• October 31, 2017
    At my FRI session, we discussed bringing veterans into our firehouses. The idea seems simple, though it can lead to worrying about what-ifs. But why don’t we have a fire or EMS job for every veteran who meets our requirements and wants one? read more
  • November 14, 2017
    It’s no surprise that the recruitment and retention of volunteers has become a hot topic and one that many fire departments are constantly trying to overcome. Recruiting new members and retaining seasoned individuals is becoming a challenge. read more
  • November 14, 2017
    A public-safety organization's HR responsibilities include attracting applicants, retaining members, motivating members, planning for succession development and offering relevant training. The challenge for us is to get it right. read more
  • October 31, 2017
    ICS is an excellent means of organizing resources, providing accountability and allocating them to meet challenges; it’s a time-proven approach to dealing with emergencies. But we shouldn’t ignore that, at its base, it’s simply a management tool. 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

November 15, 2017
Recruit & Retain the Best

November 1, 2017
Make Community Interaction Count

October 16, 2017
Protecting Our Communities

October 2, 2017
Reducing Community Risk

September 2017
Committing to Leadership

August 17, 2017
Developing the Next Generation of Leaders

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