Strong Retirement Act of 2020 (H.R. 8696), introduced by Representatives Richard Neal (D-MA) and Kevin Brady (R-TX), contains several important changes aimed at helping people bolster their retirement savings. Three of these changes in particular could have major impacts on #firedepartments and #firefighters of all ranks.

https://www.iafc.org/blogs/blog/iafc/2020/11/05/congress-seeks-to-strengthen-retirement-for-firefighters

This guidance details nine response considerations meant to address potential gaps urban, suburban, rural departments may encounter when responding to incidents involving mass gatherings and large crowds during the COVID-19 pandemic. The aim is not to develop new policies, rather, ...

@OSHA's COVID-19 Safety and Health Topics page provides specific information about protecting workers from #coronavirus....
09/27/2020
Respiratory Protection - Overview | Occupational Safety and Health Administration

@OSHA's COVID-19 Safety and Health Topics page provides specific information about protecting workers from #coronavirus.

https://www.osha.gov/respiratory-protection

#safety #protection #osha #coivd19

Respiratory Protection Respiratory Protection Menu Workers' Rights General Guidance Training Videos Standards Enforcement Additional Resources Spanish Resources Workers' Rights Overview OSHA's COVID-19 Safety and Health Topics page provides specific information about protecting workers from coronavi...

Are you driving the LEPC discussion? The question for most fire departments is not if an incident will happen, but when....
09/27/2020
IAFC Study of Fire Departments Role with Local Emergency Planning Committees (LEPCs)

Are you driving the LEPC discussion?

The question for most fire departments is not if an incident will happen, but when. LEPC preparation with information sharing can help mitigate both losses and trauma and strengthen community resiliency and risk reduction.

The IAFC is conducting this study to identify current Fire Department practices and compliance regarding LEPC and Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) of 1986.

Take the survey today: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/fusion-center-lepc

This information will help communities understand the fire department’s role in LEPCs.

#safety #firesafety #community #safetyfirst #emergencymanagement #lepc #training #planning

Take this survey powered by surveymonkey.com. Create your own surveys for free.

IAFC - International Association of Fire Chiefs
09/16/2020

IAFC - International Association of Fire Chiefs

On Tuesday, 9/15, International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) President, Richard Carrizzo, and IAFC I-CEO/Executive Director, James Robert "Rob" Brown, Jr., met with CalOES and CalFire officials in Sacramento, CA before heading to the North Complex Fire in Butte County.

IAFC - International Association of Fire Chiefs
09/11/2020

IAFC - International Association of Fire Chiefs

Today we remember those we lost on September 11, 2001. Out of the nearly 3,000 fatalities that day, 343 were firefighters, 72 were law enforcement officers and 55 military personnel.

#September11 #NeverForget #343 #MissedButNotForgotten

09/08/2020
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In difficult times, NMAS helps connect those who want to help to where they’re needed most. Learn more about the National Mutual Aid System, developed in partnership with IAFC, Esri, and Juvare. http://ow.ly/nLJT50BiFrG

Please Spread the Word and Take ActionKey radio channels used by FDNY and fire departments across the country will be lo...
09/08/2020
9/11 Communications Lessons Forgotten

Please Spread the Word and Take Action

Key radio channels used by FDNY and fire departments across the country will be lost if action isn't taken soon. Radio channels used for COVID-19 and terrorism response will be auctioned off by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in February 2021, leaving some of the nation's fire departments with limited options for crucial emergency radio traffic.

In many of these areas, there's no alternate spectrum available for departments to relocate their communications. An auction of the T-Band will leave these areas without access to critical voice communications.

You can help! First, spread the word by sharing this IAFC press release with friends and on social media.

You can also urge your members of Congress to support the "Don't Break Up the T-Band Act of 2019. Use our action portal and submit your letter today!

PR: https://www.iafc.org/press-releases/press-release/9-11-communications-lessons-forgotten

Take Action: www.iafc.org/TakeAction

#emergency #communications #fireserivce #police #ems #Tband #lawenforcement

Key radio channels used by FDNY and fire departments across the country will be lost if action isn’t taken soon. Radio channels used for COVID-19 and terrorism response will be auctioned off by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), leaving some of the nation’s fire departments with limite...

Chief Richard Carrizzo, IAFC President and Chairman of the Board, has been named Vice-Chair of the Board of the First Re...
09/05/2020
Chief Richard Carrizzo named Vice-Chair of the Board of FirstNet Authority

Chief Richard Carrizzo, IAFC President and Chairman of the Board, has been named Vice-Chair of the Board of the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet Authority). Chief Carrizzo currently serves as the Fire Chief for the Southern Platte Fire Protection District (Missouri). He was first appointed to the FirstNet Authority Board in 2018 and has been instrumental in FirstNet Authority's successes in their outreach within the fire services and broader public safety community.

https://www.iafc.org/press-releases/press-release/chief-richard-carrizzo-named-vice-chair-of-the-board-of-firstnet-authority

#fireservice #leadership #emergency #safety

Chantilly, Virginia -- Chief Richard Carrizzo, IAFC President and Chairman of the Board, has been named Vice-Chair of the Board of the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet Authority). Chief Carrizzo currently serves as the Fire Chief for the Southern Platte Fire Protection District (Missouri...

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