COVID-19 UPDATES & RESOURCES:
The following are clickable links to resources and updated regularly.
A message from the State Fire Marshal for all departments:
The OSFM is requesting that all fire departments and EMS services notify their office of any department members currently on quarantine due to COVID-19, and especially any firefighters that have tested positive for COVID-19. It is important that we track these numbers in order to ensure mutual aid assistance and other resources for affected departments as this crisis continues. Your cooperation will help keep fire protection at an effective level across the state. Please send these reports to me directly at Matt.Perez@illinois.gov - To view the current quarantine report, click here
IAFPD Message Regarding COVID-19 3/22/20
Illinois Government & Legislative Updates 3.27.20 prepared by Brittan Bolin, IAFPD Lobbyist
What Fire Service and Emergency Medical Services Personnel Need to Know
All content in this document is from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website and can be found at cdc.gov
Guidance to Public Bodies on the Open Meetings Act and the Freedom of Information Act during the COVID-19 Pandemic”
Memo for Districts Re: FMLA Paid Sick and CARES Act 4.1.20
Executive Order No. 8 - Stay At Home order
Executive Order No. 7 - Open Meetings Act, 5 ILCS 120 et seq., and allows local government meetings to occur without in-person attendance.
Illinois Firefighter Medal of Honor Ceremony (May 12) Cancelled until further notice
Illinois Fire Chiefs Symposium (May 13-15) Cancelled
June 2020 IFSI Fire College Postponed & Cadet Fire School Cancelled
IAFPD Annual Conference in June has not changed as of yet. We are monitoring the crisis on a daily basis and will keep all members and conference supporters apprise of any developments.
Links to Illinois Fire Service Partner COVID-19 Resource Pages
Click on organization to be directed to the agency's COVID information
OSFM IFSI IFCA MABAS
Thank You Winter Conference Attendees!
A record number of attendance including 175 Trustees, Chiefs and Officers from 59 Downstate Fire Districts gathered for a great weekend of:
Watch for the event highlights and the dates for next year's Winter Conference in the Spring issue of The Fire Call .
Now available On-Demand!
You, Your Association & the Illinois General Assembly
Join IAFPD’s Lobbyist for an introduction, or perhaps refresher, in the legislative process in Illinois. From the election of legislators to the passage of bills and your role in the process, Brittan Bolin gives an easy to follow guided tour. Participants will gain a better understanding of the legislative process, including when and how bills are amended and passed from one chamber to the next and how committees function. As local governments face challenges, this program shows fire officials the importance of working relationships with their lawmakers and will provide insight on how and when to effectively communicate with their offices.
IAFPD members get discounted pricing. To view a full list of past programs available on-demand check out the Online Learning Library.
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