SOURCE: TV Worldwide

November 13, 2008 11:47 ET

International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) Teams With TV Worldwide for Formal Launch of Internet TV Channel, IAFC TV

New Innovative Channel Serving as Interactive Resource to Fire Service Professionals Worldwide at, Thanks to Charter Sponsors Argus, UL, DMS, Alert-all, ERM and Waterway

CHANTILLY, VA--(Marketwire - November 13, 2008) - TV Worldwide (, a fast-growing, web-based global TV network and Internet TV industry pioneer, announced the launch of International Association of Fire Chiefs TV or IAFC TV ( in a teaming partnership with the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC). IAFC TV is an innovative Internet TV channel dedicated to the millions of fire service professionals, first responders and emergency medical personnel, worldwide. IAFC TV presents live newscasts and town hall meetings, which showcase the latest developments, training and certification in the fire service sector, including up-to-date news on issues affecting fire service chiefs and professionals. The new web-based internet TV channel hosts live and taped webcasts, archived event footage and other video programming, including coverage of the IAFC annual Fire-Rescue International (FRI). The webcast of the August FRI 2008 show from Denver is currently available for viewing.

The launch of the new channel was made possible thanks to the charter sponsorship of Argus e2v, designing thermal imaging cameras for firefighters for over 30 years; Underwriters Laboratories, the trusted resource across the globe for product compliance; DMS, quality Multi-Casualty Incident system, developed by firefighters; Alert-all, offering fire safety education products for 34 years; ERM, Emergency Response Maps, providing critical mission routing & incident management and Waterway, the fastest growing fire hose testing company in the USA.

"We are looking forward to working with TV Worldwide to develop IAFC TV," said IAFC President Chief Larry J. Grorud. "After our successful webcast of FRI 2008, we could see the value of partnering with TV Worldwide to expand our content offerings into a fully interactive 24/7 Internet TV channel for the fire service community. IAFC TV will offer some valuable benefits for our members by providing timely updates on the latest issues and events that affect them."

"We are pleased to work with the IAFC, the proven leader in this sector, as we deploy this state-of-the-art approach in delivering the IAFC experience to its target audiences," commented Dave Gardy, Chairman and CEO of TV Worldwide. "This Internet TV channel is unique on our network in that it features an emergency response system that can be activated in most cases within the hour, or at most 24 hours, of any crisis for up-to-the-minute programming for the fire-service and emergency services sector. We applaud IAFC for deploying the latest in streaming media and webcasting technology. IAFC TV is fostering communication to this audience globally, and we are preparing our servers to accommodate robust interactive participation as we formally launch IAFC TV."

This TV Worldwide Internet TV channel can be viewed as a direct link from the IAFC web site ( and from TV Worldwide (, or direct via the domain of the IAFC Internet TV Channel, itself at

About the IAFC

The International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) is the voice of fire and emergency service leaders around the world. Established in 1873, the IAFC is a powerful network of more than 13,000 chief fire and emergency service officers who are the world's leading experts in fire fighting, emergency medical services, terrorism response, hazardous materials, natural disasters, search and rescue, and fire prevention and education. IAFC's mission is to provide leadership to career and volunteer chiefs, chief fire officers, company officers and managers of emergency service organizations throughout the international community through vision, information, education, services and representation to enhance their professionalism and capabilities. IAFC members are the world's leading experts in firefighting, emergency medical services, terrorism response, hazardous materials spills, natural disasters, search and rescue, and public safety legislation.

About TV Worldwide

Founded in 1999, TV Worldwide ( developed the first Internet TV network of community-based Internet TV channels, primarily targeting niche professional communities ranging from the Maritime industry to the Digital Media sector. Known by many in the industry as "Internet TV for Smart People," Fortune 500 companies, 15 federal government agencies, and numerous International associations including the National Association of Broadcasters, utilize TV Worldwide's live and archived state-of-the art video streaming content applications and Internet TV channels. In recognition of the company's unique achievements in new media, TV Worldwide was selected by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) to webcast the Daytime Emmy Awards in 2007 and the 59th Annual Emmy awards for Technology and Engineering in 2008. CEO Dave Gardy has been honored by Streaming Media Magazine as one of the 25 Most Influential People in Streaming Media. Mr. Gardy also currently serves as the President of the International Webcasting Association (IWA) (

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