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).
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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.

Great week working with Vision 20/20 this week.  It is so inspiring to hear the great things so many are doing to make t...
02/20/2020

Great week working with Vision 20/20 this week. It is so inspiring to hear the great things so many are doing to make this world safer!

Board Members Robert Marshal, Howard Hopper and Michael O’Brian are representing the section today and tomorrow at the U...
01/13/2020

Board Members Robert Marshal, Howard Hopper and Michael O’Brian are representing the section today and tomorrow at the UL/IAFF meeting that is covering Tall Wood Buildings, Energy Storage Systems and Flammable Refrigerants. Lots of great discussion on large issues affect the fire service

Great to see!
01/08/2020

Great to see!

Two state proclamations recognizing CRR Week from South Carolina and Colorado...48 more to go! What are you doing for #crrweek? IAFC Fire and Life Safety Section IAFC - International Association of Fire Chiefs U.S. Fire Administration National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) National Association of State Fire Marshals South Carolina State Fire Colorado Division of Fire Prevention and Control

01/03/2020

Welcome to 2020!

12/25/2019

Merry Christmas and happy Hanukkah to everyone! 

10/31/2019

Congratulations to former Board Member Stephen Hrustich who has been named to replace Jim Crawford with Vision 20/20 Vision 20/20! Special thank you (there will be more) for all the hard work a Jimhas done over the years for community risk reduction

10/30/2019

We are looking for a section member to represent the IAFC as part of the ICC Fire Service Membership council from the IAFC eastern division. If you are interested or need more information please send us a message

Board members, Michael OBrian, Adolf Zubia, Howard Hopper and Chair Andy King represented the section at the ICC Group B...
10/30/2019

Board members, Michael OBrian, Adolf Zubia, Howard Hopper and Chair Andy King represented the section at the ICC Group B Code hearings, annual meeting and Fire Service Membership Council last week. Many great code changes that will work on the 2021 ICC codes.

Check it out
10/11/2019

Check it out

IAFC fall membership special: Join by December 13 and save. All ranks are invited to join. IAFC.org/join IAFC.org/leader IAFC - VCOS Section IAFC Fire and Life Safety Section Hazmat Fusion Center Company Officers Section - IAFC

Great to see this awarded
10/06/2019

Great to see this awarded

The Vision 20/20 Project has been awarded a FEMA 2-year grant to continue promoting the integration of CRR into the fire service. This includes a national symposium in February, ongoing training & education & working with high-risk states. More info at http://ow.ly/4o6T50wC3gI

10/03/2019

Who’s ready for Fire Prevention week? What education events do you have ready to go? We would love to hear what your doing to educate the community!

Vice Chair Greg Rogers and International Director Michael O’Brian are representing the section today in Birmingham UK at...
09/20/2019

Vice Chair Greg Rogers and International Director Michael O’Brian are representing the section today in Birmingham UK at the International CRR Summit. The summit was coordinated by Vision20/20 and the National Fire Chiefs Council. This picture was the artists capture of the first day highlights!

Great resource to share as the college students go back to school
08/30/2019

Great resource to share as the college students go back to school

If you are doing media during college move-in weekend, you might find this Information Sheet about college-related fatal fires from Campus Firewatch helpful. http://www.campus-firewatch.com/resources/current-fire-information/ #campusfiresafety U.S. Fire Administration National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) IAFC - International Association of Fire Chiefs IAFC Fire and Life Safety Section National Association of State Fire Marshals Congressional Fire Services Institute National Fire Sprinkler Association - NFSA American Fire Sprinkler Association First Alert

Such an important topic!
08/26/2019

Such an important topic!

It is the 15th year of National Campus Fire Safety Month! 437 proclamations have been signed by the nation's Governors designating September as National Campus Fire Safety Month since the campaign started, including the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives.

More importantly, fire deaths have dropped from a high of 20 to zero.

So far, 14 proclamations have come in this year. You can see the list and download your proclamation at http://ow.ly/AKWi50vJZZQ

U.S. Fire Administration National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) IAFC - International Association of Fire Chiefs IAFC Fire and Life Safety Section National Association of State Fire Marshals Congressional Fire Services Institute National Governors Association

Congratulations to Daniel Finnegan with the board for being awarded the ICC/IAFC Fire Safety Excellence Award.  Dan serv...
08/09/2019

Congratulations to Daniel Finnegan with the board for being awarded the ICC/IAFC Fire Safety Excellence Award. Dan serves on the board, although was awarded for his over 40 years of dedication to the fire service and his dedication to saving lives through his efforts on Code Development with the ICC/NFPA and so many other organizations such as AFAA, NEMA and many more. Thank you Chief Finnegan for your dedication to the fire service and those we serve!

IAFC Fire and Life Safety Section's cover photo
08/07/2019

IAFC Fire and Life Safety Section's cover photo

#FRI2019 is underway!  ‪Our annual meeting is in room B216 starting at 11 including lunch thanks to @Siemens!  Come see ...
08/07/2019

#FRI2019 is underway! ‪Our annual meeting is in room B216 starting at 11 including lunch thanks to @Siemens! Come see us at room B216 on Friday! ‬

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
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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
08/03/2018

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/

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