NAFTD 2024 Annual Conference is September 23 to 25, Champaign Illinois.
Wednesday, April 17:
· 10:30 to 11:30 AM EST, Review Draft NAFTD Strategic Plan
· 11:30 AM to 12:15 PM, Vendor/sponsor updates
· 12:15 PM to 1:30 PM: NAFTD Member Roundtable
Thursday, April 18:
· 10:30 to 11:30 AM: NAFTD Mid Year Business Meeting
· 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM: Lightning Talks
· 1:00 to 4:00 PM: Visit NAFTD sponsors in the Exhibit Hall
Join with NAFTD members for networking, education, and training sessions focused on State Fire Training. Meet with exhibitors and vendors displaying the newest innovations for training academies.
The Conference will be September 23 to 25, 2024 at the I Hotel and Illinois Conference Center, located on the University of Illinois Champaign . The Illinois Fire Service Institue (IFSI) will be our host. Join us for a great networking and professional development event, and we will celebrate IFSI's 100th anniversary!
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The administration of the North American Fire Training Directors is pleased to welcome you to its newly developed online undertaking. In our continuing efforts to keep our members, as well as firefighters, departments, and other interested parties, apprised of items of interest regarding the fire service in Canada and the United States, we bring you the NAFTD website.
Advanced technology is one of the most useful tools available to us to bring you the latest developments in fire training, education, legislation, and information. Updated often, this website will give you late-breaking developments in areas such as innovative training props and the latest in high-tech training.
To more easily generate information that will benefit you, we have developed a survey instrument and subscribed to a list serve that allows you to generate feedback that will allow this site to meet your needs. We look forward to hearing from NAFTD members, firefighters and officers, and other interested parties to quickly address the vital issues of today that are important to all of us.
To better understand the link between on-the-job exposure to toxicants and cancer, U.S. Congress directed the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to create the National Firefighter Registry (NFR).
The NFR will be a voluntary registry of all U.S. firefighters, not just those with cancer. The project is being led by the CDC’s National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), which has the knowledge, expertise, experience, and resources to lead this type of project. The NFR will be used to monitor and better understand cancer among firefighters in the U.S.
Participation in the NFR is voluntary. However, it is the position of the North American Fire Training Directors (NAFTD) that all firefighters—structural and wildland, career, and volunteer, active and retired, and those with and without cancer—should take part. Having broad and diverse participation is absolutely critical to the success of the NFR.
By supporting the NFR, NAFTD hopes to learn more about the health risks firefighters’ face. Information gleaned from this project will be useful to fire departments, fire service organizations, standard-setting organizations, and policy makers throughout the country.
NAFTD encourages training directors to take the following steps in anticipation of the NFR opening registration at the end of 2022:
· Advise your organization that the NFR is open to ALL firefighters, not just those with cancer.
· Encourage instructors and students to register and reassure them that the information they provide is confidential. It is anticipated that the entire registration process will take around 30 minutes for many participants. The registration process is likely to be even shorter for new recruits because of their limited work history. More information on the registration process is available at the NFR website (www.cdc.gov/NFR).
· Provide information about the NFR to instructors and students, including the QR code that will direct firefighters to the secure web portal when it launches. Communication materials will be available at the NFR website (www.cdc.gov/NFR) or upon request (email: NFRegistry@cdc.gov)
· Recommend that participating firefighters take part in follow-up questionnaires. These follow-up questionnaires may not be necessary for firefighters to register, but will likely be important for understanding risk factors and answering other important research questions.
· Tell others, including retired and volunteer firefighters, about the NFR. Word-of-mouth will be vital for increasing participation in the NFR.