The Friday Report
  August 25, 2023
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The First Responder Mental Health and Wellness Conference will take place Oct. 5-6 at the Norris Conference Center in San Antonio, TX.  This two-day multifaceted training and networking event is for all First Responders, Police, Fire, EMS, Dispatchers, Military/Veterans, Corrections, Coroners, Chaplains, Retired First Responders, Spouses, Professional staff, Clinicians, and all those who work in or around the Public Safety field. 1st Responder Conferences is committed to the emotional, physical, and spiritual well-being of public safety professionals and works with leaders in the public safety professions to make this possible. Partnered with with nonprofit organizations like First H.E.L.P. and ICISF, we work together to make sure all first responders get the resources they need to live a happy and healthy life!

The Fire Leadership Challenge offers the best in leadership focused education through multiple levels of the IAFC's Officer Development Program, FMAC's Fire Marshal Symposium, and by providing the opportunity to create your own custom schedule. This year's event will take place in Keystone, Colorado and will offer a variety of sessions, including:
  •  Create More Buy-In Through Coaching
  •  Applying AI in the Fire Service: Practical Options to Improve Mission Performance
  •  Tackling Carcinogen Exposure in the Wild West: A Focus on Wildland Firefighting

This course features three full days of instruction to help agencies prepare for accreditation under the 10th edition of the CFAI model. It covers the development of the three key documents, the Community Risk Assessment/Standards of Cover, Strategic Plan, and Self-Assessment Manual.

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SOURCE: US Fire Administration
A newly released report on the 2021 Marshall Fire is the first FEMA publication to evaluate building performance and share observations in the aftermath of a wildfire.

The Ready Campaign’s 2023 National Preparedness Month campaign will focus on preparing older adults for disaster, specifically older adults from communities that are disproportionally impacted by the all-hazard events, which continue to threaten the nation.

SOURCE: International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC)
John pledges commitment to inclusive leadership and service that is guided by a vision of inclusion and organizational excellence.

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SOURCE: Texas A&M Forest Service
Emergency grant applications are now open for volunteer fire departments included in Governor Abbott's wildfire disaster declaration. 

"Chief Black is an exemplary leader, and we are fortunate to have such a wealth of experience taking the helm and leading TTFD forward," City Manager David Orr said. 

SOURCE: Texas A&M Forest Service 
Last Friday, a helicopter delivering water to the 150-acre Barth Fire in Caldwell County almost collided with a drone that came within feet of the aircraft.

SOURCE: Texas A&M Forest Service 
Last Friday, a helicopter delivering water to the 150-acre Barth Fire in Caldwell County almost collided with a drone that came within feet of the aircraft.

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2022 Injury Report

The 2022 Injury report is now available for download from the TCFP website via:

August and September Regional Meetings

Dates and locations for the upcoming regional meetings are as follows: 

  • Aug. 29 - San Angelo
  • Sept. 6 - Lubbock

For more information about regional meetings, visit

This update covers the following:
  • New Proposed Treasury Guidance on SLFRF Eligible Uses
  • Resolutions Due Monday for TML Annual Conference
  • Governor Issues Disaster Declaration for 191 Counties
  • Post-Session Update: Annexation Along and Across Rights-of-Way
  • Post-Session Update: Truth in Taxation
  • Post-Session Update: Certificates of Obligation and Anticipation Notes
  • BDO to Host Virtual Meetings on Local Broadband Needs
  • Reminder: BDO Accepting Survey Responses Until Aug. 31
  • SECO Opens Applications for LED Lighting Funding
  • Federal Infrastructure Bill Update

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In this episode of Fire Law Roundup, hosts Brad and Curt discuss a the dismissal of an age-discrimination suit brought by a 46-year old Maryland firefighter recruit, a $20 million suit brought by a terminated fire chief in Oregon, a wrongful death suit brought against an Arizona fire department for not rescuing a victim, a suit by environmental groups in California seeking to block fuel reduction efforts in the San Bernardino National Forest, and a class action lawsuit against utility companies over the Lahaina Fire on the Island of Maui.

In this recent video from Fire Deparment Chronicles, host Jason Patton illustrates a few different songs with the correct tempo for CPR.

In this episode of the leadership series from Fire Engineering, host Stephen Shaw speaks with Raleigh (NC) Battalion Chief Dena Ali about relationships and the role they play in the fire service as well as in our personal lives.