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

  • New York Author Pens Children's Book in Supprt of FDNY Firefighters January 28, 2020
    Pelham author Jeanne LaSala-Taylor has written a just-released children’s book, “Just Bunny and the Great Fire Rescue.” Based on a true story of her daughter’s stuffed bunny being rescued from a burning building, this book provides a special thanks to firefighters everywhere for saving lives – and stuffed bunnies, too. - PUB DATE: 1/28/2020 12:00:00 […]
  • Protect the Protectors Telethon: Colorado fire department to become first in the nation to benefit from Shield 616, rifle-rated vests January 28, 2020
    This Wednesday, Jan. 29, KRDO will once again team up with Shield 616 for an all day telethon. This time, it's to buy rifle-rated vests for Colorado Springs firefighters. KRDO has been working hand in hand with Shield 616 for years. Tonight, we're looking back at what the non-profit stands for, where it came from […]
  • 911 centers screen for coronavirus symptoms in southern Arizona January 28, 2020
    VIDEO: Operators at 911 centers across southern Arizona are screening calls for possible cases of coronavirus. The Arizona Department of Health Services confirmed the state’s first case of the illness on Sunday, Jan. 26. The following day, experts offered resources and guidelines from NHTSA Office of EMS for first responders to limit their exposure to […]
  • 'I began to see my life fall apart': Bill targets funding, treatment of PTSD for Nebraska's first responders January 28, 2020
    More than a handful of firefighters shared personal, powerful stories about the challenges they've faced while diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD. Their families and mental health experts joined them in asking Nebraska state senators to champion first responders and a new bill, which they say will help them better serve communities by providing […]
  • ‘I would be dead right now’: Florida firefighters stabbed in ambulance recall attack, support January 28, 2020
    Two Jacksonville firefighters stabbed by a patient in their ambulance are back on the duty and speaking about the ordeal for the first time. Three and a half months after a violent attack, Capt. Latorrence Norris and Engineer Vincent Harper said they were dangerously close to losing their lives at the hands of someone they […]
  • West Virginia city to serve as training site for Quick Response Teams in other parts of U.S. January 27, 2020
    Huntington is now a mentor site for law enforcement officers and first responders from across the United States who are looking to launch or expand drug diversion programs like those already in place in Cabell County, including the Quick Response Team. “There will be people coming from all across the country, actually coming here to […]
  • Sundance: Ron Howard documents aftermath of California's Camp Fire January 27, 2020
    Ron Howard knew Paradise, the northern California town devastated by the most destructive wildfire in California history. His mother-in-law had lived there and he had visited the town. He had some understanding of its people. Ten days after what became known as the Camp Fire swept through Paradise, killing 85 people and destroying roughly 19,000 […]
  • Tactical medics in Ohio seek council OK for firearms when aiding SWAT January 27, 2020
    Since 1998, the city’s fire department has had a tactical paramedic team that assists the Summit County sheriff’s SWAT team whenever called. With a 2018 change in state law, the nine members on the team and Fire Chief Jeff Funai are hoping that next month City Council will OK the paramedics to be armed during […]
  • New York: Union accuses city of slashing benefits for some firefighters who may become disabled January 27, 2020
    The union representing full-time Yonkers firefighters is accusing the city of cutting future benefit payments for some fire officials who may retire after becoming permanently disabled while on duty. Yonkers Firefighters, Local 628, International Association of Firefighters, AFL-CIO filed a petition against Yonkers and the state Public Employment Relations Board last month. - PUB DATE: […]
  • Alabama fire chief confirms deaths as fire destroys 35 boats January 27, 2020
    VIDEOS/PHOTOS: A fire chief in Scottsboro, Alabama has confirmed fatalities in a massive fire that consumed at least 35 boats docked along the Tennessee River early Monday morning. Witness Carol Fuller took video of the boat dock as it was engulfed in flames. She tells us she could hear people cry, but was frustrated that […]