07/05/2021
1:00 pm - 3:00 pmAz State Training Committee Meeting [More Info]
3:00 pm - 5:00 pmAFCA Board of Directors [More Info]
 
07/06/2021
7:00 am - 5:00 pmConference Registration Open
8:00 am - 9:30 amAFDA Career Section
8:00 am - 9:30 amAFCA / AFDA EMS Section (joint meeting) [More Info]
8:00 am - 9:30 amEmergency Managers Meeting
8:00 am - 9:30 amAccreditation & Credentialing Section
8:00 am - 9:30 amOpen
10:00 am - 11:30 amOpen
10:00 am - 11:30 amAFCA Native American Fire Chiefs Section
10:00 am - 11:30 amFire Service Mutual Aid Committee [More Info]
10:00 am - 11:30 amOpen
10:00 am - 11:30 amOpen
10:00 am - 11:30 amAFCA Regional Representatives Meeting [More Info]
10:00 am - 12:00 pmArizona Fire Marshals Association Meeting
10:00 am - 12:00 pmAFDA Board / General Membership Meeting
12:00 pmLunch (on your own)
1:00 pm - 2:30 pmConference Opening Ceremonies [More Info]
2:30 pm - 3:00 pmAfternoon Break (Sponsored by Arizona Burn Foundation)
3:00 pm - 4:30 pmNever Fly Solo! [More Info]
Bo McGowan, Lt. Colonel (ret.), Wingman Enterprises
4:30 pm - 6:00 pmGila County Fire Chiefs [More Info]
6:00 pm - 8:00 pmTaco Tuesday Hospitality Event - Sponsored by MES [More Info]
 
07/07/2021
7:15 am - 5:00 pmConference Registration Desk Open
7:15 am - 8:15 amContinental Breakfast (Sponsored by Arizona Burn Foundation) [More Info]
8:00 am - 9:30 amGoing All In [More Info]
Gian Paul Gonzalez, Founder / Executive Director, Hope + Future Foundation
9:30 am - 10:00 amMorning Break (Sponsored by Braun Northwest Inc.)
10:00 am - 11:30 amDiversity & Recruitment (Sponsored by Public Safety Answers) [More Info]
Reda Riddle-Bigler, Deputy Chief/Shift Commander, Phoenix Fire Department
JoEllen Caldwell, DPT, ATC, NRP, Division Chief, Phoenix Fire Department
10:00 am - 11:30 amThe Fire Station is a Generational Melting Pot (Sponsored by Firefighters First Credit Union) [More Info]
Kelly Walsh, Consultant/Author/Speaker, Kelly Walsh Consulting
10:00 am - 11:30 amCalifornia Wildland Fires 2019-21 (Sponsored by Discount Cell, Inc.) [More Info]
Patrick Butler, Assistant Chief, Los Angeles Fire Department
Timothy Kelly, Battalion Commander (ret.), Los Angeles Fire Department
10:00 am - 11:30 amChemical Exposure & Cardiovascular Risks in Today's Fire Service (Sponsored by Heartfit for Duty) [More Info]
Gavin Horn, PhD, Research Engineer, UL Firefighter Safety Research Institute (FSRI); Senior Research Scientist, IFSI Research
10:00 am - 11:30 amAFDA Statutory Session: Open Meeting Law [More Info]
Bill Whittington, Esq., Attorney, Partner, Boyle, Pecharich, Cline, Whittington & Stallings, PLLC
11:30 am - 1:00 pmLunch / AFCA Business Meeting (Sponsored by FirstNet) (conference badge or ticket required) [More Info]
11:30 am - 6:00 pmExpo Opens - Visit the Exhibitors
1:00 pm - 4:30 pmArizona Fire Service NextGen Meeting [More Info]
Tom Shannon, Fire Chief, Scottsdale Fire Department
1:00 pm - 2:30 pmLithium Ion Batteries / Home Storage [More Info]
Tom Abbott, Fire Chief, Surprise Fire Department
Bobby Ruiz, Fire Chief, Peoria Fire Department
1:00 pm - 2:30 pmThe Fire Station is a Generational Melting Pot [More Info]
Kelly Walsh, Consultant/Author/Speaker, Kelly Walsh Consulting
1:00 pm - 2:30 pmCalifornia Wildland Fires 2019-21 [More Info]
Patrick Butler, Assistant Chief, Los Angeles Fire Department
Timothy Kelly, Battalion Commander (ret.), Los Angeles Fire Department
1:00 pm - 2:30 pmChemical Exposure & Cardiovascular Risks in Today's Fire Service [More Info]
Gavin Horn, PhD, Research Engineer, UL Firefighter Safety Research Institute (FSRI); Senior Research Scientist, IFSI Research
1:00 pm - 2:30 pmAFDA Statutory Session: Fire District Governance & Ethics [More Info]
Bill Whittington, Esq., Attorney, Partner, Boyle, Pecharich, Cline, Whittington & Stallings, PLLC
2:30 pm - 3:00 pmAfternoon Break (Sponsored by First Due)
3:00 pm - 4:30 pmPSPRS Update [More Info]
Brian Moore, Captain / Trustee, Phoenix Fire Department / PSPRS Board of Trustees
Michael Townsend, PSPRS Administrator
3:00 pm - 4:30 pmCreating a Culture of Excellence (Sponsored by Sunstate Technology Group) [More Info]
Scott Freitag, Fire Chief, Central Arizona Fire & Medical Authority
Jake Rhoades, Fire Chief, Kingman Fire Department
3:00 pm - 4:30 pmLithium Ion Batteries / Home Storage [More Info]
Tom Abbott, Fire Chief, Surprise Fire Department
Bobby Ruiz, Fire Chief, Peoria Fire Department
3:00 pm - 4:30 pmDiversity & Recruitment (Sponsored by Public Safety Answers) [More Info]
Reda Riddle-Bigler, Deputy Chief/Shift Commander, Phoenix Fire Department
JoEllen Caldwell, DPT, ATC, NRP, Division Chief, Phoenix Fire Department
3:00 pm - 4:30 pmAFDA Statutory Session: Finance [More Info]
Mary Dalton, Assistant Chief, Arizona Fire & Medical Authority, AFDA President
Patrick Moore, Fire Chief, Bullhead City Fire Department
4:30 pm - 6:00 pmExpo Hospitality Event Sponsored by KAIROS Health Arizona [More Info]
 
