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EMS Section

With over 1,600 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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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!



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. 

Featured Resources
EMS Events
Weekly IAFC COVID-19 Task Force Webinar
Weekly update on COVID-19 with guests Chief Keith Bryant, U.S. Fire Administrator and Starlene Black, Deputy Section Chief, FEMA Public Assistance Training Office.
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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.