FireRescue 2009 Resource Guide

Published Thursday, January 1, 2009

CONTENTS
• National Associations & Organizations
• Fire Training by State 40 Fire & Rescue Training by State
• National Fire Training

FireRescue’s 2009 Resource Guide includes a listing of fire-rescue associations and organizations as well as a list of training resources. Whenever possible we’ve included e-mail addresses and Web sites.
We hope you find this guide useful. If your organization or event isn’t included please contact us at frm.editor@elsevier.com. We’ll do our best to include you in next year’s Resource Guide.

NATIONAL ASSOCIATIONS & ORGANIZATIONS
American Ambulance Association
8400 Westpark Dr. 2nd Floor
McLean VA 22102
Tel: 800/523-4447
Fax: 703/610-0210
E-mail: aaa9-1-1@the-aaa.org
Web: www.the-aaa.org
Member benefits: certification program; reduced rates at Web library conferences trade shows and seminars; quarterly magazine; and member alerts.

American Avalanche Association
P.O. Box 2831
Pagosa Springs CO 81147
Tel: 970/946-0822
Fax: 970/731-2831
E-mail: aaa@avalanche.org
Web: www.americanavalancheassociation.org
Member benefits: The Avalanche Review; information from the research committee; and introductory and advanced courses including backcountry pro and mountaineering.

American Burn Association
625 N. Michigan Ave. Ste. 2550
Chicago IL 60611
Tel: 312/642-9260
Fax: 312/642-9130
E-mail: info@ameriburn.org
Web: www.ameriburn.org
Member benefits: access to a members-only Web site with links; continuing education through home-study programs; access to ABA publications; and national representation for burn care fire safety and emergency care systems.

American Civil Defense Association
Business Office
11576 S. State St. Ste. 502
Draper UT 84020
Tel: 801/501-0077
Fax: 800/403-1369
E-mail: info@tacda.org
Web: www.tacda.org
Member benefits: subscription to the Journal of Civil Defense.

American Rescue Dog Association
P.O. Box 613
Bristow VA 20136
Tel: 888/775-8871
E-mail: information@ardainc.org
Web: www.ardainc.org
Member benefits: membership in local units online newsletter member list and training. 

Association of Public Safety Communications Officials International
351 N. Williamson Blvd.
Daytona Beach FL 32114-1112
Tel: 386/322-2500; 888/272-6911
Fax: 386/322-2501
E-mail: apco@apcointl.org
Web: www.apcointl.org
Member benefits: subscription to Public Safety Communications; eBulletin; frequency coordination services; discounts on training and events; white papers; training solutions; access to subject matter experts; affinity programs including car rental VISA and mortgage services; and more.

Black Chief Officers Committee (BCOC)
PO Box 618171
Orlando FL 32861-8171
Web: www.blackchiefofficer.com

Congressional Fire Services Institute
900 Second St. N.E. Ste. 303
Washington D.C. 20002-3557
Tel: 202/371-1277
Fax: 202/682-FIRE (3473)
E-mail: update@cfsi.org
Web: www.cfsi.org

Fire & Arson Investigations Forum
Web: www.forumworld.com/arson-investigations/list
Discussion board of fires under investigation worldwide

Fire & Emergency Manufacturers & Services Association
P.O. Box 147
Lynnfield MA 01940-0147
Tel: 781/334-2771
Fax: 781/334-2771
E-mail: info@femsa.org
Web: www.femsa.org
Member benefits: quarterly newsletter FEMSA News education on management and marketing techniques discount programs seminars insurance warning labels and user information guide.

Fire Apparatus Manufacturers Association
P.O. Box 397
Lynnfield MA 01940-0397
Tel: 781/334-2911
Fax: 781/334-2911
E-mail: info@fama.org
Web: www.fama.org
Member benefits: listing in the FAMA Buyer’s Guide.

Fire Department Safety Officers Association
P.O. Box 149 Ashland MA 01721-0149
Tel: 508/881-3114
Fax: 508/881-1128
E-mail: fdsoa@fdsoa.org
Web: www.fdsoa.org
Member benefits: Health & Safety monthly newsletter Safety-Gram a monthly training guide for safety officers safety publications on Web site seminars and online forum.

