On February 11, 2021, the U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) and the IAFC hosted a webinar on fire department participation in public COVID-19 vaccination campaigns. Chief Gary Ludwig, IAFC President (2019-2020), opened the webinar by introducing the topic and speakers. Chief Brian Fennessy with the Orange County (CA) Fire Authority (OCFA) discuss the operational challenges in managing a public COVID-19 campaign and how to overcome them. Chief Tonya Hoover, (Acting) U.S. Fire Administrator, and Mr. Keith Turi, the FEMA Assistant Administrator of the Recovery Directorate, described the process for fire departments to use to be reimbursed through FEMA’s Public Assistance program.
If you were unable to view this webinar, here are some resources for your use:
All IAFC members are encouraged to review this material.
Ken LaSala is the IAFC’s Director of Government Relations & Policy.