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  • March 22, 2018
    Last year, the IAFC scored a number of legislative wins, but there’s still much to do. Use this legislative agenda as you prepare to visit Washington and meet with members of Congress for the 30th Annual National Fire and Emergency Services Dinner. read more
  • February 22, 2018
    1,000 local television stations are required by law to change to new frequencies which may impact the ability to reach residents with emergency information. read more
  • February 15, 2018
    It’s no longer acceptable for fire chiefs to be technology-averse. We must wake up, dig deep and begin to understand the technology that surrounds our profession more deeply than ever before. 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
Regional Rail Response Online
This training is designed to help you better understand the rail industry, response efforts and agency-specific roles should a train derailment or similar incident occur in your area.
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Fire officer using a laptop in apparatus

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.