FRI - Your Trusted Source

FRI, the annual conference and expo of the IAFC, has provided senior-level leadership training for 140 years. As an organization, the IAFC represents the world's leading experts in the first responder community. The IAFC's commitment to excellence is seen throughout FRI—from the classroom to the expo, the IAFC delivers when it comes to quality and value.

Want more?

Whether you're looking for more education, more networking or more resources, you'll find more of what you're looking for at FRI. We offer comprehensive education, new ways to connect with vendors and colleagues, and the latest solutions to today's toughest challenges.

  • Officer Development

    FRI provides the best in leadership education but it's not just for chiefs. We attract company officers and chief officers looking to excel in their current positions and preparing for future career advancement. The Officer Development Program is the only program of its kind—it's designed to meet the Job Performance Requirements (JPRs) of NFPA 1021 and is backed by the IAFC. If you're committed to mentoring and training future leaders, commit to this program.

  • Beyond the Classroom

    Position yourself in the know. FRI offers numerous ways for attendees and vendors to engage, creating valuable relationships and essential information sharing. Get involved with fleX (hosted buyer program), focus groups, sponsored programming and the FRI Expo. Pick the format that's best for you and you'll see FRI showcases the best the marketplace has to offer.



An Exclusively Unique Opportunity

FRI is not a firefighter training conference - it is an exclusively unique opportunity for company officers and chief officers - and there is a measurable difference. You will not learn how to stretch a line or vent a roof at FRI - but what you WILL learn in various diverse dimensions, is how to successfully LEAD and COMMAND those who do.

– Billy Goldfeder, EFO, Deputy Fire Chief, Loveland-Symmes (OH) Fire Department