President’s Letter: Passing the Baton

Author: John Sinclair, IAFC President and Chair of the Board
Published: 7/19/2017
As your president, I’m proud of what we’ve accomplished together over the past 11 months. Our focus has been on providing tools for fire chiefs, such as continuing the AFG and SAFER Grants. I’ve had the opportunity to testify three times before Congress about our priority issues. We have created the Women Fire Chiefs Council and the International Diversity Executive Leadership Program. Both programs will give voice to people we need to hear from.     read more

Western Fire Chiefs Association thanks Hughes Fire Equipment for Sponsorship

Author: Western Fire Chiefs Association
Published: 7/18/2017
The Western Fire Chiefs Association would like to announce the generous sponsorship given to the WFCA by Hughes Fire Equipment for the Fire-Rescue International in Charlotte, North Carolina next week. The Western Fire Chiefs appreciates the dedication and support that Hughes as a dealer for Pierce Manufacturing provides to the fire service. To learn more about Hughes, please visit representatives at the Pierce Manufacturing Booth 2081 in the FRI exhibition hall or visit     read more

Attention Arizona Fire Service:

Author: Arizona Fire Chiefs Association
Published: 7/05/2017
I wanted to take a moment and remind you to register for the combined AFCA/AFDA Fire & EMS Leadership Conference, July 11-13 at Renaissance Phoenix Glendale Hotel – Glendale, AZ. You can visit the AFCA web site ( to learn more about the great line up of presenters and to register. If you are a AFCA member I would like to remind you to vote now for the next AFCA Vice President. Voting closes July 8. Again if you visit the AFCA web page there is a link to get to the voting portal.     read more

Western Fire Chiefs Association Thanks AT&T for Sponsorship of 2017 WFCA Presidents’ Forum

Author: Doug Schrage, WFCA President
Published: 6/14/2017
On behalf of the Western Fire Chiefs Association, I would like to thank AT&T for their generous sponsorship of our 2017 Western Fire Chiefs Presidents’ Forum. The Presidents’ Forum provides vital linkages with our state and territorial associations. With the support of AT&T, we are able to bring together key leaders from all 11 Western States and the Western Pacific Islands, the IAFC and valuable partners in Park City, Utah.     read more

Missouri Valley Division of Fire Chiefs Conference Update - June 28-30, 2017, Breckenridge, CO

Author: Missouri Valley Division of the IAFC
Published: 6/13/2017
The Missouri Valley Division Conference is featuring the Colorado State Fire Chiefs (CSFC) Critical Issues Briefing on Wednesday, June 28, 2017 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. We are pleased to announce an added presentation by AT&T Representatives, which will immediately follow the Critical Issues Briefing from 3:30 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. If you have registered for the Missouri Valley Division conference, your registration for the Critical Issues Briefing and lunch will be at no charge.     read more

Missouri Valley Division of Fire Chiefs Conference Update - June 28-30, 2017, Breckenridge, CO

Author: Missouri Valley Division of the IAFC
Published: 6/07/2017
As registrations are still being received at a brisk pace, the proposed late registration fee has been postponed! Current news media reflects the public’s concerns about trust in government, questionable ethics by our officials, and the threat of terrorism. Are you, as a leader in your organization prepared to deal with these issues? Cynicism regarding how public officials conduct business is contagious and spreads to every agency, including yours, regardless of the level of service provided or the integrity within the agency.     read more

President’s Letter: Our Focus is Firmly on Leading the Fire Service

Author: John Sinclair, IAFC President and Chair of the Board
Published: 5/01/2017
More than a year ago, under the leadership of Chief Rhoda Mae Kerr (IAFC President 2015–2016), we began a healthy and necessary review of our association’s structure to carefully consider whether we’re best-positioned to carry out our mission for you, our members.     read more

Thank You to Mike Metro, Chief Deputy (Ret.) Los Angeles County, a Proven Advocate for Fire Based EMS

Author: Jeffrey D. Johnson, CEO, Western Fire Chiefs Association
Published: 4/27/2017
As the Publisher of the Daily Dispatch, I enjoy a national perch from which to observe our industry. I'm frequently impressed by the quality and professionalism of our colleagues. I think you would be amazed at the amount of time, energy and expertise that is freely given to the IAFC by its members to simply better our craft. After all, that's what the IAFC is all about...its members and our issues. One such member, Mike Metro, Chief Deputy (Ret.) from Los Angeles County has been a willing servant to our profession in many ways, but most visibly thorough his work with the EMS Section of the IAFC.     read more

WFCA Board Endorses Dan Eggleston for IAFC 2nd Vice President – Please watch for your ballot and VOTE!

Author: Doug Schrage, WFCA President
Published: 4/24/2017
Friends & Colleagues, Later this week you will be receiving in invitation to vote in the IAFC election for 2nd Vice President. This is an important election, so please watch for it. It's important for you to know that the Board of Directors of the Western Fire Chiefs Association and I voted to endorse Dan Eggleston. Why? Because of his experiences and track record of solving problems and supporting issues important to volunteer and career fire departments alike.     read more

Missouri Valley Division of Fire Chiefs Conference Update

Author: Missouri Valley Division of the IAFC
Published: 4/18/2017
Our conference is designed to provide information and ideas you can actually implement. Join other fire service professionals to position you and your agency for success in interacting and communicating effectively with our internal and external stakeholders. We are adding a presentation on Friday afternoon June 30th, from a Counterterrorism Intelligence Analyst from the Colorado Information Analysis Center (CIAC) and a Subject Matter Expert (SME) on international terrorism.     read more

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