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Fire Chiefs Committee - Description

The Fire Chiefs Committee is comprised of officials from local and regional jurisdictions. The Committee meets regularly to address matters pertaining to fire and rescue services, and to exchange information and ideas concerning the delivery of emergency management services and other matters of mutual concern. It also serves to advise the Emergency Preparedness Council (EPC), the Chief Administrative Officers (CAO) Committee, various regional emergency support committees, and the COG Board of Directors on fire and rescue service issues.

There are a number of subcommittees which work under this technical committee, including Communications, EMS, HazMat, Technology, Training, Technical Rescue, Health & Safety, Life Safety, Rail Safety, and Bomb Squads. Each subcommittee consists of individuals with specialized expertise and skills related to the particular topic, and they work and report on critical issues related to these matters. For example, the Fire Communications Subcommittee, working in conjunction with the Fire Chiefs, were able to get Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI) funds from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to put together and maintain the NCR Communication Interoperability Group (NCR CIG). The NCR CIG consists of 1,250 portable radios and ancillary support equipment and is is available to support public safety communications within the National Capital Region for emergency and/or scheduled events. For more information or the forms to request the NCR CIG, please click here.

For additional information related to the Fire committees, please contact Patrick Powell.  




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