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Hear from experts within the fire protection and safety industry through informative and engaging discussions on their conference sessions.

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Workplace bullying is an ongoing and pressing issue. Whether or not your department has been impacted, it's essential to have the tools for prevention training. Join with the IAFC's Human Relations Committee, the Safety, Health... more

A fire captain tells city council that its funding too few firefighters... A firefighter using medical marijuana tests positive... A firefighter is ordered to surrender her personal iPhone to the chief for search in connection with an internal... more

The LA County Fire Department launched a hub and spoke network of Automated Drug Dispensing Systems (ADDS) in June 2017. Doing so required drafting state legislation and partnering with both the DEA, California Board of Pharmacy, Los... more

Today's active shooter incidents demand that fire/EMS departments operate within the warm/hot zones typically occupied solely by law enforcement. Using case studies, analysis, and fire/EMS/law enforcement experience, this session will... more

When operating in a limited manpower environment, those firefighters on the scene must have ways to quickly get control of the incident before it grows beyond their capabilities. Demands on volunteer firefighters continue to increase... more

Participants will discuss the use of technology in community risk reduction. You will also review a case study of how Madison Fire & Rescue created a successful virtual reality fire education program for their city, the successes, and mistakes... more

Review a close call that resulted in a mayday at a structure fire on January 2, 2017. At FRI, they'll discuss the circumstances leading up to the Mayday, but more importantly, they'll uncover why these firefighters feel they were able... more

IAFC's Professional Development Committee Chair Rudy Ruiz has been passionate about fire officer personal development for many years. Whatever your position, you can increase your impact on others by learning the principles of... more

In 2018 the United States is home to more than 200 different racial, ethnic, class, spiritual, gender and social identity groups. As our communities become increasingly diverse, so then must our fire and emergency departments evolve.... more

Successfully Transitioning from Firefighter to Company Officer Updated for 2018 with current events that have happened since the last FRI, this session is intended for anyone who thinks they are ready to take on the role of company... more