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1-800-BOARDUP is a national disaster recovery organization with numerous locations all across America. We serve thousands of first responders and their citizens in need. The focus of our organization is to assist victims of fires, and other man-made or natural disasters on one of the worst days of their lives. We do this by providing victim assistance, protecting their property and helping them rebuild their lives.

Our network of trusted and proven professionals also assist first responders and communities through charity work, fire service education and support. 

Emergency Services Consulting International (ESCI) is the consulting firm of the IAFC, providing specialized, high quality, fire, police, communications, and EMS consulting services to organizations throughout the United States and Canada. ESCI has been meeting the needs of emergency services agencies since 1976 and is considered by many to be the nation’s leader in public safety consulting. Consulting services are provided to municipalities, districts, nonprofit organizations, and the industrial and commercial community.

ESCI has a working knowledge and understanding of contemporary fire, EMS, and police organizations and the complexity of current delivery systems, as well as an ability to utilize advanced analytical technology and methodology to ensure accurate analysis, observations and recommendations.

Practice areas include:
  • Fire and EMS Master and Strategic Planning and evaluation
  • Fire Department merger/consolidation feasibility studies
  • Law Enforcement consulting
  • Executive search and placement
  • Fire, Police and EMS promotional testing
  • 9-1-1 system evaluation and consolidation
  • Community Risk Reduction (CRR)
  • Emergency Management
  • Specialty consulting:
    • Financial services
    • Training and education
    • Keynote speakers

For more information visit esci.us or write us at info@esci.us.

GIS software from esri enables public safety personnel to capture and create an integrated picture of information in the form of interactive maps and reports on the desktop, laptop, handheld, or in the emergency vehicle. From deciding where to build new fire stations to monitoring disasters as they happen, GIS will help you see your organization’s information from a new perspective while making emergency management a faster and more accurate means of helping people cope. esri.com

With more than 360,000 registered members and 600,000 monthly unique visitors, FireRescue1.com and its associated Academy and Learning Management System sites serve the firefighting community by providing firefighters with the most complete range of news, training material, product information and other resources. It’s the most comprehensive and trusted online destination for fire service professionals worldwide.

FirstNet — the network, devices, applications, and technologies — is a dedicated communications tool created for and by public safety. Together with first responders, we are committed to advancing public safety, making their communications easier, faster and more direct. So, first responders can focus on what’s important: working together to save lives.

Jones & Bartlett Learning, jblearning.com/fire is a world-leading provider of instructional, assessment, and learning-performance management solutions for the fire and emergency services. We are proud to work alongside the International Association of Fire Chiefs in educating first responders across the globe. To learn more about our complete line of professional certification, fire science, and promotional examination resources, please visit .

At Microsoft, our mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. We are committed to supporting the operational priorities of the fire service. Enhance cross-agency collaboration, increase community engagement, and enable digital transformation with a platform-based, cloud-first approach to technology adoption.

For nearly 25 years, OnStar has earned customers’ trust, now offering safety and security services to more than 22 million connected retail and fleet customers globally. At the heart of the OnStar brand are OnStar Advisors—real people committed to helping drivers stay safe on the road through automatic crash response, emergency services, roadside assistance, crisis assist, stolen vehicle assistance and turn-by-turn navigation. In 2020, OnStar expanded into new, complementary insurance offerings based on customer data and insights with OnStar Insurance and introduced the OnStar Guardian mobile app, extending its safety services outside the confines of GM vehicles.

Launched in 1996, OnStar is a wholly owned subsidiary of GM Holdings LLC ("GM") and offers emergency, security and navigation services in Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac models. OnStar offers a range of subscription services such as Automatic Crash Response, Emergency Services and Stolen Vehicle Assistance.

Pierce Manufacturing Inc., a subsidiary of Oshkosh Corporation, is the leading North American manufacturer of custom fire apparatus. Products include custom and commercial pumpers, aerials, rescue trucks, wildland trucks, minipumpers, elliptical tankers, and homeland security apparatus. To learn more about Pierce, visit piercemfg.com.

Public Consulting Group (PCG) is committed to developing practical solutions to help IAFC members improve operational and financial performance, achieve and maintain compliance, and deliver high quality services. Our experience providing revenue optimization, cost reporting, and consulting services to 500+ fire and EMS providers across the country sets us apart from other firms. 

We are a vital part of everyday life — delivering the energy millions of people rely on to power their lives in a sustainable way.  Guided by our core values of safety, responsibility, collaboration and integrity, our more than 7,500 people make a positive difference in the communities where we operate across Canada, the U.S. and Mexico. 

We have a top industry record for safe operations; however, we still believe every incident is preventable and continue toward our goal of realizing zero safety incidents. Being prepared for the rare cases when something does go wrong is part of our commitment to ensuring the safety of the communities where we operate.

Through our partnership with the IAFC, we deliver Natural Gas Pipeline Emergency Preparedness and Response Training in these communities to ensure emergency service organizations have the resources they need to respond in the unlikely event of an incident. 

Discover how cities, fire departments, utility districts, and organizations across the country are using Tenzinga Consulting and Employee Performance Management System as tools to achieve peak performance! Tenzinga has been consulting and working in the Fire and EMS Service for over 30 years.

Tenzinga is an online, active, employee performance management system. It improves inconsistency between shifts, stations, and leaders; breakdown in communication on all levels; employees taking things personally; no common goals on an ongoing basis; clarifies expectations for each position; accountability for lazy leaders; consequences for high performers or low performers; and follow-up and follow-through.

Tenzinga Consulting assists all sizes of departments in Public Safety. Our specialties include but not limited to:

  • Leadership Development
  • Succession Planning
  • Officer Development
  • Strategic Planning
  • Foundation Development
  • Organizational Strategy and Development
  • Conflict Management and Resolution
  • Executive Coaching
  • Performance Management

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First Responder Network Authority, or the FirstNet Authority, is an independent agency within the U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) that oversees FirstNet, the nation’s communications network dedicated to emergency responders and the public safety community.

When every second counts, you need to be able to share information seamlessly across multiple response teams - regardless of the device or network. Motorola Solutions empowers fire services to better serve and protect lives through reliable communications and by turning data into actionable intelligence. To learn more visit MotorolaSolutions.com/Fire

Vector Solutions, formerly TargetSolutions, delivers the industry's most comprehensive suite of software for operational readiness. The full suite of technology includes tools for managing training, operations, assets, and staffing. With Vector Solutions you can track fire and EMS training requirements, compliance tasks, live skills assessments, ISO training hours and reporting, mandatory inspections, controlled substances, employee scheduling, and much more. Find us online at www.vectorsolutions.com/fire.
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