Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program www.fema.gov/firegrants
This is the site for information about applying for Federal grants for various fire department needs. Also known as the AFG program.
Association of Idaho Cities (AIC) idahocities.org
The governing body of most Idaho cities belong to this organization which handles issues regarding cities.
Bereavement Uniform Program bereavement.lighthouseuniform.com
A generous program sponsored Steve Cohen and Lighthouse Uniform Co. that offers a dress uniform for funerals of LODD firefighters who otherwise don't have such a uniform.
Building Code Resources Library http://buildingcoderesourcelibrary.com/
This site provides information and links on vast amounts of literature and reports pertaining to fire safety provisions in building codes. Many documents cover historical perspectives on code development.
Carbon Monoxide (CO) - The Silent Killer www.thesilentkiller.net
Site on the hazards and ways to mitigate carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning in firefighters. Sponsored by the IAFC. IAFF and Massimo Co. this site provides useful information that could save your life.
Center for Public Safety Excellence (CPSE - formerly CFAI) www.publicsafetyexcellence.org
Fire department accreditation and Chief Officer accreditation programs.
EMT Test Questions www.emttestquestions.com/
A website with sample EMT tests and questions to prepare folks for taking EMT certification tests.
ESi University - Web EOC Training www.esi911.com
WebEOC is used by the Idaho Bureau of Homeland Security whenever they "stand up" the State EOC at Gowen Field. ESi University offers WebEOC certification in using WebEOC.
Fire Fighter Near-Miss Reporting System www.firefighternearmiss.com
Website to report events that could have hurt or killed emergency responders, to produce a "lessons learned" safety message.
Fire Grant Data Website firegrantdata.com/
Site contains statistical data on Federal AFG and SAFER's grant program disbursements to each state (including Idaho) and "who got what" in grants from 2002 through 2006.
Fire Rescue 1 www.firerescue1.com
Comprehensive site providing news flashes, info on products, safety topics and training knowledge for firefighters.
Fire Rescue GPO Program www.firerescue-gpo.com
Group purchasing program operated through the IAFC that provides deep discounts on products, tools and equipment for fire and EMS agencies. A percentage of sales goes to our (IFCA) association.
Fire Rescue Magazine www.Fire-Rescue.com
Official magazine of the IAFC's Fire-Rescue International featuring a variety of fire and emergency services related columns and articles.
Fire Service Technology/Eastern Idaho Technical College http://www.fst.eitc.edu/
In July 2014, the FST Program moved from the PTE office in Boise to Eastern Idaho Technical College (EITC). The college is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
Fire Smoke www.firesmoke.org
Promotes awareness, prevention, protection, detection, diagnosis and treatment from smoke produced by fires. Sponsored by a cyanide poisoning source. Life saving information.
Fire Team USA www.fireteamusa.com
Consortium of groups providing good information on fire sprinkler systems and assorted links and documentation on success stories.
Firefighter Close Calls firefighterclosecalls.com
Website focused on close call incidents and lessons learned for first responder health and safety.
Firefighter's Diversity Recruitment Council www.FirefightersABCs.com
Firefighter's ABC's Firefighter Diversity Recruitment Council - a site promoting diversity in the fire service
Firehouse Magazine firehouse.com
Magazine with large "firefighter" circulation that has numerous articles on all aspects of fire fighting.
Firewise Program www.firewise.org
NFPA sponsored program that provides useful information on wildland fire mitigation and prevention for homeowners in the WUI.
First Responder Treatment www.1strespondertreatment.com
A website where first responders suffering from additctions brought about from PTSD may receive referrals for treatment.
Forests and Rangelands http://www.forestsandrangelands.gov/
Site contains info on the National Cohesive Wildland Fire Management Strategy. Loaded with useful links and information.
Fraternal Order of Leatherheads Society (F.O.O.L.S.) http://www.foolsinternational.com
Website for a seven thousand member national organization of firefighters. FOOLS name is based on the traditional "leather" fire helmets worn by fire fighters. The organization has a couple of chapters in Idaho.
Fraud, Scams and Schemes www.fbi.gov/scams-safety/fraud
Identification and prevention of common fraud schemes being perpetrated on the public and FD's including telemarketing, internet, investment, etc. Tips on how not to become a victim.
