Thank you to our members, vendors and sponsors for attending the 63rd Annual Conference!

If you want current, relevant information about your job, advocacy for pending legislation, networking with professionals, or just want to discuss an issue with another chief, you need the Illinois Fire Chiefs Association. The Illinois Fire Chiefs Association (IFCA) is a professional organization dedicated to promote excellence in the fire service. IFCA is a participatory, member-run coalition of fire chiefs and officers from municipal fire departments, fire protection districts, industrial fire brigades, government fire agencies – volunteer and paid members, large and small organizations, new and old members. Every part of the State of Illinois is represented. Membership is open to all Illinois fire chiefs and officers.

The Illinois Fire Chiefs Educational & Research Foundation is a not-for-profit 501 (C) (3) charitable organization to benefit the Illinois Fire and EMS organizations. The Foundation Board of Directors is entrusted with the oversight of private fund raising while offering educational programs and courses. The Foundation also awards and manages educational scholarships, grants, and special projects. Please visit our page to view the many services that we provide.


Illinois Fire Chiefs Foundation 2014 Annual Golf Outing at 
Gleneagles Country Club

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Click Here for more information including On-Line Registration and Sponsorship Opportunities

ILLINOIS FIRE CHIEFS ASSOCIATION
RETENTION AND RECRUITMENT
WORKSHOPS

The Illinois Fire Chiefs is sponsoring workshops specially tailored to train fire service leaders and those in positions that handle retention, recruitment and training of volunteer firefighters. There is still room to register for any these workshops throughout the state:

• Kanakee, IL - August 9-10, 2014
• Marion, IL - November 8-9, 2014

There is NO COST to attend the workshop. Roundtrip travel, 2 nights lodging, and per diem will be reimbursed to attendees after the workshop.

Please sign up at least 1-3 people from your department & help IFCA utilize their SAFER Grant award to improve volunteer departments' staffing throughout the state!

ILLINOIS FIRE CHIEFS ASSOCIATION
2014 ANNUAL SYMPOSIUM

East Peoria, Illinois - May 14-16, 2014

Click Here for Information & Registration


Group Purchasing Made Easy

The FireRescue GPO is a national group purchasing program. In partnership with the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) and its divisions, the FireRescue GPO brings you group purchasing savings through the collective buying power of fire departments across the country.

To start saving money, click on the GPO logo now!

Attention All Fire Officer III and Provisionals

The opportunity to bridge your Fire Officer III to Chief Fire Officer will end in 2015

What is the new “Chief Fire Officer Certification?
This program replaces the Fire Officer III Program and meets the requirements for OSFM certification at the newly established Chief Fire Officer level.  This program meets all the requirements at the N.F.P.A. Fire Officer III and IV level.  The program is designed and intended for Command level officers and/or Administrators who have the responsibilities of supervising and administrating a Fire Department or Fire District.  Officers preparing for a Chief level position are encouraged to apply.  READ MORE!

Illinois Fire Inspectors Association
38TH ANNUAL PUBLIC FIRE & LIFE SAFETY
EDUCATION CONFERENCE
APRIL 30 – MAY 2, 2014
EMBASSY SUITES & CONFERENCE CENTER, EAST PEORIA, IL
Show your department’s displays, vendor’s products & resources for Fire & Life Safety Education at no cost. For more information:  www.illinoisfireinspectors.org.

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