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Officer Development

The IAFC’s officer development  programs apply the planned, progressive, and life-long process of education, learning, self-development, and experience.  No matter your level or experience, the IAFC is committed to your development as a fire and emergency services leader. 

For Company Officers

For Chief Officers, New & Aspiring Chiefs

For Experienced Chiefs

The IAFC also offers officer development learning through monthly webinars and the IAFC Academy.  

And through our partnership with Jones and Bartlett Publishers (J&B), the IAFC offers a broad range of leadership and training materials, incorporating accurate, up-to-date content along with cutting edge learning tools. Publications include:

  • Chief Officer: Principles and Practice
  • Chief Fire Officers Desk Reference
  • Cooperative Service Through Consolidations, Mergers & Contracts
  • Fire Marshal: Principles and Practice
  • Fire Officer Principles and Practice
  • Fire Service Leadership: Theories and Practices
  • Human Resource Management for the Fire Service
  • Leadership Guilde for Combination Departments
  • Leadership Guide for Volunteer Departments
  • Live Fire Training:Principles and Practice
  • Recruiting, Training and Maintaining Volunteer Firefighters

IAFC members save 25% on all IAFC products published by J&B (contact IAFC Member Services to receive the discount code).  For a complete listing of all publications and to order, visit the J&B website.