Fire Equipment Manufacturers Association
1300 Sumner Ave.
Cleveland OH 44115-2851
Tel: 216/241-7333
Fax: 216/241-0105
E-mail: fema@taol.com
Web: www.femalifesafety.com

Helicopter Association International
1635 Prince St.
Alexandria VA 22314-2818
Tel: 703/683-4646
Fax: 703/683-4745
E-mail: rotorquestions@rotor.com
Web: www.rotor.com
Member benefits: scholarships and reduced rates for courses at HeliExpo.

Institution of Fire Engineers USA Branch
4611 Strathblane Pl.
Alexandria VA 22304-2349
Tel: 703/751-6416
Fax: 703/370-5886
Web: www.ife-usa.org

International Association of Arson Investigators
2151 Priest Bridge Dr. Ste. 25
Crofton MD 21114
Tel: 410/451-3473
Fax: 410/451-9049
Web: www.firearson.com
Member benefits: training and certification programs representation in NFPA communities quarterly issues of The Fire and Arson Investigator and annual membership CD with committee listings and members.

International Association of Dive Rescue Specialists
201 N. Link Lane
Fort Collins CO 80524
Tel: 800/423-7791
Fax: 970/482-0893
Web: www.iadrs.org
Member benefits: shared resources Searchlines magazine 24-hour help line IADRS patch and ID kit discounts on Dive Rescue International courses access to discussion board preferred pricing on products from SAR Manager and software from Sea Wolff Diving.

International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC/ICHIEFS)
4025 Fair Ridge Dr. Ste. 300
Fairfax VA 22033-2868
Tel: 703/273-0911
Fax: 703/273-9363
E-mail: iafchq@iafc.org; onscene@ichiefs.org
Web: www.iafc.org; www.ichiefs.org
Member benefits: subscription to FireRescue magazine On Scene newsletter discounted conference rates discounted fees for distance-learning programs membership in regional chapters.

International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF)
1750 New York Ave. N.W. Ste. 300
Washington D.C. 20006-5395
Tel: 202/737-8484
Fax: 202/737-8418
Web: www.iaff.org
Membership benefits: determined by each local union.

International Code Council
500 New Jersey Ave. N.W. 6th Floor
Washington D.C. 20001-2070
Tel: 888/422-7233
Fax: 202/783-2348
E-mail: webmaster@iccsafe.org
Web: www.iccsafe.org

International Fire Service Training Association
930 N. Willis
Stillwater OK 74078-8045
Tel: 800/654-4055 Fax: 405/744-8204
E-mail: customer.service@osufpp.org
Web: www.ifsta.org
Member benefits: invitation-only conference and the publication Speaking of Fire.

International Rescue & Emergency Care Association
P.O. Box 431000
Minneapolis MN 55443
Tel: 800/85-IRECA (47322)
E-mail: rescuer@ireca.org
Web: www.ireca.org
Member benefits: reduced rates at annual conference quarterly newsletter Rescuer bookstore with reduced rates on rescue and EMS titles.

International Society of Fire Service Instructors
2425 Highway 49 E.
Pleasant View TN 37146
Tel: 800/435-0005
Fax: 615/746-1170
E-mail: info@isfsi.org
Web: www.isfsi.org
Member benefits: Legislative representation partnerships with fire service training working groups access to archived information personalized membership card networking opportunities and mentoring programs.
 

Insurance Services Office Mitigation Online
Tel: 800/444-4554
Web: www.isomitigation.com
 

National Association of Emergency Vehicle Technicians
151 Lexington Rd.
Shirley NY 11967
Tel: 800/446-2388
Fax: 704/278-1062
E-mail: president@naevt.org
Web: www.naevt.org
Member benefits: seminars and workshops NAEVT training official recognition of emergency vehicle technicians and monthly newsletter The Technician.
 

