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.
Real-time Information Critical for Firefighters to Make Quick and Effective Decisions
OpsCentral aggregates data from a range of existing static and dynamic sources, IoT sensors, surveillance cameras, manuals, drones and smart city technology to provide real time information on the following: Weather Conditions, Victim Medical History, Evacuation Zones, Building Occupancy, Utilities, Construction Materials and Floor Plans, Community Notifications, Locations of Hydrants, Hazards, Digital HazMat, Vehicle ERGs and Firefighter Location.
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.
How to Participate
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Leadership & Contact