Future Events

Providing the Best in Leadership Education

The IAFC provides the most comprehensive leadership education and training for all levels of officers and all aspects of fire and emergency service. The IAFC's expansive education offerings and learning opportunities will enhance your ability to achieve your full potential at any rank or in any specialty area.

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Labor-Management Alliance Conference

The Labor-Management Alliance has helped fire departments improve interpersonal communications and cooperation between labor and management. These efforts have minimized the number of grievances and other adverse actions that affect labor-management relationships.

International Fire Operations Conference

Plan to attend the first IAFC conference in the Middle East in collaboration with Saudi Aramco. Speakers from the U.S., Europe and Middle East will present in this 2-day event that is preceded by 1-day of in-depth pre-conference courses. This conference offers leading-edge education for fire service officers and personnel, focusing on overall fire operations leadership.
VCOS Symposium in the West

VCOS Symposium in the West

This conference offers dynamic leadership education and networking specifically designed for volunteer and combination chief officers. Join us in the West for three days of education, networking and collaboration.

International Hazardous Materials Response Teams Conference

The training offered at the Hazmat Conference provides immediate, practical and valuable information designed to ensure you successfully meet the demands of hazmat response in today's challenging environment.
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Fire-Rescue Med

Education for fire-based EMS leaders, including new and aspiring chiefs, on hiring and retaining, public/private integration, technology, billing for services, illness prevention & more.
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Fire-Rescue International

FRI, the IAFC's annual conference and expo, provides senior-level leadership training for chiefs and officer development education for chief and company officers, new ways to connect with vendors and colleagues, and the latest solutions to today's toughest challenges.

VCOS Symposium in the Sun

Each fall, the VCOS Symposium addresses the unique needs of volunteer and combination departments including transitioning from a volunteer to a combination department, recruitment and retention, leadership and management, staffing and more.

Wildland-Urban Interface

Three essential tracks - Fire Adapted Communities, operations & suppression, and policy & tools - ensure you and your team get everything you need to minimize and manage threats in the WUI.
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