2014 Conference LogoOhio Fire & Rescue Officer Development Conference

We're Ready for Change...Are You?

by the Ohio Fire Chiefs' Association 

NOTE: The 2014 Conference Schedule is available below. . 

 2014 Conference Schedule

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 Golf Club at Dublin will be our host with a shotgun start at 8:00 A.M.

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, the golf outing, the FSI Course and pre-conference programs

2014 Conference Registration
Fire Safety Inspector Registration Form (Fire Sprinklers in the Residential Setting...What You Must Know)
OFCA Golf Outing
Understanding the ISO
Skid Fire Engine Demo Rides
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)
2014 OFE Alumni Luncheon 

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:

2014 Conference Vendor Packet

Committee Reports for Conference

Assessment Center

Firefighter and Fire Safety Inspector

Metro Chiefs
State Trauma
Water Delivery TAC


Finally, if you are looking for what's happening in Columbus during your stay, click here for the Experience Columbus Visitor's Guide. Also,experience the best of the city at special discounts. For attraction and entertainment discounts, use the VIP Program Pass.

If you have any questions or suggestions, please call Chief Tom Wallace at 937.696.2863 or contact him by email at chiefwallace@station67.org