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FireRescue1 and Fire Chief report on the International Association of Fire Chiefs’ (IAFC) annual Fire-Rescue International (FRI) conference. This year’s show, which celebratings the 150th anniversary of the IAFC, was held at the Kansas City Convention Center in Kansas City, Missouri, Aug.16-18, 2023. FRI 2024 will be held Aug. 14-16 in Dallas, Texas. Learn more and register.

The leaders of eight industry organizations gathered on stage in Kansas City to share their cooperative vision for the future of the fire service
Bart Van Leeuwen, a 27-year veteran of the Dutch fire service, shared international fire tactics and his department’s approach to life safety
More than 300 vendors made their way to the Kansas City Convention Center to showcase the latest and greatest fire service products
Snaps from the exhibit hall floor, educational sessions and host city Kansas City
The new association officers also include Chief Josh Waldo as 1st vice president and Trisha Wolford as 2nd vice president
The U.S. fire administrator touted the work of the Fire and Life Safety Communicator’s Initiative and the collaborative effort to focus on the fire service’s messaging challenges through #FireServiceOneVoice
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