Category: Current Issues


October 4, 2018   By unanimous vote, the IAFC-Southwestern Division elected to adopt a new 2-year strategic plan.  The previous strategic plan’s final worksheet  was discussed at the BOD meeting in Fayetteville October 2, 2018.  The new plan was reduced Read more…


Human Relations: Managing within the context of a fire organization • September 2018 • Chief Robert Benoit – 2nd Vice President, IAFC-SW Division – Fire Chief Lafayette Fire Department The basic principles for managing one’s personal and family life, a Read more…


 by Dr. Curt Sumners Sleep Deprivation (and it’s lasting effects of your qualify of life) Is defined as not obtaining adequate total sleep. When someone is in a chronic sleep-restricted state they’ll notice excessive daytime sleepiness, fatigue, clumsiness, and weight Read more…


NFPA releases the world’s first active shooter/hostile event standard with guidance on whole community planning, response, and recovery Timely, critical document was developed with insight from law enforcement, fire, EMS, medical providers, facility managers, private industry, DHS, the CIA, FBI Read more…


Responding to Fentanyl Incidents: First Responder Safety Considerations June 2017  Article provided by Lexipol- Strategic Partner of IAFC-SW Division Written by Sean W. Stumbaugh, Battalion Chief (Retired) The use of mind-altering substances by humans is nothing new. Since the first Read more…


This article is provided by Lexipol By Sean W. Stumbaugh, Battalion Chief (Retired) When I was a supervisor in the fire department, my crews had a nickname for me: The Red Man. I embraced the moniker to some degree and Read more…


IAFC-Division ready to assist Texas and Louisiana


Foreword: A real valid issue is being raised in our fire departments among our front line first responders..carrying concealed weapons.  Depending on where you live, this is a protected right under the current laws. But, this law can create a Read more…

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