SOURCE: TV Worldwide

TV Worldwide

August 28, 2009 11:37 ET

International Association of Fire Chiefs TV (IAFC TV) to Webcast Fire-Rescue International (FRI) 2009 Show From Dallas

First Alert, Underwriters Laboratories, Inmarsat, Crimson Fire, Smeal Fire Apparatus, Williams Fire & Hazard Control, Life Crown, Fire Caddy, Fire Recovery USA, Telestaff (PDSI), Argus E2v, and Emergency Response Maps to Be Featured Along With Keynotes, Interviews From FRI 2009

CHANTILLY, VA--(Marketwire - August 28, 2009) - TV Worldwide, the Internet's First TV Network announced that its Internet TV Channel, IAFC TV, produced in cooperation with the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) will webcast the association's Fire-Rescue International (FRI) 2009 Show, currently being held August 27-29 at the Dallas Convention Center in Dallas, Texas. This TV Worldwide webcast can be viewed on the channel at (www.IAFCTV.org) and from TV Worldwide's Homeland Defense TV Channel (www.HomelandDefenseTV.com), and the Internet TV Channel produced in cooperation with the National League of Cities, (NLC), National League of Cities TV (NLCTV - www.NLCTV.org).

FRI exhibitors who will be featured during the event include First Alert, Underwriters Laboratories, Inmarsat, Crimson Fire, Smeal Fire Apparatus, Williams Fire & Hazard Control, Life Crown, Fire Caddy, Fire Recovery USA, Telestaff (PDSI), Argus E2v and Emergency Response Maps, among others. The free webcast will feature keynotes, interviews with industry leaders attending FRI 2009 and will highlight the latest information and technology for fire chiefs, company officers and firefighters. Leaders in the fire-service and first response sectors discussed the rapidly evolving demand for their services and the new technologies and solutions to meet that demand.

"We're pleased to partner with the IAFC, the proven leader in this sector, in producing content for our state-of-the-art Internet TV channel, IAFC TV and deliver the FRI 2009 experience to the fire and emergency services community, as well as to our Homeland Defense TV and National League of Cities audiences, archived on all of these channels for a full year," commented Dave Gardy, Chairman and CEO of TV Worldwide. "This is proving to be one of our more well-attended webcasts and the popularity of the show this year is a clear indication that we can again expect growing traffic demand nationally throughout the year from those who want to keep up with what's happening in this fire-service sector."

Participants should have the free Windows Media Player installed prior to viewing this event. Technical questions can be directed to (814) 653-2760.

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 12,000 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.

The IAFC provides the leaders of the fire service with representation on Capitol Hill, securing legislative victories on staffing, benefits and funding issues. IAFC's professional development opportunities include the premier conference for fire service leaders, Fire-Rescue International, as well as conferences on EMS, wildland fire, volunteer and combination departments and hazardous materials. Members receive up-to-date communication on critical fire service issues through timely e-mail alerts, a twice-monthly newsletter and a comprehensive Web site. Special interest sections and committees cover such fire service topics as emergency medical services, fire and life safety, hazardous materials, health and safety and much more.

About IAFC TV

IAFC TV (www.IAFCTV.org) is the community-based, Internet TV channel of the International Association of Fire Chiefs. IAFC TV is dedicated to interactive communication with the millions of fire service professionals, first responders and emergency medical personnel, worldwide. This innovative Internet TV channel will feature live newscasts and town hall meetings, showcasing the latest developments, training and certification in the fire service sector, including up-to-date news on issues affecting fire service chiefs and professionals. IAFC TV hosts live and taped webcasts, archived event footage and other video programming, including coverage of the IAFC annual Fire-Rescue International or (FRI) event. IAFC TV will soon feature an emergency response system that can be activated in most cases within the hour, or at a minimum of 24 hours of any crisis for most up-to-the-minute programming for the fire-service and emergency responder sector. The International Association of Fire Chiefs, in cooperation with TV Worldwide, is pleased to make IAFC TV a reality for the fire service community. Please check back often and stay tuned as we continue to add new video content to IAFC TV.

About TV Worldwide

Founded in 1999, TV Worldwide (www.tvworldwide.com) 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, 18 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 and the Emmy awards for Technology and Engineering 2007 through 2009. CEO Dave Gardy has been honored by Streaming Media Magazine in 2008 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) (www.webcasters.org).

About the National League of Cities and NLC TV

The National League of Cities, the oldest and largest national organization representing cities in the U.S., seeks to strengthen and promote cities as centers of opportunity, leadership and governance.

The goal of NLC TV is to create a customized community-based Internet TV channel that will facilitate the dissemination of NLC information to the public and partner cities, foster communication with and feedback from these partner cities, provide interactive e-mail, chat and collaborative features that will enhance the utility of the channel and facilitate educational and public/press awareness. The dedicated NLC Internet TV channel has been configured with an initial dynamic utility infrastructure to evolve as the public and city partner users become familiar with the functionality and request capabilities to accomplish a range of live and archived presentation functions.

About HomelandDefenseTV.com

Homeland Defense TV provides informational programming and e-learning opportunities on homeland defense topics for government and corporate security personnel, first responders and interested citizens. The programs of HomelanddefenseTV.com, a venue for interactive streaming media e-learning courses, seminars, conferences and meetings, are produced in cooperation with leaders in the homeland security sector, including Homeland Defense Journal. In addition to streaming video and audio, the site features relevant printed material and links to sites that provide additional information. HomelanddefenseTV.com is a content-rich, comprehensive source of knowledge about homeland defense, safety and security, emergency preparedness and response.

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