Fire Service Organizations
IAFF – International Association of Firefighters
International Association of Black Professional Firefighters
International Association of Fire Chiefs
National Wildfire Suppression Association
National Volunteer Fire Council
U.S. Fire Administration
Other Sites of Interest
Video produced by the California Fire Fighter Joint Apprenticeship Committee:
Bereavement Uniform Program
The Bereavement Dress Uniform Program exists to ensure every emergency service provider is afforded the honor and every emergency service provider’s family has the opportunity to bury their loved one in a dress uniform, at no cost to the family. To learn more, to donate or to get a uniform, call the Lighthouse Uniform Company at 1-800-426-5225.
Commission on Professional Credentialing
The mission of the Commission on Professional Credentialing (CPC) is to assist in the professional development of emergency service personnel by providing guidance for career planning through participation in the Professional Designation Program.
Federal Mediation & Conciliation Service
Since 1947, they have provided mediation and arbitration services to industry, communities and government agencies worldwide. Their mission is to improve labor-management relations, to promote collective bargaining and to enhance organization effectiveness.
Work Life Law
The Center for WorkLife Law (WorkLife Law or WLL) is a nonprofit research and advocacy group with a unique “six stakeholder” model that reflects our belief that many different stakeholders are ready, willing, and able to play a role in sparking social and organizational change around work/life issues.
Assisting Fire Departments in the realization of their diversity recruitment goals.
Equal Rights Advocates
Equal Rights Advocates, a San Francisco-based “women’s law center litigating, educating and organizing for your rights”
Feminist Majority Foundation
The Feminist Majority Foundation’s site has information on a wide range of women’s issues, from breast cancer to women & girls in sports. The National Center for Women in Policing is part of this organization. Their site also offers state-by-state listings of agencies that may be helpful to women who have been sexually harassed on the job.
Firefighter Cancer Foundation
Working to extinguish firefighter cancer.
The Firefighters’ Bookstore
German Career Women Firefighters
The website of the German career women firefighters, in connection with the German firefighters’ union. The organization holds an annual meeting the first weekend of November. Note: This site is in German only.
IAFC Volunteer Workforce Solutions
Over the past several years, Women in Fire has been working with the IAFC Volunteer Workforce Solutions on the creation of materials to assist with recruitment and retention. Results of this collaboration include a site filled with marketing templates and the Guide for Creating a Diverse and Inclusive Department.
Legal Momentum (formerly NOW Legal Defense and Education Fund)
National Organization for Women
The National Organization for Women
Real World Training and Consulting
RealWorld Training & Consulting, owned by retired fire lieutenant Linda Willing, offers “practical support for fire and emergency services managers.” RealWorld specializes in training on diversity issues, mediation, and conflict resolution. The site features an excellent newsletter discussing current issues in these areas.
Safety Risks to Emergency Responders from Lithium-Ion Battery Fires in Electric Vehicles
The National Transportation Safety Board issued Safety Report 20/01 “Safety Risks to Emergency Responders from Lithium-Ion Battery Fires in Electric Vehicles” Jan. 13, 2021. This video summarizes that report and focuses on the safety risks to first and second responders posed by electric vehicles that are powered by high-voltage, lithium-ion batteries.
Wildland Firefighters Foundation
The website of the Wildland Firefighters Foundation
Women’s Research and Education Institute
Women’s Research & Education Institute. This D.C.-based organization for several years had an ongoing project on women in the military, and held a biennial conference on women in uniform.