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Looking for Smoke Alarm Success Stories

Posted on April 18, 2012 at 9:58am 0 Comments

This year marks the 25th anniversary of "Change Your Clock, Change Your Battery" ("CYCCYB") and the International Association of Fire Chiefs is looking for examples of how the program has helped save lives in your community. Your stories will be shared on the 2012 CYCCYB website as a way to demonstrate why its important to have working smoke alarms in residences.  

Fireground Mayday: An Emergency Within An Emergency

Posted on November 18, 2011 at 8:42am 0 Comments

The mayday event isn’t something that can be managed by policy or training alone; it’s something that needs to be discussed and practiced throughout a firefighter’s career. The focus for mayday events has historically been on the reaction side of the equation, but its just as important to focus on prevention and preparedness measures that can be taken.

This is a pressing issue for fire and emergency service organizations because it isn’t a matter of if a mayday will happen but when…


Complementary Subscription to OpsNetlink

Posted on November 16, 2011 at 9:17pm 0 Comments

Are You Responsible for Managing Operations?

Sign up for a complimentary trial subscription to the IAFC's newest program, OpsNetlink. 

For a limited time, the IAFC is offering a complimentary 30-day trial subscription to OpsNetlink. See how it enhances your ability to manage day-to-day operations. You’ll have unlimited access to all the online benefits, resources and tools offered by OpsNetlink, including:

  • Weekly electronic…

PPE - Not All Gloves Are the Same

Posted on November 8, 2011 at 4:07pm 0 Comments

The IAFC recently launched OpsNetLink, a new service providing weekly reports featuring original content and analysis on issues and challenges unique to operations leadership and management as well as a dynamic and secure virtual community to facilitate the sharing of solutions in response to the daily challenges that operations chiefs encounter. 

In the most recent OpsNetlink report, the focus is on structural firefighting…


Survey Says: Fire Service Going Mobile

Posted on August 17, 2011 at 11:45am 0 Comments

If you are reading this article on a mobile device, you’re not alone. In fact, each day more people are using their mobile devices as their primary source of communication. This is just one finding from a recent IAFC survey of mobile-device use among first responders.

Recently, IAFC conducted a survey of members and nonmembers on their current and projected use of mobile devices—specifically smartphones, such as Android, Blackberry and iPhone, and tablets, such as Galaxy and iPad—in… Continue

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