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Technology Council

  Technology discussion on IAFC KnowledgeNet

Council Members

Chair: Robert Meyer, Professor, Northern Arizona University 

Vice Chair: Mark Stone, FDNY (Ret.)


Contact Information



The IAFC's Technology Council serves as a knowledge center for technological developments that affect the fire service. The council provides a forum for information and knowledge exchange among different stakeholders, including fire chiefs, public safety organizations and vendors.


To advance the fire/rescue/EMS services and allied agencies to be on the leading edge of technological adaptation.

The Technology Council is currently restructuring. For more information: Technology Council Restructure (pdf)


To promote an environment that encourages and supports innovation to drive the adoption, adaptation and/or acceptance of technological solutions within a standards-based, interoperable framework.


GIS Podcast

The IAFC Technology Council produced the Power of GIS video in partnership with the U.S. Fire Administration. This 10-minute video offers a quick tutorial for fire chiefs and decision makers interested in using GIS. The video has 3 components: understanding GIS, partnering with the GIS community and seeing the power of GIS.

White Papers

Fire Suppression
Next Generation Water Enhancer for Fire Protection and Suppression in Wildland and Structural Applications (pdf)

A SMART Model for Interoperable Communications (pdf), about the Satellite Mutual Aid Radio Talkgroup Program (SMARTTM)

Crisis Decision Making
Information Paper on Crisis Decision Making Technology (pdf)

Anthrax Vaccination
Information Paper on Anthrax Vaccination Technology (pdf), about the Biothrax vaccine. 

How to Participate

Complete the IAFC Tech Council form to indicate your areas of expertise and interest as they relate to the work of the Council. When an opportunity for involvement arises that matches your interest, we will contact you. If you are a vendor and are interested in learning more about the Council, please email