National Association of Fire Equipment Distributors
122 S. Michigan Ave. Ste. 1040
Chicago IL 60603
Tel: 312/461-9600
Fax: 312/461-0777
Web: www.nafed.org

National Association
of Fire Investigators

857 Tallevast Rd.
Sarasota FL 34243
Tel: 877/506-NAFI; 941/359-2800
Fax: 941/351-5849
Web: www.nafi.org
 

National Association of Hispanic Firefighters
427 W. 10th St.
Dallas TX 75208
Tel: 408/294-7679
E-mail: nahf@nahf.org
Web: www.nahf.org
 

National Association for Search & Rescue
P.O. Box 232020
Centreville VA 20120-2020
Tel: 703/222-6277; 877/893-0702
Fax: 703/222-6277
E-mail: info@nasar.org
Web: www.nasar.org
Member benefits: reduced rates at online bookstore.
 

National Fire Academy U.S. Fire Administration
16825 S. Seton Ave.
Emmitsburg MD 21727
Tel: 301/447-1000
Fax: 301/447-1346
Web: www.usfa.fema.gov/training/nfa
 

National Fire Protection Association
1 Batterymarch Park
Quincy MA 02169-7471
Tel: 800/344-3555; 617/770-3000
Fax: 617/770-0700
Web: www.nfpa.org
Member benefits: right to vote on codes and standards; staff assistance for information and interpretation of codes; 10-percent discount on purchases; and Web site benefits including certain electrical-code information.
 

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration EMS Division
1200 New Jersey Ave. S.E.
Washington D.C. 20590
Tel: 888/327-4236
Web: www.nhtsa.dot.gov
 

National Institute for Urban Search & Rescue
P.O. Box 91648
Santa Barbara CA 93190
Tel: 800/767-0093; 805/569-5066
Fax: 805/966-6178
E-mail: niusr@cox.net
Web: www.niusr.org
 

National Ski Patrol
133 S. Van Gordon St. Ste. 100
Lakewood CO 80228-1708
Tel: 303/988-1111
Fax: 800/222-ISKI (4754)
E-mail: nsp@nsp.org
Web: www.nsp.org
Member benefits: education programs subscription to quarterly Ski Patrol magazine and educational materials.
 

National Society of Executive Fire Officers
Chief Bill Bingham President
City of Boynton Beach
Fire Rescue Department
100 E. Boynton Beach Blvd.
Boynton Beach FL 33435
Tel: 561/742-6331
E-mail: bingham@ci.boynton-beach.fl.us
Web: www.nsefo.org
Member benefits: provides executive-officer development focus through annual leadership conference; annual recognition of outstanding research projects; support of National Fire Academy and U.S. Fire Academy programs; and quarterly newsletters.
 

National Volunteer Fire Council
7852 Walker Dr. Ste. 450
Greenbelt MD 20770
Tel: 888/ASK-NVFC; 202/887-5700
Fax: 202/887-5291
E-mail: nvfcoffice@nvfc.org
Web: www.nvfc.org
Member benefits: monthly Dispatch newsletter life insurance access to membership part of Web site e-mail updates on legislation discounts on NVFC publications and materials.
 

Occupational Safety & Health Administration
200 Constitution Ave. N.W.
Washington D.C. 20210
Tel: 800/321-6742
Web: www.osha.gov/SLTC/firesafety
 

Society of Fire Protection Engineers
7315 Wisconsin Ave. Ste. 620E
Bethesda MD 20814
Tel: 301/718-2910
Fax: 301/718-2242
Web: www.sfpe.org
 

U.S. Department of Transportation
1200 New Jersey Ave. S.E.
Washington D.C. 20590
Tel: 202/366-4000
Fax: 202/366-7342
E-mail: dot.comments@dot.gov
Web: www.dot.gov
 

U.S. Fire Administration
16825 S. Seton Ave.
Emmitsburg MD 21727
Tel: 301/447-1000
Fax: 301/447-1346
Web: www.usfa.dhs.gov
 

Women in the Fire Service Inc.
4025 Fair Ridge Dr. Ste. 300
Fairfax VA 22033
Tel: 703/896-4858
Fax: 703/273-9363
E-mail: staff@i-women.org
Web: www.i-women.org
Member benefits: subscription to FireWork and WFS quarterly and information packets on relevant subjects.

