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
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Operating as usual

07/21/2021

Will you be at #FRI2021 Let us know and maybe we can catch up?

07/21/2021

Reminder our annual meeting is today at 2pm EST and is virtual! Members received an email on Monday from the IAFC with the information to log in for the meeting!

07/12/2021

We encourage all Fire & Life Safety Section members to join us for the FLSS Annual Meeting, virtually! The meeting will be Wednesday, July 21, from 2 – 3 PM ET. See the installation of your 2022 board officers. Hear about the FLSS accomplishments over the past year and all the exciting upcoming projects and events.

To gain access to the FLSS Annual Meeting, please use the Microsoft Teams information found in your email (sent to members today)on the day of the meeting.

Hard to share pictures from a virtual confernce but here is a couple! Don’t forget you can still gain access to #virtual...
05/27/2021

Hard to share pictures from a virtual confernce but here is a couple! Don’t forget you can still gain access to #virtualcrrl remotely!

What a great week with #virtualcrrl thank you to IAFC president Ken Stuebing, past president Tom Jenkins, FLSS Board Mem...
05/27/2021

What a great week with #virtualcrrl thank you to IAFC president Ken Stuebing, past president Tom Jenkins, FLSS Board Member Greg Rogers, Joe Powers, Mike Carsten and Vision 20/20’s Stephen Hrustich for an awesome panel today. If you missed it, head over to the web page and see the recorded video!

What a great week with #virtualcrrl thank you to IAFC president Ken Stuebing, past president Tom Jenkins, FLSS Board Member Greg Rogers, Joe Powers, Mike Carsten and Vision 20/20’s Stephen Hrustich for an awesome panel today. If you missed it, head over to the web page and see the recorded video!

Thanks to NFPA for sponsoring day 2 of #virtualcrrl
05/26/2021

Thanks to NFPA for sponsoring day 2 of #virtualcrrl

Thanks to NFPA for sponsoring day 2 of #virtualcrrl

05/26/2021

Slight delay this morning for #virtualcrrl program on day 2, starting at 11:15 est

05/25/2021

Thank you to First Alert for the sponsorship of today’s first day!

This is your chance at an opportunity to hear some fantastic speakers for the Community Risk Reduction Leadership confer...
05/24/2021
Community Risk Reduction Leadership Conference

This is your chance at an opportunity to hear some fantastic speakers for the Community Risk Reduction Leadership conference with International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) . Get registered today or tomorrow morning.

Don’t forget you will also receive International Code Council ICC CEUs for the training.

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to win a free registration to the CRR Leadership conference. You don’t want to miss h...
05/18/2021
Registration GIVEAWAY: CRR Leadership Conference

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to win a free registration to the CRR Leadership conference. You don’t want to miss hearing these fantastic speakers.

IROL is a proud sponsor of the upcoming Community Risk Reduction Leadership Conference being held May 25-27, 2021 through the IAFC. This virtual conference is a great way to learn and connect and we w

Big shout out to the Napa Fire Department Thinking outside the box with a fantastic safety message.
05/16/2021
Napa Fire Department “Don’t Burn Down Your House”

Big shout out to the Napa Fire Department
Thinking outside the box with a fantastic safety message.

The Napa Fire Department has put together a fun educational video parody based on the original Talking Heads song and video titled “Burning down the house”. ...

Twenty-five years ago, the presidents of the  American Fire Sprinkler Association, National Fire Protection Association ...
05/16/2021
Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition 25th Anniversary

Twenty-five years ago, the presidents of the American Fire Sprinkler Association, National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and National Fire Sprinkler Association - NFSA pooled their resources, creating the Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition to focus exclusively on home fire sprinkler education. We are happy to continue to support and partner in this effort and HFSC President Lorraine Carlie talks about HFSC's past, present and future and introduces the HFSC 25 Campaign.

#HFSC25

The Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition (HFSC) was founded in 1996 to promote the life-saving advantages of residential fire sprinklers. To start the celebration h...

05/04/2021
IFC Fire Code Committee

Last day of the code hearings, we thank the International Code Council and all the behind the scenes people who made this happen. We also wish to thank all the participants, whether you testified, or just watched these last few weeks!

05/03/2021
A big shout out to the International Code Council staff and crew helping make the code development hearings happen. It i...
05/02/2021

A big shout out to the International Code Council staff and crew helping make the code development hearings happen. It is amazing to see the back room how everything is put together for those participating in hearings. Thank you for making this even possible and your hard work for 20 plus days.

05/01/2021
04/30/2021

Join us over the next couple of days as we develop the 2024 International Fire Code. We several IAFC members represented on the committee.

04/25/2021

Board member Joe Powers, invites you to attend our upcoming CRR confernce! #VIRTUALCRRL is the premier conference for fire service leadership looking to make an impact on their community through reduction efforts. Save the date and look for registration information soon! #IAFC #Fire #FireChief #CRR

Register today! https://www.iafc.org/events/crrl

04/20/2021

A quick update from the Fire and Life Safety Section courtesy of Michael O’Brian our international director.

-For our fellow code geeks, NFPA 1 first draft meeting start next week. Head over to NFPA register and you can attend as a guest
-The International Code Council is on day 9 of the code development committee meetings for the 2024 codes. The IFC is slated to start on April 30. You can register on the ICC web-page to testify or just watch
-FRI 2021 is a go, visit www.iafc.org for more information and hold the dates of July 28-30 2021
-CRR-Leadership conference is virtual and is May 25-27 2021. Go register and help us crush our goal of attendees! We guarantee that those in the fire service will want to attend to keep their community safe
-Finally, ballots are out, don’t forget to vote.
https://www.iafc.org/about-iafc/sections/fire-life-safety

04/18/2021

Check your email, the ballot for FLSS Board candidates should be there. The email came from [email protected]

Good luck to all of our candidates

Many of our members are engaged in the International Code Council, Group A committee hearings. They started virtually th...
04/15/2021
2021 CAH – View Only Webcast - ICC

Many of our members are engaged in the International Code Council, Group A committee hearings. They started virtually this week and will run through early May. You can view https://www.iccsafe.org/about/news-and-events/2021-cah-view-only/ and choose to participate after registering. Thank you to all our board and members do during hearings to represent the fire service.

