Associations

Published on August 11, 2004
Aircraft Rescue & Fire Fighting Working Group (ARFFWG)
The Aircraft Rescue & Fire Fighting Working Group (ARFFWG) is a non-profit international organization dedicated to the sharing of Aircraft Rescue & Fire Fighting (ARFF) information between airport firefighters, municipal fire departments, and all others concerned with aircraft fire fighting. Over 1000 active members in 32 countries.

Alisa Ann Ruch Burn Foundation
The AARBF is a nonprofit organization dedicated to burn prevention education and support services to burn-injured children and adults.  The AARBF is a living memorial to eight-year-old Alisa Ann who was fatally burned in a backyard barbecue accident.  Her family and supporters from the community created the AARBF in the hopes that this type of accident would never happen again.  Since 1971, the AARBF has worked in partnership with firefighters, educators, and burn care professionals to develop innovative programs and services.

The Alliance for Consumer Fire Safety in Europe
The mission of the Alliance for Consumer Fire-Safety in Europe (ACFSE) is to reduce those numbers by bringing together parties that are dedicated to the goal of preventing accidents, injury and death resulting from fire.

American Fire Sprinkler Association (AFSA)
The American Fire Sprinkler Association, (AFSA) is a non-profit, international association representing open shop fire sprinkler contractors, dedicated to the educational advancement of its members and promotion of the use of automatic fire sprinkler systems. This site contains consumer fire sprinkler information, listserv, and other information.

American Red Cross
This site offers safety guides, local Red Cross offices, a bulletin board, and other information.

American Wood Council
AWC is the wood products division of the American Forest & Paper Association. AWC's mission is to increase the use of wood by assuring the broad regulatory acceptance of wood products, developing design tools and guidelines for wood construction, and influencing the development of public policies affecting the use of wood products.

Asociación Mexicana de Higiene y Seguridad, A.C. (AMHSAC)

Australasian Fire Authorities Council
The Australian Fire Authorities Council (AFAC) was established on the 1st July 1993. The creation of AFAC can be seen as a result of the sense of vision of the leaders of the Australian fire services, who recognized that a single body was required to co-ordinate the diverse range of activities in which the services are involved. To reflect the membership of the New Zealand Fire Service, AFAC became known as the Australasian Fire Authorities Council early in 1996.

Automatic Fire Alarm Association (AFAA)
The Automatic Fire Alarm Association was formed in 1953 and is the only national trade association exclusively dedicated to representing the automatic fire detection and fire alarm systems industry. The membership is made up of all segments of industry (manufactures, distributors, state/regional associations, users, AHJ's engineers, etc.)

Building Research Establishment (UK)
The Building Research Establishment (BRE) is the UK's leading independent source of advice and information on building performance, construction, and the prevention and control of fire.

CSIRO, Div. of Building Construction and Engineering
The Division of Building Construction and Engineering conducts research and provides consulting and testing to support, advance and help foster innovation in the Building, Engineering and Construction industries.

Canadian Association of Fire Chiefs
CAFC is an independent, voluntary membership, non-profit organization. CAFC was incorporated in 1965 under The Canadian Corporations Act and has its Head Office in Ottawa, Canada's capital. Membership in CAFC totals more than 1,380 individuals. Members are drawn from fire departments, business and industry, health care facilities, federal and local government, education facilities, fire equipment manufacturers and distributors, and other fields.

Canadian Standards Association
CSA International is an independent, not-for-profit organization supported by more than 8,000 members Established in 1919, CSA International is a leader in the field of standards development and the application of these standards through product certification, management systems registration, and information products.

Code Enforcement Association of Texas (CEAT)
C.E.A.T. was formed to study and advance the science and practice of code enforcement through certification to further the interests of the profession to promote fellowship and understanding among its members; without regard to race, creed, color, and national origin, or sex. 

Congressional Fire Services Institute (CFSI)
Established in 1989 as a non-profit, non-partisan organization, CFSI is designed to educate members of Congress (House of Representatives and the Senate) on issues that make a difference for the emergency services. Members of Congress often turn to CFSI for its expertise that incorporates a blend of fire service and Capitol Hill experience. Because of its non-partisan nature, CFSI is a proven source for accurate and objective information on fire service issues.

Crowd Management Strategies
This site is contains the latest worldwide information on rock concert and festival crowd safety challenges, including a The Rock Safety DatabaseTM, The Rock Concert Safety Survey(tm) Report, and the Who Concert Tragedy Report (December 3, 1979).

CTIF
An International Fire Fighting Network founded in Paris in 1900 to encourage and promote cooperation among firefighters and other experts in fire and rescue throughout the world. CTIF has more than 40 member countries and 20 associate members. International fire brigades competitions are organized by CTIF every four years and are attended by more than 3,000 firefighters and members of youth fire brigades from around the world. CTIF offers a firefighting dictionary in three languages (English, German, French), which is available on its Web site.

Fire Department Safety Officers Association
FDSOA was established in 1989.  Its mission is to promote safety standards and practices in the fire, rescue, and emergency services community.

Fireproof Children
A national fire safety education and prevention center specializing in juvenile firesetting intervention.

The Fire Protection Association Australia (FPA Australia)
Contains information on its structure and membership activities.

FireSafe: Fire and Safety Resource Directory
FireSafe is the home page/resource directory for Safety Information. Fire, Police and Marine Safety/Lifeguard agencies are included along with community safety information.

H.E.L.P.U. Fire/Life Safety Advocacy & Consulting
The goal of this organization is to help guide and inform the non-disabled and disabled communities as to the many agencies available to help bridge the gap and join the two communities.

