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2014

August

Chief Keith Bryant Sworn In as IAFC President and Chairman of the Board
August 14, 2014

IAFC Honors Kaua'i Fire Department for Overnight Rescue of 121 Hikers
August 13, 2014

IAFC and Pierce Manufacturing Honor 2014 Volunteer and Career Fire Chiefs of the Year
August 12, 2014

July

Firefighter Throwdown Hits Dallas for Fire-Rescue International
July 28, 2014

IAFC VCOS and TargetSolutions Announce Winner of 2014 Training Officer Recognition Award
July 28, 2014

Calif. Fire Marshal Earns Excellence in Fire and Life Safety Award
July 18, 2014

The IAFC to Commemorate Vietnam War Veterans
July 18, 2014

June

IAFC President Explains Concerns about Field EMS Bill
June 18, 2014

IAFC Launches New Digital Center
June 13, 2014

May

FSEDI Participants Complete First Week of Yearlong Executive Development Program
May 30, 2014

Nominate Now for IAFC Awards Presented at FRI
May 20, 2014

IAFC: Education Through Planning and Training in Enhancing Crude Oil Shipment Safety
May 14, 2014

IAFC Welcomes Executive Fire Officers as Official Section
May 13, 2014

Heart Safe Communities Honored at Fire-Rescue Med
May 6, 2014

Sinclair Recognized with James O. Page EMS Achievement Award
May 6, 2014

2014 Fire/EMS Safety & Health Week Sweepstakes Quiz Launched
May 5, 2014

IAFC Leaders Ask Administration, Congress to Support Fire Service Priorities
May 5, 2014

April

IAFC President Tells House Subcommittee of "Major Problems" with Preparedness Grant Proposal
April 29, 2014

IAFC Member Offers NTSB Ideas to Plan for the Safe Rail Transport of Crude Oil and Ethanol
April 23, 2014

IAFC Launches FSTAR Toolkit to Bring Together Science and Firefighting Strategies
April 15, 2014

Officers Selected for Fire Service Executive Development Institute for 2014 Session
April 7, 2014

Congress Passes the Protecting Medicare Access Act
April 1, 2014

New York State Association of Fire Chiefs Appoints New Executive Director
April 1, 2014

Seeking Support for a Company Officer Leadership Section
April 1, 2014

March

IAFC and IBHS Announce Funding to Support Wildfire Preparedness Program
March 19, 2014

New PSA Showcases the Power of Resident Actions to be Fire-Adapted
March 18, 2014

The Ready, Set, Go! Awards Honor Outstanding Outreach Efforts
March 18, 2014

IAFC Fire Chief of the Year Award - Call for Nominations
March 17, 2014

IAFC Seeks Applicants for Committee Openings
March 15, 2014

Meet Your Candidates
March 14, 2014

IAFC, NFPA Sign Memorandum of Understanding with UK's Chief Fire Officers Association
March 13, 2014

IAFC/Motorola Solutions Benjamin Franklin Award for Valor: Nominations Now Being Accepted
March 5, 2014

February

IAFC Continues Growth of Next-Generation Fire Service Leaders with Support from Motorola Solutions Foundation
February 19, 2014

Fire Prevention and Safety Grants: Application Period Opens
February 18, 2014

IAFC 2014 Does Bring Some Changes: "And the Issue Would Be..."
February 18, 2014

Pierce to Partner on IAFC Fire Chief of the Year Award
February 12, 2014

Chief Will G. May Jr. Named as IAFC's National Wildland Fire Coordinator
February 5, 2014

January

Near Miss Reporting System Relaunched to Turn Lessons Learned into Lessons Applied
January 30, 2014

IAFC, NVFC Encourage Departments to "Train Like You Fight"
January 22, 2014

Get Involved with the Wildland Fire Policy Committee
January 10, 2014

Treasury Clarifies Treatment of Volunteer Firefighters According to PPACA
January 10, 2014

Press release archives: 2010 | 2009

2013

December

Firefighter Safety Call to Action: New Research Informs Need for Updated Procedures, Policies
December 23, 2013

Now Available: Medical Evaluation Implementation Guide
December 18, 2013

Affordable Care Act Call to Action
December 11, 2013

National Fire Service Organizations Address Volunteer Fire Service Concerns With the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
December 11, 2013

