Western Fire Chiefs Association Endorses Chief Gary Ludwig for IAFC 2nd VP

Author: Doug Schrage, WFCA President
Published: 11/28/2017
On behalf of the Western Fire Chiefs Association Board of Directors, I am pleased to announce our unanimous endorsement of Fire Chief Gary Ludwig for IAFC 2nd Vice President in 2018. Chief Ludwig has an impressive record of leadership and achievement at all levels of the IAFC. We are confident that he will be a strong asset to the WFCA as we strive to provide value to our members through leadership and innovation.     read more

Let’s Assist Responders, Victims in Texas

Author: Thomas Jenkins, IAFC President and Chairman of the Board
Published: 9/04/2017
The IAFC has been in contact with IAFC Southwestern Division leaders and other state and national fire service organizations asking how IAFC members can help. We are requesting IAFC members and the fire service community to consider sending donations to one or more of the following organizations: Texas Firefighter Relief, American Red Cross, IAFF Disaster Relief Fund, National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) Volunteer Firefighter Support Fund.     read more

Two Spots Available for WFCA's Annual FORCE Conference

Author: Chief Jeff Johnson, CEO Western Fire Chiefs Association
Published: 8/30/2017
The Western Fire Chiefs is holding our annual FORCE conference, ANTICIPATING TECHNOLOGY, September 2017 in Boulder, Colorado. FORCE (FIRE OFFICER AND RANKING CHIEF EXECUTIVE), an invitation only event, is a high-level forum focused on strategic positioning and building long-term success in complex organizations. FORCE is designed to foster lasting relationships and develop effective strategies which attendees can take home to their departments. Due to unavoidable recent cancellations, 2 spots have become available and we would like to invite our Western members to have an opportunity to attend this event.     read more

Western Fire Chiefs Association, International Association of Fire Chiefs and PulsePoint Foundation Join Forces to Improve Cardiac Arrest Response

Author: Doug Schrage, WFCA President
Published: 8/23/2017
In July, the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC), Western Fire Chiefs Association (WFCA), and PulsePoint Foundation (PulsePoint) announced their global strategic partnership to increase cardiac arrest survival rates. This collaboration aims to reinforce the use of mobile phones and apps to connect nearby CPR-trained citizens and off-duty professional responders with people in cardiac arrest.     read more

Nevada Fire Chiefs Association (NFCA) Not Participating in the 2017 FireShowsWest Conference

Author: Mike Brown, President NFCA
Published: 7/26/2017
The NFCA ended an eight-year partnership with the owners of the FireShowsWest Conference and will not be participating in the 2017 conference. The owners of FireShowsWest, Fire Shows Group, LLC and the NFCA had a contractual relationship since 2009.     read more

Western Fire Chiefs Association Receives Overwhelming Response to Data Analytics Grant Opportunity

Author: Doug Schrage, WFCA President
Published: 7/25/2017
The Western Fire Chiefs Association recently announced their partnership with Intterra and their combined efforts in developing the Data Comparison Center (DCC). WFCA was awarded a grant to accelerate the process and will provide Intterra’s SituationAnalyst to 26 fire departments over the next two years.     read more

President’s Letter: Passing the Baton

Author: John Sinclair, IAFC President and Chair of the Board
Published: 7/19/2017
As your president, I’m proud of what we’ve accomplished together over the past 11 months. Our focus has been on providing tools for fire chiefs, such as continuing the AFG and SAFER Grants. I’ve had the opportunity to testify three times before Congress about our priority issues. We have created the Women Fire Chiefs Council and the International Diversity Executive Leadership Program. Both programs will give voice to people we need to hear from.     read more

Western Fire Chiefs Association thanks Hughes Fire Equipment for Sponsorship

Author: Western Fire Chiefs Association
Published: 7/18/2017
The Western Fire Chiefs Association would like to announce the generous sponsorship given to the WFCA by Hughes Fire Equipment for the Fire-Rescue International in Charlotte, North Carolina next week. The Western Fire Chiefs appreciates the dedication and support that Hughes as a dealer for Pierce Manufacturing provides to the fire service. To learn more about Hughes, please visit representatives at the Pierce Manufacturing Booth 2081 in the FRI exhibition hall or visit www.hughesfire.com.     read more

Attention Arizona Fire Service:

Author: Arizona Fire Chiefs Association
Published: 7/05/2017
I wanted to take a moment and remind you to register for the combined AFCA/AFDA Fire & EMS Leadership Conference, July 11-13 at Renaissance Phoenix Glendale Hotel – Glendale, AZ. You can visit the AFCA web site (www.azfirechiefs.org) to learn more about the great line up of presenters and to register. If you are a AFCA member I would like to remind you to vote now for the next AFCA Vice President. Voting closes July 8. Again if you visit the AFCA web page there is a link to get to the voting portal.     read more

Western Fire Chiefs Association Thanks AT&T for Sponsorship of 2017 WFCA Presidents’ Forum

Author: Doug Schrage, WFCA President
Published: 6/14/2017
On behalf of the Western Fire Chiefs Association, I would like to thank AT&T for their generous sponsorship of our 2017 Western Fire Chiefs Presidents’ Forum. The Presidents’ Forum provides vital linkages with our state and territorial associations. With the support of AT&T, we are able to bring together key leaders from all 11 Western States and the Western Pacific Islands, the IAFC and valuable partners in Park City, Utah.     read more


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