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CTIF Communications & Media Group

Bjorn Ulfsson and Terri Casella filming a doll house burnThe purpose of the Communications & Media Group is to increase and improve communication within CTIF, plan Information Policies & Strategies and inform the public through press and digital media about CTIF and its international role in the firefighting world. We also work with developing CTIF.org, organize newsletters and produce printed CTIF NEWS publications.

Chair: Tore Eriksson

Secretary: Björn Ufsson.

Current Member Nations: Sweden, Norway, Slovenia, Belgium, United States and Canada.

All Member Countries and all Commissions / Groups are welcome to participate, formally or informally. Ideally, each Commission, group and / or Nation should have a representative in the Communications & Media Group. Please contact us for more information.

This group is open to new members! Together we can discuss information policies and Communication Strategies, both within our organization, and towards the Public and the Press.


Starting Year:  Summer / Fall 2017

Meeting Structure:

Non-formal by E-mail, Skype, or Virtual Meetings. We are hoping for a formal physical meeting during 2018.


Bjorn Ulfsson and Terri Casella with a soundboom and camera during the From Knowledge to Practice project in Montreal, 2016Current Members of the Communications Group: (open for more members!)

Tore Eriksson (Group Chair & President of CTIF)

Aleš Jug (Fire Prevention)

Tom van Esbroeck (Extrication and New Technology)

Mona Hjortzberg, Women in Fire & Rescue Services

Ole Hansen, Sponsorship & Associate Members

Neža Strmole, CTIF Office Secretary

Communications Coordinator & Media Producer:  Björn Ufsson.

Media Producer: Terri Casella



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About the "new"  CTIF.org:

The recent undertaking to rebuild and improve CTIF.org was started in the summer of 2017 as a collaboration between Slovenian web designer Zan Vidmar and fire-journalist and videographer Björn Ulfsson.

Discussions about rebuilding CTIF.org and to work towards more professional news production has been been ongoing between Tore Eriksson and Björn Ulfsson since 2012.

Björn Ulfsson, Terri Casella and Tore Eriksson have been working together since 2008 on media productions for the training and education of firefighters.

The new CTIF.org was officially launched on February 1st 2018. The "old" CTIF.org page, which was retired from the internet on February 1st 2018, is now archived and can be accessed by clicking here


Bjorn Ulfsson and Tore Eriksson during the recording "The Chlorine Distaster in Graniteville". Photo by Terri Casella, 2011
Bjorn Ulfsson and Tore Eriksson during the recording of "The Chlorine Disaster in Graniteville". Photo by Terri Casella, 2011