There are many ways to leverage your investment in the IAFC through sponsorship. We listen to your needs and develop customized options for your consideration.


The IAFC organizes several conferences serving the broader fire and emergency service as well as key vertical segments like EMS, hazmat, wildland/urban interface and volunteer and combination. View a list of our upcoming conferences.

Our signature annual convention, Fire-Rescue International (FRI) is held during the summer every year with more than 9,000 attendees.

Event sponsorships are a great way to establish and increase brand visibility and awareness, target a specific group of attendees within the fire service and provide value added services. For event sponsorship information, contact IAFC exhibit sales and sponsorships.


ConneXions is the only event of its kind for the fire service, by the fire service. Join us for a 48-hour focus group event bringing together purchasing decision makers and influencers from fire and EMS departments across North America with businesses through one-on-one appointments, participation in high-level leadership discussions about the challenges facing departments today and lots of informal networking. For more information contact Leslie Distler or call 703-537-4805.

Chief's Edge

Chief's Edge is a two-day leadership course where participants interact with highly experienced chiefs who share their proven techniques for problem-solving, successful leadership tactics and strategies and tools for navigating difficult situations. For more information contact Shannon Gilliland or call 703-537-4838.

Officer Development Program

The Officer Development Program is a dynamic program designed to help company officers, chief officers and executive chiefs get the leadership training needed to advance their career. For more information contact Shannon Gilliland or call 703-537-4838

Conference Scholarships

The IAFC recognizes the importance of ongoing professional development and training for fire and emergency services professionals. As such companies can provide funds to support members who could not otherwise afford to attend conferences for the training they need to improve their skills, knowledge and abilities to increase performance and results upon return to their fire department. For more information on funding existing or new scholarships, please contact Shannon Gilliand.


The IAFC hosts webinars to educate and inform members about timely and important topics facing the fire and emergency service. By supporting these events you align your organization with relevant content delivered in an easily accessible format, anywhere, anytime.

  • Average attendance: 130
  • The IAFC works closely with sponsor to identify a topic and select appropriate industry speakers 
  • Webinars are promoted in advance by email and social media
  • A practice webinar is conducted prior to the live webinar
  • Webinars are recorded and archived online 
  • The IAFC provides a follow up report with a list of registrants (name, department, city, state)

For more information on these sponsorship opportunities, contact Leslie Distler, Corporate Relations Executive or call 703-537-4805.