• September 27, 2018
    If code officials know what responders face, they can address those concerns and work on future code language to improve conditions. If code officials communicate trends, responders can make informed decisions in the field. Communicating is key! read more
  • March 18, 2019
    President Trump's Fiscal Year 2020 budget request includes an 8.5 percent cut to nondefense discretionary spending and an increase in defense spending. read more
  • March 15, 2019
    Bill will correct a drafting error contained in Congress’ 2017 re-write of the federal tax code that significantly limited the amount of a money that a property owner can recoup each year from installing a fire sprinkler system. read more
  • March 14, 2019
    Being promoted does not magically provide new officers with leadership skills, and the fire service has sometimes been light on developing leadership qualities. The most important leadership quality all others can be built on is trust. read more
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Fire-Rescue International

August 7 - 10, 2019
Atlanta, GA
FRI, the IAFC's annual conference and expo, provides senior-level leadership training for chiefs and officer development education for chief and company officers, new ways to connect with vendors and colleagues, and the latest solutions to today's toughest challenges.
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