Applications for IAFC Committees Due April 25

IAFC President Dan Eggleston is accepting applications to immediately fill several vacancies on IAFC committees. Committee members are subject-matter experts who gather critical information, produce reports and recommendations, and provide guidance to the IAFC Board of Directors. Committee members are expected to attend their respective committee meetings at Fire-Rescue International every year.

To Apply
Review the committee descriptions below.
Send your contact information, resume and letter of interest to Robin Zahory by April 25.
Your resume should provide details demonstrating your qualifications for this position. Your letter of interest should include the following information:

  • Committee preference (apply to no more than two committees).
  • Reasons for applying to a particular committee.
  • A description of a situation, event or activity that demonstrates your skill and ability to serve as a change agent or innovator.
  • A description of your experience working with a diverse team and how you fostered inclusiveness in that team.

The IAFC currently has openings on the following committees:


The Communications Committee focuses on wireless communication issues that affect the U.S. fire service and public safety.
Contact Brandon Allen

Emergency Management
The Emergency Management Committee is responsible for addressing issues of mutual aid and providing state-to-state coordination and oversight to the interstate and mutual-aid system’s projects.
Contact Amber Wells

Hazardous Materials
The Hazardous Materials Committee serves as the IAFC's subject-matter experts on hazardous materials and dangerous goods.
Contact John Woulfe

Human Relations
The Human Relations Committee provides information and resources to IAFC members and the fire and emergency service on how to create, adopt and implement positive human relations, diversity and inclusion policies and practices.
Contact Tim Hopkins

Professional Development
The Professional Development Committee provides strategic direction in professional development to meet the fire and emergency service leadership challenges of today and tomorrow and to make the IAFC the national focus in the development of effective and successful incumbent and future chief fire officers.

Contact Jason Nauman

Program Planning
The Program Planning Committee develops a comprehensive and informative education program for the annual Fire-Rescue International. Each year, the committee calls for papers and evaluates presentation proposals to determine applicability to the conference audience, as well as quality and merit of material submitted.
Contact Jason Nauman

Terrorism and Homeland Security
The Terrorism and Homeland Security Committee provides guidance to the IAFC and policymakers about how to prepare for the next terrorist attack.
Contact Ken LaSala

Wildland Fire Policy
The Wildland Fire Policy Committee promotes nationwide efforts to reduce wildland fire threats through aggressive prevention, public information and education, mitigation, preparation and response efforts. The committee keeps abreast of all emerging wildland and WUI issues facing the fire service and responds accordingly.
Contact Meghan Rhodes

Urban Search and Rescue*
The Urban Search and Rescue Committee is the IAFC’s newest committee, addressing issues faced by federal, state and local urban search-and-rescue teams.
Contact Ken LaSala
*website currently under construction

Inclusivity Statement
The IAFC is committed to equal opportunity. Our goal is to be a diverse organization that is representative, at all levels, of the communities that we serve. We believe that diversity and inclusion on our committees is critical to our success and we seek to recruit talented people with a variety of backgrounds, perspectives and skills. While all committee selections are decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business needs, the IAFC does not discriminate in committee selections. We welcome applications from all members regardless of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, nondisqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status or any other basis covered by appropriate law.

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