A National Voice

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

Webinar & Conference Educational Programs

The National Association of Emergency and Fire Officials (NAEFO) provides opportunities for emergency services officials nation-wide to meet, discuss and solve various issues and challenges of regional and national importance during webinars and conferences where relevant educational programs are also offered.

Information Resources

The National Association of Emergency and Fire Officials (NAEFO) provides assistance to emergency services officials, boards of emergency services officials and state emergency services 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.
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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:

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FEMA Training for Elected Emergency Services Officials

These three Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) courses introduce emergency services 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.

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RSS Daily Dispatch: National News

  • Twenty-one states are reporting increased COVID-19 cases as experts warn of a fall surge September 28, 2020
    Almost half the US is reporting increased numbers of new COVID-19 cases as health experts warn of a potential coronavirus surge in the fall and winter. As of Sunday, the number of new coronavirus cases has increased by at least 10% or more compared to the week before in 21 states, most of them in […]
  • Tunnel to Towers race canceled in New York, but some walk through tunnel on Sunday September 28, 2020
    Despite the cancelation of the annual Tunnel to Towers 5K run and walk due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, some people still walked through Battery Tunnel on Sunday. Frank Siller, brother of fallen firefighter, Stephen Siller, showed up to honor the memory of those who died on September 11, 2001. - PUB DATE: 9/28/2020 12:00:00 […]
  • Illinois firefighter parodies country song to promote public safety, brighten spirits amid COVID-19 pandemic September 28, 2020
    VIDEO: A Naperville firefighter found a creative way to tell residents ‘Get Your Mask On’. You may have heard Florida Georgia Line's song 'Get Your Shine On', but one Naperville firefighter and paramedic has a different version. Billy Croft wrote 'Get Your Mask On' as a way to promote public safety and bring a little […]
  • North Carolina firefighters injured after truck overturns September 28, 2020
    PHOTO: Three China Grove firefighters were injured Friday morning after the firetruck they were riding in overturned while responding to an emergency call. The firefighters — George Stewart, Cameron Harwell and Adam Wingler — were all taken to the hospital with minor injuries, said Town Manager Ken Deal. - PUB DATE: 9/28/2020 12:00:00 AM - […]
  • New Jersey firefighters sue after 65 possibly exposed to COVID-19, saying city showed ‘blatant disregard’ for their health September 28, 2020
    The Atlantic City firefighters union, saying the city has shown “blatant disregard” for the health and safety of its members, has sued the city and state after six firefighters tested positive last week for the coronavirus, potentially exposing 65 firefighters to the pandemic. The union’s complaint, filed Friday in Superior Court, alleges that the department’s […]
  • Love of the job keeps 80-year-old Michigan EMT working during a pandemic September 25, 2020
    Most people don't start a full-time career in their 60s. Lyle See isn't most people. At 80 years old, he’s been an EMT for decades alongside a career in human resources and working as a firefighter. His first run was in 1962, shortly after he graduated from Olivet College, responding to the call of a […]
  • Houston study: More contagious coronavirus strain now dominates September 25, 2020
    The first study to analyze the structure of the novel coronavirus from two waves of infection in a major city found that a more contagious strain dominates recent samples, researchers from Houston Methodist Hospital said on Wednesday. They examined more than 5,000 genomes from viruses recovered in the earliest phase of the pandemic in Houston, […]
  • California fire department introduces engines that will help keep firefighters safe from toxic chemicals September 25, 2020
    VIDEO: Tamara Thacher is believed to have died from her job as a firefighter, years after running into burning buildings. Her memorial last December was a time of reflection, not just of her life and service but the illness that cut her life short. The Sacramento Fire Department said her cancer is presumed to be […]
  • No injuries reported after oil barrels explode at T&R Towing in New York September 25, 2020
    PHOTOS: On Thursday September 24, 2020 at 2:50 pm the Bath Volunteer Fire Department was dispatched for a working structure fire at T&R Environmental Services Haz Mat building located next door to T&R Towing on Route 415 North of the Village of Bath. Large plumes of heavy black smoke could be seen for miles. - […]
  • How Spokane’s ‘Buffalo Soldiers’ saved Idaho town from historic 1910 blaze September 24, 2020
    Wildfires are nothing new in the Northwest, and the “Big Burn of 1910” in Idaho and Montana is still remembered as one of the worst disasters in the region’s history. What’s not remembered so much is that one group sent to battle the blaze was a company from the 25th Infantry, a regiment of Black […]