Interagency cooperation between local, state, provincial, tribal, regional and national agencies is critical to ensuring the public safety needs of our communities.
The IAFC is committed to creating programs, products and services that build on collaboration with a wide variety of government stakeholders, and is eager to work with government partners to find shared solutions to shared challenges.
As the fire and emergency service is on the front-line of any national-level incident, the IAFC has forged working relationships with numerous U.S. federal agencies to enhance the relationship between local and federal responders, and provide the tools and resources needed to jointly succeed in protecting our nation.
State agencies and local fire departments have many common goals and challenges, but their perspectives can be quite different. The IAFC aims to understand state-level issues and support productive solutions.
Times are tough for many local governments, which can lead to discord between those who must share responsibility for public safety. IAFC supports tools and resources that enhance communication and collaboration between local government and public safety stakeholders.
The work of the IAFC would be incomplete without the support of those within and beyond the fire and emergency service community who lend their expertise, diverse perspectives, or financial support to fostering fire and emergency service leadership.
Learn more about our program partners and collaborative relationships.
Learn more about our state partners.