The International Association of Fire Chiefs and FireRescue Magazine Announce Strategic Alliance

The International Association of Fire Chiefs and FireRescue Magazine Announce Strategic Alliance

14 October 2005

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Leveraging Strengths of Both Organizations Will Result in Quicker Information Delivery; Enhanced Sales and Marketing Opportunities

FAIRFAX, Va.– The International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) has announced a partnership with FireRescue Magazine, ownedby Elsevier Inc. The partnership also includes working with Elsevier’s sistercompany, Reed Exhibitions, to strengthen the exhibit and sponsorship opportunities at both organizations’ tradeshows. 
This partnership will create the largest and most comprehensive family of conferences and publications serving the fire and emergency servicesindustry, and will leverage the full spectrum of multimedia, sales and marketingopportunities to support all customers: members, readers, advertisers andexhibitors.
The partnership encompasses publishing, tradeshows, Web initiatives, members’ benefits and exhibitor and sponsorship opportunities. Conferenceattendees will benefit from an increased range of educational opportunities targeted to meet their needs, and exhibitors and sponsors will have a fullrange of sales and marketing opportunities through larger and stronger conferences and exhibitions.
The IAFC has been the voice of chief fire officers for the last 132 years. FireRescue Magazine and its parent company, Jems Communications, is recognizedas the leading publisher in the field of fire and emergency medical response.”IAFC members will realize significant benefits from this partnership, including a complimentary subscription to FireRescue Magazine and a discounton its sister magazines, some of the highest quality publications available
today,” said IAFC President Chief Bill Killen. “We’re excited to work with FireRescue to provide unparalleled learning opportunities to IAFC members andall of the fire service.”
“We’ve long admired the work of the IAFC in coordinating legislative change, working on public service programs and educating fire chiefs and fireservice personnel,” said Jeff Berend, publisher/GM of Jems Communications, “so it is very exciting for all of us at FireRescue Magazine to solidify ourrelationship with the association in this comprehensive partnership. The depth of the partnership will result in real opportunities for bothorganizations to reach more fire professionals with the quality education they need to stay safe on the job.”

The agreement includes FireRescue Magazine and its sister products:

– FireRescue Magazine
– FireRescue Conference and Expo
– Wildland Firefighter
– Journal of Emergency Medical Services (JEMS)
– EMS Today Conference and

And, IAFC’s products:

– On Scene
– Fire-Rescue International Conference and Expo (FRI)
– Department of Defense Fire & Emergency Services Training Conference
– Wildland Fire
– Fire-Rescue Med
– Volunteer Combination Officers Section Symposium in the Sun
– International Hazardous Materials Response Teams Conference

For more information on the IAFC/FireRescue Magazine partnership, including information on membership, exhibit and sponsorship opportunities andprint/online advertising, please visit or



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