GOOGLE (a search engine) google.com
If you can't find the link or information you are looking for on our Resource/Link list, try using Google to expand your search.
Got Big Water? Rural Water Supplies www.gotbigwater.com/
This site has information relating to rural water supply ideas and options.
Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition (HFSC) www.homefiresprinkler.org
Excellent site with useful download information for educating lay people on the benefits of residential fire sprinkler systems.
Home Health & Safety Information www.homeownersinsurance.org/
An informational guide on how to prepare and cope with a variety of natural and man-made disasters including several ways to improve the health of your home.
Idaho Assn. of Building Officials (IDABO) www.idabo.org
Website for Idaho's Building Officials and building inspectors.
Idaho Association of Counties (IAC) www.idcounties.org
State association representing interests of counties from all over Idaho. Members are typically elected and appointed officials from county government. Also home of the Idaho State Association of Fire Commissioners.
Idaho Bureau of Homeland Security (BHS) www.bhs.idaho.gov/
Lead agency for man-made and natural disasters including preparedness, mitigation, response and recovery.
Idaho Fallen Firefighters Memorial http://www.idahofff.org/
Dedicated in 2008 to Idaho firefighters who have paid the ultimate price serving their fellow Idahoans, this beautiful new memorial in Boise commemorates and recognizes those sacrifices.
Idaho Legislature Website http://www.legislature.idaho.gov/
Access to all aspects of the Idaho Legislature including bills, legislators contact information, procedural aspects, etc.
Idaho State Bureau of Homeland Security www.bhs.idaho.gov
Idaho's equivalent to the Department of Homeland Security which manages and oversees all major disasters, terrorist activities and haz mat events in Idaho.
Idaho State Fire Commissioners Assn. (ISFCA) www.isfca.org
Website for the fire commissioners and fire districts association for Idaho.
Idaho State Fire Marshal Office www.doi.idaho.gov/sfm/firemars.aspx
Website for the State Fire Marshal's Office under the Department of Insurance and includes lists of licensed fire sprinkler contractors and licensed fireworks importers. Home of a large video (VHS) and DVD lending library.
Idaho State Fire Plan idahofireplan.org
Site of the "master plan" for wildland fire protection and Idaho's interface with the National Fire Plan. Great info on grant opportunities and fire prevention efforts.
Idaho State Rating Bureau, Inc. www.isrb.com/
Site of fire insurance classification rating information for Idaho. Has some useful tools like a hydrant flow calculator.
Idaho Volunteer Fire & Emergency Services Assn. (IVFESA) ivfesa.org
Growing association representing fire and EMS volunteers in Idaho. The group advocates favorable legislation and benefits for volunteers, has an insurance program and conducts training exercises.
InciWeb - Incident Information System http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/
Excellent website with detailed reports on all national wildfire incidents including PIO contact information.
Inspector 911 inspector911.com
Website which provides timely information on fire prevention practices and news stories.
International Assn. of Women in Fire & Emerg. Svcs. http://i-women.org/
A site devoted to women in the fire and emergency services with useful and timely information for the sisterhood of firefighters.
International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) www.iafc.org
Worldwide association representing interests of chief fire officers. (The WFCA is the Western Division affilate of the IAFC.)
International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) www.iaff.org
International labor organization representing interests and safety of union firefighters. (The PFFI is the state association affiliate in Idaho.)
International Association of Fire Investigators (IAAI) www.firearson.com
Association representing fire and arson investigators from around the world.
International Association of Wildland Fire (IAWF) iawfonline.org
Member association for wildland firefighters.
International Code Council (ICC) www.iccsafe.org/
The model codes organization that produces the codes used in Idaho. (Please order ICC code books from the IFCA Bookstore on the IFCA home page.)
IRC Fire Sprinkler Coalition www.ircfiresprinkler.org
This site is to promote education and awarenss with FACTS in regards to residential fire sprinkler systems. There is downloadable written material and you may request an awesome DVD, 100 minutes long, that presents a case for home fire sprinklers.
ISU - Institute of Emergency Management (IEM) http://www.isu.edu/idiem/
Idaho State University program that provides emergency management and ICS / NIMS training statewide.
