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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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Community Risk Reduction Leadership Conference

Community Risk Reduction Leadership Conference

May 24 - 26, 2022
Toronto, Canada
The CRR Leadership Conference is all new. Sponsored by the IAFC's Fire and Life Safety Section, the CRR Leadership Conference tackles CRR from the leadership perspective, highlighting best practices from concept to implementation to outcomes. Presentations will highlight the latest and greatest in CRR research.
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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.