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NSEFO, CFSI issue Firefighter Code of Ethics

Issue 10 and Volume 165.

To offer fire service leaders guidance in resolving complex ethical issues that may emerge in local fire and emergency medical service (EMS) organizations, the National Society of Executive Fire Officers (NSEFO) and the Congressional Fire Services Institute (CFSI) have released the Firefighter Code of Ethics. Fire and EMS organizations are invited to adopt the Code, the end product of almost two years of work by the NSEFO board of directors. The U.S. Fire Administration, in acknowledging “the importance of this first of its kind fire service ethics statement,” has posted it throughout the National Fire Academy’s (NFA) facilities and will now include the statement in all course materials distributed to NFA students. The Introduction to the Code describes its purpose as follows: …. The purpose of this National Firefighter Code of Ethics is to establish criteria that encourage fire service personnel to promote a culture of ethical integrity and high…

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