The strength of CFSI lies in its National Advisory Committee (NAC), a coterie of over 50 trade groups, issue organizations, and professional associations including the leading fire service organizations in the country.

    The NAC convenes semiannually in Washington, DC to discuss federal issues that impact the interest of all first responders. When unanimous agreement is formed, the NAC can pass resolutions calling for Congress to address particular issues. Funding for the United States Fire Administration, reallocation of Spectrum for first responders, and greater involvement of first responders in disaster mitigation are examples of the types of issues the NAC has supported at recent meetings. Only NAC members can introduce resolutions for consideration by the committee.

   The Chairman of the NAC is is Anthony R. O'Neill, VP of the the National Fire Protection Association.  In April of 1998, he was elected as chairman to a two-year term. The Vice Chairman is Chief Dennis Compton, Mesa (AZ) Fire Department and representative of IFSTA.

   Open to the public, the meetings are scheduled in the Spring (the day after the National Fire and Emergency Services Dinner) and the Fall of each year.

American Ambulance Association
American Fire Sprinkler Association
Association of Public Safety Communications Officials
Building & Fire Safety Research Laboratory
Class 1, Inc.
Cooperative Haz-Mat Enforcement Development
Council of Amerian Building Officials
Defense Fire Protection Association
Factory Mutual Research Corporation
Federation of Fire Chaplains
Fire and Emergency Manufacturers & Services Association
Fire Apparatus Manufacturers Association
Fire Chief Magazine
Fire Department Safety Officers Association
Fire Engineering Magazine
Fire Marshals Association of North America
Firehouse Magazine
Foundation for the Health and Safety of American Fire Fighters
Grinnell Corporation
Insurance Committee for Arson Control
International Association of Arson Investigators
International Association of Fire Chiefs
International Association of Fire Fighters
International Fire Buff Associates
International Fire Service Training Association
International Municipal Signal Association
International Society of Fire Service Instructors
JEMS Communications (JEMS & Fire Rescue Magazine)
Metropolitan Committee of the IAFC
National Association of EMS Physicians
National Association of Emergency Vehicle Technicians
National Association of Fire Equipment Distributors
National Association of State Fire Marshals
National Association of State Foresters
National Electrical Manufacturers Association
National Emergency Number Association
National Fire Protection Association
National Fire Sprinker Association
National Society of Executive Fire Officers
National Volunteer Fire Council
The Society of the Plastics Industry
The Tobacco Institute
Underwriters Laboratories
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Many of the more than 50 member organizations of the CFSI National Advisory Council have web sites of their own. Please take the time to visit them and thank them for their contributions to the fire service.

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