Log in to follow, share, and participate in this socialgroup. Good day, Fire Service Colleagues: My name is Derrick Phillips. I am a Battalion Chief with the St. Louis Fire Department with responsibilities for training and homeland security. As a Master's candidate at the Nava... It is with deep sadness that I announce the passing of Lonnie Jackson, retired Deputy Fire Chief, Village of Mt. Prospect. Lonnie was one of the founding members of the IFIA serving as Executive Director for ... Proposed by-law change for consideration at the June 14, 2020 IFMA Business meeting in Orlando, FL at 3pm. Pursuant to Article 6 of the Regulations Governing NFPA Sections, effective as of March 2020, the... NORTHBROOK, Ill., March 13, 2020 — The following is a notification from UL that the fire sprinklers identified below bear counterfeit UL Certification Marks for the United States and Canada. The fire sprink... Greetings! I trust we’ve all had a great early winter and are looking forward to the coming spring and summer. Winter is a slow time for many of us and for me it is an exciting period. In late Jan... by Robert Morris In December we swore in our new slate of officers. They are Jamie Brown, New Lenox; Jay Atherton, Palatine; Mary Ludeman, Plainfield; Mike Rons, Schaumburg. Welcome them when you next s... The sixth Vision 20/20 Model Performance in Community Risk Reduction Symposium is the premier event focusing on Community Risk Reduction and will be held on February 18-20 in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. Registr... By Robert Morris Our summer golf outing with the IL Automatic Fire Alarm Association was a big success. We had almost 90 golfers and could not have ordered better weather. Our annual Fire Preven... Happy Fall! Sometimes I think that the new year should really begin with fall. The kids are all back in school, current projects and programs are wrapping up and many of us are knee deep (at least) in budget and prog... What is Community Risk Reduction (CRR)? As defined in NFPA 1300, Standard on Community Risk Assessment and Community Risk Reduction Plan Development, CRR is a process to identify and prioritize local r... To keep you in the know, NFPA studies fire data in detail to provide insights about the overall fire problem, firefighter fatalities and injuries, major fire causes, fire protection systems, and many other topics. Thr... By Jon Nisja MN SFM Fire safety supervisor It seems that every few days, there is another fire service article discussing the risk of firefighter cancer. As a former firefighter who has lost a number of former cowor... How AHJ’s Can Participate in the UL Standards Making Process and Access UL Standards for Free. UL is always looking for participants in UL's Standards Development Process. See the Call for Members infor... Hello from your IFMA Board! On behalf of your board of directors I would like to extend a big thank you to all the chapter presidents and others who were able to join us in San Antonio. The chapter meetings are... NFPA News is a free newsletter providing detailed information on NFPA codes and standards activities. NFPA News typically includes special announcements, notifications of public input and comment-closing dat... NFPA Conference & Expo will be in Orlando, FL June 2020. We’re looking for sessions that address a wide range of topics, but will focus primarily on the NFPA Fire & Life Safety Ecosystem, code compliance... This year’s FPW campaign, “Not Every Hero Wears a Cape. Plan and Practice Your Escape!” works to educate everyone about the small but important actions they can take to keep themselves and those arou... by Robert Morris The committee to plan the 2020 Fire and Life Safety Conference is well under way, so if you have instructors or topics that you would like to have considered, contact the IFIA office. You can... On June 16, 2019 the IFMA Chapter Presidents Annual Meeting with the Board occurred. Thanks to the 23 of 34 chapter who attended.