Constitution, Bylaws & Resolutions

The Constitution, Bylaws and Resolutions (CBR) Committee is a permanent committee of the IAFC. It consists of one representative from each IAFC division and three at-large members appointed by the president and chairman of the board. The committee initiates and/or reviews proposed changes to the IAFC Constitution and Bylaws and reports on the changes to the IAFC Board of Directors and to the IAFC membership.

The committee also receives and reviews all resolutions submitted by the membership and makes a recommendation on each resolution in a report to the membership. The committee then submits resolutions to the general membership for a vote at the general business meeting, held at Fire-Rescue International. Resolutions automatically expire after three years.

The IAFC Constitution & Bylaws is a living document that governs the activities of the association. It is reviewed annually by the CBR Committee. Members requesting changes to the IAFC Constitution & Bylaws must submit their proposal in writing to the CEO/executive director of the association by February 1 in a manner prescribed by the CBR Committee. Track-changed Microsoft Word document is preferred.

IAFC Constitution & Bylaws

IAFC Policy Manual

IAFC 2020 Resolutions

Resolutions for CBR Committee consideration must be submitted by February 1, 2020.

IAFC 2019 Resolutions

  1. Cancer Presumption Legislation (pdf)
  2. Rules of Engagement (pdf)

IAFC 2018 Resolutions

None submitted in 2018.

IAFC 2017 Resolutions

None submitted in 2017.

2020 Key Dates

February 1, 2020 - Deadline to submit proposed amendments to the IAFC Constitution and Bylaws, division bylaws and section bylaws to the IAFC Executive Director.  
February 22, 2020 - CBR Committee Meeting at IAFC Headquarters/Chantilly, Virginia
May 18-June 17, 2020 - IAFC Election via electronic ballot
June 1, 2020 - Deadline to submit agenda items for CBR Committee meeting at Fire-Rescue International.
June 11, 2020 - CBR Committee Conference Call (tentative date)
August 18, 2020 - CBR Committee Meeting at FRI/Phoenix, Arizona (tentative date)


CBR Committee Meeting Minutes

October 11, 2019 - Conference Call (minutes pending)
August 7, 2019 - FRI/Atlanta, Georgia (PDF)
June 6, 2019 - Conference Call (PDF)
March 7, 2019 - Conference Call (PDF)
February 21, 2019 - Conference Call (PDF)
August 8, 2018 - FRI/Dallas, Texas (PDF)
March 6, 2018 - Conference Call  (PDF)
July 26, 2017 - FRI/Charlotte, North Carolina (PDF)
March 11, 2017 - IAFC Headquarters/Fairfax, Virginia (PDF)
August 17, 2016 - FRI/San Antonio, Texas (PDF)
March 12, 2016 - IAFC Headquarters/Fairfax, Virginia (PDF)


Battalion Chief Lorrie Kalos
San Francisco Fire Department 

Staff Liaison
Jim Philipps

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