Affiliate Leadership Training Summit (ALTS)

Jan. 29 - Feb. 1, 2023 • Las Vegas, NV

Led by experts with decades of experience as instructors, the Affiliate Leadership Training Summit is the IAFF’s premier education event and an excellent opportunity to build on your success as a union leader.

ALTS 2023 is scheduled for Jan. 29–Feb. 1 at the world-class Caesars Forum in Las Vegas. The impact of networking and the connections made at this yearly event cannot be measured. We look forward to bringing union leadership together from across our two countries to Train for Excellence.


8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.DFSR Training
3-5 p.m.Registration Open
Badge Pick-Up/Onsite Registration for Pre-Conference and ALTS Workshops
Registration Booth


7 a.m.-5 p.m.Registration Open
Late Badge Pick-Up & Onsite Registration for Pre-Conference Workshops.
Badge Pick-Up & Onsite Registration for ALTS Workshops.
Registration Booth
8 a.m.-12 p.m.Exhibit Set-Up/Install
8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.DFSR Training
Pre-Conference Workshops
8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.FIRE OPS 101 (Train-the-Trainer)
8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.Responding to the Interface (RTI) Introduction
8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.Union Skills for New Officers
8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.Fit to Thrive (F2T) Program Implementation
8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.IAFF Resiliency Training: How to Bend, Not Break
1-5 p.m.Exhibit Hall Open


6:30 a.m.IAFF Recovery Meeting*
7-8:30 a.m.Breakfast
7 a.m.-5 p.m.Registration Open
Badge Pick-Up/Onsite Registration for ALTS Workshops
Registration Booth
7 a.m.-5 p.m.Exhibit Hall Open
9-11:30 a.m.General Session
11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.Lunch
1-3 p.m.Workshop Session 1 Breakouts
3-3:30 p.m.Break
3:30-4:30 p.m.Information Sessions
4:45-6 p.m.IAFF Behavioral Health Support Group**


6:30 a.m.IAFF Recovery Meeting*
7-8 a.m.Breakfast
8-10 a.m.Workshop Session 2 Breakouts
8 a.m.-2 p.m.Exhibit Hall Open/Followed by Breakdown
10-10:30 a.m.Break
10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.Workshop Session 3 Breakouts
12:30-2 p.m.Lunch
2-4 p.m.Workshop Session 4 Breakouts
4:15-5:30 p.m.IAFF Behavioral Health Support Group**


6:30 a.m.IAFF Recovery Meeting*
7-8 a.m.Breakfast
8-10 a.m.Workshop Session 5 Breakouts
10-10:30 a.m.Break
10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.Workshop Session 6 Breakouts

*IAFF Recovery Meeting
The IAFF Recovery Meeting is for any IAFF member coping with or in recovery from an alcohol or substance abuse problem. Formerly known as Friends of Bill, this peer-led meeting is intended to provide a supportive space for individuals to share their experience with other brothers and sisters interested in addiction recovery.

**IAFF Behavioral Health Support Group
The IAFF Behavioral Health Support Group is for IAFF members who may be coping with or in recovery from behavioral health challenges, including post-traumatic stress, depression, anxiety, sleep problems, or challenging life stressors. This is NOT an information session on IAFF behavioral health programming, but is a safe space designed for members who would like to share their personal experience or give support to others. The group will be co-facilitated by a licensed mental health clinician and a seasoned IAFF peer support instructor. Discussion may explore signs and symptoms of emotional distress, how to cope with stigma, how to build resilience through self-care, and options for receiving help.


FIRE OPS 101 (Train-the-Trainer) 
8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

FIRE OPS is a unique event that teaches elected officials and community leaders about the risks and challenges involved in firefighting by exposing them to real fire ground scenarios. At FIRE OPS 101, participants suit up in protective gear, feel the heat of live fires, rescue victims, and perform other duties that first responders do on the job. A FIRE OPS 101 event is one of the most effective ways an IAFF local can build relationships with elected officials, the media, and management. This pre-conference event will teach you how to prepare for and run a successful and effective FIRE OPS 101 event in your community. (Note: No PPE required.)

Fit To Thrive (F2T) Program Implementation
8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

NEW The IAFF’s new F2T program includes resources to help every fire fighter in their pursuit to be more active more often. Systems, strategies, and tactics are embedded to improve fire fighter fitness and performance, but an emphasis is also placed on behavior change and making active choices easy choices for everyone. Specifically, assistance is provided with the selection, design, and implementation of relevant initiatives for every department via the sharing of education and training-related resources, the mentorship of front-line ambassadors, and the distribution of best practice guidelines that provide direct support for departments. Through a combination of lectures and hands-on activities, affiliate leaders will improve their ability to assess the needs of their organization and identify possible actions to assist in program implementation. Attendees will be provided with a series of resources to assist with the development of an implementation plan.

IAFF Resiliency Training: How to Bend, Not Break
8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

IAFF Resiliency Training is a one-day classroom program delivered by IAFF master peer support instructors. This training experience is intended to foster individual and organizational resiliency through personal assessment, practical skill building, break out exercises, and action planning. Affiliate leaders will gain an essential foundation for personal resiliency on and off the job.

Responding to the Interface (RTI) Introduction
8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

This workshop uses actual events and practical activities designed to provide students a brief overview of the Responding to the Interface (RTI) program along with some of the course material. The students will learn about strategies and tactics, wrapping up the class with demonstration hose loads, quick deployment, and reloads outside with an engine. At the conclusion of this program, students will have an idea about the RTI program that is designed for fire fighters to safely operate in the urban interface environment and successfully defend homes while suppressing interface fires.

