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.

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.

IAFC Constitution & Bylaws

IAFC Board of Directors Approves Technical Amendment
By authority of the provisions of IAFC’s Bylaws, Section 1, Subsection 5 (“Technical Amendments”), the Constitution, Bylaws and Resolutions Committee (CBR Committee) on February 21, 2019 unanimously approved a technical amendment to the IAFC Constitution and Bylaws to reflect the 2019 dues adjustment approved by the IAFC Board of Directors in December 2018. (Bylaws Section 1. Dues). On March 26, 2019, the IAFC Board of Directors concurred with the CBR Committee’s recommendation and unanimously approved the technical amendments as presented. View the track-changed provision [ (pdf).

IAFC Policy Manual

2019 Key Dates

May 8-June 7:
IAFC election period is open.

June 6: CBR Committee conference call.

July 1: Deadline to submit items to the CBR Committee for consideration during  the committee's FRI 2019 meeting. 5:00 PM ET.

August 7: CBR Committee meeting, FRI 2019, Atlanta. 2:00 PM ET.

August 8: IAFC Business Meeting, FRI 2019, Atlanta. 11:00 AM ET.


CBR Committee Meeting Minutes

March 6, 2018 - Conference Call  (PDF)
July 26, 2017 - Charlotte, North Carolina (PDF)
March 11, 2017 - Fairfax, Virginia (PDF)
August 17, 2016 - San Antonio, Texas (PDF)
March 12, 2016 - Fairfax, Virginia (PDF)


Battalion Chief Lorrie Kalos
San Francisco Fire Department 

Staff Liaison
Jim Philipps

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