The International Association of Fire Chiefs is a network of more than 11,000 fire chiefs and emergency officers. The Association was established in 1873 with John S. Damrell as president. It is headquartered in Fairfax, Virginia.
The Arkansas Fire Academy is the official fire training institution for the state of Arkansas. The main campus is located on the grounds of Southern Arkansas University Tech in Camden, Arkansas.
A division of the IAFC, the SW Division offers training and networking to Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas Fire Chiefs and Officers.