Firefighters' association to celebrate centennial anniversary

Fire alarms nationwide will ring this afternoon, but it won't just be because there's an emergency.

Alarms across the country will sound at 2 p.m. Wednesday to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the International Association of Firefighters' founding. The organization was founded in order to give firefighters a voice and to help them educate the public on what firefighters do.

Those efforts have helped the IAFF become a leader and driving force in promoting community safety. The promotion of community safety includes pushing for better sprinkler systems, smoke alarms and public education.

More information on the IAFF is available online at