Fairfax, Va. – The International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) today announced it is organizing the first International Fire Operations Conference, April 10-12, 2018, at the Ritz-Carlton in Manama, Bahrain. The prestigious event is being organized in collaboration with Saudi Aramco, a Saudi Arabian national petroleum and natural gas company based in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia.
The International Fire Operations Conference will offer fire service officers and personnel the unique opportunity to explore leadership development and education sessions covering many operational components of the fire service. Educational session cover topics ranging from unified command, urban search and rescue, transportation of dangerous goods and responding to large-scale disasters. The unique closing panel will focus on the current and future issues facing the fire service globally and will feature panelists from around the world.
In addition, participants will enjoy an evening networking dinner as well as a trade show featuring the latest services and technology available for the fire service.
“We are very proud that this is the first IAFC conference dedicated to fire operations in the Middle East,” said Chief Thomas Jenkins, IAFC president and chairman of the board. “Expert speakers from the United States, South Africa, Europe, South Korea, and the Middle East will present during this extraordinary two-day event that is preceded by one day of in-depth preconference courses.”
More information is available at IAFC.org/FireOpsConference.
About the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC)
The IAFC represents the leadership of firefighters and emergency responders worldwide. IAFC members are the world's leading experts in firefighting, emergency medical services, terrorism response, hazardous materials spills, natural disasters, search and rescue, and public safety legislation. Since 1873, the IAFC has provided a forum for its members to exchange ideas, develop professionally and uncover the latest products and services available to first responders. Learn more