Registration Now Open for the Missouri Valley Fire Chiefs 2017 Conference

Author: Missouri Valley Division of the IAFC
Published: 1/18/2017
Registration is now open for the Missouri Valley Fire Chiefs 2017 Conference held June 28-30 in Breckenridge, Colorado. With exceptional speakers to enhance leadership skills and networking opportunities in the backdrop of the mountains, we have set the stage for an outstanding conference.     read more

Eastern Division of the IAFC Endorses Chief Dan Eggleston for 2nd Vice President of the IAFC for 2017

Author: Eastern Division of the IAFC
Published: 9/27/2016
The Eastern Division of the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) is proud to announce our endorsement of Chief Dan Eggleston for 2nd Vice President of the IAFC for 2017. Chief Eggleston has earned the Eastern Division's endorsement through his proven performance as a leader and positive change agent. Throughout his career, Chief Eggleston has been an active fire service leader at the state, regional, and national level. He has served as a Volunteer and Combination Officers Section (VCOS) Board member since 2008 and an IAFC Board member since 2013.     read more

Calling all Leaders of the Fire Service

Author: Michael O'Brian, President of Michigan Association of Fire Chiefs
Published: 9/22/2016
The Michigan Association of Fire Chiefs needs you to be engaged with your association. The MAFC is leading Michigan's Fire Service to great new heights and needs you to be apart. First steps are to becoming a member of the MAFC; then register for our Fall Leadership Conference October 18-20 in Traverse City. The MAFC is for all leaders in the fire service from Company Officers to The Chief of the Department.     read more

Incoming WFCA President Doug Schrage Welcome Message

Author: Doug Schrage, WFCA President
Published: 8/29/2016
At our annual meeting at Fire Rescue International in San Antonio, I humbly accepted the mantle of president of the Western Fire Chiefs Association. The WFCA has been led by some of the most courageous and forward-thinking leaders in our field, and I am honored to be able to pick up where they left off. There are some very exciting and innovative initiatives on our near horizon, as well as some challenges. I look forward to continuing the extraordinary work of Chief Mike Duyck, who has moved up to represent our association at the International level, and those that preceded him.     read more

Western Fire Chiefs Association thanks Hughes Fire Equipment for Sponsorship

Author: Western Fire Chiefs Association
Published: 8/09/2016
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 San Antonio, Texas this August. 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 21061 in the FRI exhibition hall or visit www.hughesfire.com.     read more

Missouri Valley Division of the IAFC Executive Board Takes Oath of Office

Author: Missouri Valley Division of the IAFC
Published: 7/26/2016
On Friday July 22, 2016 at the annual conference in Springfield Missouri, the Officers of the Missouri Valley Division of the International Association of Fire Chiefs took their oaths as the new Executive Board of the Missouri Valley Division. New Leadership: International Director – Fire Chief Jerry Rhodes of Cunningham Fire Protection District (Colorado); 2nd Vice President – Fire Chief Doug Hall of Westminster Fire Department (Colorado); 1st Vice President – Fire Chief Mike Snider of Liberty Fire Department (Missouri); President – Fire Chief Jim Wamsley of Rock Springs Fire Department (Wyoming).     read more

Jim Bugel, V.P. Public Sector, AT & T, recognized with WFCA President’s Award

Author: Western Fire Chiefs Association
Published: 7/11/2016
Western Fire Chiefs Association, President Mike Duyck has recognized Jim Bugel, Vice President Public Sector, AT & T, with the WFCA President’s Award for his ongoing advice, counsel and support of the needs of public safety. "Jim is a trusted advisor and a credible industry voice within our profession," states President Duyck. "WFCA would like to congratulate you on the receipt of this award and on behalf of the fire service thanks you for your continuing commitment to improving our profession."     read more

AT&T launches new contract with FireRescue GPO

Author: Mike Duyck, WFCA President
Published: 2/24/2016
A cornerstone of the fire service is effective communication. Whether it is on the fireground or administrative in nature, our communication channels have to be open, clear and reliable. Your cooperative procurement program for the fire service, the FireRescue GPO, recently announced a major new contract with AT&T in the area of communications and data services. Your department has access to competitive, national pricing through this publicly solicited contract. This means you can use this contract in place of your own RFP process, saving you time as well as money.     read more

Western Fire Chiefs Association Endorses Chief Nathan Trauernicht for the 2nd Vice President of the IAFC 2016

Author: Mike Duyck, WFCA President
Published: 1/20/2016
The Western Fire Chiefs Association is pleased to endorse Chief Nathan Trauernicht for the 2nd Vice President of the IAFC 2016. It is clear that Nate and the WFCA support a common vision. That vision is to continue to build on the IAFC reputation as the leading voice for the fire service. Nate advocates for creating opportunities to expand IAFC membership, delivering high-quality educational offerings, and developing tools to aid chiefs and future chiefs in navigating tomorrow’s challenges.     read more

A Message from Your Division of the IAFC

Author: Divisions of the IAFC
Published: 12/22/2015
Happy Holidays! It’s the time of year we look back and count our blessings. At the top of our list is the IAFC. This past year the IAFC has lead the fire service with our concerns. We have turned to them for training, leadership and a unified voice in Washington D.C. If you are not a member, give yourself the most important holiday gift of your carrier. if you are a member, give the gift of a membership to one of the next generation of great leaders of the fire service.     read more


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