Future Events

Providing the Best in Leadership Education

The IAFC provides the most comprehensive leadership education and training for all levels of officers and all aspects of fire and emergency services. The IAFC's expansive education offerings and learning opportunities will enhance your ability to achieve your full potential at any rank or in any specialty area.

Mark your calendars for the next FRM conference!

June 9-13, 2018, Henderson, NV

Wildland-Urban Interface
February 27-March 1, 2018, Reno, NV
March 26-28, 2019, Reno, NV 

Held in the spring, WUI brings together leaders from the local, state and federal levels to collaborate against the fastest growing fire threat in the world—the wildland/urban interface. From education and mitigation, suppression strategies, high-hazard operations to policy, and including 40,000 square feet of exhibits, WUI addresses the toughest challenges facing the wildland firefighting community.

Labor-Management Alliance
April 4-6, 2018, Denver, CO

The Labor-Management Alliance (LMA) Conference, is an educational opportunity for fire chiefs and union leaders to network with peers and labor-management partners, while gaining valuable knowledge about how to foster and enhance cooperative and collaborative working relationships.

VCOS Symposium in the West
May 3-5, 2018, Phoenix, AZ

We've taken what you love about Symposium in the Sun and moved it WEST! Symposium in the West will offer dynamic leadership education and networking specifically designed for volunteer and combination chief officers.

International Hazardous Materials Response Teams Conference
June 7-10, 2018, Baltimore, MD 

The IAFC's Hazmat Conference provides the latest classroom, hands-on and field trip-based training on what's new in hazmat, covering all aspects of hazmat, including transportation, safety, WMD, gear, terrorism, mass decontamination, bioterrorism and more. The hazmat exhibit floor includes outdoor demonstrations of hazardous materials gear and equipment.

Fire-Rescue International (FRI)
August 8-11, 2018, Dallas, TX

Fire-Rescue International is the fire executives "go to" show. Each August, thousands of the most prominent fire and emergency service leaders from across North America and around the globe come to FRI to learn, network and collaborate together. FRI education covers all areas of the emergency service: navigating the political environment, managing change, ethical leadership, EMS issues, career development and more. Hundreds of exhibitors showcase the newest fire service innovations in apparatus, technology, equipment, gear and more.

VCOS Symposium in the Sun
November 9-12, 2017, Clearwater Beach, FL 
November 8-11, 2018, Clearwater Beach, FL 

The VCOS Symposium addresses the unique needs of volunteer and combination departments including transitioning from a volunteer to a combination department, recruitment and retention, leadership and management, staffing and more.


"The Fire Rescue Med conference is one of those valuable opportunities to engage in learning, networking, and meeting people from all disciplines that have a passion for excellence in emergency medicine. It also offers presentations on relevant and current topics in fire based medical response."

– Bill Kinsey, Division Chief, Bullhead City (AZ) Fire Dept