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Departmental Membership

Fire department personnel in front of apparatus

As a leader of a department with limited funding and resources, you need a trusted, one-stop resource that will help you lead your department more efficiently and effectively. With an IAFC departmental membership, you'll be connected to an association of respected leaders who have the tools and answers you're looking for just a click or call away.

Your department will receive:

Online resources for operations and administration that include best practices, talking points, model procedures, handbooks, quick guides, checklists, legislative overviews and much more!

Answers and perspectives from members in same-size departments who share similar challenges including:

  • Recruitment
  • Retention
  • Succession planning
  • Training
  • Financing/budgets
  • Legal issues
  • Interagency relations
  • Aging apparatus

Opportunities to connect with a community of members who "get it" and share similar interests.  Build relationships with them on IAFC KnowledgeNet. Network with your local division. Join up to 9 special interest sections.

Professional development programs including conferences, regional educational events and eLearning opportunities. With an IAFC departmental membership, everyone in your department will save on registration! Learn more about IAFC education

Email alerts about news that affects you.

A collective voice in Washington, D.C., fighting for departments just like yours. Learn more about IAFC's legislative efforts

How to join:

Join online or submit this application (pdf) today!