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  • November 2, 2018
    Diversity is about all of us in the fire service – it is who an organization is as well as who those in it are. But is the term becoming just an empty concept? read more
  • January 30, 2019
    Effective communication helps us to understand a person or situation and enables us to resolve differences, build trust and respect and create environments where creative ideas, problem solving, affection and caring can flourish. read more
  • January 15, 2019
    Sexual harassment, one type of abuse, is a prominent and prevalent topic these days, but on-the-job abuse includes all types of bullying and discrimination. read more
  • January 4, 2019
    At a public-education event, a young Asian boy said to me, “Wow, I didn’t know you could be a firefighter; could I be a firefighter too?” I'll never forget his words; this was the first time he had seen a firefighter who looked like him. read more

Human Relations Committee

The HRC provides information on how to create, adopt and implement interpersonal and intergroup adjustments relative to diversity to help departments develop and utilize a value-centered human relations approach program within their organizations.

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Labor Management Alliance

LMA was designed to help develop and improve cooperative and collaborative relationships, thereby avoiding critical labor-management issues, disputes and costly arbitrations.

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High Performance Coaching and Leadership Academy

April 30 - May 3, 2019
Oakland, CA
Four day, in-person symposium followed by 2 coaching and 2 mentoring sessions over 4 months. Participants learn to coach their peers and reduce internal personnel issues by combining peer support and 1:1 leadership coaching, facilitation and accountability for results.
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Meeting between fire officer and firefighter

The IAFC personnel topic area focuses on human resources management; recruitment and retention; human relations, diversity and inclusion; and employment issues, including labor law and employment standards.

IAFC Call to Action

In an anti-discrimination effort in the string of IAFC’s Human Dignity Statement, IAFC leaders deliver a message to its members asking for their commitment in enforcing departmental policies that protect each and every individual against deplorable acts and unlawful conduct.

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