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  • May 31, 2019
    New mobile app gathers valuable physical and behavioral health data to help firefighters battle occupational disease. NFORS Fire Fighter Exposure Tracker was developed through a partnership with The IAFF, IAFC, Metro Chiefs, International Public Safety Data Institute (IPSDI) and other fire service organizations. read more
  • May 31, 2019
    New mobile app gathers valuable physical and behavioral health data to help firefighters battle occupational disease. NFORS Fire Fighter Exposure Tracker was developed through a partnership with The IAFF, IAFC, Metro Chiefs, International Public Safety Data Institute (IPSDI) and other fire service organizations. read more
  • March 27, 2019
    The T-Band spectrum supports radio communications in most of America’s major cities. Yet in two years, public safety must give it back. The history of the T-Band and why we need it is more important than ever. read more
  • October 31, 2018
    IAFC Treasurer, Chief Richard, was among six public safety leaders appointed to serve on the board of the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet). read more

Communications Committee

The IAFC Communications Committee focuses on wireless communications issues that impact the U.S. fire service and public safety.

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Tech Council

The IAFC's Technology Council is a forum for information and knowledge exchange among fire chiefs, public safety organizations and vendors.

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Communications & Technology Events
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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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The IAFC communications and technology topic area includes information and resources to ensure fire departments have the communications systems they need and are harnessing the explosion of technology-based efforts and solutions to do their job safely and effectively:

  • Frequency Coordination
  • GIS
  • Interoperability
  • Narrowbanding
  • Public Safety Broadband Network
  • Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)

New Tools in the Fire Service

IAFC TV interview Tommy Hicks, the IAFC Assistant Executive Director, to discuss many of the changes that have been occurring in Programs and Technology over the last couple of years and to chat about how IAFC and ESRI are offering a new tool for the fire service community.

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