International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) News

IAFC's Volunteer and Combination Officers Section and NVFC releases Lavender Ribbon Report on best practices for preventing firefighter cancer

The Lavender Ribbon Report provides 11 actions that can be taken to mitigate the risk of cancer for firefighters The International Association of Fire Chiefs’ (IAFC) Volunteer and Combination Officers Section (VCOS) and the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) have partnered to develop and release the Lavender Ribbon Report: Best Practices for Preventing Firefighter Cancer. This report provides 11 actions that can be taken to mitigate the risk of cancer for firefighter...

NFPA, IAFC and NVFC launch 2018 Safety Stand Down Quiz Sweepstakes for fire and emergency services personnel

NFPA-IAFC-NVFC unveil joint fire service safety initiative The “Fire Service Safety Stand Down Quiz” Sweepstakes is back as part of the annual Safety Stand Down campaign. Hosted by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) in conjunction with the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) Safety Health & Survival Section and the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC), the interactive online quiz emphasises the importance of the 2018 Safety Stand Down...

NFPA honors Jim Dalton with the prestigious James M. Shannon Advocacy Medal for advocacy efforts

NFPA’s James M. Shannon Medal awarded to Jim Dalton in recognition of his work The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) announced Jim Dalton as the 2018 James M. Shannon Advocacy Medal for his career long commitment and passion for fire safety culminating with his efforts that led to the passage of the Fire Sprinkler Incentive Act. NFPA’s Fire and Public Safety initiatives The James M. Shannon Advocacy Medal was established in honor of Jim Shannon, who ser...

Metro fire chiefs meet in San Antonio to share information and discuss major policies and issues affecting the fire departments

Metro fire chiefs meet in San Antonio to talk on key topics and issues  The Metropolitan “Metro” Fire Chiefs Association, a section of the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) and National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) held its 2018 annual conference in San Antonio, Texas May 4-10. More than 120 Metro chiefs from Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom and the United States attended the conference and elected the Association’s 2018-2019 off...

Wildfire Mitigation Awards committee announces winners of 2018 Wildfire Mitigation Awards

The Wildfire Mitigation Awards are sponsored by the NASF, the IAFC, the NFPA, and the USFS The Wildfire Mitigation Awards committee has announced the 2018 Wildfire Mitigation Award winners. Established in 2014, the awards are the highest commendation for innovation and leadership displayed by individuals and organisations committed to wildfire mitigation. The Wildfire Mitigation Awards are sponsored by the National Association of State Foresters (NASF), the International...

The IFAC and Pierce Manufacturing present the winners of the 2017 “IAFC Fire Chief of the Year” awards

Both honorees are highly accomplished individuals with impressive career, educational, and certification credentials The International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) and Pierce Manufacturing Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation company, announces the 2017 winners of the annual “IAFC Fire Chief of the Year” awards at Fire-Rescue International (FRI) in Charlotte, N.C. Volunteer Fire Chief Brian Wade of the North Lenoir Fire & Rescue Department in Kinston, N.C. and Ca...

International Association of Fire Chiefs and Pierce Manufacturing announces 2014 "Fire Chief of the Year" winners

Winners are honored for their dedication and leadership in fire and emergency services The International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) and Pierce Manufacturing Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation company, announced the 2014 winners of the annual “Fire Chief of the Year” awards at Fire-Rescue International. Volunteer Fire Chief Chris Barron of the Manchaca Volunteer Fire Department in Manchaca, Texas and career Fire Chief Alan J. Martin of the Tuscaloosa Fire & R...

Pierce showcases custom fire and rescue vehicles at Fire-Rescue International

The Pierce booth showcases the company’s history of innovation and highlights its 100th anniversary Pierce Manufacturing Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation company, recently desplayed six custom fire and rescue vehicles at the 2013 International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) Fire-Rescue International (FRI) Conference and Exhibition at McCormick Place in Chicago, Ill. The Pierce booth #4431 showcased the company’s history of innovation and highlights its 100th ann...

NFPA and IAFC release the fire service guide to reduce unwanted fire alarms

A recent NFPA study found that in 2009, U.S. fire departments responded to an estimated 2.1 million false alarms The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) released the Fire Service Guide to Reducing Unwanted Fire Alarms, a free 17-page downloadable PDF document that offers guidance to members of the fire service to reduce unwanted fire alarms.  Fire departments are often faced with challenges presented by unwa...

Pierce Manufacturing and Fire Chief Magazine honor 2012 Career And Volunteer Fire Chiefs of the Year

2012 Career Fire Chief Kelvin J. Cochran,of the Atlanta Fire Rescue Departmentin Atlanta, GA. Fire Chief Magazine, part of Penton Media, Inc.’s Public Infrastructure Group, and Pierce Manufacturing Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE: OSK) company, today announced the 2012 winners of the annual “Fire Chief of the Year” awards. Career Fire Chief Kelvin J. Cochran of the Atlanta Fire Rescue Department in Atlanta, Ga. and Volunteer Fire Chief Jona Olsson of the...

Pierce and Fire Chief magazine honors fire chiefs of the year 2011

2011 Volunteer Fire Chief of the Year, Robert Perry, of the Union Fire District in South Kingstown, R.I. Chief Robert Perry has been a volunteer firefighter for more than 40 years. He has served as the chief at the 300-member Union Fire District since 2004. Fire Chief Magazine, part of Penton Media, Inc.’s Public Infrastructure Group, and Pierce Manufacturing Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation company, announced the 2011 winners of the annual “Fire Chief of the Year&rdq...

Fire Rescue International 2011 witness vehicle capabilities of Pierce Manufacturing

Pierce Dash CF apparatus headlines a display at Fire Rescue International that includes nine Pierce vehicles Visitors to the Pierce booth experienced the NFFF Full Throttle Support 3 program, featuring a sweepstakes for the chance to win a custom one-of-a-kind Harley-Davidson Street Glide motorcycle and the opportunity to donate to the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation. Pierce Manufacturing, an Oshkosh Corporation Company , displayed nine fire and rescue vehicles at the...

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