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About IAFC

The International Association of Fire Chiefs represents the leadership of firefighters and emergency responders worldwide; our members are the world's leading experts in firefighting, emergency medical services, terrorism response, hazardous materials spills, natural disasters, search and rescue, and public safety policy. Since 1873, the IAFC has provided a forum for fire and emergency service leaders to exchange ideas, develop professionally and uncover the latest products and services available to first responders.

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IAFC Mission

To provide leadership to current and future career, volunteer, fire-rescue and EMS chiefs, chief fire officers, company officers and managers of emergency service organizations throughout the international community through vision, information, education, services and representation to enhance their professionalism and capabilities.

Strategic Direction

The IAFC Strategic Direction is a dynamic document that serves as the foundation for the development and implementation of IAFC programs and services. It articulates the association's strategic goals to lead, educate and serve. 

IAFC Strategic Direction


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