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IAFC Comments at COVID-19 Vaccine Meeting

As the nation’s fire and emergency service continues responding to ever-increasing numbers of COVID-19 patients, it’s becoming more critical than ever that firefighters and EMS personnel have everything needed to keep them safe. Guaranteeing prioriti…

The Cornerstones of Fire Service Leadership

It seems that leadership is one of the “hot button” topics many chiefs are discussing. I agree with the emphasis being placed on leadership. Without good leadership, your organization will be like a boat adrift without a rudder. I also think we are mi…

Location Accuracy: Where it Stands

When a caller dials 911, the public safety answering point (PSAP) call-taker on the other end of the line must quickly determine the caller’s location. This process is fraught with uncertainties – if the caller can’t breathe, is in an unfam…

Location Accuracy: Where it Stands

When a caller dials 911, the public safety answering point (PSAP) call-taker on the other end of the line must quickly determine the caller’s location. This process is fraught with uncertainties – if the caller can’t breathe, is in an unfam…

SAFER Act Passes the House

Last night the House passed the S. 3607, the Safeguarding America’s First Responders Act. Now the bill awaits President Trump’s signature. 
The bill would ensure that families of first responders that die in the line of duty or become disabled fro…