IAFC Fire and Life Safety Section

IAFC Fire and Life Safety Section Fire & Life Safety Section (FLSS) is a special interest section of the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC).

The VISION of the Fire and Life Safety Section is to create an environment in which: -Deaths from structure fires are reduced to zero and property damage from structure fires is limited to the area of origin -Firefighter deaths due to fire ground operations are reduced to zero -The organizational culture of fire departments places a greater priority on fire prevention and life safety -The public is clearly aware of the fire problem and their role in fire prevention

Mission: The MISSION of the Fire and Life Safety Section is to reduce injury, life loss and property loss by advancing the field of fire prevention and life safety with leadership and vision for fire safety professionals.

05/22/2019
National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)

Its sprinkler week, and here is the event at National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)

In recognition of Home Fire Sprinkler Week, we are hosting a LIVE side-by-side burn demo with Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition on Wednesday, May 22. Seeing is believing. Get a closer look at the unrelenting power of fire and the lifesaving benefits of home fire sprinklers. Join us here at 10 a.m. EST to hear from fire leaders, life safety professionals, and see the burn demonstration.

IAFC - International Association of Fire Chiefs
05/20/2019

IAFC - International Association of Fire Chiefs

Working on your upcoming budget? As an IAFC member, you'll have access to everything you need to lead and succeed. Take advantage of our first-year specials for new members. Join today! IAFC.org/join. IAFC - EFO Section IAFC Fire and Life Safety Section IAFC - VCOS Section Company Officers Section - IAFC

03/27/2019

As we all work to make our ways back home, the Board wanted to say thank you for your support of the conference this week! For those of you in attendance, what was your favorite part of the program?

Chief Denis Compton discussing the history of CRR  and how our roots run deep
03/24/2019

Chief Denis Compton discussing the history of CRR and how our roots run deep

What is CRR to you?  The address from Jim Crawford with Vision 20/20 #crr2019
03/24/2019

What is CRR to you? The address from Jim Crawford with Vision 20/20 #crr2019

The conference is off to a great start!  Thanks to IAFC President for his welcome to the attendees
03/24/2019

The conference is off to a great start! Thanks to IAFC President for his welcome to the attendees

03/24/2019
Board listening to an update from the Denmark Fire Service and CRR #crr2019
03/24/2019

Board listening to an update from the Denmark Fire Service and CRR #crr2019

03/24/2019
03/22/2019

CRR leadership conference starts Sunday! We are so excited to see you all and get this conference going! #ccrl #iafc #iafcflss

Save a couple bucks on membership!
02/13/2019

Save a couple bucks on membership!

Membership special now through March 31. Chiefs and Chief Officers - save $30 on your first-year dues. For new members only. Already a member? Please invite others to join your network. IAFC.org/join IAFC Fire and Life Safety Section IAFC - VCOS Section IAFC - EFO Section

11/23/2018
www.iafc.org

ICC Voting Guide from FLSS

Items for Consideration: International Code Council, Group A, Online Governmental Consensus Vote

The Fire Life & Safety Section urges you to vote, along with your eligible staff, as part of the Online Governmental Consensus Voting with the International Code Council (ICC). This is the final phase of the Group A code-development process for the 2021 ICC code documents.

ICC final-action online voting is active on Monday, November 19, at noon CST, and we need your help to limit the heights on tall-wood high-rise buildings as well as support many topics important to the fire service, including construction fire safety, ESS and other changes to the International Fire Code.
The deadline for voting is December 7.
Take action; vote online in less than 15 minutes.

ICC voting governmental members are eligible to participate in this vote by going to CDPaccess.com.

All governmental employees who completed the required annual validation process are eligible to vote. Depending on the population served by your agency, the agency may have 4, 8 or 12 eligible voters. Be sure to have all eligible voters cast their votes, which must be done individually by each one.

Voters guide is below

https://www.iafc.org/docs/default-source/1fire-prev/flss_groupaguideonlinegovernmentalvoting_2018november.pdf

11/23/2018

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

Congratulations to State Fire Marshal Dwayne Garriss as the recipient of the joint FLSS and the International Code Counc...
08/10/2018

Congratulations to State Fire Marshal Dwayne Garriss as the recipient of the joint FLSS and the International Code Council Fire Safety Excellence award.

