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Illinois Fire Service Institute

“Helping firefighters do their work through training, education, information, research.”


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


American Red Cross

Red Cross disaster relief focuses on meeting people’s immediate emergency needs caused by disaster. When disaster threatens or strikes, the Red Cross provides shelter, food, and health and emotional health service to address basic human needs and assist individuals and families in resuming their normal daily activities independently. The Red Cross also feeds emergency workers like fire fighters and police, handles inquiries from concerned family members outside the disaster area, provides blood and blood products to disaster victims, and helps them access other available resources.


Congressional Fire Services Institute

Established in 1989 as a nonprofit, nonpartisan policy institute, CFSI is designed to educate members of Congress about the needs and challenges of our nation’s fire and emergency services so that the federal government provides the types of training and funding needed by our first responders.


Daily Dispatch

The Daily Dispatch is a FREE scan friendly electronic newsletter distributed each weekday.  The newsletter features current national and state news and fire service announcements in a format that was designed to meet the needs and interests of the busy fire chief and motivated chief officer.  Entry level fire personnel may also benefit by staying connected with fire safety information and other trends in the fire service.


Fallen Firefighters Dress Uniform Program

The goal of the Fallen Fire Fighter Dress Uniform Program is to provide the family losing a loved one in the line of duty, the opportunity to bury that person in a Class ‘A’ Dress Uniform.


Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

FEMA’s mission is to support our citizens and first responders to ensure that as a nation we work together to build, sustain, and improve our capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate all hazards.

With the attitude that in order for firefighters to survive the dangers of the job we must learn how other firefighters have had “Close Calls” and even been injured or killed, this site brings forward issues in an effort to get firefighters to refocus on what’s important. In addition, the site offers resources, news, and information with a focus on firefighter safety. is the professional and social network for firefighters and rescue personnel. Career and volunteer firefighters can find networking opportunities, news, blogs, and more.


Fire Rescue Group Purchasing

The FireRescue GPO is a national group purchasing program. In partnership with the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) and its divisions, the FireRescue GPO brings you group purchasing savings through the collective buying power of fire departments across the country.


International Association of Arson Investigators – Oregon Chapter 31

Group of individuals throughout the State of Oregon with different professional backgrounds united with the purpose of decreasing the occurrence of fire and arson through education and training.


International Association of Fire Chiefs

The International Association of Fire Chiefs represents the leadership of firefighters and emergency responders worldwide


International Code Council

The International Code Council (ICC), a membership association dedicated to building safety and fire prevention, develops the codes used to construct residential and commercial buildings, including homes and schools. Most U.S. cities, counties, and states that adopt codes choose the International Codes developed by the ICC.


International Fire Service Training Association

The International Fire Service Training Association (IFSTA) was established in 1934. The mission of IFSTA is to identify areas of need for training materials and foster the development and validation of training materials for the fire service and related areas. IFSTA is an association of fire service personnel who are dedicated to upgrading firefighting techniques and safety through training.


National Association of State Fire Marshals

The membership of National Association of State Fire Marshals (NASFM) comprises the most senior fire officials in the United States. State Fire Marshals’ responsibilities vary from state to state, but Marshals tend to be responsible for fire safety code adoption and enforcement, fire and arson investigation, fire incident data reporting and analysis, public education and advising Governors and State Legislatures on fire protection.


National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

Congress created the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation to lead a nationwide effort to honor America’s fallen firefighters. Since 1992, the non-profit Foundation has developed and expanded programs that fulfill that mandate. Our mission is to honor and remember America’s fallen fire heroes and to provide resources to assist their survivors in rebuilding their lives.


National Fire Protection Association

The mission of the international nonprofit NFPA, established in 1896, is to reduce the worldwide burden of fire and other hazards on the quality of life by providing and advocating consensus codes and standards, research, training, and education.


National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC)

The National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) is the leading nonprofit membership association representing the interests of the volunteer fire, EMS, and rescue services. The NVFC serves as the voice of the volunteer in the national arena and provides invaluable tools, resources, programs, and advocacy for first responders across the nation.


Northwest Fire Equipment Dealers Association


Oregon Building Codes Division Tri-County Service Center (Clackamas/Multnomah/Washington)

The Oregon License Directory is the official State of Oregon website that provides a single information source for Oregon licenses, certifications, permits, and registrations (all referred to as licenses).


Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training

Our mission is to promote excellence in public safety by delivering quality training and developing and upholding professional standards for police, fire, corrections, parole and probation, and telecommunications personnel, in addition to licensing private security providers and private investigators in Oregon.


Oregon Department of Forestry

The Oregon Department of Forestry was established in 1911. It is under the direction of the State Forester who is appointed by the State Board of Forestry. The statutes direct the state forester to act on all matters pertaining to forestry, including collecting and sharing information about the conditions of Oregon’s forests, protecting forestlands and conserving forest resources.


