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.
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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:

CFSI News

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

  • Texas fire crews must beat two foes even before blazes: Traffic and distance November 12, 2019
    Seconds slipped away as firefighter Mike Abernethy eagerly waited to enter the intersection of Research Boulevard and Burnet Road near Fire Station No. 8 in North Austin. Vehicles blazed by that Thursday afternoon as traffic began to build at the crossroad. Abernethy could only watch and wait in frustration as minutes piled up in their […]
  • Growth of high rise buildings creating obstacles for first responders in Florida November 12, 2019
    In the heart of bustling Fort Lauderdale, first responders face a host of challenges. One of their biggest obstacles: high-rises. Many new luxury buildings in the city have layered security, and multiple entrances and elevators. Getting access to a patient, or the source of a fire, can take precious minutes. - PUB DATE: 11/12/2019 12:00:00 […]
  • Navy SEAL rejected from FDNY gets OK to apply after law change November 12, 2019
    Gov. Andrew Cuomo OK’d legislation allowing Navy SEAL Shaun Donovan to join the city’s Fire Department as part of a package of bills he signed Monday commemorating the 100th anniversary of Veterans Day. Donovan was originally rejected from the FDNY because he missed the application deadline by nearly seven months due to his deployment. - […]
  • Project in Pennsylvania launched to provide first responders with vital info November 12, 2019
    Something so simple as a bright red sticky square decal stuck on a plastic bag and taped on the inside of a refrigerator door could save lives. As high-tech emergency remedies ranging from ultra-sophisticated hospital equipment to wearable alarm systems proliferate, a basic yet tangible alert program has been launched by women at an Oil […]
  • Need for ninth ambulance ‘urgent,’ Wisconsin fire department says November 12, 2019
    The Madison Fire Department characterized the city’s need for another ambulance as “urgent” Monday. “We’ve asked for the last several budget cycles for an additional ambulance,” Chief Steve Davis told 27 News Monday evening. In a post on the fire chief’s blog, the Madison Fire Department lays out why city alders should approve the purchase […]
  • Florida firefighters create tribute to America's veterans; Fire engine transformed into artistic canvas to honor vets November 8, 2019
    The idea to transform an Orange County fire engine into a canvas to honor America's military veterans actually started about a year ago with the inspiration of Battalion Chief Scott Egan. On Monday, after weeks of rough sketches and measurements, veteran Orange County firefighter Sotero Martinez III went to work to bring the idea to […]
  • Under attack: After assaults on EMTs, FDNY fights back with public service announcement November 8, 2019
    The FDNY is making the social media rounds with a public service announcement warning the public against attacks on paramedics and emergency medical technicians. The PSA, posted on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram Thursday, comes in the wake of a brutal attack on an EMT last month, and includes tough talk on the penalty for punching […]
  • Thibodaux, Louisiana: Home to 500 Volunteer Firefighters November 8, 2019
    First responders are the true heroes in emergency situations. They are the ones who don't hesitate when something bad is happening. Twist reporter, Peyton LoCicero tell us that there is one local fire department that shines brighter than the rest. Well known for sugar cane, rice fields and crawfish ponds, Thibodaux citizens also have another […]
  • California's Paradise regained: A year after the Camp Fire, a resilient town rebuilds November 8, 2019
    Doug Sloan remembers the silence. After California's deadliest and most destructive wildfire raced through the Sierra Nevada foothills one year ago, all but destroying his hometown, everything went silent. No birds chirped. No car engines roared. No tree leaves rustled in the wind. While evidence of the Camp Fire remains in the charred and blackened […]
  • Second Massachusetts fire station evacuated November 8, 2019
    Within the space of 24 days, firefighters have been evacuated from the two of the town’s seven stations, highlighting growing concerns about the safety of living quarters for those who put themselves in harm’s way to save others. Fire Chief Ed Bradley called the situation “unacceptable” and said he is responsible for the public’s safety […]