FIRE TRAINING BY STATE
CALIFORNIA
California Department of Forestry & Fire Protection Academy
4501 State Highway 104
Ione CA 95640-9705
Tel: 209/274-2426
Fax: 209/274-2034
Web: www.fire.ca.gov

California Fire Academy
836 Asilomar Blvd.
Pacific Grove CA 93950
Tel: 831/646-4240
Fax: 831/655-8400
E-mail: nrodda@npc.edu

California State Fire Training
Mailing Address
P.O. Box 944246
Sacramento CA 94244-2460
Location
1131 South St.
Sacramento CA 95814
Tel: 916/445-8200
Fax: 916/445-8128
Web: www.osfm.fire.ca.gov/training/training.php

Central Net Fire
Training Center

18301 Gothard St.
Huntington Beach CA 92648
Tel: 714/536-5414
Fax: 714/374-1504
Web: www.cntraining.com

Monterey County Fire Training Officers Association
Wildland Training School
1635 Broadway Ave.
Seaside CA 93955
E-mail: mschuler@carmelvalleyfire.com
Web: www.mcftoa.org

CONNECTICUT
Connecticut Fire Academy
34 Perimeter Rd.
Windsor Locks CT 06096-1069
Tel: 860/627-6363
Fax: 860/654-1889
Web: www.ct.gov/cfpc/cwp

Wolcott Regional
Fire Training School

P.O. Box 6233
Wolcott CT 06716
Tel: 203/233-3551
E-mail: wsfireschool@sbcglobal.net
Web: www.wsfireschool.org

FLORIDA
Palm Beach Community College
Fire Program

4200 Congress Ave.
Lake Worth FL 33461
Tel: 561/868-3350
Web: www.pbcc.edu/fire

Pensacola Junior College
Firefighting Academy

Warrington Campus
5555 Highway 98
Pensacola FL 32507
Tel: 850/484-2383
Web: www.itech.pjc.edu/fire/fire_academy.htm

St. Petersburg College
Fire Science

Allstate Center
P.O. Box 13489
St. Petersburg FL 33733
Tel: 727/341-4479
Fax: 727/341-4476
Fire Training Center
Tel: 727/572-5315
Fax: 727/572-5356

Volusia County Fire Academy
3889 Tiger Bay Rd.
Daytona Beach FL 32124
Tel: 386/239-6427
Fax: 386/239-6431
Web: www.fldfs.com/sfm/bfst/Standard/StdTCr01.htm

IDAHO
Idaho Emergency
Services Training

650 W. State St. Room 324
Boise ID 83720-0095
Tel: 208/334-3216
Fax: 208/334-2365
Web: www.pte.state.id.us/EmergencyServicesTraining/Home.htm

IOWA
Fire Services Training Bureau

3100 Fire Services Rd.
Ames IA 50011-3100
Tel: 888/469-2374; 515/294-6817
Fax: 800/722-7350; 515/294-2156
Web: www.dps.state.ia.us/fm/fstb/contact.shtml

KANSAS
Butler County Community College Fire Service Training Program

901 S. Haverhill Rd.
El Dorado KS 67042
Tel: 316/321-2222
Fax: 316/322-3109

Dodge City Community College
Fire Service Training Program

2501 N. 14th Ave.
Dodge City KS 67801
Tel: 800/FOR-DCCC; 620/225-1321
Fax: 620/227-9319
E-mail: info@dccc.cc.ks.us
Web: www.dccc.cc.ks.us

Hutchinson Community College
Fire Science Program

1300 N. Plum
Hutchinson KS 67501
Tel: 800/289-3501; 620/665-3500
Fax: 620/665-3310
E-mail: fireinfo@hutchcc.edu
Web: wwwcms.hutchcc.edu/www/programs/firescience.aspx

