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IAFC CEO and Executive Director Mark Light Retires
The International Association of Fire Chiefs
The International Association of Fire Chiefs today announced that Mark Light has retired from his position as CEO and Executive Director. Mark Light said, “It is with mixed emotions that I announce my retirement.
Chief Kim Zagaris joins the Western Fire Chiefs Association as Wildfire Policy and Technology Advisor
Western Fire Chiefs Association
The Western Fire Chiefs Association is pleased to announce that Chief Kim Zagaris has accepted the position of Wildfire Policy and Technology Advisor. The position is a new one, created in response to the destructive wildfires that have unfolded across the west.
How Fire Chiefs Drive Legislation on Capitol Hill
IAFC President Dan Eggleston
America’s federal government plays a crucial role in supporting our first responders. We can thank the Congressional Fire Services Institute (CFSI) for helping educate members of Congress about the critical challenges we face.
Strength in Numbers Makes a Difference in Washington, D.C.
William M. Webb, Executive Director, Congressional Fire Services Institute
Attend the National Fire and Emergency Services Symposium and Dinner to Make a Difference for the Fire Service.
WFCA: Now Offering Confidential Executive Recruitment Services
Jeffrey D. Johnson, CEO, Western Fire Chiefs Association
With more than 120 years of working with fire service leaders, the Western Fire Chiefs Association knows what great leadership looks like. We also know that the majority of fire chiefs aren’t actively seeking new opportunities: the risk is simply too high to be 1 of 100 applicants that all look good on paper. That’s why we’ve developed a unique solution to executive recruiting in the fire service.
WFCA Announces New Officers to Executive Board of Directors
Jeffrey D. Johnson, CEO, Western Fire Chiefs Association
We are just back to the West after attending Fire Rescue International in Dallas, Texas. It is always energizing to have some time to meet with old friends, make new ones, and conduct important business. This event is also the forum for our annual Western Fire Chiefs Association membership meeting and I am honored to announce the election of new officers to our Executive Board of Directors.
Nevada Fire Chiefs Association announces first annual Las Vegas Officer Development Symposium & Expo
Dave Cochran, President, Nevada Fire Chiefs Association
The Nevada Fire Chiefs Association is proud to announce the first annual Las Vegas Officer Development Symposium & Expo to be held September 12 & 13, 2018 at the Orleans Hotel & Casino’s Conference Center in Las Vegas. This training will be focused on the Job Performance Requirement (JPRs) that are described in the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1021: Standard for Fire Officer Professional Qualifications, Chapters 4 - 7.
Active shooter response must co-exist with fire safety
Jim Pauley, President and Chief Executive Officer of the National Fire Protection Association
Active shooter and hostile incidents are sadly becoming more frequent in our society. The natural response to these crises is to quickly identify possible solutions to avert future tragedies. While this is an understandable and critical course of action, we must not impulsively solve one safety issue at the expense of another. Case in point, many are questioning the relevancy of fire drills, the use of smoke alarms and other fire safety practices that limit door locking capabilities.
Fire Chief Otto Drozd, III Candidate Message for Office of IAFC 2nd Vice President
Fire Chief Otto Drozd, III, Orange County Fire Rescue Department
Dear Members of the International Association of Fire Chiefs, Since being encouraged to seek the office of IAFC 2nd Vice President it has been my distinct honor to receive the endorsement and support of several individuals and organizations. What I committed to them, I commit to each and every one of you. I pledge to listen, build consensus, and effectively represent your interests and our great Fire Service. I am grateful and fortunate to be in my 31st year of service and can say without equivocation that the hope and promise of the American Dream is alive and well.
Western Fire Chiefs Association Thanks FirstNet Built with AT&T for Ongoing Support
Doug Schrage, WFCA President
On behalf of the Western Fire Chiefs Association, I would like to thank FirstNet Built with AT&T for their generous and ongoing support of the WFCA and their sponsorship of several major activities and initiatives. In April, we will be hosting our third annual IAFC Division Dinner in conjunction with the Congressional Fire Services Institute, bringing together IAFC leaders from across the continent to facilitate networking and collaboration. In May, we will be convening the first-ever Wildland Fire Policy Summit, during which western fire managers will address the unprecedented 2017 fire season and craft policy recommendations for local, state, and national application.
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