conneXions Value to Chiefs



“conneXions is a hidden gem in the conference world that will shape your department’s future.”
-Chris Heiser, Deputy Chief, San Diego, CA

IAFC conneXions is the only event of its kind for chiefs run by the fire service. No other event offers the benefits and leadership opportunities that you will gain at conneXions.

As a chief, your ideas and challenges shape the conneXions event. You’ll leave with new contacts, enhanced education, and knowledge of what’s ahead for the fire service.

Download the ConneXions Brochure for Chiefs.



“Shakers is an event to gain ideas on how to solve issues or problems back home. You will gain insight and ideas moving forward.”
-Derik Minard, Deputy Fire Chief, Westminster Fire Department, CO

ConneXions provides Chiefs with one thing other shows claiming to be the same are missing – continued education. Chiefs will attend leadership sessions and a Shakers forum to discuss key issues, share ideas, and determine solutions.

Spend time with the IAFC Board Officers and learn about the countless benefits offered by the IAFC and how the IAFC can better assist your department.



“conneXions allowed me to see what’s trending in the fire service, not only from the vendor’s perspectives but other departments as well. I have a list of new contacts, appointments and changes for the future all based on many conversations over two days!”
-Justin Sinnett, Captain, Littleton Fire Rescue, CO

Expand your network in the fire service industry at conneXions. The intimate atmosphere allows for chief-to-chief interaction, conversations with IAFC board officers, and more. 

You will get to meet with up to 11 companies, one-on-one to discuss what’s new in fire service technologies, what problems or questions you have with current products and more. 

Still have questions? Watch our short video on the value of conneXions and hear from Chiefs who have recently attended.

We'll Cover the Costs

The IAFC covers travel expenses for you and one other member of your department to attend. Attendees include a mix of fire chiefs, assistant, deputy, and battalion chiefs, captains, and lieutenants.

This schedule features educational components in addition to the two days of meetings. View sample program schedule.

Ready to Attend?

If you are interested, please email Leslie Distler.

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