• September 2018
    In departments staffed by volunteers, morale is the most important aspect. While creating a course to help volunteer leaders learn more about the business of running a department, our team came up with the idea for a “Chief People Officer.” read more
  • September 2018
    Many of us are facing some of the stormiest, most demanding challenges we’ve ever seen, and our jobs are changing. We aren’t just firefighters anymore; we’re civil servants called upon to answer at a moment’s notice any call for assistance. read more
  • September 2018
    It’s our duty as officers to lead; successful officers do lead, then take their lumps when they find themselves on the unpopular side of us-versus-them discussions. After these difficult situations, I do still feel part of the fire service family. read more
  • September 2018
    No organization can flourish without the right people in place, doing the right things at the right time. It’s our responsibility to set our members up for success; we must define our expectations and hold employees accountable for those results. 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

September 17, 2018
Our Jobs Are Changing

August 20, 2018
Business Side of the Fire Department

August 3, 2018
Avoid Mission Failure: Prepare Your People for Success

July 16, 2018
Education: A Pillar of Our Mission

June 29, 2018
Growing Our Fire Service Careers

June 15, 2018
Who’s Responsible for Health and Safety?

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