Tom's Favorite Web Sites
These are just a few of the web sites that I have found and enjoyed. Check back often for updates and additions.

Newark, NJ Fire Sites
  • Newark Firefighters Pipe Band
    Link to the home of the Newark Firefighters Pipe Band, the only all city fire department band in the State of New Jersey. The band was founded on ethnic diversity and is made up of active and retired Newark firefighters that share the Tradition, Honor and Pride of the over 200 year old Newark Fire Department. The band has represented our city and department at various functions throughout the tri-state area. The band is self supporting. They rely on proceeds from fundraisers, private functions and parades to meet expenses.
  • Springfield and Hunterdon Publishing
    Springfield and Hunterdon Publishing is the publishing house of the Newark Fire Department Oral History Project. The goal of the Newark Fire Department Oral History Project is to record the views and experiences of members of the Newark, New Jersey Fire Department. The period of focus is 1942 to the present. Springfield and Hunterdon Publishing was started for the sole purpose of preserving the experiences of Newark's bravest and through them the history of the Newark Fire Department by publishing works based on the Oral History Project.

Fire Chief Associations
  • International Association of Fire Chiefs
    Established in 1873, the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) is a powerful network of more than 12,000 chief fire and emergency officers. Our members are the world's leading experts in fire fighting, emergency medical services, terrorism response, hazardous materials spills, natural disasters, search & rescue, and public safety legislation.
  • Missouri Valley Division of the International Association of Fire Chiefs
    The Missouri Valley Division of the International Association of Fire Chiefs is dedicated to supporting the professional development of it's members through educational, leadership and networking opportunities while serving as liaison between State chief's organizations and the International Association of Fire Chiefs.
  • Southwestern Division of the International Association of Fire Chiefs
    The Southwestern Fire Chiefs Association is a five-state Division of the International Association of Fire Chiefs.
  • Colorado State Fire Chiefs Association
    The Colorado State Fire Chiefs' Association is dedicated to providing leadership, education, and support to the Chief Officers of Colorado fire departments in order to reduce the loss of life and property and to protect Colorado's citizens and institutions from all types of emergencies. It values the safety of firefighters, by providing educational opportunities and a safe work environment.
  • New Mexico Fire Chiefs Association
    We are an organization created with the purpose of cooperating with other organizations to promote programs that further the goals and objectives of the fire services within the State of New Mexico. We also seek to develop an active program dedicated to the continual wellbeing of the Fire Services and Emergency Medical Services within our State.

Fire Investigation Sites
  • International Association of Arson Investigators
    The Official Web Site of the International Association of Arson Investigators.
  • interFIRE Online
    interFIRE Online is the complete resource for fire services, fire insurers, law enforcement and others whose duties involve arson investigation, fire investigation safety and fire scene training.
  • is designed to bring the resources of the more than 9000 members of the IAAI together with highly experienced media professionals to provide up to date, high quality training directly to the fire investigators through out the world.

Firefighter Safety Sites
  • FirefighterClose Calls.Com was an idea born from The Secret List, an independent newsletter produced since 1998 in an effort to bring forward the issues involving injury and death to firefighters... often issues that are ignored, quickly forgotten or just not talked about. Originally started as an e-mail group amongst some close friends in the fire service, it is currently received by thousands of fire service members.
  • NIOSH Fire Fighter Fatality Investigation and Prevention Program
    Each year an average of 105 fire fighters die in the line of duty. To address this continuing national occupational fatality problem, NIOSH conducts independent investigations of fire fighter line of duty deaths. This web page provides access to NIOSH investigation reports and other fire fighter safety resources.
  • Vincent Dunn's Web Site
    The web site of Deputy Chief Vincent Dunn, FDNY (Ret.), the author of "Command and Control of Fires and Emergencies," "Safety and Survival on the Fireground," and "Collapse of Burning Buildings."