Union Skills for New Officers
8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

NEW Join other new union leaders in this pre-conference workshop track tailored for new union leaders. This track is designed for new leaders to obtain the basic skills, knowledge, and resources to effectively organize and run daily operations as union leaders and better serve our members. This workshop track will give an overview of the various IAFF departments/divisions and the services provided to members, develop strategies for bringing new members into existing unions, and how to plan for and run effective union meetings.


3:30-4:30 p.m.

Digital Brand Building for Beginners

NEW While most locals have a digital presence and brand, some leaders are still hesitant about social media for themselves or their local. This class will provide an entry-level, basic orientation of what social media is, what it can do, and how you can safely lead your local in to accessing the power and reach of your digital brand.

Directors & Officers Liability Insurance/Labor Organization Bond

What happens when your officers make poor decisions? Is there coverage for wrongful management? What happens when cash goes missing or an employee steals from your checking account – is your affiliate adequately covered? See how Directors & Officers Liability insurance and the Labor Organization Fidelity Bond can help protect your Local from these claims.


NEW FIREPAC is a political action fund, managed by the IAFF, that is made up of voluntary contributions by fire fighters to advocate for the Fire Fighter Agenda. FIREPAC is an investment in the firefighter agenda and the protection of your future. Every decision about your job is governed by someone elected or appointed. FIREPAC allows fire fighters to build collective power and relationships by supporting campaigns and independent efforts to elect a fire fighter majority.

Per Capita Forum With General Secretary-Treasurer Frank Líma

Your dues are your investment in your union. Hear directly from General Secretary-Treasurer Frank Líma where your investment is allocated in the IAFF budget. This session will break down your per capita investment in an easy-to-understand and easy-to-convey to your members manner that will creating the accountability and transparency that they expect and deserve. This in-depth discussion will also shed light on the IAFF budget and how department lines are created and funded.

Public Safety Officer Benefits (PSOB): What Are These Benefits and Who Gets Them?

The Public Safety Officers Benefits (PSOB) are death benefits for fire fighters and law enforcement officers that died in the line-of-duty (emergency or non-emergency) from a traumatic injury. Learn about the various components of the legislation, who can receive these benefits, and the process to secure these for our fallen brothers and sisters.

Pension Analysis Q&A

Pension Analysis Workshop Required. How dos what you learned in previous workshop apply to your local’s situation?

Responding to the Interface

Current events and hyperbole on the impact of Urban Interface Fires can leave many questions and concerns unanswered. Urban Interface (WUI) fires are occurring more often, and are larger and more destructive, than in past decades. Every year, greater numbers of structural firefighters are called to respond. This session will focus on the IAFF Responding to the Interface training program designed by structural fire fighters for structural fire fighters.

Special Need Trusts and Life Care Planning

IAFF Families with children who have special needs have unique requirements that extend well beyond traditional financial planning and estate management. As an IAFF leader, learn about the IAFF-FC resources available to the families of your members with these circumstances.

Story Maps: Using Technology to Tell a Better Story

An innovative approach to effect changes influence opinion and create awareness. present your GIS report to stakeholders using state of the art map comparisons of current and recommended staffing levels, response capabilities, and assembly of effective response force. From integrating a new service into your department to showing decision makers where improvements to response must be made, story maps are the tool that will tell your story.

Working With the Media

NEW Many of us aren’t comfortable with the media. We’ve all heard the horror stories of mis-quotes, errors, and just plain bad press. Most media want to work with us and can be an asset to your local. This quick info session will give membership 5 quick tips to work with the media and not against them to help advance the mission and message of your local.


Session 1, Jan. 30, 1-3 p.m.


Session 2, Jan. 31, 8-10 a.m.

Session 3, Jan. 31, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Session 4, Jan. 31, 2-4 p.m.


Session 5, Feb. 1, 8-10 a.m.

Session 6, Feb. 1, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.












Sessions 1-6, Jan. 30 through Feb. 1
This workshop track has been reviewed and approved for potential college credit by Purdue University Global, our partner in education. Selecting this track of workshops will automatically enroll you in the workshops listed below.




Sessions 1-6, Jan. 30 through Feb. 1
This workshop track has been reviewed and approved for potential college credit by Purdue University Global, our partner in education. Selecting this track of workshops will automatically enroll you in the workshops listed below.


Sessions 1-6, Jan. 30 through Feb. 1
This workshop track has been reviewed and approved for potential college credit by Purdue University Global, our partner in education. Selecting this track of workshops will automatically enroll you in the workshops listed below.


Harrah’s Las Vegas
3475 S. Las Vegas Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89109
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Cutoff date: Monday, Jan. 2, 2023

Conference Center

Caesars Forum
3911 S. Koval Lane
Las Vegas, NV 89109


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Booth Information

Exhibit space is a 10’ x 10’ area complete with a sign bearing the exhibitor’s name, a table, two chairs, and a waste basket. For additional items, please contact the hotel directly.

Contacts for internet, food/beverage, audio visual, and shipping coming soon.


Sunday, Jan. 29Set-Up: 8 a.m.–12 p.m.
Hours: 1–5 p.m.
Monday, Jan. 307 a.m.–5 p.m.
Closed for General Session: 9:15–11:30 a.m.
Tuesday, Jan. 318 a.m.–2 p.m. (followed by breakdown)