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

  • Iowa Fire Department Hosts its First Special Needs Open House May 22, 2019
    VIDEO: The Ankeny Fire Department is hosting its first Special Needs open house for people with disabilities. The idea to have a separate night for families with disabilities came when community members saw a need for it. Ankeny Fire Department Public Education Coordinator and Firefighter Karen Peters said, “They really are a high-risk group as […]
  • 3rd-generation Arizona firefighter loses battle to occupational cancer at 31 May 22, 2019
    The Phoenix Fire Department is mourning the loss of a 31-year-old Phoenix firefighter who lost his battle to occupational cancer on Sunday morning. Brian Beck Jr., a third-generation firefighter, was an eight-year veteran with the Phoenix Fire Department, while mostly working at Fire Station 33 in north Phoenix, according to the United Phoenix Firefighters, a […]
  • Fire Training Facility Near Ohio Elementary School Draws Scrutiny May 22, 2019
    Less than 700 feet from Millvale’s Ethel M. Taylor Academy, a Cincinnati public elementary school, bombs have been going off for years and a building is often on fire. Don’t call emergency responders. They already know. For years, the Cincinnati Fire Department has been setting cars and a specially-designed $3 million building alight to train […]
  • Legislation passes New York State Senate to allow police and firefighters to carry EpiPens May 22, 2019
    VIDEO: Legislation passed the New York State Senate Monday that would allow law enforcement and firefighters to carry EpiPens to help save lives. Under current law, they’re not allowed to carry or administer EpiPens. “There are a certain number of individuals who are identified in the law, which says you can carry an EpiPen and […]
  • Florida fire department wants to become state-recognized fire district May 22, 2019
    VIDEO: The Navarre Beach Fire Department wants to become a state-recognized fire district. Right now, they're privately owned. Fire Chief Danny Fureigh is asking the county to approve a non-binding referendum on the county's special election ballot in August to gauge how voters feel. Fureigh said state lawmakers want to know they have the community's […]
  • Income tax exemption for New York volunteer firefighters, EMTs being considered May 21, 2019
    VIDEO: A bill in the New York State legislature aims to help volunteer first responders out with their bills. EMTs and firefighters often put themselves in dangerous situations to keep others safe. “I love comforting people. I love being there for people, saving people. I feel like it's what I'm meant to do,” Emily Evans, […]
  • North Dakota police, firefighters to get raises after local, regional salary comparisons May 21, 2019
    VIDEO: Fargo police officer and president of the city's police organization Mike Clower "absolutely" thinks action taken Monday night, May 20, to raise salaries for most police officers and firefighters in the city will help attract and retain employees. Clower, interviewed after a 4-1 favorable Fargo City Commission meeting vote, said he believes officers will […]
  • Minnesota woman gives kidney to firefighter who came to her rescue May 21, 2019
    A Minnesota woman has given a kidney to a firefighter who once answered her call for help. Becca Bundy spotted Bill Cox tending bar last fall. The Bearville volunteer firefighter was wearing a T-shirt on which he wrote a plea for a donor. “I couldn't get it out of my head,” Becca said. “I just […]
  • Florida city leaders vote in favor of fire department merger May 21, 2019
    Jacksonville Beach city leaders met Monday night and voted in favor of a plan to merge the city’s fire department with the Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department. The City of Jacksonville still has to vote. If the merger happens, JFRD would provide services to people living in Jacksonville Beach. The proposal has been faced with […]
  • Connecticut EMS petitions to be included in PTSD legislation May 20, 2019
    There’s controversy over a bill that restores worker’s compensation for post-traumatic stress disorder for police and firefighters. The bill, as it stands now, does not include the state’s EMTs, and they’d like that to change. They say they want to be included in the PTSD legislation. When tragedies occur in any community, whether it be […]