KENTUCKY
Northern Kentucky
Technical College

90 Campbell Dr.
Highland Heights KY 41076
Tel: 859/441-2010
Fax: 859/441-4252

MICHIGAN
Michigan Firefighters
Training Council

7150 Harris Dr.
Lansing MI 48913
Tel: 517/373-7981
Fax: 517/322-6540

MONTANA
Montana State University
Fire Services Training School

750 Sixth St. S.W. Ste. 205
Great Falls MT 59404
Tel: 406/761-7885; 800/294-5272
Fax: 406/268-3735
Web: www.montana.edu/wwwfire

NEW JERSEY
Burlington County Emergency Services Training Center
53 Academy Dr.
P.O. Box 6000
Westhampton NJ 08060
Tel: 609/702-7157
Fax: 609/702-7100
Web: www.co.burlington.nj.us/departments/public_safety/estc/index.htm

Cumberland County 911 Emergency Communications & Training Center
637 Bridgeton Ave.
Bridgeton NJ 08302
Tel: 856/455-8526
Fax: 856/455-9515
E-mail: cc911@mindspring.com
Web: www.ccpublicsafety.org

Dempster Fire Service
Training Center

350 Lawrence Station Rd.
Lawrenceville NJ 08648
Tel: 609/799-3245
Fax: 609/799-1549
Web: www.dftc.org

Middlesex County Fire Marshal
Fire Academy & Emergency Services Complex

1001 Fire Academy Dr.
Sayreville NJ 08872
Tel: 732/316-7171
Fax: 732/316-7638
Web: www.co.middlesex.nj.us/fireacademy/index.asp

Ocean County Training Center
Fire & EMS Academy

P.O. Box 2191
Toms River N.J. 08754-2191
Tel: 800/723-2088; 609/242-8450
Fax: 609/242-8423
E-mail: joanne_ocfa@juno.com
Web: www.co.ocean.nj.us/TrainingCenter/generalinfo.htm

PENNSYLVANIA
Pennsylvania State Fire Academy

1150 Riverside Dr.
Lewistown PA 17044-1979
E-mail: ra-fire@state.pa.us

TENNESSEE
Tennessee State Fire School

1303 Old Fort Pkwy.
Murfreesboro TN 37129
Tel: 615/898-8010
Fax: 615/893-4184

TEXAS
ACC Fire Training Academy

114 W. Second St.
Taylor TX 76574
Tel: 512/365-1911
Fax: 512/365-8619
Web: www.austincc.edu/fireprot/Academy.html

Collin County Community College Fire Science Department
2200 W. University Dr.
McKinney TX 75070
Tel: 972/548-6790
Web: www.ccccd.edu

Texas Engineering
Extension Services

301 Tarrow 1st Floor
College Station TX 77840-7896
Tel: 877/833-9638; 979/458-6800
Web: http://teexweb.tamu.edu

VIRGINIA
Jefferson College
of Health Sciences
Fire & EMS Technology

920 S. Jefferson St.
Roanoke VA 24016
Tel: 888/985-8483; 540/985-8483
Fax: 540/224-6703
E-mail: admissions@mail.jchs.edu
Web: www.jchs.edu/viewsection.php/prmSID/5
 

WEST VIRGINIA
American Military University

111 W. Congress St.
Charles Town WV 25414
Tel: 877/755-2787
Fax: 304/724-3780
Web: www.amu.apus.edu

WISCONSIN
Lakeshore Technical College
Hazmat Training Center

1290 North Ave.
Cleveland WI 53015-1414
Tel: 888/468-6582
Fax: 920/693-8078
Web: http://gotoltc.com/seminars

Milwaukee Area
Technical College
700 W. State St.
Milwaukee WI 53233-1433
Tel: 414/297-7874
Web: www.matc.edu/matcmain.html

Nicolet Area Technical College
5364 College Dr.
Rhinelander WI 54501
Tel: 800/544-3039; 715/365-4410
Fax: 715/365-4445
E-mail: inquire@nicoletcollege.edu
Web: www.nicoletcollege.edu

FIRE & RESCUE TRAINING BY STATE
ALABAMA
Alabama Fire College
Personnel Standards Commission

