Basic Membership

Thinking about IAFC membership but holding off due to cost? Basic membership provides chief officers with a cost-effective and affordable membership choice.

Membership special for new "Basic" members: Join by May 11 and receive one free section membership. Excludes the Metro Section. Submit this application (pdf).

You'll gain instant, online access to IAFC members-only resources and to fellow chief officers and fire chiefs across the US and Canada. You'll be able to share best practices, stay current on industry trends, learn new ways to do your job better, expand your peer network and advance your career.

Are you eligible? This membership is for officers with 2 (crossed) to 3 bugles who are not currently IAFC members.

Basic Membership includes:

Annual dues are only $100 (plus required division dues). NOTE: This option is available only to 2 (crossed) bugle and 3 bugle chief officers who are not currently IAFC members.

You may upgrade at any time to full (Regular) membership for added benefits, including discounts on registration to all IAFC conferences!


Benefits Reg/Full Basic
IAFC KnowledgeNet X X
Online members-only resources X X
Member directory access X X
Member news alerts X X
On Scene (21 electronic issues/year) X X
On Scene (9 print issues/year) X  
IAFC Bugle Brief (24 issues) X X
25% off Jones & Bartlett training publications X X
Free webinars ($40 fee for non members) X X
Officer development mentoring X X
Daily Dispatch subscription X X
FireRescue GPO membership X X
Join special interest sections X X
Save on IAFC conference registration X  
Eligible to serve as IAFC rep. to outside organizations X  
Eligible to serve on IAFC committee or task force X  
Eligible to vote in IAFC elections X  
Eligible for IAFC elective office X  
Eligible for life membership X  
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