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About the EMS Section

Asst. Chief Jim Augustine (DC Fire), Rick Patrick (DHS) and John Koerner (OSHA) speaking on H1N1 at Congressional briefing

The IAFC Emergency Medical Services Section:

  • Is a forum that addresses fire service EMS issues
  • Provides guidance and direction to the IAFC board and membership on fire service EMS issues
  • Represents fire-based EMS issues to the federal government and other interest groups

Each spring, the EMS Section sponsors the Fire-Rescue Med Conference at the Green Valley Ranch in Henderson, NV. Fire-Rescue Med addresses a wide variety of EMS issues, and the conference is recognized throughout the industry as the premier gathering of fire service EMS leadership. Sessions are specifically targeted toward upper management, EMS officer and mid-level supervisors.

With over 2,000 members, the EMS Section is one of the IAFC’s largest and offers a wealth of resources to members and the EMS community. We invite you to explore our website to learn more.

2013 EMS Section Accomplishments (pdf)

2012 EMS Section Accomplishments (pdf)

2011 EMS Section Accomplishments (pdf)

2010 EMS Section Accomplishments (pdf)

2009 EMS Section Accomplishments (pdf)

EMS Section Profiled in February 2009 EMS Insider (pdf)
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IAFC Board commendation of EMS Section (pdf)

Bylaws (pdf)

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Benefits of EMS Section Membership (pdf)