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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
  • March 22, 2019
    Launched in 2017, iDELP is aimed at supporting individuals from under-represented identity groups and courageous leaders interested in creating an inclusive and diverse workforce. read more
  • March 14, 2019
    Being promoted does not magically provide new officers with leadership skills, and the fire service has sometimes been light on developing leadership qualities. The most important leadership quality all others can be built on is trust. 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

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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