Conference Committee The IFCA, in partnership with other Fire and Emergency Associations and the IDHS host annually a statewide conference (IERC). The purpose of this conference is to provide fire and emergency responders with an opportunity to advance their skills and knowledge in emergency response as well as to learn and share best practices. The conference also seeks companies that support the Industry to help with conference costs. These companies are invited to participate as conference sponsors or as exhibitors. Their presence and involvement also provides a forum for us to become more familiar with their products and services. The conference committee will work with other IFCA committees to organize and plan the event.
Education Committee Promote education and training to current and future leadership of the fire and emergency services. Training and exercises are proven to increase knowledge and therefore the professionalism and functions of Indiana's fire and emergency services. The IFCA pledges to support additional education through a conference, training sessions (including Fire Service Leadership), multiple exercises, and institutionalization of the National Incident Management System.
History Committee The role of the IFCA historian is comprised of the use of methodical research in order to make a coherent and accurate account of the IFCA's past. Much of the existing history on record was based on first-hand personal accounts passed down from one office holder to the next. While these accounts make for some very interesting chronicles, the added tone and color may have compromised the integrity of the historian's narrative. It is, therefore, the historian's responsibility to find other sources that will corroborate and perhaps add to the history on record. These sources may include old newspapers, archives, interviews, letters, and diaries/logs of people Just as important as mapping out the IFCA's past, from its founding to its growth through the years that followed, is the accurate depiction of its present history still being made. The IFCA hisotiran draws upon his own training and experience in the fire service to not only present incontrovertible facts such as names, dates, and statistis, but also to recount in detail the ephemeral human experience. Legislative Committee Government Affairs - Serve as an advocate for legislative and policy issues affecting the fire and emergency services. Every year on state and federal levels, legislation has the potential to impact the fire and emergency services in various ways. To ensure that the IFCA's members have a voice in legislation that affects them. The IFCA pledges to be involved in the process, by tracking and taking action on rulemaking and legislation, providing alerts to members, participating in a legislative breakfast annually, and working with other organizations such as the Indiana Board of Personnel Firefighting Standards and Education, and the Indiana Emergency Medical Services Commission, to achieve common rulemaking goals. Membership Committee Organizational Development - Continue to develop and maintain a strong organization and membership. The Indiana Fire Chiefs Association is a strong organization, which can only be made stronger by the involvement of more Fire Chiefs. To that end, the IFCA is implementing measures to increase membership, revenue, member benefits, and additional opportunities for members and marketing efforts. Memorial Committee The Mission Statement of the committee - To honor and memorialize those of the Indiana Fire Service, Emergency Management Agencies and Emergency medical Services who make the supreme sacrifice in the line of duty and to support their families. The Vision State of the committee - To ensure proper memorial tributes will be rendered for all members of the Indiana Fire Service, Emergency Management Agencies, and Emergency Medical Services who make the supreme sacrifice; in accordance with the wishes of the famiy and agency; regarless of the size of the department or community; and without regard to affiliation.
Wellness - Fitness Committee The Mission Statment of the committee - To lead the fire and emergency services of Indiana to improved health and wellness for the sake of our personnel, their families and the communities that we serve. The Vision of the committee - To have every department setting one tangible goal to change the culture of their department to improve health and wellness. The most important focus of the committee will be on the improved quality of life that our personnel and their families experience. That too many firefighters have eperienced a poor qualitty of life due to injury and diseases brought on by the exposures and risks when protecting our communities, is the main reason this committee was formed.