As part of the FSTAR expansion, the IAFC is seeking a qualified group of 7-10 stakeholders to inform the development of FSTAR. FSTAR stakeholders are champions of research and should be able to offer solutions to help in overcoming barriers to the adoption of research-based outcomes. For more information on how to submit your name and information for consideration, please click here.
The video of the presentations during the September 22-23, 2014 FSTAR Townhall Sessions in Austin, Texas, are available for viewing. Please click here to see Dan Madrzykowski 's(NIST) presentation and click here for Chief Cecil Clay's (Oklahoma City Fire Department) presentation. Please share these links with your department.
Videos of the presentations from the September 19, 2014 FSTAR Townhall in Oklahoma City are now available. Click here to access all the videos.
New Evidence-Based Practices for Strategic and Tactical Firefighting just released by Jones and Bartlett's as an addendum to their Fundamentals.
This is a free resource for firefighters to use with the Fundamentals of Fire Fighting Skills. Please visit the link here.
FSTAR, in partnership with the Oklahoma State University (OSU) and with technical assistance from the Oklahoma City Fire Department will be providing a live stream its Town Hall in Oklahoma City, OK, on September 19. Click here to see the live stream.
Consolidate scientific research into one comprehensive resource
Translate scientific findings into suggestions for operational practice
Increase understanding of the impact of new construction materials and modern day fuel loads on fire behavior
Identify safer firefighting tactics based on scientific data
Improve firefighter safety by bringing ‘science to the streets’
Educate firefighters and Incident Commanders on the fire dynamics and building response factors that cause and contribute to fireground injuries and fatalities
The IAFC represents the leadership of firefighters and emergency responders worldwide. Its mission is to support current and future career, volunteer, fire-rescue and EMS chiefs, chief fire officers, company officers and managers of emergency service organizations throughout the international community through vision, information, education, services and representation to enhance their professionalism and capabilities.