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    • Introduction to Fire Protection 3rd Edition
    • Chapter 5 Public and Private Support Organizations
    • Objectives
      • Identify types of support organizations
      • Identify the purpose of specific organizations
      • List how these organizations assist the fire service
      • Identify the organization to contact when information regarding a specific subject is required
    • Introduction
      • Numerous organizations are related to the fire service
        • National and international
        • State
        • Local
      • Purposes and memberships vary
      • This chapter covers only selected organizations
    • National and International Organizations
      • American Red Cross (ARC)
        • Assists disaster victims and workers (see Figure 5-1)
      • Building Officials and Code Administrators (BOCA)
        • Creator of one of three U.S. model fire codes
      • Chemical Transportation Emergency Center (CHEMTREC)
        • 24-hour hotline for chemical emergencies
    • National and International Organizations (con’t.)
      • Factory Mutual Engineering and Research Corporation (FM)
        • Evaluates fire protection devices and equipment
      • Fire Marshal’s Association of North America (FMANA)
        • Exchanges information on fire prevention and arson
    • National and International Organizations (con’t.)
      • FIRESCOPE
        • Developed and constantly revises the Incident Command System
      • Insurance Services Office (ISO)
        • Gathers information for setting fire insurance rates
      • International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC)
        • Furthers advancement of the professional fire service
    • National and International Organizations (con’t.)
      • International Fire Code Institute (IFCI)
        • Creator of one of the three U.S. model fire codes
      • International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF)
        • Largest union organization representing firefighters
    • National and International Organizations (con’t.)
      • International City Managers Association (ICMA)
        • Local government management professionals
      • International Conference of Building Officials (ICBO)
        • Develops model building codes
    • National and International Organizations (con’t.)
      • International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC)
        • Assists Assembly of Congress through accreditation, education, and arbitration
      • International Fire Service Training Association (IFSTA)
        • Publishes fire service training manuals
    • National and International Organizations (con’t.)
      • National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)
        • Develops standards for fire equipment and systems
        • Publishes textbooks
      • National Response Center (NRC)
        • Notifies agencies involved in hazardous materials emergencies
    • National and International Organizations (con’t.)
      • National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG)
        • Develops training and reference materials for wildland firefighting
      • Southern Building Code Congress International (SBCCI)
        • Creator of one of the three U.S. model codes
      • Underwriters Laboratories (UL)
        • Tests, lists, and marks materials that are safe
    • Federal Organizations
      • Department of Transportation (DOT)
        • Regulates transportation of hazardous materials in the U.S.
      • Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
        • Integrates federal, state, and local governments to protect U.S.
      • Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
        • Coordinates federal disaster response
    • Federal Organizations (con’t.)
      • Emergency Management Institute (EMI)
        • Provides emergency management training for local government personnel
      • National Emergency Training Center (NETC)
        • Center for public organizations to meet for emergency response training
      • National Fire Academy (NFA)
        • Training organization for fire service professionals
    • Federal Organizations (con’t.)
      • National Firefighting Equipment System (NFES)
        • Publishes reference and training manuals on wildland firefighting
      • United States Forest Service (USFS)
        • Provides fire protection to National Forests
      • Bureau of Land Management (BLM)
        • Provides fire protection to BLM
    • Figure 5-2 United States Forest Service Figure 5-3 Bureau of Land Management
    • Federal Organizations (con’t.)
      • National Park Service (NPS)
        • Provides fire protection to NPS
      • National Interagency Fire Center (NIFC)
        • Coordinates firefighting resources for wildland fires
      • Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (BATF)
        • Gathers and processes evidence for arson and bomb incidents
    • Federal Organizations (con’t.)
      • Department of Defense (DOD)
        • Assists fire department with antiterrorism training and response
      • National Institutes for Safety and Health (NIOSH)
        • Addresses the problem of firefighter fatalities
      • Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
        • Ensures safe working conditions
    • State Organizations
      • Office of State Fire Marshal (OSFM)
        • Enforces state fire laws
        • Promotes fire-related legislation
        • Develops statewide training programs
      • State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA)
        • Provides assistance to local government in disaster response, recovery, and mitigation
    • State Organizations (con’t.)
      • State Forestry Department/Department of State Lands
        • Provides fire protection on state lands
      • Office of Emergency Management (OEM)
        • Coordinates with local fire agencies in response to disasters
    • Local Organizations
      • Burn foundations
        • Raises funds for burn treatment and assistance
      • Police department
        • Provides evacuation and traffic control in emergencies
        • Assists in arson investigations
      • Emergency Operations Center (EOC)
        • Serves as focal point in regional incidents
    • Local Organizations (con’t.)
      • Building department
        • Helps to ensure fire safety in structures
      • Water department
        • Helps to ensure adequate water supply
      • Planning department/Zoning commission
        • Determines what is built where
    • Local Organizations (con’t.)
      • Street department
        • Maintains and regulates streets and bridges
        • Advises fire department of closures
        • Provides heavy equipment to fire department when needed
      • Judicial system
        • Assists with lawsuits and criminal prosecution
    • Local Organizations (con’t.)
      • Emergency Medical Services Agency (EMS)
        • Monitors emergency medical training
        • Oversees private ambulance providers
        • Assists in mass casualty incidents
      • Community service organizations
        • Sources of revenue, equipment, and assistance with fire service public relations
        • Examples: Kiwanis, Rotary
    • Periodical Publications
      • Sources of the latest developments in fire and emergency service
      • Examples
        • AMERICAN FIRE JOURNAL
        • FIRE CHIEF
        • FIRE ENGINEERING
        • FIREHOUSE
        • NFPA JOURNAL
        • JOURNAL of EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES
      • Numerous resources are available to help the fire service achieve its goals
        • Raises professional standards
        • Promotes legislation
        • Assists at emergencies
      • Fire service professionals can contact organizations to gather needed information on a wide variety of subjects
      Summary