Education

Whether you're looking to enhance your knowledge or for current trends in fire and emergency service leadership, the expansive FRI program has it all.  

Only the IAFC provides specific leadership programs for company officers, chief officers, new chiefs and veteran chiefs. FRI education is divided into tracks to help you quickly and easily find the sessions that interest you and meet your specific needs. From emerging topics to operations, the FRI program covers the wide spectrum of topics that affect today's leaders.

Check out the complete program.

Add IAFC On Demand to your FRI registration and receive 200 hours of educational sessions. Continue your professional development all year long with unlimited access to engaging educational resources via audio synchronized to PowerPoint presentations.

Chief's Edge

Look at leadership principles from a new angle. At Chief's Edge you will meet with fire service leaders in a two-day, cohort style course. Participants will engage with chiefs to discuss case studies and learn proven leadership techiques for success.

Bundle Chief's Edge with your FRI registration for added savings.

  • Officer Development Program (ODP)

    The Officer Development Program includes three levels of company officer training, two levels of chief officer education and two levels of executive chief officer development. The IAFC was the first to put together such a comprehensive education plan and it's the only plan that meets specific NFPA standards.

  • Continuing Education & Certification

    FRI courses meet the continuing education credits for most state requirements. In addition, FRI courses are approved for those seeking senior-level professional designations through CPSE, such as:

    • Chief Fire Officer (CFO)
    • Chief EMS Officer (CEMSO)
    • Chief Training Officer (CTO)
    • Fire Marshal (FM)
    • Fire Officer (FO)


Terrorism and the Fire Service: Where the Two Worlds Collide

The National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC) and IAFC’s Committee on Homeland Security and Terrorism present this special one day seminar, August 12 at FRI. Topics include:

  • Fire Service and Terrorism: Where the Two Worlds Collide
  • Joint Counterterrorism Assessment Team (JCAT)
  • (Improvised Explosive Devices) IED Petting Zoo
  • Evolving Unconventional Threat: WMD/CBRN Terrorism
  • Active Shooter: First Responder’s View and an Overview of Recent Events
  • 3-D Printing’s Uses in Terrorism

Be sure to add these courses to your schedule when you register for FRI.



I Look Forward to Attending Again

Overall this conference provided a lot of new and useful information and I look forward to attending the COLS level III conference this fall.

– Tracy Haze, Fire Lieutenant, Westminster (CO) Fire Department