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  • November 2016
    More than four years ago, the board of the IAFC’s Safety, Health & Survival Section (SHS) met in Virginia over several cold and blustery January days to create a new strategic plan. Much of the discussion during these meetings focused ... read more
  • October 2016
    The Healthcare Provider’s Guide to Firefighter Physicals is coming soon to a fire department near you. Although there are indications the environment is improving, there is still a significant gap in the provision of healthcare for firefighters. Some firefighters receive annual ... read more
  • September 18, 2015
    The IAFC is pleased to announce the launch of As the new flagship website of the Firefighter Safety ... read more


FSTAR tools to help fire departments execute based on scientific research by translating research into short, concise, readily-applicable featured studies, fact sheets, infographics and other tools. The FSTAR website is a single point of access to fire service research through a searchable database.

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FRI, the IAFC's annual conference and expo, provides senior-level leadership training for chiefs and officer development education for chief and company officers, new ways to connect with vendors and colleagues, and the latest solutions to today's toughest challenges.
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Research-based fact sheets for the fire and emergency service

Research can positively impact every aspect every aspect of the fire and emergency service.

But only if the wealth of data and lessons in technical documentation can be effectively connected with the operations of departments and emergency scenes, on and off scene actions of first responders from the rookie to the chief, and decisions of policy makers at all levels.

The IAFC's research area focuses on information, tools and training readily available to bridge this gap for busy fire and emergency service personnel.

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