Technology Council

Sponsored by:
Ring - Tech Council Sponsor

The IAFC's Technology Council serves as a knowledge center for technological developments that affect the fire service. The council provides a forum for information and knowledge exchange among different stakeholders, including fire chiefs, public safety organizations and vendors.

Vision: To advance the fire/rescue/EMS services and allied agencies to be on the leading edge of technological adaptation. For more information: Technology Council Restructure (pdf)

Mission: To promote an environment that encourages and supports innovation to drive the adoption, adaptation and/or acceptance of technological solutions within a standards-based, interoperable framework.

IAFC Tech Council receives a briefing on the future of Microsoft's technology for the Fire Service

As Fire and Emergency Services engage in more technology, the need for a solid base of platforms in needed to ensure interoperability and performance. See Rick Zac from Microsoft present the philosophy of Cloud Computing and integrating technologies o this one-hour webinar.

Fire Department Sim Solutions Simulation Training

A presentation on simulation based training and it's efficacy as well as the future of training in the fire department through technology based learning platforms and our role in that future.


IAFC Tech Council Webinar  Series: Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) in the Fire Service


The IAFC works with the National Alliance for Public Safety GIS Foundation to further the knowledge, skills, and resources to apply decision-support technology and data in enhancing preparedness and building a more resilient nation.

White Papers

Anthrax Vaccination
Information Paper on Anthrax Vaccination Technology (pdf), the Biothrax vaccine.

A SMART Model for Interoperable Communications (pdf), the Satellite Mutual Aid Radio Talkgroup Program (SMARTTM)

Crisis Decision Making
Information Paper on Crisis Decision Making Technology (pdf)

Fire Suppression
Next Generation Water Enhancer for Fire Protection and Suppression in Wildland and Structural Applications (pdf)

How to Participate

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Complete the IAFC Tech Council form to indicate your areas of expertise and interest as they relate to the work of the council. When an opportunity for involvement arises that matches your interest, we'll contact you.

If you're a vendor and are interested in learning more about the council, please email

Leadership & Contact

Chair: Dan Munsey

Co-Chair: Tim Burke

Staff Liaison: Jeff Dulin

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