Oregon Department of Transportation

The Oregon Department of Transportation began life in 1913 when the Oregon Legislature created the Oregon Highway Commission to “get Oregon out of the mud.” Today, the Oregon Department of Transportation works to provide a safe, efficient transportation system that supports economic opportunity and livable communities for Oregonians. We develop programs related to Oregon’s system of highways, roads, and bridges; railways; public transportation services; transportation safety programs; driver and vehicle licensing; and motor carrier regulation.


Oregon Fire Apparatus and Equipment Mechanics Association

The purpose of this organization is to provide complete and comprehensive education and certification on the service and maintenance of emergency apparatus.

OFAEMA works with the Emergency Vehicle Technician Certification Program to assure that all of our preparation classes meet their education standards.  This will assure that the training mechanics receive at the local level is consistent with the training recognized by other states.


Oregon Fire Chiefs Association EMS Section

The EMS Section is a recognized sub-group of the Oregon Fire Chiefs Association, with a purpose to promote EMS within the fire service, assist the OFCA on EMS issues and to provide fire based EMS with a voice.


Oregon Fire District Directors Association

Our Mission: To serve and strengthen through the provision and coordination of timely information, education, and legislation.


Oregon Fire Instructors Association

The Oregon Fire Instructors Association is an organization made up of fire instructors from throughout the state of Oregon. It is governed by twenty, elected representatives from local and regional training associations.


Oregon Fire Marshals Association

The vision of the Oregon Fire Marshals Association is to support the fire service by providing education, forums for discussion and information, and identifying current fire and life safety issues, as well as, assisting in targeted campaigns in order to make our State safe.


Oregon Fire Service Honor Guard

The Oregon Fire Service Honor Guard is made up of members of the fire service, paid and volunteer, from the entire state. Members serve on their own time at their own expense to provide honors to the fallen, to provide assistance to their families and to post colors at major fire service events.


Oregon Fire Service Office Administrators

Oregon Fire Service Office Administrators is a networking and educational organization for administrative personnel serving Oregon Fire Service agencies – from Fire Chiefs and Administrative Assistants to Entry Level Clerk positions.

We provide members with training that is timely and pertinent to fire service office personnel by hosting a workshop in the spring and an annual conference in the fall.


Oregon State Firefighters Council 

Oregon Volunteer Firefighters Association

The principal focus of the Association and the Executive Board is to represent and support volunteer emergency responders in the State of Oregon. This mission has expanded to include the offering of disability insurance, grant programs, educational opportunities outside of the annual conference, and legislative representation.


Rogue Valley Fire Prevention Cooperative

The co-op is an interagency nonprofit fire service organization. It unites agencies engaged in fire prevention and public education, promotes an interagency exchange of ideas, programs and resources in the area of fire prevention and public education. It promotes, coordinates and actively supports interagency participation in fire prevention activities. It acts as a central agency for the exchange of professional information among its members. It obtains a reduction in the number of preventable fires within the jurisdiction of the cooperative.


The Fire Service Bookstore

Owned and operated by the Western Fire Chiefs Association, our bookstore is a non-profit entity serving instructors and students by supplying the highest quality training materials on the market.


The Lighthouse Uniform

The Lighthouse Uniform Company believes every Firefighter, by virtue of the risks they take for the sake of their community, deserves and is entitled to a Class A Dress Uniform and has for nearly 50 years done its best to make the acquisition and maintenance of a Fire Department Class A Dress Uniform, easy and affordable.


Trauma Intervention Program

Trauma Intervention Programs, Inc. (TIP) is a national voluntary nonprofit organization dedicated to ensuring that those who are emotionally traumatized in emergency situations receive the assistance they need. To accomplish that goal, TIP Inc. works closely with local communities to establish emergency services volunteer programs. In these programs, well-trained citizen volunteers are called to emergency scenes to assist family members, witnesses, and other bystanders who the emergency system often must leave behind.


U.S Fire Administration

As an entity of the Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency, the mission of the USFA is to provide national leadership to foster a solid foundation for our fire and emergency services stakeholders in prevention, preparedness, and response.


Volunteer & Combination Officers Section (VCOS) of the International Association of Fire Chiefs

The International Association of Fire Chiefs represents the leadership of firefighters and emergency responders worldwide; our members are the world’s leading experts in firefighting, emergency medical services, terrorism response, hazardous materials spills, natural disasters, search and rescue, and public safety policy. offers information and resources to volunteer and combination departments. The site addresses the unique issues that all volunteer departments share. These include, but are not limited to, bylaws, fundraising, grants, recruitment and retention, standard operating procedures/guidelines, and training.

Western Fire Chiefs Association

The purpose of the WFCA is to serve as a representative of choice of (and for) career and volunteer leaders of fire related emergency service organizations throughout the WFCA member states and the Western Pacific Islands.  The WFCA helps develop, and supports the work of, those leaders and organizations in order that they may best provide for the protection of people and the environment from the occurrence and outcomes of fires and other natural, technological and human-behavior-caused emergencies.


Wildland fire fighter foundation

Wildland Firefighter Foundation’s main focus is to help families of firefighters killed in the line of duty and to assist injured firefighters and their families.  We honor and acknowledge past, present, and future members of the wildland firefighting community, and partner with private and interagency organizations to bring recognition to wildland firefighters.