Electronic Election During Week of August 18th!
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President's Message Posted
Read President Harry Carter's August Message.
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Search for Fire Chief for the Five Cities Fire Authority, CA - Aug. 25, 2014 Deadline!
A search for a Fire Chief for the Five Cities Fire Authority of California is being conducted by CPS HR Consulting with an August 25, 2014 filing deadline.
The Five Cities Fire Authority is seeking an energetic leader and Executive Officer capable of developing a strategic plan
and bringing exceptional interpersonal and communication skills to the position. The Authority oversees operations in the
California cities of Arroyo Grande, Grover Beach, and Oceano.
The ideal candidate will be a progressive, forward thinking, and motivated individual who should be visible in the community
and responsive to the concerns of the Fire Board and the residents.
A Bachelor's degree in Fire Science, Public or Business Administration, or a closely related field, and six (6) years increasingly
responsible fire prevention and emergency operation experience including three (3) years of management and administrative
responsibility are required. Preference will be given to candidates with possession of the California State Chief Officer
Certification and/or graduation from the National Fire Academy Executive Officer program.
The Annual Salary for this position is $115,044 - $139,896 annually.
To view the recruitment brochure, click:
The final filing date is August 25, 2014.
For more details please contact:
Vision 20/20 Update
Vision 20/20, a project funded by an AFG Fire
Prevention and Safety Grant to the Institution of Fire
Engineers, has been working on implementing Community Risk
Reduction (CRR) programs to demonstrate their application in
the United States. Modeled on the highly successful programs
used in the United Kingdom and Australia, the concepts of
CRR have been implemented in a number of communities
including Dallas, Texas; Tucson, Arizona; Portland, Oregon;
Madison, Wisconsin; Vancouver, Washington; Philadelphia,
Pennsylvania, and others. Representatives of these
communities, and other national fire safety experts, were
brought together to discuss the lessons learned and help
chart a course for future expansion of this program based on
the collective experience.
The report, which is a compilation of the discussions held
at this two-day symposium, is available for
This report represents the culmination of a great deal of
work by too many people to mention. It is a result of the
lessons learned symposium conducted by the task group
working on the Vision 20/20 strategy to increase the
importance of fire prevention efforts within the fire
service. That task group is led by Bill Kehoe of the
Institution of Fire Engineers, and Victor Stagnaro of the
National Fallen Firefighters Foundation. The point of the
report is to pass on lessons learned from those who have
experience implementing community risk reduction efforts
through the fire service. There is a great deal of
information here for those interested in digging deeper ñ
but weíre confident this is only the beginning of many more
such efforts to come. There is a growing list of case
studies on the Vision 20/20 web site at
Philadelphia's Fire Commissioner Talks Fire
as a result of the Vision 20-20 program, National
Strategies for Fire Loss Prevention, which the US Branch
sponsors, the Philadelphia Fire Commissioner has turned his
department around regarding its involvement with fire
Membership Fellow Grade Criteria
The following criteria have been adopted for US
Branch members desiring to advance to the Fellow Grade of
The Institution of Fire Engineers.
Commemorative IFE Coin
recognition of the 10th anniversary of the establishment
of the US Branch, this coin has been struck to
commemorate the occasion. The obverse (front) shows the
seal of the US Branch and the reverse (back) shows the
Great Seal of the United States of America.
for press release.
NIST: Fire Research Information
The National Institute of Standards and
Technology (NIST) Building and Fire Research Laboratory (BFRL) provides
Fire Research Information Services (FRIS) to fire protection engineering,
scientists, and fire service personnel around the world. The FRIS has
more than 55,000 items in its collection. These include published
reports, journal articles, conference proceedings, books, and audiovisual
items. For more information go to
Community Safety Programs in
CTIF Member Nations
The International Technical Committee for the Prevention and Extinction of
Fire (CTIF), an international fire service organization, commissioned a
paper to look into the programs used by several countries in their effort
to provide fire safety education to their citizens. This paper summarizes
programs of 18 different countries.
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Fire Safety and Engineering
The International Association for Fire Safety
Science operates a mailing list by which people participate in on-line
discussions. The Association holds triennial symposia, publishes the Fire
Safety Journal, and provides its publications, at a discount, to its
members and engages in other learned activities to the benefit of the fire
science and engineering community. To subscribe/unsubscribe send an
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The Institution of Fire Engineers
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Shipping Address (Parcels):
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Harry R. Carter, PhD, MIFireE
P.O. Box 100
Adelphia, NJ 07710
Office: (732) 431-1639
William D. Killen, CFO, FIFireE
526 Whitehall Road
Church Hill, TN 37642
Office: (423) 765-8789
Treasurer & Membership Chair
Ruth A. Obadal, CFO, MIFireE
P.O. Box 10266
Eugene, Oregon 97440
Office: (541) 554-9393
Christopher P. Riley, MS, CFO, MIFireE
City of Colorado Springs Fire Dept.
375 Printers Pkwy
Colorado Springs, CO 80910
Office: (719) 385-5950
Immediate Past President
Scott D. Kerwood, PhD, MIFireE
Hutto Fire Rescue
501 Exchange, P.O. Box 175
Hutto, TX 78634
Office: (512) 759-2616
Member at Large
William E. Peterson, CEM, FIFireE
Paragon Public Safety & Security Int
P.O. Box 250646
Plano, TX 75025-0646
Office: (972) 377-8486
Bruce H. Varner, CFO, FIFireE
14602 Windward Avenue
Goodyear, AZ 85395
Office: (602) 448-1161