A National Voice

The National Association of Elected Fire Officials (NAEFO) is a forward-thinking national organization that speaks with a unified voice for elected fire officials for the purpose of influencing policies, regulation and legislation relating to the fire service issues at the national level. In addition, elected officials and state fire associations are kept informed of national fire service issues.

Conferences & Educational Programs

The National Association of Elected Fire Officials (NAEFO) provides opportunities for elected fire officials nation-wide to meet, discuss and solve various issues and challenges of regional and national importance during its Annual Conference where relevant educational programs are also offered.

Information Resources

The National Association of Elected Fire Officials (NAEFO) provides assistance to elected fire officials, boards of elected fire officials and state fire associations through a variety of channels:

  • E-Mail: Important and urgent information is distributed in a timely manner; and
  • Web Site: An informative, up-to-date web site keeps members current on federal issues and events.

Congressional Fire Services News

Get the latest news and updates from the Congressional Fire Services Institute (CFSI), whose role is to educate members of Congress about fire and life safety issues.

Click on the following link for the latest CFSI information, congressional activities and upcoming events affecting public safety and the fire service, and webinars:


FEMA Training for Elected Fire Officials

These three Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) courses introduce elected fire officials to the concepts and principles of the National Response Framework, which provides a consistent nationwide template to enable all government, private-sector, and nongovernmental organizations to work together during domestic incidents, as well as an introduction and overview of the National Incident Management System (NIMS) and the relationship between NIMS and the Incident Command System.

  1. An Introduction to the National Response Framework [IS-800.B];
  2. An Introduction to National Incident Management System (NIMS) [IS-700.A]; and
  3. Introduction to Incident Command System [IS-100.B].

Daily Dispatch

The Daily Dispatch is an electronic newsletter distributed each weekday featuring current national and state news, trends, and fire service announcements in a format designed to meet the needs and interests of the busy elected fire officials and chief officers.

Elected fire officials are quickly able to decide and access what articles and issues are important through a convenient link to additional content and resources.

RSS Daily Dispatch: National News

  • Pennsylvania firefighter suffers head trauma after woman drives over hose January 22, 2018
    A firefighter suffered head trauma after a woman drove over a fire hose while Palmyra Fire Department was dispatched to the scene of a reported fire last week, police said. The department was dispatched at 4 p.m. Jan. 9 to 1300 Park Drive in North Londonderry Township for a report of a fire, township police […]
  • Northern Mariana Islands ‘opt-in’ decision gives FirstNet clean sweep of states and territories January 22, 2018
    Northern Mariana Islands Gov. Ralph DeLeon Guerrero Torres today announced that he has accepted the nationwide public-safety broadband network (NPSBN) deployment plan offered by FirstNet and AT&T, meaning all 56 states and territories in the U.S. have made an “opt-in” decision. “Today, Gov. Torres made history,” FirstNet CEO Mike Poth said in a prepared statement. […]
  • Firehouse sex scandal places nearly a dozen Chicago firefighters on the hot seat January 22, 2018
    As many as a dozen Chicago firefighters are facing disciplinary action for allegedly looking the other way while a colleague had sex with a woman at a South Side firehouse. The firefighter accused of engaging in the firehouse sex - with a woman who was his girlfriend at the time - is facing either a […]
  • Longtime Cal Fire/Riverside County chief removed from post January 22, 2018
    John R. Hawkins, who for 12 years was chief of the Cal Fire Riverside Unit and the Riverside County Fire Department, was suddenly removed from his post on Friday, a Cal Fire spokesman said Friday night. Daniel Talbot, a deputy chief, on Friday took over as interim county fire chief until a permanent replacement is […]
  • Colorado fire chief retires after nearly 50 years January 22, 2018
    Longtime Boulder Rural Fire Rescue Chief Bruce Mygatt retired this week after being with the department for almost 50 years. Mygatt, who told the department about a year ago he would be retiring, celebrated his last day on Wednesday. Mygatt joined the at-the-time all volunteer Boulder Rural and Suburban Volunteer Fire Department in 1972 and […]
  • Virginia Fire Department's new vending machines don't dispense candy – they provide medical supplies January 19, 2018
    Vending style machines are making an appearance at Chesapeake fire stations, but they are not there to supply the firefighters with chocolate bars and soda. The machines at three stations are part of a new, secure, web-based vending system for medical supplies. Chesapeake is the first fire department in Hampton Roads and just the fourth […]
  • White FDNY lieutenant in iconic 9/11 photo files discrimination claim against head of black firefighter group January 19, 2018
    AN FDNY lieutenant immortalized in a photo at Ground Zero has filed a complaint against the head of the fraternal group representing black firefighters, sources told the Daily News. Lt. Daniel McWilliams, who is white, filed the equal employment opportunity complaint after he appeared as part of the ceremonial unit at a memorial service Nov. […]
  • Signs point toward California city reactivating fire department January 19, 2018
    San Bernardino County Fire was welcomed this week to submit its second “best and final offer” to the city for handling services beyond June 30, when its contract officially expires. But elected officials were still proceeding with plans to reactivate a city-run department. Mayor Pro Tem Jim Cox was clear to temper Tuesday evening that […]
  • Ohio ambulance service revamped for quicker response times January 19, 2018
    The City of East Liverpool is getting closer to having the area’s first public-private ambulance service. This comes after several incidents where no ambulance was available for emergencies — some of which ended in tragedy. East Liverpool’s fire crew is looking forward to the department’s new additions. - PUB DATE: 1/19/2018 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: […]
  • California sheriff grabs control of air rescues in turf war with fire authority January 19, 2018
    The Orange County Sheriff’s Department has taken over the county’s helicopter rescue operations after talks disintegrated with the county fire authority in the turf war over who should conduct air rescues. Sheriff Sandra Hutchens said this week that her department has not renewed an agreement that named the Orange County Fire Authority as the primary […]