SFM Garriss has been actively involved in the section as an original member as well as a past president of the ICC. He has a passion for developing the fire Service and building their voice within the ICC as well as the fire Service as a whole.

Congrats Dwayne Garriss!

#fri2018
#leadership
#fire

Great start to our annual meeting at #fri2018 A huge thank you to our event sponsor Dan Finnegan and Siemens for providi...
08/10/2018

Great start to our annual meeting at #fri2018 A huge thank you to our event sponsor Dan Finnegan and Siemens for providing a great lunch for our members this year

The FLSS section meeting starts with a meet and greet at 11:00, lunch at 11:30 with our meeting starting at 12:15.  Plea...
08/10/2018

The FLSS section meeting starts with a meet and greet at 11:00, lunch at 11:30 with our meeting starting at 12:15. Please join us for great update and awarding our fire and life Safety excellence award!

Room C155

#fri2018 #flss #leadership

So many great learning opportunities at #fri2018 Today board members participated in a CRR forum with some great fire Se...
08/09/2018

So many great learning opportunities at #fri2018 Today board members participated in a CRR forum with some great fire Service leaders! This is what FRI is about, to provide great education and Inspire

08/07/2018

#FRI2018 is underway. Join the Fire and Life Safety Section for our Membership Meeting and Lunch sponsored by Siemmens. Meet and greet starts at 11:30 with our meeting starting at 12:15 ish. Look forward to seeing everyone Room C156

IAFC Fire and Life Safety Section's cover photo
08/07/2018

IAFC Fire and Life Safety Section's cover photo

05/15/2018

IAFC election is open as well as for the section, make sure you vote!

Home of Vice Chair Greg Rogers, nice Work Spokane Valley!
04/05/2018

Home of Vice Chair Greg Rogers, nice Work Spokane Valley!

On April 2, the Spokane Valley Fire Department hosted 71 community members for a working lunch to gather their feedback as the foundation to a community-driven strategic planning process. Starting April 3, the three-day internal process began with 40 department representatives. The end result will be a community-based strategic plan that the department will implement to accomplish strategic change and continuous improvement. CPSE instructors Brian Dean and Matt Keller are on-site helping facilitate the process.

Mark the dates and plan ahead!  Some great info from our International Director!
04/04/2018
Fire Chief Michael O’Brian

Mark the dates and plan ahead! Some great info from our International Director!

Safety Stand Down will take place June 17-23, 2018.

This event highlights critical safety, health, and survival issues for the fire and emergency services. Get the resources, plan a couple events at your station.

This is some great information that can save the lives of our fire fighters. Great resources! Thanks IAFC - International Association of Fire Chiefs and the great folks with the Safety and Health Section.
https://www.safetystanddown.org/

Did you wait until the last day? All ICC Primary Representatives must validate their GMVRs by today, March 16, to partic...
03/16/2018
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Did you wait until the last day? All ICC Primary Representatives must validate their GMVRs by today, March 16, to participate in the Online Committee Action Hearings Assembly Floor Motion Vote that follows the CAH. No more procrastinating: bit.ly/2CTGeh8

12/25/2017

The FLSS Chair Andy King and the entire FLSS board wish you and your family a very merry Merry Christmas!

11/23/2017

Happy thanksgiving, we hope you had a fire safe day!

Awesome news!  Red Cross Home Fire Campaign Installs One-Millionth Free Smoke Alarm, Saves Hundreds of Lives Fire Depart...
11/09/2017
Sound the Alarm | American Red Cross

Awesome news!

Red Cross Home Fire Campaign Installs One-Millionth Free Smoke Alarm, Saves Hundreds of Lives

Fire Departments and other local partners team up with Red Cross volunteers to help reduce home fire tragedies in at-risk communities

WASHINGTON, Thursday, November 2, 2017 — The American Red Cross announced today that one million free smoke alarms have been installed and 285 lives have been saved due to the efforts of the volunteers and community partners who have participated in the organization’s Home Fire Campaign.

