Most recently, the IAFC managed two projects funded by DHS' National Integration Center (NIC) to help the fire service's ability to support the National Response Framework (NRF) and implement concepts presented in the National Incident Management System (NIMS):
- Emergency Management Committee (EMC) was created to help identify and solve problems when coordinating and responding to state-to-state mutual aid requests.
- National Fire Service Intrastate Mutual Aid System (IMAS) was created to help support the creation of statewide mutual aid response system throughout the country.
This illustration explains the intersection of the Intrastate Mutual Aid System and the Mutual Aid System Task Force. Larger view (pdf).
Mutual Aid: Today, Tomorrow and Yesterday
Go Teams: When Things Are at Their Worst, the IAFC Sends Its Best
National Mutual Aid Stakeholder’s Meeting: FEMA Region Key Issues
Company Officer Leadership: Are You Prepared to Handle Any Response?