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  • October 13, 2017
    Any successful, long-running TV series, when it first aired, had a solid cast of lead characters. After some time, some leads were phased out and new characters were brought in. Such is the life of the EMS Section. read more
  • September 2017
    On May 8, the REPLICA team was established when Georgia became the 10th state to sign on. This significant moment in the history of EMS represents one of the largest im-provements in our system in decades. read more
  • June 7, 2017
    EMS personnel responding to overdose patients and other opioid-related calls are especially at risk. read more

EMS Section

With over 1,600 members, the EMS Section is one of the IAFC's largest, and offers a wealth of resources to members and the EMS community.


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Once adopted, the REPLICA Interstate Compact will allow EMS personnel to continue caring for a patient, even if they cross state lines. Learn more about how REPLICA can help your fire department!



Passed in 2010, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) is bringing substantial changes to the fire service as both healthcare providers and employers. 

Featured Resources
EMS Events
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Fire-Rescue International

August 19 - 22, 2020
Phoenix, AZ
FRI, the IAFC's annual conference and expo, provides senior-level leadership training for chiefs and officer development education for chief and company officers, new ways to connect with vendors and colleagues, and the latest solutions to today's toughest challenges.
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EMS medics

The IAFC EMS topic area focuses on fire-based EMS issues and policy, emergency response to epidemics/emerging diseases, firefighter rehab and more. The majority of our work is done by the EMS Section, which also hosts the annual Fire-Rescue Med conference to address a wide-variety of in-the-news and ongoing EMS issues.