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  • June 7, 2017
    EMS personnel responding to overdose patients and other opioid-related calls are especially at risk. read more
  • May 16, 2017
    As if fire-based EMS doesn’t have enough issues with its name brand of service delivery, I want to tell you about two new challenges. read more
  • May 16, 2017
    For years, departments have struggled with events that require EMS providers to provide care across state lines. Public safety doesn’t stop at the state line, so why should the ability of personnel providing this service stop here? read more

EMS Section

With over 2,400 members, the EMS Section is one of the IAFC's largest, and offers a wealth of resources to members and the EMS community.

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EMS Replica Logo

Once adopted, the REPLICA Interstate Compact will allow EMS personnel to continue caring for a patient, even if they cross state lines. Learn more about how REPLICA can help your fire department!

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PPACA

Passed in 2010, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) is bringing substantial changes to the fire service as both healthcare providers and employers. 

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EMS Events
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Fire-Rescue International

July 26 - 29, 2017
Charlotte , NC
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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EMS medics

The IAFC EMS topic area focuses on fire-based EMS issues and policy, emergency response to epidemics/emerging diseases, firefighter rehab and more. The majority of our work is done by the EMS Section, which also hosts the annual Fire-Rescue Med conference to address a wide-variety of in-the-news and ongoing EMS issues.