“Since 2014, Red Cross volunteers across the country have been teaming up with local fire departments and community partners to reduce home fire tragedies in at-risk communities,” said Gail McGovern, president and CEO of the Red Cross. “We want to thank every person and organization who has supported our Home Fire Campaign and helped us reach our one-millionth milestone. These efforts will help us save even more lives.”

With the support of 4,400 partner organizations, the Red Cross has helped to make more than one million people safer through home visits to install free smoke alarms, assist families with developing fire escape plans and provide home fire safety education. Since 2014, the Campaign has also reached nearly 895,000 kids through youth preparedness programs, helped to create more than 340,000 home fire escape plans, and replaced more than 51,000 smoke alarm batteries.

This work is made possible thanks to generous financial donations from national partners: Almost Family, Delta Air Lines and International Paper. The Red Cross has also received funding from FEMA through the Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program.

This spring, the Red Cross will Sound the Alarm through a nationwide series of home fire safety and smoke alarm installation events from April 28 to May 13, 2018. Working with volunteers and partner organizations, the Red Cross plans to install 100,000 free smoke alarms across more than 100 major cities. Volunteers and financial contributions are needed.
Join this Red Cross effort today by volunteering to install smoke alarms in your community, making a financial contribution, or taking steps to protect your own family from home fires. Together, we can Sound the Alarm about fire safety and help save lives. Visit SoundTheAlarm.org for more information.s

Help us install 100,000 free smoke alarms nationwide.

10/20/2017

What was the best event or activity your organization did during fire prevention week or during an open house?

10/15/2017

We know a lot of you had fire prevention open houses this week! Let’s see them! Post a picture in the comments!

Some good stuff here
10/12/2017
Michigan Association of Fire Chiefs -MAFC

Some good stuff here

Use this home escape planning grid to map out a floor plan of your home. Make sure it includes the location of all smoke alarms in your home; two exits from every room; a path from each exit to the outside; and an outdoor meeting place where everyone will meet upon exiting. http://ow.ly/g6gw30bcCHBA home escape plan includes an outside meeting place where everyone will meet upon exiting the home. Pick a stationary location in front of your home, like a tree, mailbox, or light post. http://ow.ly/Bue430bbTuH

07/18/2017

There are so many great things going on in Charlotte at Fire-Rescue International in July. If you haven’t yet made arrangements to be at FRI, you can still make plans now.

Events range from FLSS-sponsored activities to programs specializing in community risk reduction, hazmat and officer training as well as executive development. There’s something for everyone to help develop your career and give you the tools you need to be successful in today's fire service.

The FLSS Annual Lunch Meeting is scheduled for Friday, July 28, starting at 11:30 at the Hilton City Center, which is adjacent to the conference center. We’ll be in conference room Carolina Hall South. The section meeting is graciously sponsored by Siemens, who’s providing lunch for all members attending.

The program will include multiple awards and updates from the National Fire Protection Association and International Code Council as well as reports on the section’s activities. This is a great chance to interact with your board and hear the cutting-edge things happening in the section.

06/29/2017

The FLSS Board is grateful for the support of both the section’s and the IAFC’s membership in passing the IAFC bylaw change for a permanent seat on the IAFC Board of Directors for the Fire & Life Safety; EMS; and Safety, Health & Survival Sections. This will allow these sections to continue their great work for years to come.

With the swearing in of FLSS officers at Fire-Rescue International, we’ll see our current FLSS chair, Chief Michael O’Brian, replace Chief (Ret.) Adolf Zubia as the international director. Chief Zubia will fill the FLSS Board seat as the immediate past chair.

Battalion Chief Jason Hoevelmann and Chief Ed Hadfield will fill open FLSS director-at-large seats. Congratulations to both; we’re excited for their involvement with the FLSS Board.

FLSS Section Meeting at FRI
Make sure you join FLSS as we hold our annual meeting on Friday, July 28, 11:30 AM, at the Hilton (Charlotte City Center) in room Carolina Hall South. The meeting will include updates critical to the section membership as well as presentation of awards. Lunch will be provided. Our meeting is sponsored by Siemens.