NIOSH Respirators User Notice: Chemical Warfare Agents
December 3, 2013

November

How Will You Use Public Safety Broadband?
November 19, 2013

October

VCOS Names 2013 Award Winners
October 1, 2013

September

Fire Chief Tells Congress the Nation Has More Work to Do on National Preparedness
September 19, 2013

Two New Active Shooter Resources Available
September 19, 2013

IAFC Asks IRS to Clarify Treatment of Volunteer Firefighters Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
September 9, 2013

August

Chief Bill Metcalf Installed as IAFC President and Chairman of the Board
August 17, 2013

IAFC and TransCanada Partner for Pipeline Safety
August 13, 2013

IAFC Launches Bugle Brief
August 7, 2013

July

Battalion Chief Sean DeCrane Earns Fire & Life Safety Award
July 25, 2013

Call to Action: Stand Up for Safety
July 11, 2013

IAFC Offers Condolences on Wildland Fire Deaths
July 1, 2013

June

PHMSA Emergency Recall: Propane Tanks
June 27, 2013

Mentoring Program for Future Chiefs
June 17, 2013

House Considering FY 2014 Homeland Security Appropriations Bill
June 5, 2013

May

Fire Service-Based EMS Advocates Recognize National EMS Week
May 14, 2013

IAFC and IBHS Urge Congress to Enact Federal Building Code Measure
May 8, 2013

Heart Safe Communities Honored at Fire-Rescue Med
May 7, 2013

Brame Recognized with James O. Page EMS Achievement Award
May 6, 2013

April

Remembering West, Texas, First Responders
April 24, 2013

Condolences for Boston and Texas Tragedies
April 18, 2013

Police, Fire and EMS Leadership Meet to Improve Response to Gun Violence
April 12, 2013

President Obama Releases Fiscal Year 2014 Budget Request
April 11, 2013

New Study Evaluates Effectiveness of Crew Sizes in High Rise Fires
April 10, 2013

March

Mapping the Future of Fire-Rescue International
March 25, 2013

Update: Get The Facts Straight on Smoke Alarms
March 22, 2013

Congress Passes Fiscal Year 2013 Funding for Federal Government
March 21, 2013

Regional Wildland-Fire Management Action Plans Available
March 21, 2013

Fire Adapted Communities Coalition Announces Release of Wildfire Report and Video
March 19, 2013

How the Federal Budget Sequester Will Affect the Fire and Emergency Service
March 4, 2013

February

First Class: Officers Selected for Fire Service Executive Development Institute
February 27, 2013

IAFC, NVFC Get Ready for Safety and Health Week
February 27, 2013

New IAFC Resource Helps Fire Departments Take Control of Their Public Image
February 25, 2013

Call to Action: Comments on NFPA 1001 TIA
February 6, 2013

National Organizations Support Fire Sprinkler Legislation
February 6, 2013

January

New Fire Service Executive Development Institute Now Accepting Applications
January 29, 2013

US Bill to Extend Medicare Ambulance Bonus Payments
January 4, 2013

Press release archives: 2010 | 2009

2012

December

Congress Reauthorizes Major Fire Programs
December 21, 2012

Season's Greetings from the IAFC!
December 21, 2012

Regional Wildland Fire Risk Analysis Reports Now Available
December 17, 2012

Congress Passes Legislation to Reauthorize USFA and the FIRE and SAFER grant programs
December 15, 2012

New Insurance Planning Guide Focuses on Department Sustainability
December 12, 2012

November

Senate Passes Amendment to Reauthorize USFA and FIRE and SAFER Grants
November 30, 2012

Call to Action on FIRE and SAFER Grants
November 28, 2012

National Homeland Security Consortium Releases White Paper
November 13, 2012

Near-Miss Reporting System Back on Track
November 8, 2012

IAFC Offers Storm Recovery Resources
November 2, 2012

Special Bulletin: Consumer Gasoline Transportation and Storage Safety
November 2, 2012

