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2020 Annual Conference
& Tradeshow

November 18-20, 2020
The Coeur d'Alene Resort

2020 Conference

Conference Lodging

Preliminary Conference Agenda

Register today!

Thanks to Hughes Fire Equipment for their
Premier Leadership Circle Sponsorship!

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Thanks to III-A for their
5 Crossed Bugles Sponsorship!

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Thanks to Graham Fire Apparatus for their
5 Star Sponsorship!

 

2020 Firefighter License Plate Grant Program Deadline Extended to July 31!

The Idaho Fire Chief’s Association (IFCA) announces the 2020 Fire Fighter License Plate (FFLP) grant program. These grants are awarded annually from available funds received through the Idaho Fire Fighter’s License Plate (FFLP) Fund program. 2020 marks the 20th year of this highly successful program. Nearly $750,000 in grants have been awarded for fire safety education programs across Idaho since the program began!  Grant Application>>



IFCA NEWSLETTER MAY 2020

FROM THE PRESIDENT

It has been 8 weeks since we took on the battle to deal with Covid-19 in Idaho. It has forced many chiefs to assume new and additional roles in our communities, it has forced chiefs to think out of the box and it has shown to everyone the leaders that  Fire Chiefs really are.

Never in my dreams would I have thought of doing or seeing the things that have gone on the past 8 weeks, but it has made me a stronger leader, father and husband. As we face the days, months and years ahead we will once again be challenged to lead our communities, organizations and teams.

Without a doubt there will be operational, budget and community challenges ahead, but with hope and diligence we will prevail. It will take our entire Association to have great communication with one another, but we will be stronger in the end.

The IFCA Board of Directors are committed to helping those in the Association get through these tough times. There will be funding/recovery opportunities for departments and districts in the weeks and months to come, so please watch your emails for those communications from the board.

Stay strong, be positive and this too shall pass.

Travis Myklebust, President
Idaho Fire Chiefs Association

IFCA 51st Annual Conference & Vendor Show

Register and Make Your Reservations Today!

51st Annual Conference & Vendor Show November 18-20
Coeur d'Alene Resort

Preliminary Conference Agenda


Join us November 18-20 in Coeur d'Alene for our Annual Conference including IFCA Annual Business Meeting and of course our Vendor Tradeshow!

The Coeur d'Alene Resort with its stunning lakeside views and world-famous golf course is poised to be the host for our most memorable conference yet.  The Resort is offering a variety of room types to choose from, and all of our conference activities will take place on the Resort property.  The Resort Convention Center is an excellent venue for us with plenty of space for our vendors to showcase the latest and greatest they have to offer, and great opportunities for chiefs networking. Our Apparatus Vendors will showcase their amazing equipment just outside the doors of the convention area.  

In addition to the great agenda featuring professional development and popular Fire Chief 101 sessions, this year's conference will provide ample opportunity to discuss after-action activities from the COVID-19 pandemic.  This has been a year like no other, and now is the time for all of us to gather together and share our experiences, best practices, and plan for whatever the future holds.  Wednesday is filled with State and Federal & Affiliated Agency Reports, Extended Division Breakout Sessions (all chiefs encouraged to participate).

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Our Annual Business Meeting will be held Wednesday  morning and will include new member introductions and Challenge Coin ceremony.  We will once again offer up exceptional breakouts and general sessions, as well as networking with our generous vendors.  And NEW! This Year!  A special Dinner Cruise on the Lake with our Vendors Wednesday night!  Enjoy some great food on the beautiful sunset cruise on Lake Coeur d'Alene!

Our annual Installation Reception and Banquet will be held Thursday night and will feature award presentations, installation of directors and officers, and some special presentations you won't want to miss! 

Finally we will wind down this fabulous conference on Friday with the Closing Breakfast Buffet and Chiefs Roundtable.  You won't want to miss the important discussions especially this year - and great prize giveaways as we adjourn - you must be present to win!

Rooms are available for $109-$175/night plus tax single or double occupancy, make your reservations today!  We'll see you in Coeur d'Alene, On the Lake!

Tradeshow and
Sponsoring Vendor Program

The IFCA Vendor Tradeshow has Sold Out each of the last three years! Don't miss this opportunity to network with Idaho's top Chief Fire & EMS Officers statewide in one place!  Exhibit space is now available -  view the Sponsoring Vendor Program details online now, or Contact Patty Morgan to reserve your spot!  New This Year!  As a special Thank You to our generous sponsoring vendors, our Vendor Dinner will be held as a Dinner Cruise on the Lake Friday Night!  All participants must be registered to join us, and we thank your sponsoring vendors for your generosity and support through our 50 year history!  PLEASE NOTE: If you registered previously for the planned April Conference, You have a spot in the Tradeshow!  Please contact IFCA with any questions. We'll see you there!


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