IAFC staff accepts NFPA's Ice Bucket Challenge

Blog Post created by mikehazell Employee on Sep 11, 2014


On September 8, the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) accepted NFPA's Ice Bucket Challenge to raise money and awareness about amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS, or Lou Gehrig's Disease).

IAFC department directors and executive staff, including Mark Light, IAFC's CEO and executive director, accepted that challenge and collected donations from the IAFC staff, who bid their own money for a chance to dump ice water on their bosses.

“The IAFC staff accepts the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge from our friends at NFPA,” declared Light in front of IAFC headquarters in Fairfax, Va. “This is a most worthy cause and we are delighted to participate and help raise money and awareness about this terrible disease, which affects as many as 30,000 Americans at any given time.”

NFPA's senior staff, including President Jim Pauley, took the Ice Bucket Challenge on September 2.

IAFC challenged the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC), Fire Apparatus Manufacturers' Association (FAMA), Fire and Emergency Manufacturers and Services Association (FEMSA) and International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) to take the Ice Bucket Challenge.