Special Bulletin: Fire and Life Safety During Storm Recovery
November 2, 2012

October

2013 Safety and Health Planner Now Available
October 31, 2012

Time’s Running Out to Meet the Narrowbanding Mandate
October 12, 2012

Update: National Fire Fighter Near-Miss Reporting System
October 2, 2012

September

IAFC Funds Short-Term Plan to Keep Near-Miss Program Online
September 27, 2012

Near-Miss Reporting System Funding to Expire
September 25, 2012

Go Team Program Changes
September 18, 2012

2012 President’s Award Reflects Historic Achievement
September 15, 2012

IAFC Adopts Updated Drug and Alcohol-Free Position
September 14, 2012

IAFC, Feds and States Partner to Support Rural Hazmat Response
September 10, 2012

August

USFA, IAFC Initiate Study on Reducing Risk Taking Behaviors
August 29, 2012

Intelligence Guide Offers Chiefs Insight, Direction
August 21, 2012

US Government Announces FirstNet Board
August 20, 2012

IAFC Issues Suggestions for September 11 Remembrance
August 8, 2012

NFPA, IAFC Release New Resource Aimed at Helping Reduce Unwanted Fire Alarms
August 7, 2012

Chief Hank Clemmensen Installed as IAFC President and Chairman of the Board
August 6, 2012

Colorado Fire Crew Overcomes Perfect Storm in February Rescue
August 3, 2012

Apfelbeck Earns Fire & Life Safety Award
August 2, 2012

IAFC Partners with USFA, DHS Office of Health Affairs to Develop Online Educational Outreach Program for EMS Medical Directors
August 2, 2012

IAFC Section Honors Health and Safety Leadership
August 2, 2012

IAFC to Prepare the Next Generation of Fire Service Leaders with Support from Motorola Solutions Foundation
August 2, 2012

July

IAFC Testifies in Support of Building Code Legislation
July 24, 2012

June

An Appeal to Engage with the Cohesive Strategy
June 27, 2012

Get Involved with the Human Relations Committee
June 26, 2012

FIRE Grant Application Period Opens on Monday, June 11
June 8, 2012

Feds Issue Phase II of the National Cohesive Wildland Fire Management Strategy
June 7, 2012

Update: U.S. House Passes Funding Amendments
June 7, 2012

Are You Ready to Play by the Rules?
June 5, 2012

May

New IAFC Toolkit Helps Fire Service Leaders Educate Departments and Communities on Smoke Alarm Placement
May 21, 2012

IAFC Testifies on USFA Funding, Roles
May 17, 2012

IAFC Recognizes Fire Departments with Heart Safe Community Awards
May 8, 2012

Metcalf Recognized with James O. Page EMS Achievement Award
May 8, 2012

New HAZMAT Training Available
May 8, 2012

IAFC Now Accepting Applications for Committee Membership
May 3, 2012

IAFC Representatives to NFPA Sought
May 3, 2012

April

IAFC Awards Showcase Local Fire Department Success
April 30, 2012

IAFC Testifies on Proposed Homeland Security Grant Consolidation
April 26, 2012

New USFA Handbook Supports EMS Medical Directors
April 25, 2012

IAFC Testifies Before U.S. Congress on Medical Countermeasures
April 17, 2012

IAFC Calls for Action, Offers Guidance as Outdoor Fires Increase
April 11, 2012

March

USFA Releases New Guide: Your Role in Fire-Adapted Communities
March 28, 2012

New After Action Podcast Series Aims To Raise Health and Safety Awareness
March 14, 2012

IAFC Adopts Position Statement on National Drug Shortage
March 13, 2012

February

IAFC and NVFC Join Forces for 2012 Safety and Health Week
February 21, 2012

Congress Gives the D Block to Public Safety
February 17, 2012

President Obama Releases FY 2013 Budget Request
February 13, 2012

Joint Statement from the IAFC, NFFF and NVFC on Suicide in the Fire Service
February 3, 2012

January

DHS Announces Opening of SAFER Grant Application Period
January 27, 2012

Fire Departments Encouraged to Complete Fire Service Intelligence Enterprise Survey
January 4, 2012

Press release archives: 2010 | 2009

2011

December

Congress Passes FY 2012 “Megabus” Appropriations Bill
December 19, 2011

Urgent Call-To-Action Today: Support Allocation of D Block Spectrum
December 15, 2011

IAFC's EMS Section Honors Rep. Roe for Heroic Life-saving Actions
December 14, 2011

