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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.

Partnering for Success

IAFC works actively with public safety stakeholders at the state level to provide tools and resources, and build relationship that will lead to collaborative solutions. Whether it's working with states to enhance the national emergency response model or managing a program to assist with specific state's needs, the IAFC aims to help local responders address state-wide issues and build bridges across jurisdictions. For example:

IAFC is an active member of a number of consortia 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.

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Subject Matter Expertise

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

IAFC has committees and special-interest sections that tap into key subject matters in the fire and emergency service landscape. From disaster response and EMS policy 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 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.