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

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Illinois Fire Chiefs Association
Illinois Society of Fire Service Instructors

   2015 Annual Symposium
May 27-29, 2015
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Illinois Fire Chiefs Educational & Research Foundation 

2015 Annual Golf Outing

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IFCA Educational & Research Foundation Fire Officer Courses

Registration is now open for the 2014& 2015 Fire Officer I & II Certification Courses

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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.

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18th Annual Fire Service Legislative Day & Reception


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2015 Spring Sessions
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IFCA Seeks Conference Program Coordinator

The IFCA Conference Committee is looking for enthusiastic and energetic chief officer(s) to serve on the committee as Program Coordinator(s). Work includes researching, contacting and scheduling speakers for program presentations at the annual conference. Outgoing Program Coordinator will work closely with selected individual(s) to share all materials and answer any questions to assist the new Coordinator in a smooth transition.

Interested individuals should submit their names and a brief resume of their qualifications to:

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