CTIF International Association of Fire and Rescue Services

Association internationale des services d'incendie et de secours CTIF
Internationale Vereinigung des Feuerwehr- und Rettungswesen CTIF

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URL: http://www.ctif.org/
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1900-08-12 Paris France


12 Aug 1900, Paris (France), as Comité international des sapeurs-pompiers. Reconstituted 1929, Paris. Statutes adopted 1930, Liège (Belgium). Reconstituted under the following title: International Technical Committee for the Prevention and Extinction of Fire -- Comité technique international de prévention et d'extinction du feu (CTIF) -- Internationales Technisches Komitee für Vorbeugenden Brandschutz und Feuerlöschwesen -- Mezdunarodnyj Tehniceskij Komitet po Predotvrasceniju i Tuseniju Pozarov -- Comitato Tecnico Internazionale di Prevenzione ed Estinzione Incendi, 17 Jul 1946, Paris, when new statutes were adopted; these latter statutes replaced 30 Apr 1966, Titisee (Germany FR), and further modified: 1 Jul 1969, Vienna (Austria); 26 Sep 1974, Luxembourg; 22 Jul 1981, Böblingen (Germany FR). Present statutes adopted 28 Jul 2001, Kuopio (Finland). Sometimes referred to as Association internationale des pompiers. Previously also referred to in French and German as: CTIF Organisation internationale des sapeurs-pompiers -- CTIF Internationaler Feuerwehrverband.


Develop theories and practice relating to preventive fire protection and firefighting; stimulate research into the organization and techniques of firefighting, and publish resulting inventions and research in this field; initiate and promote friendly relationships among active members in all countries, both from fire brigades and from the fire protection industry; coordinate and organize symposia and fire brigade competitions.


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Delegates' Conference (annual), consisting of President and up to 3 delegates from each member nation. Executive Committee, consisting of President, General Secretary, Treasurer and 7 Vice-Presidents. General Secretariat, headed by Secretary-General. Commissions (9): Europe; History of Fire Services and CTIF, Museums and Fires; Hazardous Materials; Youth Leaders; Fire Prevention; Fire Brigade Health Services; Rescue and Fire Services at Airports.


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GOAL 1: No PovertyGOAL 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities



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