International Association of Fire Chiefs
There's no substitute for face-to-face networking! The events held at FRI combine networking, education and a little relaxation for the perfect conference experience.
Tuesday, August 6 | 6 - 7 PM
Welcome to FRI! Learn how to make the most of your time and start expanding your network in this informal meet-up with IAFC leadership, members, staff, and the program planning committee.
Tuesday, August 6 | 7 - 8 PM
With an ever growing international presence, connect and share ideas with others traveling from long distances.
Wednesday, August 7 | 6:30 - 8:30 PM
Join us for an exciting kick-off celebration while networking with new and old friends. Open to all conference registrants, this event is a great way to network with fellow attendees.
Thursday, August 8 | 8 - 11 AM
Thursday, August 8 | 11 AM - Noon
Stay after the general session to connect with fellow IAFC members. Hear about emerging issues and make your voice be heard!
Thursday, August 8 | Noon - 1:30 PM
IAFC members, meet with colleagues to discuss and problem-solve issues unique to your area of the country. Find out about upcoming events in your division and learn new ways to get involved with your peers.
Friday, August 9 | 7 - 8:30 AM
The diversity breakfast is a great place to engage with other leaders interested in fostering diversity and inclusiveness in their department and throughout the fire and emergency service. Together, attendees bring unique perspectives as they work toward shared goals that will move us forward with a united mission. This is not included in the All-Access package and does require an additional ticket.
The Presidential Celebration is a special time to honor the outstanding work of the outgoing IAFC President, Chief Dan Eggleston. Please join us as we celebrate IAFC's accomplishments under Chief Eggleston's leadership and thank him for his service to our great organization. Dress code for this celebration is business casual. Tickets are included with All-Access package or can be purchased separately.
FRI is an unique opportunity for company officers & chief officers. You will not learn how to stretch a line or vent a roof at FRI - but what you WILL learn in various diverse dimensions, is how to successfully LEAD and COMMAND those who do.
I look forward to FRI every year because it really provides a variety of career development sessions for virtually all ranks and positions in the fire service - especially the Chief Officer and the Company Officer ranks.
The FRI conference was amazing. I took away several teaching points for our crews and saw a fresh perspective of the fire service. Although we are steeped in tradition it is refreshing to see so many departments making changes.
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