• April 19, 2017
    After years in the industry, I can tell you the companies serving the fire service are in fire houses, eagerly working with the fire service. But adopting technology in the fire service is a whole different animal. read more
  • April 19, 2017
    Using a drone never entered my thoughts as a company officer. As a lieutenant in charge of a ladder truck staffed with just a firefighter and me inside, I certainly never thought I’d be in command of an incident where a drone would come in handy. read more
  • April 19, 2017
    Those in the fire service aim to save lives every day. Your jobs are fraught with physical danger, and cybersecurity is probably not at the top of your to-do list. Here’s why cybersecurity is essential and steps you can take to protect your data. read more
  • April 3, 2017
    Three years ago, the SHS Section decided to take on the proverbial 800-pound elephant: mandatory annual medical evaluations for all firefighters. Here’s a snapshot of the progress we’ve made to date. read more

About IAFC On Scene

IAFC On Scene is the official newsletter of the International Association of Fire Chiefs. Its readers represent a who's-who of fire and emergency service leaders. On Scene delivers to IAFC members:

  • Critical information to help chiefs and chief officers make timely and appropriate decisions
  • New ideas and solutions for addressing critical issues  
  • Developments within the federal government and their effects on the fire service
  • News about grants and other funding opportunities
  • Best practices in leadership training and development

On Scene is published electronically 21 times a year, distributed to members by email.

In addition, the best articles from the electronic editions are published in print nine times a year, distributed to IAFC members by postal mail.

Recent Issues

February 17, 2017
All-Hazards FS: Our Family, Our Community

February 3, 2017
All-Hazards Ready

January 20, 2017
What's Coming in 2017

December 21, 2016
Relevant in Our Communities

November 18, 2016
Diversity Helps You Grow

November 1, 2016
Can We All Get Along?

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