The next CSFC Critical Issues Briefing will be held on Monday, June 13 from 8:45am to 2:30pm at the Manor Vail Lodge, 595 Vail Valley Drive, Vail, CO 81657.
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[April 28, 2015] Garry Briese, Executive Director of Colorado State Fire Chiefs, today attended the Larimer County Administrative Matters meeting to recognize Larimer County, the Sheriff's Office and the Yellow Jackets Fire Crew for being the first to 'step up' to assist with the May 2014 'Broken Arrow Mobilization Exercise' at the Budweiser Events Center, aimed at practicing mobilization of resources during an emergency.
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FirstNet, the First Responder Network Authority, will be the first high-speed wireless, broadband data and cellular voice network dedicated to public safety, which will facilitate communication for first responders? daily and in the event of emergencies. FirstNet will provide public safety-grade quality of service, and local control of prioritization and preemption, enabling access to applications and system coverage where public safety needs it most.
Presentation by Garry Briese
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In April 2013 the Colorado State Fire Chiefs (CSFC) learned that they were awarded an $880,600 federal grant to help retain and recruit volunteer emergency responders within the state. This direct federal assistance, provided through the competitive Staffing for Adequate Fire & Emergency Response (SAFER) grant program, will help local fire departments throughout the state increase staffing of frontline firefighters by providing retention and recruitment training to fire service leaders and implementing a statewide marketing campaign. This grant was awarded to help increase the number of total volunteers in local fire departments and will be successful if all Colorado fire service leaders work together to take full advantage of the opportunities included in the grant.
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Colorado State Fire Chiefs is committed to helping all of Colorado's fire and emergency services providers support and serve their communities. Some of CSFC's past and present projects include:
CSFC's members form a vast network of peers, providing a sounding board for chief officers to share ideas and concerns, and find solutions to challenges facing their organizations.
CSFC also is able to interact directly with its members to provide and receive important and timely information affecting their departments and communities, including e-mail notifications of important issues facing the provision of fire and emergency services; monthly updates; and member surveys. As a thank-you for their support, CSFC's members receive discounted rates at many CSFC-sponsored events, including the Fire Leadership Challenge. If you are interested in becoming a member of CSFC, please notify the executive director by email or telephone. Contact the director via email or by telephone at: 303-381-4960.
Colorado State Fire Chiefs represents the fire and emergency services needs of Colorado's public and providers to the following organizations, committees, and initiatives, and provides the mechanism for information sharing and two-way communications:
The CSFC also is the sponsoring organization for the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation Local Assistance State Team (LAST), which provides support and assistance to local fire departments, upon request, in the event of line-of-duty deaths.
CSFC General Membership Meetings are held quarterly in March, June, September, and December in various locations around the State. These meetings are intended to be educational and each includes a featured topic and speaker. General Membership Meetings also allow CSFC members to network with peers and to provide input into the CSFC's direction and position on public policy issues.
The CSFC has established ten sections to permit members in specialized fire service-related fields to collaborate and communicate with one another regarding their unique role in providing fire and emergency services to the public.
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The following sections have been recently added. Please check back for more information regarding these new sections.
The chairperson of each section sits on the CSFC Board of Directors.
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