Urgent Call to Action: Oppose Give-back; Support D Block
December 13, 2011

November

Important Announcement: Changes to AFG Awards Procedures
November 29, 2011

U.S. Senate Confirms Mitchell as Nation’s Fire Chief
November 18, 2011

In Memoriam: Hal Bruno Passes Away After a Lifetime of Service
November 9, 2011

Feds Call on Stakeholders to Help Educate the Public About Nationwide Test of Emergency Alert System
November 4, 2011

Report Cites Risks to Public Safety Posed by Budget Cuts
November 4, 2011

Fire Service Symposium Invites Public to View 9/11 Tribute
November 3, 2011

October

As Daylight Saving End Approaches, Change Your Clock Change Your Battery®
October 17, 2011

Fire Chief Jack McElfish Receives Prestigious AHA Mission Award
October 15, 2011

Fallen Firefighters to Be Honored This Weekend
October 14, 2011

IAFC Gives Congressional Testimony on Mutual Aid
October 13, 2011

IAFC Launches New Resource for Ops Chiefs
October 12, 2011

U.S. Senate Holds Hearing on Mitchell Nomination
October 5, 2011

Call to Action: Update on Critical D Block Vote
October 4, 2011

New IAFC Publication Captures the MABAS Success Story
October 1, 2011

September

EMS Section Announces Donation to the National EMS Memorial Service
September 28, 2011

Preparedness Checklist and Guide Gets Update and Expansion
September 12, 2011

IAFC Remembers 9/11 with Ceremony to Receive WTC Steel
September 9, 2011

August

Chief Al H. Gillespie Becomes IAFC President and Chairman of the Board
August 27, 2011

IAFC Section Honors Commitment to Personnel Health and Safety
August 27, 2011

Australian Firefighter Receives Franklin Award for Valor
August 26, 2011

Hurricane Watch: Resources To Help You Prepare and Respond
August 26, 2011

IBHS to Assist Small Volunteer Fire Departments
August 26, 2011

Your Input is Needed: Smoke Alarm Survey Now Online
August 26, 2011

Illinois Fire Inspectors Association Executive Director Emeritus Earns Fire & Life Safety Award
August 15, 2011

Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program Application Period Opens August 15
August 9, 2011

IAFC Endorses President Obama’s Nomination of Chief Ernie Mitchell for U.S. Fire Administrator
August 2, 2011

Company Officer of the Year: For Lt. Kalmus of Austin, Safety Is a Way of Life
August 1, 2011

July

IAFC Hazmat Committee Presents Awards at Hazardous Materials Response Teams Conference
July 15, 2011

June

Fire Chiefs Urged to Call Members of House Energy and Commerce Committee in Support of D Block Allocation to Public Safety
June 21, 2011

Are You Ready? Safety Week Begins Sunday
June 16, 2011

FLSS Board of Directors Election Uncontested
June 15, 2011

FLSS Member Needed for Ad Hoc Committee on Iron and Steel Fire Tests
June 15, 2011

New Website Improves Service Delivery to Members
June 15, 2011

IAFC to Create New Resource for Operations Chiefs
June 8, 2011

House Restores Funding to FIRE and SAFER Grant Programs
June 3, 2011

Go Teams Program Expands
June 1, 2011

IAFC and Kidde Partner for Home Fire Safety
June 1, 2011

May

Contact Your Representative to Restore FIRE-SAFER Funding
May 31, 2011

Metro Chiefs Take Action in Charlotte
May 26, 2011

U.S. House of Representatives Slashes Fire Service Funding
May 15, 2011

EMS Section Honors 2011 Award Winners
May 12, 2011

March

Ready, Set, Go! Wildland Fire Program Now Available to All Fire Departments
March 30, 2011

National Leaders Gather for Landmark Summit
March 17, 2011

February

Safety, Health and Survival Week 2011 Theme Announced
February 17, 2011

January

Progress for Public Safety Broadband Network
January 25, 2011

EMC Adopts New Subcommittee Structure
January 15, 2011

IAFC Foundation Receives Motorola Solutions Foundation Public Safety Grant
January 15, 2011

NFA Publishes Major Change to the Admissions Process
January 15, 2011

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