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  • What You Should Know About Accrediting Paramedic Education July 17, 2017
    The upcoming John P. Redmond Health and Safety Symposium/Dominick Barbera EMS Conference will include a comprehensive session on how fire departments – large and small – can build their own paramedic education programs.Small- and mid-sized fire departments can do many things to start their own paramedic education programs and the accreditation process. However, misconceptions about […]
  • Learn More About Accrediting Paramedic Education June 9, 2017
    Four years ago, the paramedic education requisites changed, requiring all programs to be accredited for graduates to be eligible to take the national registry examinations. The IAFF believes this change from a voluntary standard to a mandatory standard ensures that students receive consistent and high quality education in their paramedic programs. This is accomplished by […]
  • Cancer Awareness and Prevention May 4, 2017
    The IAFF and its affiliates continue to educate our members on cancer awareness and the reduction of exposure risks. Numerous fire fighter cancer studies, including the NIOSH study, show that the occupation of firefighting has a higher rate of certain cancers than the general population. The IAFF’s online Cancer Awareness and Prevention course IAFF Online […]
  • Michigan workers don't get fooled by the pension game April 28, 2017
    Good read by Bailey Childers, executive director, of the National Public Pension Coalition who encourages Michigan workers to not fall for the Mackinac Center for Public Policy smoke and mirrors game in attempt to hurt the credibility of the state operated pension system. The Mackinac Center is heavily supported by the billionaire Koch brothers (who […]
  • Six Reasons to Enter the IAFF Media Awards April 13, 2017
    2017 IAFF Media Awards Contest Now Open!1) Bragging Rights. Everyone loves a winner. Submit your best work in communicating with your members, elected leaders and the public - you could win an IAFF Media Award and be recognized among the best in the IAFF.2) Tell Your Story. The Media Awards contest is a great way […]
  • Preventing Carbon Monoxide Poisoning April 6, 2017
    A carbon monoxide leak claimed the life a 13-year-old boy and sent 12 other people to the hospital in Niles, Michigan. The incident happened at a local hotel pool that did not have a carbon monoxide detector.An eight-year-old disabled Tulsa, Oklahoma boy died of accidental carbon monoxide poisoning when his father fell asleep with the […]
  • Youth Firesetting a Growing Public Safety Concern December 15, 2016
    Two teenaged boys tossed lit matches along the Chimney Tops trail in the Smokey Mountains in Late November. The act resulted in 14 deaths, damaged 2,500 buildings and shut down the city of Gatlinburg, Tennessee during the peak of its winter tourism season.In Helena, Montana, three intoxicated 13-year-olds set fire to a high school, resulting […]
  • Sen. Schumer Calls for National Fire Fighter Cancer Registry August 12, 2016
    Legislation to track cancer among fire fighters got a big boost when New York Sen. Charles Schumer announced he will introduce a bill in the United States Senate.Schumer said before a group of New York state fire fighters, “{Fire fighters} risk their lives for our safety. That is a noble thing to do. We must […]
  • IAFF Affiliates Battle Through Brutal Heat Wave August 4, 2016
    During the recent heat wave, IAFF affiliates are taking the proper precautions to ensure members have the resources necessary to avoid heat-borne illnesses while on the job. You know what it’s like to walk outside to in the summer heat. Now imagine you’re carrying 60-80 pounds of gear and battling a blazing house fire under […]
  • Granting Relief July 11, 2016
    Did you know that the IAFF has assisted affiliates with grant applications totaling more than $500 million in awards? Over the last year alone, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded $680 million in funding. Later this month, FEMA is expected to open the Fiscal Year 2016 Assistance to Firefighters (FIRE Act) grant application period, so […]