Voluntary firefighting has over 150-year tradition in Slovenia. People are gathering in fire brigades to prevent and put out fires more effectively. The task of fire brigades is much more than just extinguishing and rescuing in case of fires. In them people found social support and solidarity and selfless help in the event of any accident. Through firefighting associations members show their devotion to the Slovenian nation and the existence of this awareness.
Today in many places fire brigades are the ones that unite and connect citizens in activities and activities, especially in the field of fire protection and cultural and other areas. Over the years the fire organization has developed into a modern, humanitarian and non-political organization.
The Firefighting Association of Slovenia is an independent, non-profitable, humanitarian, non-political and the highest form of association of voluntary fire brigades and their associations. It operates on the basis of the Associations law and the Firefighting law. It is a union of all voluntary fire brigades, all voluntary industrial fire brigades and their fire brigades, which are organized at the municipal, inter-municipal and regional level.
The Firefighting Association of Slovenia was founded in 1949 in Ljubljana, as the successor to all previous associations of fire brigade organizations. Since then, it has been performing the duties of the umbrella fire organization in the Republic of Slovenia and has been a member of CTIF since 1992.