Journal of Emergency Medical Servics (JEMS) www.jems.com
Publication geared toward EMS with articles and columns focused on those services. (Founded by the late James O. Page, one of the fathers of EMS in America.)
Kootenai County Fire Prevention Cooperative www.befiresafe.org
Award-winning northern Idaho multi-agency fire prevention group.
Lung Cancer Answers www.lung-cancer.com
Source of information about lung cancer, a presumptive occupational disease for many firefighters.
National Emergency Number Association (NENA) www.nena.org
National association that provides information and training for 9-1-1 emergency telephone number systems.
National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF) www.firehero.org/
Official site of the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation. Information on the annual memorial service and services offered for LODD's.
National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) www.nfpa.org
Organization that produces the main set of national fire standards with numerous publications and services relating to fire protection and life safety.
National Fire Sprinkler Association (NFSA) www.nfsa.org
Fire sprinkler information and materials.
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) cdc.gov/niosh/fire/
Federal research agency that investigates firefighter deaths. Include firefighter fatality reports with emphasis on cause and prevention.
National Institute of Science and Technology (NIST) http://www.nist.gov/
This Federal research agency does a wide range of fire testing and produces comprehensive reports of their findings.
National Interagency Fire Center (NIFC) www.nifc.gov
National coordinating center for major fires or other events with national significance managing and assigning resources. Located in Boise at Gowen Field.)
National Society of Executive Fire Officers (NSEFO) www.nsefo.org
Website for graduates of the National Fire Academy's Executive Fire Officer (EFO) program.
National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) www.ntsb.gov
Produces outstanding reports on major accients and disasters involing airline, highway, railroad, waterways, pipeline and other events.
National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) nvfc.org
Organization that advocates the interests of volunteer firefighters in the USA.
National Weather Service - Fire Weather http://www.srh.noaa.gov/ridge2/fire/
Webpage to find out the current fire weather for anywhere in the USA. Internal links allow access to current weather reports for anywhere in the USA including weather warnings and satellite views.
National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG) http://www.nwcg.gov/
Coordinating body for wildfire training standards and response activities.
North Idaho Fire Chiefs Assn. (NIFCA) www.nifca.net
Regional fire chiefs association for those departments in northern Idaho.
The Fire Geezer - Digital Day Room www.firegeezer.com
Former Medic Captain Mike "Fossilmedic" Ward produces an interesting site of casual information and the latest news stories with an emphasis on EMS. Start the coffee Mike.
U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) www.blm.gov
Federal agency responsible for large tracts of predominately undeveloped land mostly in the western states including Idaho.
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) cpsc.gov
This federal commission monitors and approves products for their safety to the public.
U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) www.fcc.gov
Federal regulatory agency that oversees all electronic comunications methods in the nation. Establishes radio spectrum assignments for emergency services.
U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) www.fema.gov
Federal agency responsible for national preparation, response and recovery from emergencies and disasters. (Also houses the USFA and the NFA.)
U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) www.usfa.fema.gov
A sub-agency under FEMA, this group provides direction and oversight for the fire protection mission in the USA. (The NFA is housed within the USFA.)
U.S. Forest Service (USFS) www.fs.fed.us
Federal agency under the Dept. of Agriculture that provides maanagement and fire protection for all National Forests.
U.S. Government - Main Website firstgov.gov
From this website you can access any federal government agency or organization.
U.S. House of Representatives www.house.gov
Website for the House of Representatives for the USA.
U.S. Senate www.senate.gov
Official website for the Senate of the USA.
Urban Firefighter www.urbanfirefighter.com
A site featuring urban firefighting stories, reports, fireground ideas, etc. that can be used by any department. Most stories feature first-hand experiences and the lessons learned. Great material.
Vision 20/20: National Fire Loss Prevention Plan strategicfire.org
A new National fire plan offering fire loss prevention strategies. Has link for a download of their complete report.
Wildland Fire Fighters Foundation (WFFF) www.wffoundation.org
Memorial fund and family assistance to fallen wildland firefighters.
Wildland Firefighter Magazine http://wildfireworld.org/
Magazine with excellent articles and columns for wildland firefighters.
Idaho Fire Chiefs Association P.O. Box 2133 Boise, Idaho 83701-2133 Tel: 208.629.4865 Fax: 800.324.6298