The IAFC has the operational and leadership resources you need to succeed as a chief.
Fire-Rescue International (FRI)
FRI is the IAFC’s Annual conference and the perfect place to stay connect as a busy fire chief. At FRI, chiefs gain new skills to sharpen their approach to leadership while connecting with chiefs from around the globe. Learn more.
Chief’s Edge is an executive education program designed to take a fresh look at leadership principles. Experienced chiefs will gain practical skills to be more effective leaders and foster extensive peer-to-peer relationships. Learn more.
Podcasts for Fire Chiefs
How to Track Fire Department Training with a Purpose (52 minutes)
Summary: This webinar provides an overview of the ISO's training requirements, best practices on how to effectively track required ISO training, and examples of other items that need to be tracked for compliance purposes. This presentation also covers how fire departments can utilize technology to document specific job requirements for qualification and recertification, including driver and/or acting lieutenant programs.
T-Shirts or Uniforms: Simple Stuff (55 minutes)
Summary: This webinar focuses on the approval to wear tee shirts versus the standard uniform dress shirt for operational personnel. Key points are shared on simple human improvements with station personnel being able to wear tee shirts and shorts as part of their approved station uniform.
Articles for Chiefs
IAFC Bugle Brief - articles from various sources about executive leadership skills and development.
IAFC On Scene - your IAFC member newsletter packed with valuable articles and information.
IAFC KnowledgeNet - your IAFC member-to-member online community with discussion forums, topic-based resource libraries and job postings.