• December 20, 2018
    These are exciting times at the IAFC. From our conferences and influence on Capitol Hill to our programs, education and training opportunities and more, the IAFC is positioned to achieve the goals affirmed this year in the IAFC Strategic Direction. read more
  • January 17, 2019
    As the debate over requiring a degree for paramedic education heats up, I want to clarify one thing: EMS is not the same as other health fields. Stop comparing EMS to any other form of medicine. read more
  • January 15, 2019
    Sexual harassment, one type of abuse, is a prominent and prevalent topic these days, but on-the-job abuse includes all types of bullying and discrimination. read more
  • January 4, 2019
    At a public-education event, a young Asian boy said to me, “Wow, I didn’t know you could be a firefighter; could I be a firefighter too?” I'll never forget his words; this was the first time he had seen a firefighter who looked like him. 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

December 20, 2018
What Chiefs Need to Know Heading into 2019

November 16, 2018
Are We Killing Our Own Diversity?

November 2, 2018
“I” Stands for Inclusion

October 16, 2018
Community Risk Reduction: The Magic Pill?

October 1, 2018
Fire Prevention Week: A Good Time to Reflect

September 17, 2018
Our Jobs Are Changing

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