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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!


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

Thanks to Graham Fire Apparatus for their
5 Star Sponsorship!

Thanks to Ring for their Presidents Circle Sponsorship!



In this topsy-turvy world we are living in today we all just need something positive to look forward to, and we have just what the doctor ordered. Our executive director and board have been working hard to ensure that we are able to hold our 2020 IFCA Conference and that it is safe, educational and a great opportunity to network. 2020 has been one heck of a year, but I feel that we will finish this crazy year out on a positive note by holding our conference in November.

We have a fabulous location set in beautiful Coeur d’ Alene at the Resort. Our agenda has great instructors including Gordon Graham, who will wind up our conference on Friday, and a great number of vendors for the Tradeshow. Please know that we will be conducting a safe conference and will ensure that our attendees practice proper social distancing, good hygiene practices and wearing masks when and if necessitated.

The board is also working on being able to have a remote option for those members who aren’t able to attend in person, but can still be a part of the discussions and educational opportunities. So please register, make your travel plans and we will see you all November 18-20.

In closing I think we can all do our part to help make our communities and our country a better place by following these words “People need your kindness more than they need your opinion”.

Stay safe,

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). 

Our opening keynote will be Alex Boyd, Assistant Fire Chief, Anchorage Fire Department, "Sled Dog Leadership - Leadership Lessons from the Trail".  Alex has over 21 years with the Anchorage Fire Department and over 25 years int he fire service.

The core of "Sled Dog Leadership" is within the behaviors that get the most successful teams to the end of the trail safely. Sled Dog Leadership requires deft application of team selection, development, training, relationship building, discipline, conflict management and team care to find the trail to success.

We in the Fire Service can use these inspirational lessons and lead within our own teams to create a healthy culture of “Sled Dogs” pulling for company and organizational success.


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!

Idaho Fire Chiefs Association
P.O. Box 2133   Boise, Idaho   83701-2133
Tel:  208.629.4865Tel:  208.629.4865  Fax:  800.324.6298

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