2022 IAFC Elections: Statement from Second Vice President Candidate Josh Waldo

Author: Josh Waldo, CFO, EFO, Fire Chief, Bozeman Fire Department
Published: 5/02/2022
As a candidate for Second Vice President on the IAFC Board of Directors, I have had the privilege and pleasure of talking with many of you over the last year. During those conversations, I have heard a common theme: communication. My goal in this role is to enhance communication while helping you engage with your IAFC.     read more

A New Resource for Male Firefighters Over Age 40: '40PlusFIRE'

Author: Billy Goldfeder, Deputy Chief, Loveland-Symmes Fire Department
Published: 2/08/2022
We all know that cancer is the #1 cause of firefighter death. In 2021, it was "my turn"...I am sharing my story, my diagnosis and what I went through to help others. Fortunately, I am a survivor. And as a survivor, I want to do whatever I can to educate firefighters as to the reality and myths of firefighter prostate cancer. With a lot of help from fellow firefighters, fire officers, doctors and related subject matter experts, as well as the IAFC, IAFF, NVFC, USFA and the Firefighter Cancer Support Network, we were able to create a website and resources dedicated to male firefighters over the age of 40.     read more

FireRescue GPO Is Now Part of Sourcewell & Public Safety Contracts Expanded

Author: Crosby Grindle, Strategic Development - Public Safety, Sourcewell
Published: 4/14/2021
Did you know Sourcewell provides procurement solutions across the U.S. and Canada, and serves approximately 50,000 public agencies as the sole cooperative purchasing partner of the IAFC? Or that through its partnership with FireRescue GPO, a public safety focused cooperative purchasing program founded by WFCA, Sourcewell supports fire chiefs associations? As North America's largest government cooperative procurement organization, Sourcewell offers contracts that include industry-leading public safety-related equipment and supplies. It’s likely your locality is already using Sourcewell for purchasing—now might be the time to revisit all that Sourcewell has to offer your department or agency.     read more

Sign up to subscribe to custom state Daily Dispatch emails for free

click to subscribe