Ohio Fire & Rescue Officer Development Conference
by the Ohio Fire Chiefs' Association

2017 Conference Logo

Registration is now open for the 2017 annual conference! Mark your calendars and plan to join us for the 2017 Ohio Fire & Rescue Officer Development Conference, July 13-17, 2017, at the  Columbus Hilton at Easton. The theme for this year's conference is Leading Tomorrow's Leaders Today. 

The always popular and educational conference draws 500+ attendees and company representatives showcasing 100+ vendors annually.

Below is information regarding the schedule, registration,hotel accommodations, scholarship opportunity, annual golf outing and vendor show.

Schedule

The first TENTATIVE schedule is ready for viewing. To see what's in store for this year's conference, click...2017 Conference Schedule.

NOTE: ALL CLASSES QUALIFY FOR HOURS TOWARDS EITHER THE OHIO FIRE CHIEF (OFC) OR OHIO FIRE OFFICER (OFO) CREDENTIALING OR RE-CREDENTIALING PROGRAM.

Please check the conference page regularly and watch for the weekly updates. Share the news with those in your departments and encourage everyone to attend. You won't be disappointed. There are many quality sessions and instructors already scheduled and more are in the works.

Registration

You can register for conference by downloading a registration form or register online:

DOWNLOAD
2017 Conference Registration Form

ONLINE
For secure online registration, REGISTER TODAY!

Hotel Accommodations

Below is the Hotel Group Information in order to book your room for this year's conference. 

Hilton Columbus at Easton
3900 Chagrin Drive
Columbus, OH 43219
614.414.5000

Group Name:  Ohio Fire Rescue Officer Development Conference
Group Code:  OFO

To make your reservation, Click here!

Pre-Conference/Conference All-Day Workshops

In addition to the shorter blocks of education sessions offered throughout the 5-day conference, there will be 3 all-day workshops offered as well. These workshops require a separate registration form and fee. For more information and registration forms for these workshops, click on the links below:

Building an MIH-Community Paramedic Program Workshop
Fire Safety Inspector Continuing Education Course
ISO Public Protection Classification and Using Alternative Water Classifications

Scholarship Opportunities

OFCA Conference Scholarship

The Ohio Fire Chiefs’ Association is again offering a scholarship opportunity to its members to attend the 2017 Ohio Fire & Rescue Officer Development Conference at The Columbus Hilton at Easton, July 13-17, 2017. This scholarship will cover a 4-night stay at the Hilton AND a full conference registration for you and a guest. Annually, over 500 attendees participate in the educational sessions, networking, exhibits and social activities presented by the association.

Application deadline is May 1, 2017.

For more information, click...2017 Conference Scholarship Application

Ohio Oil and Gas Energy Education Program (OOGEEP) Conference Scholarship

We are pleased to announce a new scholarship opportunity to this year’s Ohio Fire & Rescue Officer Development Conference, generously funded by the Ohio Oil and Gas Energy Education Program (OOGEEP).

This scholarship will cover a member of the Ohio Fire Chiefs’ Association who works in a volunteer department in the NE, SE, or SC districts, and who would be a first-time attendee, a full conference registration, and hotel stay.

To learn more about this wonderful opportunity and for the application to apply, click here.

The submission deadline is May 15, 2017. We will be awarding 14 scholarships.

Golf Outing

The annual golf outing will be held at the New Albany Links Golf Club in New Albany, Ohio on Thursday, July 13th with an 8:00 a.m. shotgun start. Cost per person is $75.00 and includes golf, cart and lunch. Corporate hole sponsorships are available for $125. To register, click...2017 Golf Outing Registration Form

Saturday Night Entertainment

Join us for dinner and a show as the Ohio Fire Chiefs’ Association presents Tom Watt – The Buffetman & The Fruitcakes! Tom Watt, known to his loyal following as “The Buffettman,” has been entertaining his audiences around the U.S. and Canada, Caribbean Islands and the Bahamas for more than 16 years.
Read more...Calling All Parrotheads

Wine and Canvas Painting Class

This class is being offered on Sunday afternoon as part of the Partners Program. While you're in class, your conference partner can try their hand at painting. No real talent or experience necessary! Attendees will be given step-by-step instructions on how to complete their very own work of art. Read more...Wine and Canvas Painting Class    

Vendors

We look forward to seeing you for another stellar trade show in 2017. This is the perfect opportunity for you to get your goods and services in front of those who make the buying decisions in their departments. All the information you need to register for this year's show can be found here. To access the 2017 Vendor Packet, please Click Here.

VENDORS, PLEASE NOTE:  The hotel will accept packages three (3) days prior to the start of the event on Tuesday, July 11, 2017. Al item(s) shipped must be marked with the following:

Your Company Name
c/o Chief Tom Wallace
Ohio Fire Chiefs' Association
July 14, 2017