All-Hazards, All-Risk Response Leaders

The International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) 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.

Our Mission

To provide leadership to current and future career, volunteer, fire-rescue and EMS chiefs, chief fire officers, company officers and managers of emergency service organizations throughout the international community through vision, information, education, services and representation to enhance their professionalism and capabilities.

Strategic Direction

The IAFC Strategic Direction is a dynamic document serving as the foundation for the development and implementation of IAFC programs and services. It articulates the association's strategic goals to lead, educate and serve.More

WHAT Report

The report, What's Happening at the IAFC, captures completed tasks directly relevant to the IAFC Strategic Direction document. It is intended to capture the depth of the IAFC's overarching accomplishments at a high level. More

History

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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About the Fire and Emergency Service

The fire and emergency service reaches every community, covering urban, suburban and rural neighborhoods. The fire service is the only entity that is locally situated, staffed, trained and equipped to respond to all types of emergencies. The fire department responds to natural disasters, such as earthquakes, floods, tornadoes and hurricanes, as well as to man-made catastrophes, such as hazmat spills, arson and terrorism. As such, the fire and emergency service is a dynamic all-hazard, all-risk response entity.