Fire Training Sites
  • New Mexico Firefighters Training Academy
    The Academy is dedicated to meeting the needs of a complex and dynamic fire service by providing programs of the highest quality. The New Mexico Firefighters Training Academy’s objectives and goals are to provide training programs designed to develop the basic and advanced skills necessary for students to be more effective members of the fire service and society; to provide the best instruction and training possible in all areas of the fire service; to serve the public at large by providing education services, training, and counseling; and to provide a means to allow firefighters to demonstrate their ability to meet professional qualification standards.
  • Fired Up Training
    Fired Up Training Services, LLC is a Limited Liability Company that exists to provide top quality training services to members of the fire service. All of our classes are delivered by qualified and experienced fire service professionals who are eager to provide your members with a quality learning experience. Most have volunteer experience and can tailor presentations to the specific make up of your department. We have taught hundreds of classes to thousands of firefighters.
  • On The Job Emergency Services Training
    The mission of On the Job Emergency Services Training, LLC is to provide quality training and consultation services that instills a culture of leadership, initiative and teamwork to individuals and emergency services organizations. At On the Job EST we believe in learning as much as you can, every training, every incident, every day. Our instructors work with colleagues from across the country that can assist you with many facets of your organization with topics such as Rapid Intervention, Leadership, Technical Rescue, Fire, or Emergency Medical Services.
  • The JTS Association, Inc.
    The JTS Association, Inc. is a highly qualified organization providing Training, Organizational, and Managerial assistance to emergency service organizations throughout Florida, the USA, and Internationally. The emphasis by the firm is to address issues and concerns with realistic and feasible solutions. This is achieved by combining a strong effort in the areas of urban affairs, government, management, and leadership with knowledgeable and recognized individuals in the profession. The staff of the firm has achieved recognition from various sources in the areas of leadership and management. This enables each project team to bring key organizational and professional insight to bear on the situation being addressed.
  • Dr. Harry Carter
    Dr. Harry R. Carter, MIFireE, CFO, is an internationally-known municipal fire protection consultant, author, lecturer, and veteran fire officer. He currently serves as a fire commissioner and is Chairman of the Board of Fire Commissioners for Fire District #2 in Howell Township, New Jersey. Dr. Carter has also served on the adjunct faculty of a number of community colleges in New Jersey, as well as the National Fire Academy in Emmitsburg, Maryland.

Fire Department Web Sites
  • Los Pinos Fire Protection District
    The Los Pinos Fire Protection District provides fire suppression and emergency medical services to a 325 square mile area of Southwest Colorado. The Fire District encompasses portions of LaPlata and Archulata Counties, and includes the communities of Oxford, Tiffany, Allison, Arbolies, and the Town of Ignacio. A substantial portion of the District consists of Southern Ute Tribal Lands, Bureau of Land Management property, territory belonging to the U.S. Forest Service, Division of Wildlife areas, and land owned by the State of Colorado.
  • Farmington, NM Fire Department
    Our mission, in serving the citizens and visitors of Farmington, is to prevent or minimize the loss of life and property through education, emergency intervention, and code interpretation.
  • Newark, NJ Fire Department
    The Official Web Site of the Newark, NJ Fire Department.
  • The Vigilant Hose Company - Emmitsburg, MD
    The Official Web Site of the Vigilant Hose Company (Frederick County Company #6) in Emmitsburg, MD. The protectors of the National Fire Academy.
  • Elizabeth Fire Department “Unofficial” Web Site
    This web site is not an "official" web site of the Elizabeth Fire Department or the City of Elizabeth. The ideas and opinions presented here are not necessarily those of the Fire Department, their officers or membership. The purpose of this site is to preserve the history of the department and present the Elizabeth Fire Department in a positive and professional manner. This site is dedicated to the brave men who protect the City of Elizabeth from the perils of fire and other emergency situations.

Other Fire Sites
  • National Fallen Firefighter Foundation
    The United States Congress created the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation to lead a nationwide effort to remember America's fallen firefighters. Since 1992, the tax-exempt, nonprofit Foundation has developed and expanded programs to honor our fallen fire heroes and assist their families and coworkers.
  • National Fire Academy Alumni Association
    The mission of the National Fire Academy Alumni Association is to increase fire service educational opportunities through support of the National Fire Academy, as accomplished through timely information exchange and membership involvement; to improve firefighter safety and effectiveness through enhanced fire service training and education; and to provide a clearinghouse for fire service educational opportunities and exchange of ideas.
  • U.S. Fire Administration
    Here you will find training and educational opportunities for the Fire Service, allied organizations and individuals working together in disasters and emergencies. Also available are fire statistics, publications, public fire education campaign materials, and information on fire service funding opportunities.
  • National Fire Academy
    As a result of the landmark document America Burning: The Report of the National Commission on Fire Prevention and Control, Public Law 93-498, The Federal Fire Prevention and Control Act of 1974, was signed into law on October 29, 1974. With the passage of PL93-498, the US Fire Administration and its delivery arm, the National Fire Academy, were created.

