• December 2017
    As Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria hit different areas, we watched challenges play out through the media. While many areas still work to get back to a place of normalcy, we should look at those challenges and ask, “What’s in my disaster plan?” read more
  • December 2017
    With the advent of extensive drone usage in commercial and recreational settings, there’s been increased interest in the fire service, which must be ready for UAS potential to meet the modern-day reality of our operations. read more
  • December 2017
    While the death rate is declining, the best way to affect out-of-hospital cardiac-arrest incidents is to ensure that AEDs are readily available and that members of the community are trained in CPR. read more
  • November 14, 2017
    It’s no surprise that the recruitment and retention of volunteers has become a hot topic and one that many fire departments are constantly trying to overcome. Recruiting new members and retaining seasoned individuals is becoming a challenge. read more

About IAFC On Scene

IAFC On Scene is the official newsletter of the International Association of Fire Chiefs. Its readers represent a who's-who of fire and emergency service leaders. On Scene delivers to IAFC members:

  • Critical information to help chiefs and chief officers make timely and appropriate decisions
  • New ideas and solutions for addressing critical issues  
  • Developments within the federal government and their effects on the fire service
  • News about grants and other funding opportunities
  • Best practices in leadership training and development

On Scene is published electronically 21 times a year, distributed to members by email.

In addition, the best articles from the electronic editions are published in print nine times a year, distributed to IAFC members by postal mail.

Recent Issues

December 19, 2017
Staying Relevant in Changing Times

November 15, 2017
Recruit & Retain the Best

November 1, 2017
Make Community Interaction Count

October 16, 2017
Protecting Our Communities

October 2, 2017
Reducing Community Risk

September 2017
Committing to Leadership

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