Get Involved

Whether you choose to get involved to gain leadership opportunities within the IAFC, share your expertise, connect with fellow fire service leaders, or give back to the profession, you’ll find a meaningful way to engage as an IAFC member.

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The strength of the IAFC is member involvement. Share your expertise and give back to the fire and emergency service by volunteering within the association.

Serve on an IAFC committee or council. Members address association governance and critical issues facing the fire service.

Join a special interest section.  Contribute to the important work of the section by making known your interest in volunteering.

Reach out to your division leaders. Expand your professional network within your region and take advantage of the many opportunities to serve.

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The IAFC draws heavily on the knowledge and experience of our members. You can contribute in a variety of ways:

Share a SOP/SOG on KnowledgeNet.  Help others by providing templates and best practices, so they don’t need to reinvent the wheel. Login to KnowledgeNet and upload your resource to the IAFC Forum library.

Become an instructor. When the call goes out, submit your idea for an education session at one of the IAFC's many conferences. Consider teaching at a regional training program or lead an online class though the IAFC Academy.

Write for your member publication. Help us develop future content for IAFC's official member publication; become a writer for the newsletter or serve on the advisory committee.

Be active on social media. Share information and tips you see on IAFC's Twitter and Facebook pages with your followers.

Serve as an IAFC rep to an external organization. The IAFC is often called on to provide members to serve on work groups and committees convened by other organizations (NFPA, ICC, AFG reviewer).  Watch for alerts as opportunities become available and apply. 

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Influence public policy

Let your elected representatives know how their support is critical to making their communities safer.

Participate in grass roots campaigns. Help educate your Congressional representatives on the important issues facing your department and community. Download the IAFC Hot Sheet for talking points on these issues and use the Action Center contact your reps online or to get alerts.

Be seen in D.C. Join with fellow fire and emergency service leaders each Spring in Washington for CFSI week. Visit with U.S. Congressional leaders in their offices.

Invite members of Congress to local events. Invite your elected officials to an open house or to participate in a ride-along. Share how you've benefited from the FIRE/SAFER Grants and offer to be a resource related to fire protection, fire service and EMS issues.

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Lend your support

Help the IAFC grow so we can continue to help current and future fire and emergency service leaders.

Influence your peers. How has IAFC membership benefited you? Share your story with colleagues. Send us your testimonial.

Become a mentor. Support a fellow member as they seek to advance in their career.