The 2015 “Leaders in Action” — Fire Leadership Challenge will be held in Keystone, CO and is scheduled for 21 – 23 October, 2015.
The conference will provide a high energy forum for the exchange of information and ideas between practitioners and will focus on the choices that enhance the effectiveness and well-being of the organization, and make sure that tactical moves support those choices. “Leaders in Action“ will again feature the highly popular 18 minute FIRETalks, along with interviews, panels and discussions on a variety of current topics highlighting extraordinary leaders at all levels of the fire service…company officer to chief fire officer to fire district board members.
Early registration for the 2015 Conference will be available SOON so check back here often to take advantage of discounted rates!
Please use the resources below for information regarding pre-hospital ebola & infections disease management.
FirstNet, the First Responder Network Authority, will be the first high-speed wireless, broadband data and cellular voice network dedicated to public safety, which will facilitate communication for first responders’ daily and in the event of emergencies. FirstNet will provide public safety-grade quality of service, and local control of prioritization and preemption, enabling access to applications and system coverage where public safety needs it most.
Read an overview of the 2014 legislative issues.
Presentation by Garry Briese
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It's that time of year! We've added a convenient online membership application and renewal form.
In April 2013 the Colorado State Fire Chiefs (CSFC) learned that they were awarded an $880,600 federal grant to help retain and recruit volunteer emergency responders within the state. This direct federal assistance, provided through the competitive Staffing for Adequate Fire & Emergency Response (SAFER) grant program, will help local fire departments throughout the state increase staffing of frontline firefighters by providing retention and recruitment training to fire service leaders and implementing a statewide marketing campaign. This grant was awarded to help increase the number of total volunteers in local fire departments and will be successful if all Colorado fire service leaders work together to take full advantage of the opportunities included in the grant.
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At the 2014 Fire Leadership Challenge held in Keystone, CO this past October, 2014, Chief Larry Donner, Boulder Fire Department (retired), was named Colorado's Fire Chief of the Year. This prestigious award is presented annually by the Colorado Division of Fire Prevention and Control to recognize truly outstanding fire chiefs whose extraordinary contributions serve as an example and challenge for all other chief fire executives throughout Colorado.
CSFC Board of Directors
The next meeting of the CSFC Board of Directors will be held on Friday, December 19th at 10:00 hours via teleconference.
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Colorado State Fire Chiefs is committed to helping all of Colorado's fire and emergency services providers support and serve their communities. Some of CSFC's past and present projects include:
CSFC's members form a vast network of peers, providing a sounding board for chief officers to share ideas and concerns, and find solutions to challenges facing their organizations.
CSFC also is able to interact directly with its members to provide and receive important and timely information affecting their departments and communities, including e-mail notifications of important issues facing the provision of fire and emergency services; monthly updates; and member surveys. As a thank-you for their support, CSFC's members receive discounted rates at many CSFC-sponsored events, including the Fire Leadership Challenge. If you are interested in becoming a member of CSFC, please notify the executive director by email or telephone. Contact the director via email or by telephone at: 303-381-4960.
Colorado State Fire Chiefs represents the fire and emergency services needs of Colorado's public and providers to the following organizations, committees, and initiatives, and provides the mechanism for information sharing and two-way communications:
The CSFC also is the sponsoring organization for the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation Local Assistance State Team (LAST), which provides support and assistance to local fire departments, upon request, in the event of line-of-duty deaths.
CSFC General Membership Meetings are held quarterly in March, June, September, and December in various locations around the State. These meetings are intended to be educational and each includes a featured topic and speaker. General Membership Meetings also allow CSFC members to network with peers and to provide input into the CSFC's direction and position on public policy issues.
The CSFC has established ten sections to permit members in specialized fire service-related fields to collaborate and communicate with one another regarding their unique role in providing fire and emergency services to the public.
The CSFC sections are:
The following sections have been recently added. Please check back for more information regarding these new sections.
The chairperson of each section sits on the CSFC Board of Directors.
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