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IAFC Announces New Dates and Format for Fire-Rescue International, Fire-Rescue Med, and Wildland-Urban Interface Conferences

Since the cancellation announcement of Fire-Rescue International (FRI) in-person conference on June 16, the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) has been working hard to determine the best course of action for FRI 2020. Like many other associations and organizations, the IAFC is going virtual. To provide the best virtual experience that will offer unparalleled programming, interactivity, and robust virtual exhibits, we are pleased to announce that #VirtualFRI will be a two-part series of events.

As originally scheduled, FRI (that is, #VirtualFRI) will kick off on August 19 with the IAFC Board of Directors meeting and conduct the annual business of the IAFC; division, section and committee meetings; and conclude with the installation of our new IAFC officers, virtually.

A ReIGNITE Digital Conference will be held on October 19–22, 2020. This new virtual offering will focus on cutting edge training, education, best practices, as well as new technologies, apparatus, and equipment. What’s more, this conference will play host to the IAFC EMS Section’s signature educational event - Fire-Rescue Med (FRM), #VirtualFRM, on October 19.

The 2020 Wildland-Urban Interface (WUI) Conference, now #VirtualWUI, was rescheduled to November 2–6, 2020! Look for free WUI registration to open in September.

The 2020 VCOS Symposium in the Sun Conference, Clearwater Beach Hilton, November 12–15, is currently moving forward with the originally planned in-person conference. You’ll be able to register on the VCOS website.

For more information, please visit the following webpages:

For media inquiries, please email Steven Ilchishin or call 703-537-4827
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