International Fire Service Training Association (IFSTA) News

Application procedures for Harvard fire executive fellowship program 2011 announced

The Executive program will be held at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government Senior fire executives who are selected will be awarded fellowships to attend Harvard's annual program for senior executives in state and local government. Application procedures have been announced for the 2011 Harvard Fire Executive Fellowship Program. The program is once again sponsored through a partnership between the IAFC, Fire Protection Publications/International Fire Service Training Associa...

Fire Corps National Advisory Committee meeting held in Greenbelt

Fire Corps National Advisory Committee (NAC) met on November 8 in Greenbelt Fire Corps Director Sarah Lee updated the National Advisory Committee (NAC) on the progress of Fire Corps since the group's last meeting, including initiatives and resources. The Fire Corps National Advisory Committee (NAC) met on November 8 in Greenbelt, MD. The NAC, which is comprised of representatives from many national fire and emergency service organizations as well as other prominent leaders i...

Seymour VFD is the winner of 2010 Award of Excellence

Seymour Support Services Division2010 Award of Excellence winner Fire corps announced Seymour Support Services Division as a winner of 2010 Award of Excellence. Fire Corps has announced that the Seymour (TN) Volunteer Fire Department Support Services Division is the winner of the 2010 Fire Corps Award of Excellence. Sponsored by the International Fire Service Training Association (IFSTA) and Fire Protection Publications, the Award of Excellence annually honors a Fire Corps pr...

Nomination period opens for Fire Corps Award of Excellence

Fire Corps award of  excellence honours fire service professionals of the fire and safety industry  Nominees must be registered with Fire Corps and be part of or affiliated with a fire/EMS department or sponsoring agency representing the fire and emergency services. Does your fire department have an outstanding Fire Corps program to support your emergency personnel? Then recognize their accomplishments by nominating them for the 2010 Fire Corps Award of Excellence....

Nomination period for Fire Corps Excellence Awards now open

Eligible programs include auxiliaries, junior firefighter programs, and other non-emergency support programs     Nominate an outstanding Fire Corps program for the 2010 Fire Corps Award of Excellence. The award, which is sponsored by the International Fire Service Training Association (IFSTA) and Fire Protection Publications, honors a Fire Corps program whose remarkable achievements in the fire and emergency services and the community exemplify outstanding...

Harvard’s State and Local Government programme selects six fire officials for fellowships

The programme will analyse policy options and examine the responsibilities of leadership The fellowship programme for fire service leaders is a joint effort between the USFA, IFSTA, IAFC, NFPA, and Harvard. Kelvin J. Cochran, Administrator of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) U.S. Fire Administration (USFA), announced that six senior fire officials have been selected for fellowships to attend the Harvard University's Senior Executives in State and Local Governm...

IFSTA poses 21 questions for audio book survey

IFSTA has launched an online survey to determine the level of interest for audio books Firefighter training publisher issues audio book title survey IFSTA has recently considered publishing our most popular titles in an audio book format. By answering these 21 questions, you will help us to determine the level of interest for audio books and related electronic products. This survey should take approximately four minutes or less to complete. IFSTA strives to meet our custo...

OSU Fire Protection Publications and IFSTA announce leadership changes

FPP and IFSTA have announced two new leadership appointments New leadership appointees named for IFSTA, FPP Oklahoma State University's Fire Protection Publications (FPP) and the International Fire Service Training Association (IFSTA) are pleased to announce the appointment of Craig Hannan as Interim Director of OSU Fire Protection Publications and Mike Wieder as the permanent Executive Director of IFSTA. Both of these positions were previously held by Chris Neal who left...

2009 Harvard Fellowship Program Announced

Application procedures have been announced for the 2009 Harvard program for Senior Executives in State and Local Government. The program is once again sponsored through a partnership between the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC), the International Fire Service Training Association/Fire Protection Publications (IFSTA/FPP), the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and the Department of Homeland Security - United States Fire Administration (USFA). Each organization will fund...

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