AFA 2013 Conference…

Make plans now to attend the 2013 AFA Conference in Trussville, Alabama.  This years conference will provide a tremendous training opportunity for members and those wishing to become members.  Dr. John Giduck of the Archangel Group, Ltd. will be presenting a program on school shootings and our role in responding to and mitigating these events.  This a fresh topic that will be a tremendous benefit to the Alabama Fire Service.  Please download the package that is listed on the Conference page () and send in your form by May 31st to reserve your seat.  Space will be limited so please get the conference registration form in ASAP.


Legislative Update SB134 (From Allen Rice)…

Alabama Fire Service:
We are making great headway with the Fire College legislation, thanks to the support that we have received from all of the fire service groups in the state. The next step will be to get the current bill, Senate Bill 134, passed out of the House committee next Wednesday, March 7th. We need as many people as possible to call the members of the committee before next Wednesday and ask them to pass SB 134. When you call, please tell them that all of the following organizations support this legislation:

* Alabama Association of Volunteer Fire Departments

* Alabama Association of Fire Chiefs

* Alabama Firefighters Association

* Professional Firefighters of Alabama

* Firefighters Personnel Standards Commission

* Alabama Joint Fire Council

* Alabama Department of Postsecondary Education
Thank you for your continued support and for helping us push this over the goal line.
Below are the members of the House Education Policy Committee and their contact information:
House Education Policy Committee:
Mary Sue McClurkin, Chair

Phil Williams, Vice Chair

Marcel Black

Elaine Beech

Mac Buttram

Ed Henry

Thomas Jackson

Joseph Mitchell

Kerry Rich

Lesley Vance
Phenix City

Allan Rice
Executive Director
Alabama Fire College and Personnel Standards Commission
2501 Phoenix Drive
Tuscaloosa, AL 35405
(205) 391-3767 office
(205) 533-1034 cell

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Sound the Alarm

Alabama Firefighters Association is please to be a partner in the Sound the Alarm program.

The ICC received a Fire Prevention & Safety Grant to implement Sound the Alarm, and the NVFC is assisting with the execution of this pilot program.

Through Sound the Alarm, teams from Baker Hill Volunteer Fire Department, Eutaw Fire Department, Lower Peach Tree VFD, Priceville Volunteer Fire Department, Uniontown VFD and Waterloo Fire Rescue members, conduct home safety checks, install smoke alarms, and complete follow up evaluations.

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Cyanide Poisoning Treatment Coalition


Columbia SCFD responds to kitchen fire; moderate smoke; HCN meter readings 22ppm.  

HCN is NOT just at Structure Fires, by Captain Jason Krusen, Columbia SC Fire Department.  Learn about HCN readings at dumpster fires.  

Assistance is available to apply for federal funding opportunities for the RAD 57 CO Oximeters.   

During July 2010, 33 firefighters were treated or hospitalized for smoke Inhalation

Visit the CPTC at the Indiana Emergency Response Conference or Fire Rescue International.  Become a member during one of the conferences and win a free ToxiRAE II HCN monitor! 

Wayne Township FD Smoke Symposium in Indianapolis, Indiana October 16 – 17, 2010. Two-day session, which includes one day of hands-on training.  

Join the CPTC and stay in touch with qualified HCN experts. Lifetime membership is a one-time $50.00 tax deductible contribution which provides you with the latest research and training to prevent and treat smoke exposure.

Meet Steven Pasquale (Sean Garrity) from Rescue Me at Fire Rescue International. 

Shawn Longerich

Executive Director

Direct Dial:  317.690.2542

Wear Your Air & Use It!

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