Fire News Sites
  • 1st Responder News
    1st ResponderNews.Com is the leading provider of Local Emergency Service and Fire News and information for the firefighters, rescue and EMS communities.
  • Firehouse.Com
    Leading news and information for the firefighting, rescue and EMS community with links, breaking news, firefighter jobs & resources, forums and more.
  • Iron Firemen.Com
    My name is Willie Wines and I wanted a site that wasn’t attached to a station or my Department so I could post more of my personal thoughts, opinions and emotions without conflict to my work place (or fear of disipline / retaliation). I shuffled many names through my mind and wanted to assure I paid respect to the Firemen who came, served and fell before me. Wooden Ladders and Iron Firemen was born on a “Blogspot” address.
  • Statter 9-1-1
    Starting in May, 2007 has brought you fire & EMS news from the National Capital area, around the country and around the world. It is written by former television and radio reporter Dave Statter, who, in his youth (a long, long time ago), was a firefighter, EMT, dispatcher and cardiac rescue technician. Dave spent 38 years in broadcasting in the Washington, DC area before retiring in June of 2010. Dave now runs STATter911 Communications, LLC.

Fire Paging & Scanner Sites
  • Incident Page Network
    IPN (the Incident Page Network) provides pager and email notification of major fire and police incidents as they are happening 24 hours a day from all over the United States, Canada and Australia! You'll be notified as the incidents are happening, so you'll always know what's going on
  • Broadcastify.Com
    Broadcastify.Com is the world's largest source of Public Safety, Aircraft, Rail, and Marine Radio live audio streams.
  • 1st Responder Wireless News
    1st Responder Wireless News wirelessly delivers INSTANT breaking news alerts as well as notifications of fire, police, rescue, services, traffic and weather as they are happening.

Fire Buff Sites
  • Federal City Fire Photos
    Chris Oliphant’s interest in the fire service began when he started “buffing” with the Friendship Fire Association in 1993. Chris began his DCFD career in 1999 as a EMT in the EMS Bureau. In 2004 he transferred to the Firefighting Division becoming a career firefighter with Engine Company #17, then in 2008 transferred to Engine Company #29. Chris also owns two rare antique MACK Fire Engines.
  • 5280Fire.Com
    Eric Hurst is the webmaster of 5280Fire.Com. Eric has been shooting fire & emergency scenes for over many years as a volunteer photographer for Littleton Fire Rescue. Eric is a contributing photographer for Fire Rescue Magazine and his work has also been published by Firehouse, 9news, The Villager Newspaper, The Fire Daily News and numerous fire service websites.
  • International Fire Buffs Associates, Inc.
    IFBA's Mission Statement - "To serve as a common ground for Fire Buffs, active in promoting the general welfare of Fire Departments, allied emergency services, their officers and members."
  • New Jersey Metro Fire Photographers
    New Jersey is known in the fire buff world as a state where the fire load is heavy, and the potential fire load is plentiful, and an abundance of apparatus of all sizes and styles. New Jersey also has a dense population of fire buffs throughout its cities and towns. The membership of NJMFP includes volunteer and career firefighters, police officers, dispatchers, fire service magazine staff writers, and buffs, all with the same common interest of fire photography.
  • Orange County, NY Fire
    This site serves as central database for local firefighters and enthusiasts looking for information on the fire departments, stations and apparatus, of Orange County, NY and vicinity.
  • Friendship Fire Association
    Established in December of 1940, the FFA is the all-volunteer support unit of the District of Columbia Fire and Emergency Medical Services Department.
  • DCFD.Com
    District of Columbia Fire Department Unofficial Web Site.