2501 Phoenix Dr.
Tuscaloosa AL 35405-8546
Tel: 205/391-3744; 800/241-2467
Fax: 205/391-3747
E-mail: info@alabamafirecollege.org
Web: www.alabamafirecollege.org

ALASKA
Alaska State Department
of Public Safety
Training and Education Bureau

5700 E. Tudor Rd.
Anchorage AK 99507
Tel: 907/269-5789
Fax: 907/338-4375
E-mail: Jodie.hettrick@alaska.gov
Web: www.dps.state.ak.us/Fire

ARIZONA
Arizona Department of Fire Building & Life Safety
State Fire Marshal’s Office

Maricopa County
1110 W. Washington Ste. 100
Phoenix AZ 85007
Tel: 602/364-1003
Fax: 602/364-1052
Web: www.dbfs.state.az.us
Pima County
400 W. Congress Ste. 121
Tucson AZ 85701
Tel: 520/628-6920
Fax: 520/628-6930
Web: www.dbfs.state.az.us

ARKANSAS
Arkansas Fire Academy

P.O. Box 3499
East Camden AR 71711
Tel: 870/574-1521
Fax: 870/574-0817
Web: www.sautech.edu/AFA_welcome.html

Arkansas Fire Academy
Fire Training Satellite

Jonesboro Campus
3105 Fire Academy Dr.
Jonesboro AR 72404
Tel: 870/932-9703
Fax: 870/932-5944
Web: www.sautech.edu/AFA_welcome.html
Lincoln Campus
118 Industrial
P.O. Box 516
Lincoln AR 72744
Tel: 479/824-4045
Fax: 479/824-4540
Web: www.sautech.edu/AFA_welcome.html

Black River Technical College
Fire Training Center

P.O. Box 468
Pocahontas AR 72455
Tel: 870/886-5750
Fax: 870/886-7481
Web: http://firetraining.blackrivertech.org/Default.htm

CALIFORNIA
California Department of Forestry & Fire Protection Academy

P.O. Box 944246
Sacramento CA 94244-2460
Tel: 916/445-8444
Fax: 916/445-8128
Web: www.osfm.fire.ca.gov/training/training.php

North Net Fire
Training Center

2400 E. Orangewood Ave.
Anaheim CA 92806
Tel: 714/978-7304
Fax: 714/634-3676
Web: www.northnettraining.com

COLORADO
Colorado Department
of Public Safety
Division of Fire Safety

Front Range Office
9195 E. Mineral Ave. Ste. 234
Centennial CO 80112
Tel: 720/852-6735
Fax: 720/852-6756
Web: http://dfs.state.co.us

Colorado Department
of Public Safety
Division of Fire Safety

Western Slope Office
724 Monument View Dr.
Grand Junction CO 81505
Tel: 970/263-4140
Fax: 970/263-4146
Web: http://dfs.state.co.us

CONNECTICUT
Commission on Fire
Prevention & Control
Connecticut Fire Academy

34 Perimeter Rd.
Windsor Locks CT 06096-1069
Tel: 860/627-6363
Fax: 860/654-1889
Web: www.ct.gov/cfpc/site/default.asp

Fairfield Fire Department
Regional Fire School

205 One Rod Hwy.
Fairfield CT 06824-6555
Tel: 203/254-4708
Fax: 203/254-4719
E-mail: web@fairfield.com
Web: www.fdfairfield.com/training.htm

Hartford County Fire Emergency Plan Hartford County Regional Fire School
P.O. Box 447
Plainville CT 06062
Web: www.hcfep.org

New Haven Fire Academy
230 Ella Grasso Blvd.
New Haven CT 06516
Tel: 203/946-6215
Fax: 203/946-7881
Web: www.cityofnewhaven.com/fire/trainingandadmin.asp

Valley Fire Chief’s
Training School

P.O. Box 878
Derby CT 06418
Tel: 203/735-1157
Web: www.vfcfireschool.com

DELAWARE
Delaware State Fire School

1461 Chestnut Grove Rd.
Dover DE 19904
Tel: 302/7

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