Tom, Jack, and The Dog Man: The Secret to Leaving an Indelible Legacy

Author: Jeffrey D. Johnson, CEO, Western Fire Chiefs Association
Published: 3/18/2020
San Jose Police Chief (Ret.) Chris Moore called me recently, which isn't all that unusual. You see, I spent four years with Chris, former APCO President Dick Mirgon, and Assistant Chief NYPD (Ret.) Chuck Dowd in Washington, D.C., working to legislatively create what is now known as FirstNet, the world's first nationwide public safety broadband network.     read more

What’s in a name? For the IAFC, EFO Section, it’s a lot!

Author: Chief Bruce Kroon
Published: 2/26/2020
Did you know? You do not have to be an EFO graduate in order to belong to the IAFC Executive Fire Officer (EFO) Section. In fact, the title “EFO” has caused enough confusion amongst the general membership that we are in the process of officially changing the title of the Section to “Executive Leadership” or “EL”.     read more

IAFC CEO and Executive Director Mark Light Retires

Author: The International Association of Fire Chiefs
Published: 8/20/2019
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.     read more

Chief Kim Zagaris joins the Western Fire Chiefs Association as Wildfire Policy and Technology Advisor

Author: Western Fire Chiefs Association
Published: 4/23/2019
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.     read more

How Fire Chiefs Drive Legislation on Capitol Hill

Author: IAFC President Dan Eggleston
Published: 4/08/2019
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.     read more

Strength in Numbers Makes a Difference in Washington, D.C.

Author: William M. Webb, Executive Director, Congressional Fire Services Institute
Published: 3/24/2019
Attend the National Fire and Emergency Services Symposium and Dinner to Make a Difference for the Fire Service.     read more

WFCA: Now Offering Confidential Executive Recruitment Services

Author: Jeffrey D. Johnson, CEO, Western Fire Chiefs Association
Published: 3/19/2019
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.     read more

WFCA Announces New Officers to Executive Board of Directors

Author: Jeffrey D. Johnson, CEO, Western Fire Chiefs Association
Published: 8/13/2018
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.     read more

Nevada Fire Chiefs Association announces first annual Las Vegas Officer Development Symposium & Expo

Author: Dave Cochran, President, Nevada Fire Chiefs Association
Published: 7/30/2018
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.     read more

Active shooter response must co-exist with fire safety

Author: Jim Pauley, President and Chief Executive Officer of the National Fire Protection Association
Published: 4/25/2018
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.     read more


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