Ohio Fire & Rescue Officer Development Conference
by the Ohio Fire Chiefs' Association
This year’s conference dates are Friday, July 25 – Monday, July 28, 2014. As you will see, there are pre-conference workshops on Thursday along with the Golf Outing. The site for the golf outing is the Golf Club at Dublin with a shotgun start at 8:00 A.M.
Please pay attention to the conference e-mail blasts that you receive on Thursdays. They will give you very good information about the workshop classes and speakers. Each week you will see information that will help you to make your choice of workshops along with updates and the latest news regarding conference.
You can start making your conference reservations NOW. See the registration form link below. You can also make your hotel reservations at the Columbus Hilton at Easton. That link is also provided below. You will want to do this soon as well!
Make sure your reservation includes the golf outing and Monday classes if you are interested in those as well.
On Thursday, you will see that there is a Foundation Board Meeting as well as the OFCA Board meeting. If you serve on one of these boards, please make special note of this.
Classes will begin on Friday morning and will pause for an open business meeting, followed by the Conference Opening and Memorial Service. Following the service, you can begin to visit with our vendors at 1:00 p.m. On Friday evening, from 5:00-7:00 p.m., we invite you to enjoy some light refreshment and join our vendor friends as we offer a “get acquainted with your vendor” event. Take this opportunity to let our vendors know how much you appreciate their continued support for our Association during our conference and throughout the year. Our vendors are VERY instrumental in our ability to provide excellent educational opportunities for you and members of your department. Thank them for their friendship with our association and the help they offer OFCA and our members. Friday evening dinner will be “on your own”.
Saturday morning classes begin at 8:30 – 10:30 a.m. then you can once again visit our vendor friends. Vendors will be available Saturday from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. During the Saturday Vendor Show, some prizes will be given out. You MUST BE PRESENT to win. Classes will resume at 2:30 p.m.
Saturday evening we will enjoy the ever popular “Horse Racing” and the entertainment of “Phil and the Four Blanks Band”. Watch for more information about the horse racing and for your chance to sponsor a horse! We will enjoy a buffet dinner that evening.
Sunday classes will be held all day. See the schedule and make your choice of classes that interest you. Sunday evening we will enjoy the Presidential Banquet and the awards and scholarship presentations.
Monday we will hold workshops until 11:30 a.m. when the conference will end.
Use the following forms to register for conference, golf outing and pre-conference programs:
2014 Conference Registration
OFCA Golf Outing
Understanding the ISO
The Fire Official Leadership and Management Series
(NOTE: to view course offerings for this session, click...The Fire Official Leadership and Management Series-Session Descriptions)
Hotel accommodations may be made by clicking on the following link: Hilton Columbus at Easton Reservations
The Vendor Show will be held on Friday and Saturday, July 25-26. Hours are Friday from 1:00-5:00 p.m. and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.
To participate in our Vendor Show, please print and complete the vendor packet below:
If you have any questions or suggestions, please call Chief Tom Wallace at 937.696.2863 or contact him by email at firstname.lastname@example.org