Volunteer Opportunities

There are a number of volunteer opportunities where you can be involved with the development of the CFAI 10th Edition.

Click here to apply to volunteer if you are interested.

  • Community Risk Assessment
    • Description: Volunteers in this area will be developing a detailed description of how to conduct a community risk assessment. Volunteers will need to have extensive experience with prevention and mitigation. We are particularly interested in experts with experience working on collaborative projects.
    • Estimate of Volunteer Time Required: Participation needed beginning January 1 and continuing for approximately 90 days and potentially additional input needed later in the development of the model. We anticipate a time commitment of 2-3 hours per week for three months beginning January 1 and a weekly one-hour call with fellow volunteers.
    • Apply to Volunteer

  • Subject Matter Experts (SMEs)
    • Description: Experts with real-world experience are needed in these areas:
      • Community Risk Reduction
      • Fire Prevention
      • Public Education
      • Fire Investigation
      • Domestic Preparedness
      • Fire Suppression
      • EMS
      • Transport
      • Community Paramedicine
      • Technical Rescue
      • Hazmat
      • Aviation Rescue and Firefighting
      • Marine and Shipboard Rescue Firefighting
      • Wildland/Wildland Urban Interface Firefighting
      • Hostile Event
    • SMEs will review performance indicators in the 9th Edition Model to identify how the 10th edition could better address elements within their area of expertise. This process will consist of a literature review; research of current laws, standards, and best practices; and the individuals’ knowledge of the topics. We are particularly interested in experts with experience working on collaborative projects.
    • Estimate of Volunteer Time Required: We anticipate a commitment of 1-2 hours per week for three months beginning January 1, including a monthly one-hour call with fellow subject matter experts.
    • Apply to Volunteer

  • Standards of Cover (SOC)
    • Description: The Standards of Cover document is one of the most important components of a department’s self-assessment during the accreditation process. It must clearly define community risk and how the agency is positioned to respond to that risk. Volunteers will be determining SOC criteria and must have extensive experience with relevant policies, procedures, and resource allocation. We are particularly interested in experts with experience working on collaborative projects.
    • Estimate of Volunteer Time Required: We anticipate a commitment of 2-3 hours per week for three months beginning January 1, including a monthly one-hour call with fellow SOC experts.
    • Apply to volunteer