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

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Workshop Materials 

Leadership Communications: Effective Public Presentations presented by Ret. Chief Stan Crosley, CFO, EFO, MIFireE: Class PowerPoint Presentation

Supporting the Organization: A Leaders Role presented by Wayne Senter, Executive Director, Washington Fire Chiefs--Click the following link for the student booklet for the class: Student Book  

Written Committee Reports

Consulting Services Report

Education Committee Report

EMS Report

Fire Prevention/Code Report

Line of Duty Death Response Team Report

Marketing Committee Report

Membership Committee Report

MIHC Report

MOLST Report

 Publications Committee Report

Safety Health and Wellness Committee Report

Scholarship Committee Report

Social Media Committee Report

State Trauma Report

Volunteer Committee Report

Water Rescue TAC Report

Written Promotional Testing Report

2017 Business Meeting Minutes

2017 Business Meeting Minutes



Registration is now open for the 2018 Annual Conference! Mark your calendars and plan to join us for the 2018 Ohio Fire & Rescue Officer Development Conference, July 12-17, 2018, at the Columbus Hilton at Easton. The theme for this year's conference is: Health, Wellness & Education: Your Future Starts Today. The always popular and educational conference draws 500+ attendees and company representatives showcasing 100+ vendors annually. For vendor registration please scroll to the bottom of the page.

To register: 


To print off and mail in your registration form, Click Here. 

Conference schedule:

2018 Conference Schedule
Please note, schedule is tentative and is subject to change. 

To learn more about your Conference presenters and their courses: 

2018 Presenters and Course Description Guide

Scholarship Opportunities

OOGEEP Scholarship:

The Second Scholarship Opportunity is the OOGEEP Scholarship. This scholarship will cover only the 4-night stay at the Hilton Columbus at Easton.

Requirements for this scholarship are as follows:
- Member of the Ohio Fire Chiefs' Association serving a volunteer or part-time department
- Work in the Northeast, Northwest, Southeast or South Central District
- Commit to register for the Full Conference Package
- Hotel Reservations will be made for Thursday, July 12, 2018 through Monday, July 16, 2018.

There will be a total of 14 OOGEEP Scholarships awarded. For the OOGEEP Scholarship Application, please click here!

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... 2018 Golf Outing.

Special Classes at Conference

We will be holding a couple classes at Conference that will require additional registration: 

Understanding ISO's Public Protection Classifications: This class is being held on Thursday, July 12, 2018 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. This class provides an overview of how the ISO Fire Suppression Rating Schedule (FSRS) is used to classify your community's public fire protection delivery system. 

Click here to print your registration form for the ISO class, or click here to register online. 

Fire Safety Inspector Class: This class is being held on Friday, July 13, 2018 from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm. To download and print the registration for the class, click here. To register online, please click here.

Five Alarm Leadership and Fireground Responsibilities: Join Retired Battalion Chief John J. Salka, FDNY, on Thursday, July 12, 2018 from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm in a two part series. For the registration form and more information, click here.

Saturday Evening Entertainment 

You are invited to an extraordinary evening of entertainment with songwriters who have appeared on the national hit TV show, Songs at the CenterClick here for more information on the Saturday evening entertainment. The featured performers are the creator and host of the TV show, Eric Gnezda, along with Jamie Sagle and Keith Larsen. Please join us for a fun evening of entertainment! 


We look forward to seeing you for another stellar trade show in 2018. This is the perfect opportunity for you to get your good 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 2018 Vendor Packet, please CLICK HERE.

To assist in your booth selection, we are posting each map with the spaces that have already been spoken for. These maps will be updated once a week on Fridays. 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

Vendors please note: The hotel will accept packages three (3) days prior to the start of the event on Tuesday, July 10, 2018. All item(s) shipped must be marked with the following:

Your Company Name
C/O Chief Tom Wallace
Ohio Fire Chiefs’ Association
July 13, 2018 

Hotel Accommodations

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

Hilton Columbus at Easton
3900 Chagrin Drive
Columbus, OH 43219

Group Name:  Ohio Fire Rescue Officer Development Conference
Group Code:  OFC
This year's room rate is $151. This rate is good from July 7, 2018 - July 22, 2018.

To make your reservation, Click here!