Taking Ownership: Getting Involved in the Building Code Process
23. February 2012
Fire fighters take great pride in the performance of their jobs. But to be effective, there’s ongoing training and preparation needed. Having adequate and safe staffing levels, training, certifications and personal protective clothing and equipment meeting all Occupational Safety and Health A...
Getting at the root of juvenile fire setters behavior
9. December 2011
A 15-year-old New York teen made headlines this week after he doused his two-story home with gasoline and set it on fire, killing his two adoptive brothers and father.In the aftermath of tragedies like this one, fire fighters, fire investigators, mental health practitioners and others connected to t...
Why Fire Fighters Should Get More Involved in the Building Codes Process
6. December 2011
It’s no secret that fire fighters take great pride in the performance of their jobs, and there are a lot of skills they work on to be effective.Having the right certification, training and gear, and meeting all the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standards are just a few o...
New Online Degree Program to be Available for IAFF members
23. May 2011
The IAFF through a collaboration with Penn Foster College will provide an A.S. Degree Program in Fire Service to its active members. The Princeton Review will provide the online service. The program is designed to meet the needs of working fire fighters seeking to advance their careers and will be...
Six IAFF members selected as Canada’s bravest fire fighters
6. October 2010
With this being Fire Prevention Month fire fighters are grabbing the headlines in a big way. Reader’s Digest Canada has released a safety guide on its website and lists the most courageous fire fighters. Reader's Digest asked for nominations and received over 100 responses. Six ...
Bringing Survivors Together
27. September 2010
Forty young burn survivors are forging new friendships and memories this week as they participate in the IAFF’s annual international Burn Camp. General President Harold Schaitberger will speak to teens on their week-long visit to Washington, DC, and the group will also get to meet local fir...
Gulf Oil Spill Cleanup
11. May 2010
We are deploying a couple of our HazMat instructors to assist with training workers heading to clean up the Gulf Coast and probably the Atlantic Coast from the BP oil disaster. Chip Hughes, our granting partner from NIEHS sent these amazing photos of the oil rig fire…119 workers survive...
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