07/08/2021
7:15 am - 1:00 pmConference Registration Open
7:15 am - 8:15 amContinental Breakfast (Sponsored by Perlman Architects of Arizona) [More Info]
8:00 am - 9:30 amCombat Leadership: Build High Performance, Winning Teams [More Info]
Jason Gardner, Leadership Instructor, Echelon Front
8:00 am - 4:00 pmAFSAP Seminar: Verbal De-escalation and Effective Communication [More Info]
Denise Beagley, Manager of Clinical Initiatives & Training, ASU Center for Applied Behavioral Health Policy
9:30 am - 10:00 amMorning Break (Sponsored by Braun Northwest Inc.)
9:30 am - 1:00 pmExpo Open - Visit the Exhibitors
10:00 am - 11:30 amUnconscious Bias and How It Shapes Our Workplaces (Sponsored by Ambulance Medical Billing) [More Info]
Jennifer Jacobson, PhD, Sociology Faculty, Yavapai College
10:00 am - 11:30 amBehavioral Health for Fire Serivces [More Info]
Dr. Dara Rampersad, PhD, BluePaz, LLC
10:00 am - 11:30 amPet Management in Emergency Situations - Part 1 [More Info]
Dr. Wayne Svoboda DVM, MS, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Hayden Road Animal Hospital
10:00 am - 11:30 amHow to Navigate Political Waters [More Info]
Bryan Jeffries, President, Professional Firefighters of Arizona
10:00 am - 11:30 amBudgeting for Chief Officers (Sponsored by Public Safety Answers) [More Info]
Mary Dalton, Assistant Chief, Arizona Fire & Medical Authority, AFDA President
Jerry Bills, Assistant Chief, Flagstaff Fire Department / Summit Fire District
10:00 am - 11:30 amAFDA Statutory Session: The Fire Board's Role in Human Resources [More Info]
Brenda Tranchina, President, Human Resource Strategies
11:30 amLunch (Sponsored by CORE Construction) (conference badge or ticket required) [More Info]
1:00 pm - 2:30 pmUnconscious Bias and How it Shapes Our Workplaces [More Info]
Jennifer Jacobson, PhD, Sociology Faculty, Yavapai College
1:00 pm - 2:30 pmBehavioral Health for Fire Services [More Info]
Dr. Dara Rampersad, PhD, BluePaz, LLC
1:00 pm - 2:30 pmPet Management in Emergency Situations - Part 2 [More Info]
Dr. Wayne Svoboda DVM, MS, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Hayden Road Animal Hospital
1:00 pm - 2:30 pmHow to Navigate Political Waters [More Info]
Bryan Jeffries, President, Professional Firefighters of Arizona
1:00 pm - 2:30 pmLong Term Financial Planning (Sponsored by First Due) [More Info]
Mary Dalton, Assistant Chief, Arizona Fire & Medical Authority, AFDA President
Jerry Bills, Assistant Chief, Flagstaff Fire Department / Summit Fire District
2:30 pm - 3:00 pmAfternoon Break (ice cream bar for the road)
3:00 pmConference Closes - See you in 2022
4:00 pmAFSAP Seminar Concludes
 
07/09/2021
5:30 am - 2:00 pm18th Annual Steve Alley Memorial Golf Tournament (Sponsored by Motorola)