Opportunities for Impact
The IAFC is committed to building long-term, integrated strategic partnerships with like-minded companies. Our experienced corporate relations team will work with you one-on-one to develop a customized program that best meets your business objectives. The IAFC is committed to structuring high-return, year-round engagement opportunities and identifying creative solutions that meet your company's strategic goals.
Maximize Your Visibility
In today's technologically advanced, rapidly changing world, businesses are continuously looking for ways to gain a competitive edge, while streamlining and stretching their marketing dollars. Be seen directly by more than 10,000 of the world's leading experts in fire and emergency service through exhibiting and sponsorships at the IAFC’s premier conference, Fire-Rescue International, or at our specialty conferences. For exhibit and sponsorship information, contact IAFC exhibit sales and sponsorships.
Connect with Decision Makers
At a time when each company must optimize its budget, the IAFC makes it easier than ever for you to connect directly with interested, qualified buyers.
conneXions is the only event of its kind for the fire service, by the fire service. Join us for a 2.5-day focus group event bringing together purchasing decision makers and influencers from fire and EMS departments across North America with businesses through one-on-one appointments, participation in high-level leadership discussions about the challenges facing departments today and lots of informal networking.
Increase Your Community Outreach
IAFC's strategic initiatives encompass community outreach and education. From educating children on fire safety to reminding homeowners to change their smoke alarms and batteries, the IAFC has raised public awareness about emergency preparedness. In 2011, IAFC and Kidde joined forces to create the Smart Choices for Smoke Alarm Placement campaign to better educate the fire service about smoke alarms, how they work and why location matters. This strategic program developed a toolkit that includes fact sheets, supporting studies, talking points, charts and other data supporting smoke alarm location and technology education.
For more than 25 years, the IAFC has partnered with Energizer on the highly successful Change Your Clock, Change Your Battery public education campaign to encourage residents to change the batteries and test their smoke alarms when they change their clocks in the fall.
Recently, the IAFC in partnership with VCOS, FLSS, Kidde Fire Safety, NFFF and NFPA launched "Step Up and Stand Out" a national campaign that recognizes current volunteers and encourages citizens to learn how they can assist their local department.
Corporate grants support critical IAFC initiatives within the fire service. One example, the Fire Service Executive Development Institute (FSEDI), is a program developed by the IAFC and funded by a grant from Motorola Solutions Foundation to provide new and aspiring chiefs with the tools they need to have a successful and productive tenure.
Demonstrate Commitment to Leadership Training
The IAFC knows that knowledgeable leaders drive and sustain performance in today's rapidly changing environment. Supporting the IAFC's leadership conferences and training programs extends your organization's reach and directly connects you with today's leaders and tomorrow's chief officers.
Chief's Edge is a two-day leadership course allowing participants to interact with highly experienced fire chiefs who share their proven techniques for problem-solving, successful leadership tactics and strategies and tools for navigating difficult situations.
Officer Development Program
The Officer Development Program is a dynamic program designed to help company officers, chief officers and executive chiefs get the leadership training needed to advance their career.
Strengthen Your Brand
The IAFC provides numerous opportunities to generate awareness of your company, products and services and commitment to the fire and emergency services.
IAFC On Scene
On Scene, the official newsletter of the IAFC, delivers essential information, insights and ideas to more than 10,000 IAFC members. Those members, in turn, pass it along on average to 6 individuals within their departments, meaning that as an advertiser, you can reach an audience of more than 72,000 individuals. On Scene is delivered electronically 21 times per year and supplemented 9 times a year with a print edition. It is consistently rated as a top member benefit. 79% of subscribers report looking at the advertising in On Scene and took action or plan to based on the ads. View a recent On Scene issue online. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
IAFCtv offers your company the opportunity to deliver your message through the power of video. IAFCtv provides coverage of IAFC events and other events important to the fire service. Widely viewed both by IAFC members and non-members, IAFCtv has become a go-to source for cutting-edge news and information. Contact Terry Monroe for more information.
IAFC First Responders Marketplace
The IAFC First Responders Marketplace is an online buyers guide showing products and services for first responders. A directory listing ensures your company's brand and message are delivered directly to the influencers and final decision makers in the fire and emergency services, including more than 10,000 IAFC members. Contact Multiview at email@example.com for more information.
Membership List Rental
The IAFC's up-to-date database includes more than 10,000 IAFC members—the very individuals with purchasing power to recommend, decide and purchase products and services. Both postal and email lists are available for rental. View datacard. You can also contact Infocus Marketing at firstname.lastname@example.org or call them at 800-708-5478 for more information.
Affinity (Member Discount) Program
The IAFC is a membership organization. As such, we have established guidelines to assist corporations who would like to offer a substantial, standing discount to IAFC members in exchange for marketing benefits. View list of current member discounts.
For more information on these corporate responsibility opportunities, contact Leslie Distler.
IAFC President's Awards of Recognition
Company Officer Leadership: Officer Development at FRI 2016 - A First-Hand Look
"Man in the Mirror"
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