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

  • FDNY EMS workers, elected officials call for mayor to stop opposing paid sick leave for 9/11 responders September 18, 2018
    More than 17 years after the Sept. 11 attacks, EMTs sickened at the World Trade Center are still fighting for unlimited sick time due to resistance, they say, from Mayor de Blasio. Lawmakers and union leaders ripped de Blasio Monday for his opposition to legislation that would expand unlimited sick time — already available to […]
  • As Hurricane Roared, North Carolina Fire Station Burned September 18, 2018
    On Sunday, Fire Chief Teddy Stamatis had just left his home to go shopping when a fire call came in for a working fire at the Macclesfield Rural Fire Department's station. On arrival Stamatis found heavy fire showing in the firehouse. He was able to get one of the apparatus bay doors open and remove […]
  • Unique Ohio fire department partnership connects seniors to services so they can remain in their homes September 18, 2018
    Norwich Township Fire Chief Jeff Warren was happy to be wrong. He thought the number of people enrolled in his fire department’s collaborative program with National Church Residences was around 100. Actually, it’s already grown to 120. Not far off, but he still underestimated it, which meant more people were getting help than he figured. […]
  • Oprah Winfrey honors first responders as new USPS stamp is unveiled September 18, 2018
    First responders were honored Friday at a U.S. Postal Service stamp ceremony in Montecito. The firefighters, law enforcement officers and emergency medical personnel who assisted during the Thomas Fire and Jan. 9 mudslide were specifically recognized as a new, commemorative "First Responder" Forever stamp was dedicated. - PUB DATE: 9/18/2018 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KSBY.com
  • Missouri fire chief cites harassment, bullying as reason for resignation September 18, 2018
    Citing a campaign of harassment, antagonism and bullying, Sunrise Beach Fire Protection District Chief Dennis P. Reilly, is stepping down from the position he has held since 2012. In a letter dated Sept. 14 to the SBFPD Board of Directors, Reilly announced his intention to relinquish his duties effective on or about Oct. - PUB […]
  • Utah firefighter’s death caused by retardant drop from 747 September 17, 2018
    A Utah firefighter battling the largest wildfire in California history was killed last month when thousands of gallons of flame-suppressing liquid were dropped from a Boeing 747 mistakenly flying only 100 feet (30 meters) above the treetops, according to an official report Friday. The pilot and a supervisor flying ahead in a small guide plane […]
  • New York chief's order keeps volunteers out of burning buildings September 17, 2018
    A city firefighter's decision to alert the state that volunteers are behind on mandated training prompted the fire chief to forbid the crew of 18 volunteers from rushing into burning buildings. "The training will be upgraded," Mayor Daniel Dwyer said. "We will do it in a couple of weeks." Dwyer said a "disgruntled" firefighter contacted […]
  • Private ambulance industry asks California voters to change workplace rules September 17, 2018
    Few Californians will have any idea why they’re being asked to vote this fall on workplace conditions in the private ambulance industry. But the backstory is a reminder of how ballot measures are the ultimate Plan B for those who don’t get satisfaction from the Legislature. The track record for such efforts is mixed. - […]
  • Follow Up: Off-duty Massachusetts firefighter raced to shut off neighbor's gas amid explosions September 17, 2018
    It's one of the few bright spots to come out of Thursday's disaster in Lawrence. As his neighbors were evacuating, off-duty Lawrence firefighter Lt. Dave Amero ran house to house, shutting off the gas. Amero said he realized there was a problem when his wife told him their house reeked of gas. "I just started […]
  • Fallen Firefighters Memorial in Colorado Springs honors next wave of 9/11 victims September 17, 2018
    Sixteen years after the 343 New York City firefighters who died in the collapse of the twin towers on 9/11 were honored at an annual ceremony in Colorado Springs, another wave of victims of the terrorist attack is being added to the memorial wall. Nineteen of the 271 union firefighters whose names were read out […]