Ohio Fire & Rescue Officer Development Conference

Save the date - Join us July 12 - 16, 2021 for the 2021 Ohio Fire & Rescue Officer Development Conference!


Attendee Registration

Registrations are now being accepted for the 2021 Ohio Fire & Rescue Officer Development Conference. Mark your calendars and plan to join us for the 2021 Ohio Fire & Rescue Officer Development Conference, July 12 - 16, 2021 at the Columbus Hilton at Easton. The theme for this year is: A New Decade of Dedication & Opportunity.

To register:

Online, click here.

To print off and mail in your registration form,  click here.

2021 Ohio Fire & Rescue Officer Development Conference Schedule


Special Classes at Conference 

*If you have any questions about the classes below, please contact the OFCA office or Retired Chief Tom Wallace

ISO - Partners with the Fire Service

Register now for the 2021 ISO class. ISO has been asked what really happens when they visit your community. ISO has strived
in the past to answer this question, and with their relationship with VCOS, they are moving forward. ISO will interject how VCOS has helped them with their mission, and how they have impacted the fire service, including the recently released Lavender Report. This class is geared to all members of the fire service.

COST: $95.00 (If you are attending the full Conference, this class is free for you)

Click here to register for the ISO class.

*Even if you are attending the full Conference, we ask that you still register for the ISO class.

The Benefits of Combining Fire Code and Zoning Code Enforcement & Coordination Ohio Building/Fire Code & NFPA 13/13D Requirements


Join Fire Chief Robert Leininger and Fire Captain Mike Stine of Springfield Township Fire Department for this course. This presentation will focus on the benefits and challenges of putting zoning code enforcement under the auspice of the fire department. We will discuss how we worked through those challenges and answer questions that may pertain to other municipalities.

COST: $95.00 (The class is $95.00 even if you are attending the full Conference.)

Click here to register for the Benefits of Combining Fire Code and Zoning Code Enforcement & Coordination Ohio Building/Fire Code & NFPA 13/13D Requirements.


Vendor Registration

We look forward to seeing you for another stellar trade show in 2021. 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 2021 Vendor Packet, please click here. 

To assist in your booth selection, we are posting each map with the spaces that have already spoken for. These maps will be updated weekly. For specific questions regarding availability, please call (614) 410-6322. The yellow highlighted spaces are taken. Click the links below to see each map.

  Inside Vendor Map

  Outside Vendor Map


2021 Ohio Fire & Rescue Officer Development Conference Scholarship

Apply today for a $250 scholarship for the 2021 Ohio Fire & Rescue Officer Development Conference! The Conference will be held July 12-16, 2021 at the Columbus Hilton at Easton, and the theme for this year is "A New Decade of Dedication and Opportunity". 

To be eligible for the scholarship, you must be an OFCA member who is in good standing. The scholarship will be awarded to one individual per department, and priority will be given to those in the Dominion Energy territory. 

To be considered for the scholarship, apply to info@ohiofirechiefs.org.

 Click here for more information, to apply, and for the list of counties in the Dominion Energy territory. 


Hotel Accommodations

Hilton Columbus at Easton
3900 Chagrin Drive
Columbus, OH 43219
1 (800) 774-1500

Group Name: Ohio Fire Chiefs Association

Group Code: OFC21   ****Please use this code when reserving your room****

To book your hotel reservation online, please click here. 


If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions for the 2021 Annual Conference, please contact Retired Chief Tom Wallace, OFCA Conference Director: (937) 623-1419 or chiefwallace@station67.org.