Independent Electrical Contractors (IEC)
The Independent Electrical Contractors is a national trade association for merit shop electrical and systems contractors.

Institute for Research in Construction (Canada)
The Institute for Research in Construction is an integral part of the National Research Council (NRC), Canada's premier science and technology agency. NRC's principal role is as a centre of innovation, aligning its strengths in science and engineering to address the pressing technology needs of Canada's wealth-generating industries.

International Association of Arson Investigators (IAAI)
This site offers information on fire and arson investigation. It has links to many other investigations sites.

International Association of Electrical Inspectors
The association brings together inspectors, utilities, insurance groups, dealers, contractors, electricians, manufacturers, and testing laboratories to promote safe installation and use of electrical systems and products.

International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC)
This site contains general information on all sections of the IAFC, including information on how to join the ICHIEFS bulletin board.

International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF)
This site offers legislative news, political action, regulatory updates, calendar, and other information for fire fighters.

International Association for Fire Safety Science (IAFSS)
The Association was founded with the primary objective of encouraging research into the science of preventing and mitigating the adverse effects of fires and of providing a forum for presenting the results of such research. This site contains information on IAFSS meetings, membership, and their newsletter.

International Fire Buyer
T
he International Fire Buyers Guide World Wide Web site - the definitive guide for international purchasers of fire products and services.

International Foundation for Cultural Property Protection (IFCPP)
The 501(c)(3) non-profit trade association serving those professionals that are responsible for the safety & security of cultural, public, and educational institutions. IFCPP provides an opportunity to further professional development, access timely training, gain insight and information about technology and industry advancements, network with peers, promote the sharing of resources, and enhance ethical practices.   

International Municipal Signal Association (IMSA)
The Association's objective through education and certification is to improve the efficiency, installation, construction, and maintenance of public safety equipment and systems by providing information to its membership on traffic signals, fire and police alarms, radio communications, signs and markings, roadway lighting, and other related systems.

The International Society of Fire Service Instructors (ISFSI)
The International Society of Fire Service Instructors (ISFSI) is renowned for the training and educational programs provided for instructors and training personnel in the fire and emergency response community. The Society assists in developing the educational and training skills that are critical to the fire, life safety, and emergency response community.

Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO)
The JCAHO accredits nearly 18,000 health care organizations and programs, including hospitals, health care plans and providers, home care organizations, nursing homes and other long term care facilities, behavioral care such as mental health and chemical dependency, ambulatory care, and clinical laboratories. The heart of the site is Quality Check, their searchable Directory of Accredited Organizations. A search returns basic information, address, phone, accreditation rating and full performance report, if available. There is also an excellent annotated collection of links to health care Web sites, information about selecting a health care organization, and registering complaints about accredited facilities.

National Association of Fire Equipment Distributors (NAFED)
This site offers many networked web pages, fire-related listservs, and many other up-to-date references.

National Association of State Fire Marshals
This site offers information on conferences, members, committees, activities, and a host of other information for the state fire marshal.

National Burglar and Fire Alarm Association
This site offers consumer information on how to buy fire alarm systems and tips on home security, member companies by state, false alarm prevention, and other information.

National Fire Sprinkler Association (NFSA)
NFSA's mission is to create a market for the widespread acceptance of competently installed automatic fire sprinkler systems in both new and existing construction, from homes to high-rise. This site contains sprinkler information, seminars and events, an "engineering corner," labor negotiations, fire-related sites, and more.

National Safe Kids Campaign
The National SAFE KIDS Campaign is the first and only national organization dedicated solely to the prevention of unintentional childhood injury-the number one killer of children ages 14 and under. Find information on National SAFE KIDS Week, State and LocalCoalitions, Fact Sheets, Family Safety Check List.

The National Safety Council (NSC)
This site contains information about the Council , Library Resources, Research & Statistics information, Training Resources, and much information on special subject areas is highlighted.

National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC)
Here you can learn more about the volunteer fire service and information regarding membership, training, legislation, and organizational activities.

Operation Life Saver
Operation Lifesaver is a nationwide, non-profit public information program dedicated to eliminating collisions, injuries and fatalities at highway-rail grade crossings and on railroad rights-of-way.

Residential Fire Safety Institute
The site contains several pages of residential fire safety information for consumers, and focuses on residential sprinklers and smoke alarms. At this same site, readers can access information on http://www.firesafehome.org/hotelfiresafety.htm hotel fire safety. It is designed for both consumers and people who plan business meetings and conferences.

Society of Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE)
Here you can learn about the SFPE, its publications, conferences, symposia, grants, chapter information, educational events, etc.

SOS FIRES: Youth Intervention Programs
The mission of this non-profit organization is to prevent youth fire tragedy through education, intervention, and mental health support. Facilitates the exchange of information on the topic of youth firesetting so professionals in all disciplines can better equip themselves to address youth firesetting. There is an interactive message center that allows you to share your experiences or problems so others may offer solutions.

Standards Engineering Society (SES)
SES is a non-profit, technical association dedicated to furthering the knowledge and use of standards and standardization. SES is unique in that it is the only organization in North America committed exclusively to the furthering public awareness and knowledge of standards and standardization. SES provides a neutral forum where standards users and developers can come together to address mutual issues, opportunities, and interests in ways that work to the benefit of everyone involved with, or affected by, standards. 

Women Chief Fire Officers 
The Women Chief Fire Officers organization provides a proactive network that supports, mentors, and educates current and future women chief fire officers. WCFO envisions a fire and rescue service that reflects the advancement of women everywhere; where individuals are valued as leaders because of their knowledge, skills, and abilities.

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