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The International Association of Fire Chiefs represents the leadership of over 1.2 million firefighters and emergency responders. IAFC members are the world's leading experts in firefighting, emergency medical services, terrorism response, hazardous materials spills, natural disasters, search and rescue, and public safety legislation. Since 1873, the IAFC has provided a forum for its members to exchange ideas and uncover the latest products and services available to first responders.


To provide leadership to career and volunteer chiefs, chief fire officers, company officers and managers of emergency service organizations throughout the international community through vision, information, education, services and representation to enhance their professionalism and capabilities.

IAFC Exhibitions

The IAFC offers conferences and exhibitions for fire and emergency service professionals. The International Association of Fire Chiefs conferences bring together thousands of the world's leading decision makers and experts on all facets of the emergency service, from leadership and management to operations. Details by conference are below.

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Corporate Partner Program

The IAFC's Corporate Partner Program provides exciting new opportunities for the corporate community. Join together with the IAFC and its members for the betterment of the fire service. The International Association of Fire Chiefs partnership benefits the fire service in providing its leaders with information about the latest products and services from the leading companies in industry, while corporate partners gain direct access to the leading experts and decision makers to learn about and discuss their current and future needs.

Join an IAFC network

IAFC encourages members to network and share information with chiefs who share their interests. This encourages professionals to share expertise throughout the fire service community through section publications (print and electronic), workshops and conferences, websites and online discussion forums.

Join the IAFC

Anyone can join the IAFC. There are four membership types—see which best fits your qualifications.

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