06/22/2017

Make sure you join us at FRI! On Friday, July 28th, the FLSS Annual Luncheon Meeting at FRI will be held at the Hilton Charlotte Center City. The lunch will start at 1130 hours in Carolina Hall South.

06/06/2017

Congrats to our own Board member, Dan Finnegan who was awarded the AFAA Life Safety person of the year, at their meeting at National Fire Protection Association confernce!

05/23/2017
Workshop on New Technology for Fire Prevention » Vision 20/20

The Fire Protection Research Foundation, in cooperation with Vision 20/20’s Strategy 4, is sponsoring a workshop on September 11, 2017, in College Park, Maryland on smoke alarm and cooking fire prevention technologies.

Workshop participants will have the opportunity to learn about new technologies emerging globally, hear updates on codes and standards relevant to these technologies, and, most importantly, articulate the needs of the fire prevention community for future developments..

There is no charge to participate but slots are limited and you can view the agenda and register online. For more information, contact Kathleen Almand, Vice President, Research, NFPA.

http://strategicfire.org/s4techworkshop

The Fire Protection Research Foundation, in cooperation with Vision 20/20’s Strategy 4, is sponsoring a workshop on September 11, 2017, in College Park, Maryland on smoke alarm and cooking fire prevention technologies. Workshop participants will have the opportunity to learn about new technologies…

05/17/2017

Take a couple minutes to hook up with our friends at the Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition! They have really updated their online resources! Like their FB page to stay up today or swing over to their web-site.

The IAFC* and the IAFC Safety, Health and Survival Section working with the FSTAR program is looking for you to provide ...
05/14/2017
Department Physicals Survey

The IAFC* and the IAFC Safety, Health and Survival Section working with the FSTAR program is looking for you to provide some quick insight into the needs firefighter medical physicals for career and volunteers.
If you have an interest, influence or have been involved in fire department physical discussions or programs, please take 2 minutes and tell'em what you think.

TAKE THE SURVEY HERE:
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/DepartmentPhysicalsv2

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05/13/2017

Voting for Section board, by-law changes and IAFC voting is still open! It takes less then five minutes! Make sure you get online and vote today!

05/02/2017

*****Action Needed, Make Your Voice Heard*****

Dear Brother & Sisters of the IAFC:
There is one particular Constitution and By-Laws Amendment (italicized and bold below) that we are asking you to pay attention to and please vote “YES”. Your support and "yes" vote provides a permanent seat on the IAFC Board of Directors to each of the Safety, Health and Survival, Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and the Fire and Life Safety (FLS) Sections. There is no cost or fiscal impact with this amendment.

By having permanent seats on the Board, it will allow us to continue to focus on our missions and have a voice on all relevant issues affecting our interests.

We are certainly proud that the entire IAFC Board of Directors unanimously supported this amendment when it was brought to them during the meeting this past March in Reno.
The Board of Directors recognizes the importance of the work that your 3 sections do and the products that we put in your hands-the members of the IAFC. We are not social or fraternal sections of the IAFC, we work each and every day for you-our members-and we ask for your support in this amendment so that we can continue to focus on section responsibility.

BALLOT INFO:

The 2017 IAFC elections open April 27 and close June 8. Seven amendments to the IAFC Constitution and Bylaws have been proposed and require member consideration. The specific amendment identified above is reference below.

Article V. Section 2. Composition of the Board. Language changed to make the seats on the IAFC board of directors currently held by the EMS, Fire & Life Safety and Safety, Health & Survival Sections permanent seats and to allow any other section to request a board seat if that section’s membership is equivalent to or greater than 10% of the total IAFC membership. Proposed by Chief Norris Croom, international director, EMS Section, on behalf of the EMS, Fire & Life Safety and Safety, Health & Survival Sections. Recommendations: CBR: No. IAFC Board: Yes.
We sincerely thank you for your support.

Sincerely,
Your EMS, Fire-Life Safety and Safety Health and Survival Section Boards of Directors.

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