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

  • Virginia volunteer fire department gives up EMS license after volunteers felt unneeded August 17, 2018
    Each time an emergency medical response call came into the Craigsville Volunteer Fire Department this year, the volunteers felt a familiar feeling of neglect wash over. They were unmotivated to answer it, which lead to 18 missed calls. “They’re standing there with their hands in their pockets,” Fire Chief Tracy Martin said. - PUB DATE: […]
  • Man allegedly high on drugs breaks into California fire station August 17, 2018
    A man allegedly high on methamphetamine broke into a Modesto fire station Wednesday because he thought someone was after him. Shortly after 10 p.m., firefighters at Station 1 on 11th Street heard someone ringing their doorbell, Operations Division Chief Michael Lillie said. When a firefighter went downstairs, he saw that the glass front door had […]
  • NFFF Pushing National Response Standards August 17, 2018
    After hosting a conference earlier this year focused on firefighter life safety, the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF) has released a report with a host of recommendations on establishing a national standard for emergency response policies. The meeting was held May 16-18 in Columbus, OH, and featured 30 fire service subject matter experts who offered […]
  • Massachusetts fire department embraces mindfulness to reduce stress August 17, 2018
    Of all the words one might expect to hear in a sit-down interview with the top brass of a city fire department, “namaste” wouldn’t chart too highly. But in Worcester, they’re all about it. Mindfulness – a focus on mental health employing breathing, stretching and meditation techniques not unlike yoga – is one of the […]
  • Pennsylvania police, fire departments join other agencies in simulated mass-shooting August 17, 2018
    The sights and sounds that began a simulated active-shooter training scenario Thursday on the Alvernia University campus were likely similar to any real mass shooting in any institutional setting. A scream and shout. People running in a panic from a building, followed by the sounds of sirens. Reading police were looking to conduct active-shooter training […]
  • Lawsuit over fatal fire claims city to blame in Delaware firefighters' deaths August 17, 2018
    Had the closest Wilmington fire truck able to carry water been in service the night a Canby Park rowhome went up in flames, more than 1,700 gallons of water would have doused the house before the first floor collapsed, trapping three firefighters, according to a federal lawsuit filed Thursday. The blaze killed three firefighters, a […]
  • New York fire chief removed after racist post on Facebook August 16, 2018
    East Syracuse Fire Chief Jim Brewster has been removed as the village's fire chief by its board of trustees after he used the N-word in a comment on Facebook on June 28, according to East Syracuse Mayor Robert Tackman. Brewster has also been removed from his position as the senior caretaker of the fire department, […]
  • Squabbling over helicopter rescues prompts California county sheriff, fire officials to offer plan for better teamwork August 16, 2018
    After an extended and potentially dangerous squabble over which agency is better equipped to handle air rescues, Orange County fire and sheriff’s officials said Wednesday they’ve come up with a plan that emphasizes teamwork and will enable safer and more efficient emergency responses. The joint plan emerged following a bitter, months-long feud between sheriff’s deputies […]
  • Massive Carr Fire tornado trapped, killed California firefighter, report says August 16, 2018
    Death came in an instant. And as never seen before in California history. The Redding firefighter who died on July 26 as the fast-growing Carr Fire hit its apex was in fact killed by a fire tornado, the most intense tornado ever in the state, according to a report The Chronicle obtained Wednesday. The monster […]
  • Consolidation talks heat up for two Washington fire departments August 16, 2018
    With the impending retirement of Hoquiam Fire Chief Paul Dean Oct. 1 and now a letter of support from the presidents of both the Aberdeen and Hoquiam firefighters unions, discussions between the two cities about consolidating fire and EMS services seems to be picking up steam. The letter was presented to the Hoquiam City Council […]