Organization of American Firefighters (OAF) is the world most important international cooperation institution for firefighting institutions. Created for and by firefighters from the American continent, currently,OAF has 24 active members and 4 adherent members, representing firefighters organizations from 17 countries and, through them, more than 1 million firefighters, including, volunteers, employed, military and police.
OAF pursues the professionalization of local fire departments, through which further contributes to reducing disaster risk in communities across the continent. For this reason, OAF organizes several free training workshops and competitions of firefighting skills in different host countries. OAF also works on the design of strategic plans to promote the adoption of international standards and technological innovation in America.