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FRI, the annual conference and expo of the IAFC, has provided senior-level leadership training to fire chiefs for 140 years. As an organization, the IAFC represents the world's leading experts in the first responder community. The IAFC's commitment to excellence is seen throughout FRI—from the classroom to the expo, the IAFC delivers when it comes to quality and value.

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"The quicker we get body cameras on more of our officers the problems will be more visible and the quicker we'll see them resolved."

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PTSD Growth: You Are Not Alone in This

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Lift me up, hold me up, watch my back. Those phrases have been running through my mind in a neverending refrain. It's as if they are a puzzle I can't quite put together enough to see the entire picture. This morning I participated in an ongoing… Continue

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PTSD/TBI: The Turbulent Path of Healing

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It's funny in some ways I had this idea inside my mind that healing was this place I was heading to and when I got to the destination I'd be...well, I'd be done. But what I'm finding out along the way is that's a fallacy, it's an untruth. Hands down… Continue

TBI: Gotta Keep Moving Forward

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I'm on the treadmill moving forward and yet really seeming to go nowhere. Sometimes I think the treadmill is a wonderful metaphor for the idea of heading nowhere whilst giving the illusion of moving forward. It's actually a great tool for getting to… Continue

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Fire Department brass to paramedics: No visible bulletproof vests

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Patrick Fitzmaurice, a paramedic field chief with the Chicago Fire Department, shows his…Continue

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Critical points to ponder about a "Don't shoot at vehicles" policy

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A growing number of agencies are specifying in policy that moving motor vehicles per se should no longer be considered deadly threats and that officers should not use deadly force to protect themselves or others from vehicular attack.Firing is…Continue

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Collaborative ideas can fund first responders and help communities prepare

Started by Janet Liebsch in Community Outreach. Last reply by Janet Liebsch Jul 25. 2 Replies

I got permission from USFRA to share these fundraising ideas in case they can help your agencies, volunteers, schools, nonprofits or others.   My company (FedHealth) publishes a customizable disaster preparedness and first aid…Continue

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Requirements to be a part of first respondersW

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