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  • August 6, 2018
    To allow discrimination or unequal treatment breaks down our abilities to work together in delivering service to the communities we serve. read more
  • August 2, 2018
    The exodus of senior leaders and their experience creates a critical need to prepare the upcoming generation to lead. Although succession planning is challenging, the reward is an agency prepared to meet its mission with confidence and competence. read more
  • July 16, 2018
    It's said we should leave an organization better than we found it. How can we do that if we don’t seek out a next generation of members who come in the door prepared to take the organization to that next level? Or if we don't nurture that in them? 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.


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.

Featured Resources
Human Resources Events

High Performance Coaching and Leadership Academy

October 15 - 18, 2018
Chantilly, VA
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 human resources area focuses on HR management, employment issues, including labor law and employment standards, employee benefits, and some aspects of recruitment and dismissal.

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.