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The Southwestern Fire Chiefs Association is a five-state Division of the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC). We are a not-for-profit organization incorporated in the state of New Mexico. We invite you to browse our site and join our organization.

The SWFCA holds an annual conference every year. The conference is a plethora of education, information, fun, fellowship and networking that brings the leadership of the regional emergency services together to enhance their effectiveness. For more information click here.

The SWFCA holds a no-cost luncheon at the IAFC Fire-Rescue International Conference to bring the Southwestern Division membership together as a group.

The SWFCA gives Two (2) educational scholarships to deserving students each year. The student must be a child or grandchild of a Southwestern Division member-in-good- standing. For more information click here.

The SWFCA publishes a newsletter 6 times a year (the Fireground). Each edition carries educational information, news and happenings in our region.

To provide educational opportunities and leadership to career and volunteer chiefs, chiefs officers, and managers of emergency service organizations throughout the southwestern region of the United States, through education, information, service, vision, and representation.

Get involved with your division!  We are seeking members to serve on our committees and work groups.  Please complete the form below to get involved!

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    March 21, 2018 — Members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 3232 attended the Florence City Council meeting on March 19, which was held at Siuslaw Valley Fire and Rescue (SVFR) Main Station on Highway 101, to present recognition certificates to three of the area's first responders.
  • Police and fire first responders break in new grass at Safeco Field March 20, 2018
    Seattle Police officer Jojo Cambronero plays catch on the new grass at Safeco Field in Seattle, Tuesday. The home stadium of the Seattle Mariners baseball team invited a group of police and fire first responders and members of the military to be the first people to play catch on the new grass, which was ...
  • First responders receiving training to face growing mental health crisis March 20, 2018
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Interactions between first responders and people with mental health issues are increasing across the country. So much so that first responders are receiving special training to recognize the signs of mental illness. More than 500 law enforcement and behavioral health professionals ...
  • First responders strategizing for yet more snow March 20, 2018
    HARTFORD -- First responders have their preparations in place as another snow storm is on the way. Just like road crews, paramedics have to plan ahead to make sure they can answer the call in any of kind of weather. The crews at Aetna Ambulance in Hartford have had lots of practice so far this ...
  • Connect to Courage brings help to first responders March 20, 2018
    APPLETON, Wis. (WBAY) - Attention is being brought to the mental health of area veterans, police, firefighters and paramedics. The second annual "Connect to Courage" was held Tuesday at Fox Valley Technical College. The event raises awareness of the trauma experienced daily by the people who ...
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