American Fire Sprinkler Association (AFSA)
One of two national fire sprinkler industry associations.
Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program
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)
The governing body of most Idaho cities belong to this organization which handles issues regarding cities.
Bereavement Uniform Program
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
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
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)
Fire department accreditation and Chief Officer accreditation programs.
EMT Test Questions
A website with sample EMT tests and questions to prepare folks for taking EMT certification tests.
ESi University - Web EOC Training
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 Adapted Communities
Information and actions to take to reduce the risk of wildfire in wildland-urban interface (WUI) communities and areas.
Fire Chief Magazine
Magazine geared toward chief and company officers with valuable articles and columns on leadership and management of the fire and emergency services.
A source of volunteers and volunteer programs to aid in community fire prevention efforts.
Fire Department News Network TV
An on-line news network dedicated to fire/EMS information.
Fire Engineering Magazine
Magazine providing a focus on fire service training with useful articles and columns geared to fire companies.
Fire Fighter Near-Miss Reporting System
Website to report events that could have hurt or killed emergency responders, to produce a "lessons learned" safety message.
Fire Grant Data Website
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
Comprehensive site providing news flashes, info on products, safety topics and training knowledge for firefighters.
Fire Rescue GPO Program
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
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
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
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
Consortium of groups providing good information on fire sprinkler systems and assorted links and documentation on success stories.
Firefighter Close Calls
Website focused on close call incidents and lessons learned for first responder health and safety.
Firefighter's Diversity Recruitment Council
Firefighter's ABC's Firefighter Diversity Recruitment Council - a site promoting diversity in the fire service
Magazine with large "firefighter" circulation that has numerous articles on all aspects of fire fighting.
NFPA sponsored program that provides useful information on wildland fire mitigation and prevention for homeowners in the WUI.
First Responder Treatment
A website where first responders suffering from additctions brought about from PTSD may receive referrals for treatment.
Forests and Rangelands
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.)
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
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)
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
This site has information relating to rural water supply ideas and options.
Green Building Fire Safety
This site contains information and solicits input regarding safety issues that first responders may encounter with "green" (energy efficient) buildings.
Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition (HFSC)
Excellent site with useful download information for educating lay people on the benefits of residential fire sprinkler systems.
Home Health & Safety Information
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)
Website for Idaho's Building Officials and building inspectors.
Idaho Association of Counties (IAC)
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)
Lead agency for man-made and natural disasters including preparedness, mitigation, response and recovery.
Idaho Chapter International Association of Arson Investigators
Statewide chapter and association for fire investigators.
Idaho Department of Lands (IDL)
State agency responsible for state forests and state owned lands.
Idaho Emergency Communications Commission (ECC)
Oversight and planning group for 911 reporting and dispatching systems in Idaho.
Idaho Fallen Firefighters Memorial
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
Access to all aspects of the Idaho Legislature including bills, legislators contact information, procedural aspects, etc.
Idaho State Bureau of Homeland Security
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)
Website for the fire commissioners and fire districts association for Idaho.
Idaho State Fire Marshal Office
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
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.
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)
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
Excellent website with detailed reports on all national wildfire incidents including PIO contact information.
Website which provides timely information on fire prevention practices and news stories.
International Assn. of Women in Fire & Emerg. Svcs.
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)
Worldwide association representing interests of chief fire officers. (The WFCA is the Western Division affilate of the IAFC.)
International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF)
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)
Association representing fire and arson investigators from around the world.
International Association of Wildland Fire (IAWF)
Member association for wildland firefighters.
International Code Council (ICC)
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
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)
Idaho State University program that provides emergency management and ICS / NIMS training statewide.
Journal of Emergency Medical Servics (JEMS)
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
Award-winning northern Idaho multi-agency fire prevention group.
Lung Cancer Answers
Source of information about lung cancer, a presumptive occupational disease for many firefighters.
National Emergency Number Association (NENA)
National association that provides information and training for 9-1-1 emergency telephone number systems.
National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF)
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)
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)
Fire sprinkler information and materials.
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
Federal research agency that investigates firefighter deaths. Include firefighter fatality reports with emphasis on cause and prevention.
National Institute of Science and Technology (NIST)
This Federal research agency does a wide range of fire testing and produces comprehensive reports of their findings.
National Interagency Fire Center (NIFC)
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)
Website for graduates of the National Fire Academy's Executive Fire Officer (EFO) program.
National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB)
Produces outstanding reports on major accients and disasters involing airline, highway, railroad, waterways, pipeline and other events.
National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC)
Organization that advocates the interests of volunteer firefighters in the USA.
National Weather Service - Fire Weather
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)
Coordinating body for wildfire training standards and response activities.
North Idaho Fire Chiefs Assn. (NIFCA)
Regional fire chiefs association for those departments in northern Idaho.
Northern Rockies Coordinating Group (NRCG)
Resource coordination for wildland firefighting resources.
Professional Fire Fighter's of Idaho (PFFI)
State branch of the IAFF representing IAFF locals in Idaho.
Public Safety Officers Benefits (PSOB)
Federal agency responsible for providing LODD benefits.
Ready - Set - Go (RSG)
Info on ways to develop and improve dialogue between fire departments and residents in wildfire prone areas.
Residential Fire Safety Institute (RFSI)
Outstanding source of information on residential fire sprinklers.
Smart Phone EMS & Fire Apps
Site containing several field operation guide applications for major brand smart phones. Mostly EMS field guides.
Sound the Alarm
A community outreach and education program designed to reduce rural community fire hazards. A collaboration between the ICC and the NVFC under a FEMA fire prevention grant.
The Fire Geezer - Digital Day Room
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)
Federal agency responsible for large tracts of predominately undeveloped land mostly in the western states including Idaho.
U.S. Congress Legislative Website
Website with information regarding all federal legislation.
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC)
This federal commission monitors and approves products for their safety to the public.
U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
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)
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)
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)
Federal agency under the Dept. of Agriculture that provides maanagement and fire protection for all National Forests.
U.S. Government - Main Website
From this website you can access any federal government agency or organization.
U.S. House of Representatives
Website for the House of Representatives for the USA.
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
A new National fire plan offering fire loss prevention strategies. Has link for a download of their complete report.
Wildland Fire Fighters Foundation (WFFF)
Memorial fund and family assistance to fallen wildland firefighters.