Ridge Meets With IFAC Board

March 2004
Fire Chief;Mar2004, Vol. 48 Issue 3, p13
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The article reports on a meeting between Tom Ridge, secretary of Homeland Security and the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) board of directors on January 30, 2004. Ridge acknowledged problems with the process particularly with the pre-purchase of equipment. Many chiefs don't know they can order equipment and may be reimbursed prior to receiving the equipment without cash layout. The IAFC board and Ridge also discussed placards on rail cars. The secretary acknowledged the concerns of the fire service and said he would engage the first responder community in discussions on this issue.


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