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.

Conferences & Educational Programs

The National Association of Emergency and Fire Officials (NAEFO) provides opportunities for elected emergency services 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 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.

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 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.


RSS Daily Dispatch: National News

  • On This Day: Feb. 14, 1995, Three Pittsburgh firefighters killed battling East Hills fire February 14, 2020
    VIDEO: Today marks 25 years since the East Hills fire. Three firefighters died that heartbreaking Valentine’s Day in 1995. Capt. Thomas Brooks arrived on the scene with Engine 17 and Patricia Conroy and Marc Kolenda responded with Engine 8 just after midnight to the home on Bricelyn Street. They became separated from their other crew […]
  • 'Another Tool for First Responders': Massachusetts sheriff helps families with autism seat belt covers February 14, 2020
    It was on a trip to Britain and Ireland that Norfolk County Sheriff Jerry McDermott first saw seat belt covers that notify first responders that the wearer has autism, the Patriot Ledger reported. Half a world away, a light bulb went off, McDermott said that he thought that covers could be helpful at home too. […]
  • Ohio fire department dealing with increased number of bed bugs while on calls February 14, 2020
    When you think of fire fighters, what comes to mind? You should think nothing short of heroes. Dedication. Bravery. Saving others' lives while risking their own. The list is endless. For the Lancaster Fire Department, there are two words you probably don't think. And, it's such a big deal, the department has five pages on […]
  • Colorado fire department seeks better guidelines in aftermath of firefighter's death February 14, 2020
    It’s been more than two months since Summit Fire & EMS firefighter Ken Jones fell to his death while fighting a blaze in Copper Mountain, though the feelings of grief are still fresh for his second family at the fire department. Jones’ picture still stands on a table in the entranceway of Summit Fire’s administration […]
  • New Tech Helps Texas Police And Firefighters Do Jobs Faster, More Effectively February 14, 2020
    VIDEO: The North Richland Hills Police and Fire Departments showed off new technology Thursday they say will allow them to do their jobs more effectively and in less time. Jennie Espy, a North Richland Hills Police Department Crime Scene Investigator said, “This is absolutely fantastic technology.” The state-of-the-art device scans everything in its site — […]
  • Colorado fire department gets special blanket to help extinguish car fires quickly February 13, 2020
    With more electric cars on the road and with the proximity to Pikes Peak International Raceway, the Fountain Fire Department has purchased a fire blanket to be used for car fires and industrial fires. The 70-pound fire blanket is made from two layers of woven glass fiber fabric and an inner layer of fire retardant […]
  • Analysis: The most physically demanding jobs in U.S.; Firefighters rank 16th overall February 13, 2020
    Despite increased focus on science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) jobs, hard labor is still a major driver of the national economy. Recent data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reveals that employment for construction workers and hand laborers/movers has grown faster than employment in STEM jobs over the past five years. - PUB […]
  • Utah fire department debuts hybrid-electric firetruck February 13, 2020
    The Salt Lake City Fire Department debuted a new plug-in hybrid electric fire engine to the public at the Sugar House firehouse Wednesday. The new fire truck came about because of cooperation with the Sustainability Department and Public Services Department. The SLCFD says they are invested in exploring options to reduce their carbon footprint and […]
  • Report offers first look at events that led to Washington firefighter’s death February 13, 2020
    The Spring Coulee Fire was estimated to be the size of a basketball court when it was first reported at 3:59 p.m. on Sept. 1, 2019. Seven minutes later it was estimated to be the size of a football field. Three minutes after that evacuations were issued, flames were around 10 feet high and the […]
  • Ohio House passes emergency responders PTSD coverage bill February 13, 2020
    The Ohio House has once again approved a measure covering post-traumatic stress disorder for emergency responders who haven't suffered a physical injury. “Our brave first responders deserve to have PTSD illnesses treated under our law, even though the law does consider them comparable to a physical injury,” said Rep. - PUB DATE: 2/13/2020 12:00:00 AM […]