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

  • Brief History of Smokey Bear and how the beloved figure has become a lightning rod in a heated environmental debate July 22, 2019
    Last year, the deadliest wildfire season in state history swept across California. More than 8,000 fires burned nearly two million acres and cost hundreds of millions of dollars to suppress.* In a matter of minutes, a town named Paradise was engulfed in flame and almost completely destroyed; 85 people died. - PUB DATE: 7/22/2019 12:00:00 […]
  • 11 Firefighters, Resident Hospitalized After Hazmat Situation in Boston July 22, 2019
    Eleven firefighters and one resident were taken to an area hospital Friday when a noxious combination of cleaning supplies triggered a Level 3 hazardous materials situation at a building in Boston's South End. The building was evacuated after a combination of bleach and Murphy's Oil Soap created a noxious, potentially dangerous combination on the third […]
  • New truck for Michigan department the ‘future of firefighting’ July 22, 2019
    It’s literally one of a kind, and Hadley Township Fire Chief Kurt Nass says his department’s shiny new pumper truck is the “future of firefighting” and the department is excited to show off the new vehicle. Nast said since his department tries to get 24-25 years out of each of its vehicles. “We don’t want […]
  • VIDEO: Minnesota fire chief runs to board careening school bus when driver becomes ill July 22, 2019
    The rescue of the driver of a runaway school bus was caught on camera in Minnesota. Police say the driver suffered a medical issue, then drove straight into the path of oncoming traffic. No children were on board. In an attempt to stop the bus, a police officer pulled in front of it and slammed […]
  • New Mexico firefighter dies after battling injuries from fireworks explosion July 22, 2019
    Roswell firefighter Jeff Stroble, 46, died Sunday at a hospital in Lubbock, Texas. Stroble was working to prepare fireworks for the City of Roswell's Fourth of July fireworks display when an explosion occurred – leaving him in critical condition. Roswell Fire Chief Devin Graham shared the following statement: "It is with great sadness we announce […]
  • World-class Training: Annual TEEX program draws 700-plus for industrial firefighting drills in Texas July 19, 2019
    The Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service is hosting more than 700 firefighters from across the nation and more than a dozen other countries as part of its 57th annual Industrial Fire School this week. Each summer, TEEX hosts three weeklong fire training courses that attract thousands from all over the world to Bryan-College Station. - […]
  • Pennsylvania firefighters mourn loss of one of their own July 19, 2019
    Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf ordered the commonwealth flags in Westmoreland County to be lowered to half-staff to honor a firefighter who died hours after returning from a call. North Belle Vernon volunteer fireman Neil Cope, 46, died Tuesday after assisting Rostraver firefighters at a house fire. “We were there probably an hour, an hour and […]
  • 200th New York firefighter dies due to 9/11 illness July 19, 2019
    Illnesses related to the 9/11 attacks claimed their 200th New York firefighter this week. Firefighters Kevin Nolan and Richard Driscoll died on Tuesday and Wednesday respectively, the Fire Department of New York (FDNY) confirmed to The Hill on Thursday. “It is almost incomprehensible that, after losing 343 members on September 11, we have now had […]
  • Memories of spectacular fire at Old Orchard Beach pier in Maine still vivid, even after 50 years July 19, 2019
    The town’s beachfront was teeming with tens of thousands of tourists on the evening of July 19, 1969. The popular carousel with hand-carved horses spun its riders round and round. The brightly colored Noah’s Ark fun house, a fixture near the iconic wooden pier since 1929, rocked back and forth. Pairs of thrill seekers slid […]
  • Female firefighter in Georgia leads entire engine company for 24-hour shift July 19, 2019
    Who was it that said “Girls just wanna have fun?” Albany Fire Department Apparatus Engineer Operator/Driver Christy Bengis, an 18-year AFD veteran who is one of two females to serve in that capacity, put that notion to rest when she became the first female firefighter in the department to lead an entire engine company for […]