Greetings, all. Wanted to make you aware of the IAFC's free teleconference series called "Best Practices, Great Leaders." We have one coming up Friday, June 2, called "Operational Security for Fire Departments." I'll give a short and sweet overview here, and I'll send along an opt-in e-mail promo to anyone who would like one.

What: IAFC's 'Best Practices, Great Leaders' telecon series
Date: Friday, June 2, 2000
Time: 1 - 2:30 p.m. EST
Cost: FREE to the first 50 registrants
Who should participate: Fire chiefs and incident commanders!
How to register: Call KRM Information Services at 800-775-7654

Like it or not, today's fire and emergency services have an expanded mission, one that includes working with law enforcement agencies on everything from SWAT team operations to drug lab raids to counter-terrorism planning. Even small communities sometimes have large-scale events (such as presidential visits) that require special planning. Sometimes it means fire fighters and paramedics become targets. It means fire departments of all sizes need to know about operational security, or OPSEC. Fortunately, help is as close as your telephone.