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.

IAFC On Demand

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.

  • 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)


FRI Is a Great Investment

Chief fire officers and company officers who attend FRI gain volumes of knowledge, concepts and contacts to return to their community to make it safer. When budgets are tight as they are today, every dollar counts. FRI always provides a great value for the costs it takes to attend. FRI is a great investment in our personnel and in shaping the future of our fire departments.

– Kelvin J. Cochran, Fire Chief, Atlanta (GA) Fire Department