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The IAFC Diversity Executive Leadership Program (iDELP) supports individuals from under-represented identity groups and those interested in creating a diverse workforce to advance into the ranks of leadership in the IAFC and fire and emergency service leadership at a national level.

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The Fire Service Executive Development Institute (FSEDI) provides new and aspiring chiefs with the tools for successful and productive tenures. Program goals and objectives.

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Featured Resources
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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The IAFC leadership topic area focuses on those aspects of personal and professional development that enable individuals to:

  • Understand and envision an organization’s or industry’s future
  • Identify, prepare for and respond to current and emerging challenges across the fire and emergency service
  • Adapt to change, handle conflict, make decisions and set the example that inspires individuals and teams to achieve excellence

Fire Chiefs of the Year

IAFC TV spoke with 2019 Fire Chiefs of the Year, volunteer awardee, Chief John Morrison of the Vienna Fire Department in Vienna, Virginia (top) and career awardee, Chief James Clack of the Ankeny Fire Department in Ankeny, Iowa.