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

President’s Letter: The Importance of Effective Governmental Relations

Author: John Sinclair, IAFC President and Chair of the Board
Published: 3/29/2017
Recently, I had the opportunity to testify on the future of FEMA before the House subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness, Response and Communications of the Homeland Security Committee. There were three panelists, a captain with the Michigan State Police representing the National Governors Association, a director from Save the Children and me, representing all of you. Each panelist was given five minutes to testify and then we took questions from the representatives themselves. Easy-peasy, done in an hour. But wait, there’s more.     read more

Southeastern Association of Fire Chiefs Endorses Chief Dan Eggleston for IAFC 2nd Vice President

Author: Southeastern Division of the IAFC
Published: 3/22/2017
It is my pleasure and honor to announce on behalf of the Southeastern Association of Fire Chiefs Board of Directors and staff, that we unanimously voted to endorse and support Chief Dan Eggleston as a candidate for the 2nd Vice President of the IAFC for the year 2017-2018. We feel that Chief Eggleston’s candidate platform reflects the overall mission and strategic direction of the Southeastern Division of the IAFC.     read more

Great Lakes Division of the IAFC Endorses Chief Dan Eggleston for IAFC 2nd Vice President

Author: Great Lakes Division of the IAFC
Published: 3/22/2017
The Great Lakes Division is pleased to endorse Fire Chief Dan Eggleston for IAFC 2nd Vice-President. Chief Eggleston has an extraordinary track record of accomplishments that demonstrate strong alignment with the GLD-IAFC. He shares our vision of innovation and providing value as a member driven organization. His expertise, education, and experience have equipped him to support our association and serve our members very well.     read more


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