Opportunities for Impact

IAFC’s Corporate Alliances program (commonly referred to as the Bugle Program) offers companies a unique year-round marketing opportunity to establish and enhance a relationship with more than 11,000 IAFC members.

Funds generated provide support for key IAFC programs and services, thus supporting our members' work and professional development. These partners make a sustained and high level contribution to IAFC’s success. All partnerships are total marketing packages that are customized to the Corporate Partner's needs. At the highest level, benefits may consist of e-mail blasts, focus groups, webinars, mailing list use, advertising, event sponsorship, leadership access, and use of the IAFC Corporate Partner logo.

For more information on corporate alliance opportunities, contact Leslie Distler, Corporate Relations Executive or call 703-537-4805.

Watch how partnerships lead to safer communities:

Increase Your Community Outreach

In 2011, IAFC and Kidde joined forces to create the Smart Choices for Smoke Alarm Placement campaign to better educate the fire service about smoke alarms, how they work and why location matters. This strategic program developed a toolkit that includes fact sheets, supporting studies, talking points, charts and other data supporting smoke alarm location and technology education.

Cause-Related Marketing

For more than 25 years, the IAFC has partnered with Energizer on the highly successful Change Your Clock, Change Your Battery public education campaign to encourage residents to change the batteries and test their smoke alarms when they change their clocks in the fall.

Recently, the IAFC in partnership with VCOS, FLSS, Kidde Fire Safety, NFFF and NFPA launched "Step Up and Stand Out" a national campaign that recognizes current volunteers and encourages citizens to learn how they can assist their local department.

Corporate Grants

Corporate grants support critical IAFC initiatives within the fire service. One example, the Fire Service Executive Development Institute (FSEDI), is a program developed by the IAFC and funded by a grant from Motorola Solutions Foundation to provide new and aspiring chiefs with the tools they need to have a successful and productive tenure.

The IAFC does not endorse or recommend sponsors, programs, products or services from external sources. Sponsorship of IAFC’s in-person or online events by external sources does not constitute an endorsement or recommendation by the IAFC. The IAFC is not responsible for the content of videos, advertisements, promotions, claims, policies, or the quality/reliability of the products, services, or positions offered by external sources.