2021 Group A Committee Action Hearings – View Only Webcast Live from Country Club Hills, IL | April 11 – May 5 Your browser does not support iframes. Please try...

#VirtualCRRL Conference is all new and the only conference geared specifically to the education and training needs of ch...
04/08/2021
Community Risk Reduction Leadership Conference Products

#VirtualCRRL Conference is all new and the only conference geared specifically to the education and training needs of chief officers and other fire service managers, highlighting proven methods and strategies to assess community risks and develop achievable strategic and operational plans to reduce them.

LEADERSHIP
Specialized leadership training geared specifically to assess community risks and develop achievable strategy and operational plans.

RISK MITIGATION
Tackle CRR with proven best practices to create, execute, and evaluate measurably successful CRR platforms and programs — from concept to implementation.

COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIP
Virtually explore vendors, products, and preview the latest tools and technologies to advance Community Risk Reduction.

Can't attend live?
No problem! Explore our OnDemand session library for six months after the conference.

Register at https://www.eventscribe.net/2021/VirtualCRRL/store/

Registration for the Virtual CRRL Conference will provide you with access to hours of relevant content in CRR as well as a virtual marketplace to explore companies and products to benefit you and your departments.

04/05/2021

With the code hearings being virtual this year this is an opportunity for you to be involved. Well said Chief O’Brian.

The IAFC Community Risk Reduction Leadership Conference registration is now open!  The virtual event is May 25-27, 2021 ...
03/16/2021
Community Risk Reduction Leadership Conference

The IAFC Community Risk Reduction Leadership Conference registration is now open! The virtual event is May 25-27, 2021 with some great speakers, such as Disney's Lee Cockerell.

For $99, you can't beat the content and networking opportunities!

Acting U.S. Fire Administration chief Tonya Hoover said the approximately 2,000 communities that have adopted the counci...
03/04/2021
Why The U.S. Builds Houses Wrong

Acting U.S. Fire Administration chief Tonya Hoover said the approximately 2,000 communities that have adopted the council’s building codes have saved the U.S. an average of $1.6 billion in annualized losses from flooding, hurricanes and earthquakes.

The housing market is experiencing a boom not seen since 2006. However, natural disasters like wildfires and floods are also wreaking havoc on more and more ...

SAVE THE DATE CRR Leadership Conference is May 25-27 2021 #VIRTUALCRRL is the premier conference for fire service leader...
03/01/2021

SAVE THE DATE CRR Leadership Conference is May 25-27 2021

#VIRTUALCRRL is the premier conference for fire service leadership looking to make an impact on their community through reduction efforts. Save the date and look for registration information soon! #IAFC #Fire #FireChief #CRR

SAVE THE DATE CRR Leadership Conference is May 25-27 2021

#VIRTUALCRRL is the premier conference for fire service leadership looking to make an impact on their community through reduction efforts. Save the date and look for registration information soon! #IAFC #Fire #FireChief #CRR

A great message from our friends in the UK!Test it for the one you love this valentine’s.
02/13/2021

A great message from our friends in the UK!
Test it for the one you love this valentine’s.

A great message from our friends in the UK!
Test it for the one you love this valentine’s.

One of those myths - that new homes don’t burn - proved disastrously wrong when one person in a newly constructed home l...
01/30/2021
Home fire sprinkler myth goes up in flames in deadly MA fire

One of those myths - that new homes don’t burn - proved disastrously wrong when one person in a newly constructed home lost his life in January to a fast moving fire in Massachusetts. Based on the real estate listing, the home was built in 2019.

For years NFPA and fire and life safety advocates have refuted erroneous myths and battled pushback to increasing the use of home fire sprinklers in new one and two family homes despite the inclusion of this provision in all building codes for more than a decade. One of those myths - that new homes....

Congrats to our own section Vice chair!
01/21/2021

Congrats to our own section Vice chair!

Congratulations to our Vice Chair and the CRRL conference program planning committee Chair on your Life member award.
01/21/2021

Congratulations to our Vice Chair and the CRRL conference program planning committee Chair on your Life member award.

As we continue to Celebrate #CRRWeek, we want to congratulate Spokane Valley Fire Department Fire Marshal, Greg Rogers on his Life Member Award given by the Washington State Association of Fire Marshal's Office (WSAFM)!

As written in the WSAFM Newsletter:

This award has been developed to recognize those individuals who have dedicated all or part of their career to the enhancement and positive influence of fire prevention. In some cases, this may be in a single position or multiple positions as their career progresses.

The recipient of the award for this year is an individual who is not shy about sharing their enthusiasm for life safety, including opening conversations about it in parts of the Fire Service that may not hear about it. That enthusiasm is not only local or regional but is also felt nationally.

Although many in the room may not know about the recipient’s full career and may have only seen the more recent aspects of it, we all have benefitted from the results of the hard work this individual put forth in representing the Association’s fundamental objectives and participating on the WSAFM Board of Directors.

Having received several awards and serving in countless leadership positions not only in the Fire Service but also in his community, it is a career worth noting and one worthy of this recognition.

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