As we have all experienced the first “wave” of COVID-19, and by all indications we will be facing a 2nd, perhaps even worse wave, the IAFF has produced an excellent “after action” report that is a document of value for all personnel and leaders:

From the IAFF: Not since the 1918 Spanish flu pandemic has there been a national emergency with such a globally devastating impact as COVID-19. From the beginning, the IAFF has been at the forefront to protect their members working on the frontlines and to ensure they have the resources, tools and support to respond while keeping their families and communities safe. They stayed ahead of most federal organizations in providing guidance to prepare members to respond during this pandemic.

To document their efforts, they have prepared a COVID-19 Interim After Action Report to detail the challenges to the union, their affiliates and their members have faced – and continue to face as the coronavirus continues to spread with cases on the rise – along with steps the IAFF took to address many of these challenges, the guidance and resources they developed and their recommendations for work they still need to do on their members’ behalf on these issues. This project was an extraordinary collaborative effort during this pandemic by IAFF headquarters staff from across their programmatic divisions.

The report serves as a reference of the challenges they faced, what we learned and what they did to resolve many of these issues encountered during the initial phases of this pandemic, and what still needs to be done.





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