ITAC Links

Education Institutions

Find information on fire chain of command, fire incident command, incident command supplies, incident commander responsibilities and more.

www.nfaonline.dhs.gov The National Fire Academy

www.education-portal.com/fire_science_colleges.html Lists largest U.S. Fire Science Colleges by student enrollment

www.uscollegesearch.org/fire-science--firefighting-colleges.html Listing of fire service college and university programs

Fire Action Videos

www.firestormvideos.com Producer of outstanding fireground action videos

www.providencefirevideos.com Rhode Island fire videos by Matt Gregoire

www.fire-police-ems.com/index.shtml Fire videos, books, and more

www.chicagofirevideo.com Chicago area fire videos

www.secondalarmfirefilms.com Philadelphia area fires

Fire & Life Safety Organizations

www.usfa.dhs.gov/fireservice/index.shtm The United States Fire Administration

www.bfsa.org.uk British Fire Services Association

www.nfaaa.org National Fire Academy Alumni Association (membership is free)

www.nsefo.org National Society of Executive Fire Officers

www.publicsafetyexcellence.org Center for Public Safety Excellence (formerly CFAI)

www.iafss.org International Association for Fire Service Science

www.nwcg.gov National Wildfire Coordinating Group

www.iafc.org International Association of Fire Chiefs

www.iaff.org International Association of Fire Fighters

www.nvfc.org National Volunteer Fire Council

www.fireservice.co.uk United Kingdom (British) fire service info

www.jibc.bc.ca/fire/index.htm Justice Institute of British Columbia Fire & Safety Division

www.hkfsd.gov.hk/home/eng/index.htm Hong Kong Fire Services Department

Fire Service Nostalgia

www.lastresortfd.org Nice website of the Last Resort Fire Department in Seattle, WA

Fire Research

www.fire.gov “Better fire fighting through research”

www.fire.nist.gov The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Building and Fire Research Libratory; free stuff available!

Health & Safety

www.fdsoa.org/home the Fire Department Safety Officers Association (Incident Safety Officer Certification available)

www.cdc.gov/NIOSH/FIRE Fatality investigation reports and more

www.firefighterclosecalls.com Billy Goldfeder and Gordon Graham collaboration

www.firefighternearmiss.com Had a close call? Report it here

www.everyonegoeshome.com

www.osha.gov The Occupational Safety and Health Administration

www.firehero.org The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

Images

www.lafirephotos.com Southern California fire and life safety photography

www.stevespak.com Outstanding FDNY photography and videography by Steve Spak

www.flickr.com/photos/lafd Los Angeles Fire Department 'photostream' (updated regularly)

Incident Management

www.nimsonline.com National Incident Management System

www.ims-consortium.org Developers of the Model Procedures manuals

Periodicals

www.firehouse.com Firehouse magazine, Firehouse.com, and Firehouse conferences

www.fireengineering.com/index.html Fire Engineering and FDIC

www.fpemag.com Official online magazine of the Society of Fire Protection

www.firerescue1.com/firerescue-magazine FireRescue is now partnered with IAFC

www.firefightingincanada.com Firefighting In Canada and the Canadian Firefighter and EMS Quarterly

Risk Management

www.gordongraham.com Gordon Graham's website (Graham Research Consultants)

Software

www.digitalcombustion.com Fire Studio 4.0, sophisticated, easy to use incident simulation software

www.commandsim.com Powerful incident simulation software

www.cadzone.com/default.htm Outstanding pre-incident plan development tools

www.firehousesoftware.com Firehouse Software, fire department records management

Training Resources

www.vincentdunn.com A true gentleman and one of my mentors

www.lbfdtraining.com Long Beach (CA) Fire Department training division (some innovative training stuff); where my Dad worked

www.rftd.org Regional Fire Training Division (my department is one of three that comprise RFTD)

www.animatedknots.com/index.php Ever wonder how to tie a Monkey’s Fist?

www.action-training.com Excellent fire service video training programs

www.fireblast.com Well designed live-fire, forcible entry, and USAR training props (mobile and fixed)

www.fetn.com Fire and Emergency Training Network (also American Heat and PULSE)

www.ifsta.org Fire Protection Publications at Oklahoma State University

www.firebooks.com Looking for a fire service book? . . . you’ll find it here or you won't find it

www.firecommandtraining.com BC John Salka's website

www.firetactics.com Interesting information from the 3-D Firefighting guys

www.1strespondernews.com All kinds of fire service information

www.napd.com The National Academy of Professional Driving (great apparatus driver training program)

Water

www.1ststriketech.com The Vindicator, interesting nozzle technology by First Strike Technology

www.fireflowtechnology.com Paul 'Big Paulie' Sharpiro (“don't mess around, just blast it”)

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