The IAFC Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Section addresses fire-based EMS issues, and provides guidance and direction to the IAFC board and membership, as well as the federal government and other interest groups.
Each spring, the EMS Section sponsors Fire-Rescue Med, a conference addressing a wide variety of EMS issues. The conference is recognized throughout the industry as the premier gathering of fire service EMS leadership. Sessions are specifically targeted toward upper management, EMS officer and mid-level supervisors.
IAFC Adopts EMS Nomenclature Position
The IAFC Board of Directors approved a position statement to oppose the concept of adopting a single nomenclature of "paramedicine" to refer to all of EMS. See the position statement (pdf) for more information on this issue.
Join the EMS Section
With over 1,600 members, the EMS Section is one of the IAFC's largest and offers a wealth of resources to members and the EMS community. Benefits of EMS Section Membership (pdf)
Dr. Michael McEvoy, Chief of EMS
Saratoga County, NY
Vance Riley, Fire Chief