International Association of Fire Chiefs - IAFC

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Fairfax, VA 22033

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The International Association of Fire Chiefs represents the leadership of firefighters and emergency responders worldwide; our members are the world's leading experts in firefighting, emergency medical services, terrorism response, hazardous materials spills, natural disasters, search and rescue, and public safety policy. Since 1873, the IAFC has provided a forum for fire and emergency service leaders to exchange ideas, develop professionally and uncover the latest products and services available to first responders.

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The 2023 IAFC Fire Chief of the Year honorees are Volunteer Fire Chief Thomas Bell (r.) of the Greensburg Volunteer Fire Department in Pennsylvania, and Career Fire Chief Brian Fennessy of the Orange County Fire Authority (OCFA) in California.

Pierce and IAFC Spotlight 2023 Fire Chiefs of the Year

In partnership with Pierce, the International Association of Fire Chiefs announced the “IAFC Fire Chief of the Year 2023” honorees at Fire-Rescue International in Kansas City,...
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Careers & Education

National Fire Service Organizations Oppose Proposed Cuts to AFG and SAFER Grants

These programs provide critical funding to help fire departments secure needed equipment, training, and staffing to adequately protect their communities.
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Careers & Education

2023 VCOS Training Officer Award Recipient Announced

July 27, 2023
Irondequoit, NY, Fire District's Capt. Shane Metcalfe honored with prestigious award recognizing training excellence and innovation.
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Careers & Education

NY Congressman Introduces Volunteer First Responder Housing Act

July 24, 2023
Andrew Garbarino's legislation would expand eligibility for qualified volunteer emergency responders to participate in certain federal housing assistance programs.
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Cancer Prevention

Pascrell Continues Fight for More Funding for Firefighter’s with Cancer

June 21, 2023
Congressman Bill Pascrell, Jr. asked a key House panel to reauthorize the Firefighter Cancer Registry for five years at a higher funding authorization level.
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Cancer Prevention

HazSim Raises More Money for Firefighter Cancer than Previous Year

HazSim and Hazmat Nation held its 6th annual networking event at IAFC’s hazmat conference to raise money for the Firefighter Cancer Support Network and demo the new HazSim Pro...
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Safety & Health

“Lithium-Ion Batteries: Are You Ready?” Announced as Theme for Safety Stand Down

The week of Safety Stand Down (June 18-24) will cover topics relating to lithium-ion battery response and safety.
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Professional Associations & Services

IAFC Relocates Headquarters to Tysons Corner, VA

Nov. 18, 2022
The International Association of Fire Chiefs will be moving from its current location in Chantilly, VA, in early December.
IAFC President Chief Donna Black (left to right), 1st Vice President Chief John Butler, 2nd Vice President Chief Josh Waldo, and Treasurer Chief Steven Locke.
Careers & Education

2022-23 IAFC Officers Sworn In at Fire Rescue International

Aug. 28, 2022
Duck, NC, Fire Chief Donna Black was sworn in as president of the International Association of Fire Chiefs for 2022-2023.
Career Fire Chief Gary Ludwig (left) and Volunteer Fire Chief Marshall Turbeville have been named IAFC 2022 Chiefs of the Year.
Careers & Education

IAFC Names 2022 Chiefs of the Year

Aug. 24, 2022
Volunteer Fire Chief Marshall Turbeville and career Fire Chief Gary Ludwig have been named this year’s honorees.

Articles & News

Photo by Jenni McClelland, National Fallen Firefighters Foundation
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Careers & Education

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Jan. 17, 2022
The dates have been set for 2022 NFFF Memorial Weekend.

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Careers & Education

Huber Appointed Commissioner of CFAI

Fire Chief Otto J Huber of the Loveland-Symmes FD has been appointed as a Commissioner on the Commission on Fire Accreditation International.
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Cancer Prevention

HazSim, Hazmat Nation Raise Money for Firefighter Cancer

Companies hosted its 5th annual networking event at IAFC’s hazmat conference and raised money for the Firefighter Cancer Support Network.
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Careers & Education

Metro Chiefs Hold 2022 Annual Meeting

More than 130 Metro chiefs from the United States, Canada, Australia, the United Kingdom, Belgium, the Netherlands, and Mexico attended the meeting.
The National Fire Protection Association Fire Sprinkler Initiative and the Home Fire Sprinkler Coalitio have awarded Michael Wos with the 2022 Bringing Safety Home Award.
Fire Protection Systems

WI Firefighter/Paramedic Wins National Award

The NFPA Fire Sprinkler Initiative and the Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition have awarded Michael Wos with the 2022 Bringing Safety Home Award.
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Safety & Health

Safety Stand Down 2022 Announced

This year’s program will take place June 19-25 and the theme is “Situational Awareness: The Foundation for Good Decision-Making.”
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Safety & Health

VCOS Releases 2021 Yellow Ribbon Report on Responder Behavioral Wellness

Nov. 13, 2021
The IAFC-VCOS Yellow Ribbon Report Update includes focuses on gaslighting, emotional intelligence and compassion fatigue, and provides firefighters with an emotional tactical ...
Safety & Health

IAFC Board Announces Support for Vaccine Mandate

Aug. 24, 2021
The International Association of Fire Chiefs is calling on all fire chiefs to advocate for mandatory FDA-approved COVID-19 vaccinations for all fire and EMS personnel.
Community Risk Reduction

Fire Service Leaders Highlight EV Safety for Holiday Road Travel

High holiday road travel predictions have prompted the NFPA, IAFF, IAFC and NVFC to remind responders and others about unique electric vehicle safety considerations.