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Let’s Assist Responders, Victims in Texas
Thomas Jenkins, IAFC President and Chairman of the Board
The IAFC has been in contact with IAFC Southwestern Division leaders and other state and national fire service organizations asking how IAFC members can help. We are requesting IAFC members and the fire service community to consider sending donations to one or more of the following organizations: Texas Firefighter Relief, American Red Cross, IAFF Disaster Relief Fund, National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) Volunteer Firefighter Support Fund.
Two Spots Available for WFCA's Annual FORCE Conference
Chief Jeff Johnson, CEO Western Fire Chiefs Association
The Western Fire Chiefs is holding our annual FORCE conference, ANTICIPATING TECHNOLOGY, September 2017 in Boulder, Colorado. FORCE (FIRE OFFICER AND RANKING CHIEF EXECUTIVE), an invitation only event, is a high-level forum focused on strategic positioning and building long-term success in complex organizations. FORCE is designed to foster lasting relationships and develop effective strategies which attendees can take home to their departments. Due to unavoidable recent cancellations, 2 spots have become available and we would like to invite our Western members to have an opportunity to attend this event.
Western Fire Chiefs Association, International Association of Fire Chiefs and PulsePoint Foundation Join Forces to Improve Cardiac Arrest Response
Doug Schrage, WFCA President
In July, the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC), Western Fire Chiefs Association (WFCA), and PulsePoint Foundation (PulsePoint) announced their global strategic partnership to increase cardiac arrest survival rates. This collaboration aims to reinforce the use of mobile phones and apps to connect nearby CPR-trained citizens and off-duty professional responders with people in cardiac arrest.
Nevada Fire Chiefs Association (NFCA) Not Participating in the 2017 FireShowsWest Conference
Mike Brown, President NFCA
The NFCA ended an eight-year partnership with the owners of the FireShowsWest Conference and will not be participating in the 2017 conference. The owners of FireShowsWest, Fire Shows Group, LLC and the NFCA had a contractual relationship since 2009.
Western Fire Chiefs Association Receives Overwhelming Response to Data Analytics Grant Opportunity
Doug Schrage, WFCA President
The Western Fire Chiefs Association recently announced their partnership with Intterra and their combined efforts in developing the Data Comparison Center (DCC). WFCA was awarded a grant to accelerate the process and will provide Intterra’s SituationAnalyst to 26 fire departments over the next two years.
President’s Letter: Passing the Baton
John Sinclair, IAFC President and Chair of the Board
As your president, I’m proud of what we’ve accomplished together over the past 11 months. Our focus has been on providing tools for fire chiefs, such as continuing the AFG and SAFER Grants. I’ve had the opportunity to testify three times before Congress about our priority issues. We have created the Women Fire Chiefs Council and the International Diversity Executive Leadership Program. Both programs will give voice to people we need to hear from.
Western Fire Chiefs Association thanks Hughes Fire Equipment for Sponsorship
Western Fire Chiefs Association
The Western Fire Chiefs Association would like to announce the generous sponsorship given to the WFCA by Hughes Fire Equipment for the Fire-Rescue International in Charlotte, North Carolina next week. The Western Fire Chiefs appreciates the dedication and support that Hughes as a dealer for Pierce Manufacturing provides to the fire service. To learn more about Hughes, please visit representatives at the Pierce Manufacturing Booth 2081 in the FRI exhibition hall or visit www.hughesfire.com.
Attention Arizona Fire Service:
Arizona Fire Chiefs Association
I wanted to take a moment and remind you to register for the combined AFCA/AFDA Fire & EMS Leadership Conference, July 11-13 at Renaissance Phoenix Glendale Hotel – Glendale, AZ. You can visit the AFCA web site (www.azfirechiefs.org) to learn more about the great line up of presenters and to register. If you are a AFCA member I would like to remind you to vote now for the next AFCA Vice President. Voting closes July 8. Again if you visit the AFCA web page there is a link to get to the voting portal.
Western Fire Chiefs Association Thanks AT&T for Sponsorship of 2017 WFCA Presidents’ Forum
Doug Schrage, WFCA President
On behalf of the Western Fire Chiefs Association, I would like to thank AT&T for their generous sponsorship of our 2017 Western Fire Chiefs Presidents’ Forum. The Presidents’ Forum provides vital linkages with our state and territorial associations. With the support of AT&T, we are able to bring together key leaders from all 11 Western States and the Western Pacific Islands, the IAFC and valuable partners in Park City, Utah.
Missouri Valley Division of Fire Chiefs Conference Update - June 28-30, 2017, Breckenridge, CO
Missouri Valley Division of the IAFC
The Missouri Valley Division Conference is featuring the Colorado State Fire Chiefs (CSFC) Critical Issues Briefing on Wednesday, June 28, 2017 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. We are pleased to announce an added presentation by AT&T Representatives, which will immediately follow the Critical Issues Briefing from 3:30 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. If you have registered for the Missouri Valley Division conference, your registration for the Critical Issues Briefing and lunch will be at no charge.
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