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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.

Empowering Local Public Safety

IAFC works actively with public safety stakeholders at the local level to provide tools and resources that can empower local success. Successful public safety programs begin at the local level and work their way up; but only if local fire departments have the tools, resources and relationships with other public safety stakeholders to make it all happen. IAFC programs are specifically designed to invest directly back into the ability of local fire departments to uphold their public safety mission in ways that are both highly effective and efficient both on a day-to-day basis and in their time of need. For example:

IAFC is an active member of a number of consortiums and working groups that foster inter-disciplinary cooperation at the local and state level including the Emergency Services Sector Coordinating Council and the National Homeland Security Consortium.

View all IAFC Programs and learn more about our collaborative relationships at the local level.

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Subject Matter Expertise

IAFC members are leading experts in the fire and emergency service.

IAFC has nine committees and eight special-interest sections that tap into key subject matters in the fire and emergency service landscape. From disaster response and policy decisions to firefighter safety and environmental sustainability efforts, we can help.

Looking for input from a specific region? IAFC Divisions can be a great resource.

Looking for input from a specific state? Check out the state fire chiefs associations.

IAFC Membership for State Employees and Contractors

Membership in the IAFC is for more than just local fire department personnel. The IAFC has many members currently employed by state and local agencies with fire, EMS and emergency management responsibilities. Don't have fire and emergency service experience? An associate membership may be right for you.

Learn more about becoming an IAFC member online or contact Member Services at 866-385-9110.

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