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    • 12/12/2019
    • 11:30 AM
    • Regency Manor - Southfield, MI

    SMAFC Holiday Luncheon

    Thursday, December 12th, 2019

    11:30AM - Check In and Mingle
    12:00PM - Lunch

    Regency Manor & Banquet Center
    25228 W 12 Mile Rd
    Southfield, MI 48034

    Only $20 Per Person!

    Entertainment to include the 12 Days of Christmas by Chief Danny Hagen and door prizes galore!

    You can register your guests when you log in and register yourself!

    This is a great opportunity to bring staff, family, and friends to show off our organization or just to celebrate the holidays!

    Vendors - As always, we truly appreciate your donation of door prizes.  Be sure to label your gift with your company’s contact information so you receive acknowledgement!

    • 01/09/2020
    • 11:30 AM
    • Club Venetian - Madison Heights

    SMAFC Membership Meeting

    Thursday, January 9th, 2020

    11:30AM - Registration and Networking
    12:00PM - Lunch and Presentation

    Club Venetian Banquet Center
    29310 John R. Road
    Madison Heights, MI 48071

    Only $20 Per Person!

    Guest Speaker

    Kevin Sehlmeyer
    State Fire Marshal

    • 04/08/2020
    • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Suburban Collection Showplace-Novi, MI


    Midwest Fire Rescue Expo®

    Wednesday, April 8th, 2020

    Suburban Collection Showplace

    46100 Grand River AVE
    ovi, MI 48374

    10:00AM - 3:00PM
    Lunch Buffet 11:30AM - 1:30PM

    Basic Booth Fee
    $450 Sustaining Member Early Bird Special
    $550 After March 20

    $650 Non-Member

    This year our Expo Kickoff Event is open to all vendors!
    For an additional $300 open your booth on Tuesday Evening.

    Platinum and Gold Corporate Members
    call us directly at (517) 394-4398 to register!

    Click HERE to Become a Corporate Member and Get Your Booth For Free!


    Exhibitor Package

    10' x 10' Area
    Lunch For 2 Representatives
    8' Covered & Skirted Table
    Two Chairs
    Pipe & Drape
    One Wastebasket

     Setup Schedule

    Tuesday, April 7

    Wednesday, April 8


     Exhibitor Package

    10' x 25' Area
    Lunch for 2 Representatives
    Setup Schedule

    Tuesday, April 7

    Target Move In Times Will Be Assigned

    The exposition hall is accessed by 5 overhead doors, 2 of which are 20’ x 20’ to accommodate the installation of large pieces of equipment and/or vehicles.

    Tables and chairs are NOT provided to Vehicle Exhibitors.
    You may bring your own or rent them from Art Craft Display.

    Vehicles WILL NOT be allowed to drive on the show floor Wednesday morning.


    Additional Display Space Will Be Available At Checkout

    While we are providing 110V power to all vendors, any additional electrical drops, phone lines, computer hook-ups, or other utilities necessary will incur extra charges. Carpet is not included with the booth space, only pipe & drape. Each vendor requiring additional services will deal directly with Art Craft Display Services.

    Click HERE for your Exhibitor Kit


    Company name and contact info included in the show program.

    NOTE: If you are already a Major Association Event Sponsor your contact info will automatically be included in the program.

    $250 Full-Page Ad (one-color black) in the show program. Final Size: 8.5”W x 11”H. Final ad artwork must be received March 15th.
    $500 Unique give-away item handed out to every attendee as they check in that day. Examples are lanyards, bags, unique gift, etc. This item should have your company’s logo on it. This sponsorship is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. 500 pieces of your item should be delivered to the check in desk by 7:30AM on show date. Includes a Full Page ad in the show program.


    Hyatt Place Detroit/Novi
    46080 Grand Rive Avenue
    Novi, MI 48374

    Use the Group Code G-SMAC when making reservations, or click on the button below.
    $132/nt - Deadline for group rate is March 7, 2020.

    Reserve Your Hyatt Room Here

    Four Points by Sheraton Detroit Novi
    27000 South Karevich Dr.
    Novi, MI 48377
    $119/nt - Deadline for group rate is March 23, 2020.

    Reserve Your Four Points Room Here

    Hampton Inn & Suites Detroit/Wixom
    49025 Alpha Dr.
    Wixom, MI 48393
    $114/nt - Deadline for group rate is unknown.

    • 09/18/2020
    • 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Belmont, MI

    Tactical Thermal Imaging Class
    with Andy Starnes

    Friday, September 18th, 2020

    8:00AM - 4:00PM
    Breakfast and Lunch Provided

    Boulder Creek Golf Club
    5750 Brewer AVE NE
    Belmont, MI 49306

    $20 Per Person

    Click HERE For a Class Flyer

    Tactical Thermal Imaging

    Today’s modern fire ground places stringent demands on our firefighters. Firefighters are required to formulate our strategies and tactics at 15 times the speed as we did in the past due to the high heat release rate fuels in structure fires. These fires develop faster and are predominantly ventilation limited fires with heavy, turbulent, black smoke that reduces our visibility. Tactical Thermal Imaging enhances a firefighter’s decision-making skill set by providing thermal data.

    Andy Starnes

    Andy is a lifelong student of the fire service and has been involved with the fire service as a volunteer since 1992 and as a career firefighter since 1998. He is a fire service website contributor on the topics of thermal imaging, fire behavior, leadership, behavioral health, and faith-based devotions. He also is the founder of www.bringingbackbrotherhood.org, a nonprofit organization designed to encourage and provides guidance for firefighters in the area of behavioral health, counseling, and more. He serves on the CISM team, peer support team, and assists members within his own department in the area of behavioral health. He has been featured on numerous podcasts, taught internationally, developed an internationally recognized thermography-based fire service curriculum credentialed through Infrared Training Centers. His work and curriculum are now in use in the From Knowledge To Practice program in Ottawa Canada and has written in the subject of Thermal Imaging in Euro Firefighter 2, and numerous fire service publications such as Fire Engineering, Fire House, Fire Apparatus Magazine, & International Firefighter Magazine. He currently serves as a Battalion Chief in a large career department in NC and is the founder of Insight Training LLC which is internationally recognized for thermal imaging training and education. He also serves as the Deputy Chief for KTF Burns Division, and holds a Level II Thermography Certification, consults & teaches in the areas of Tactical Thermal Imaging. He is a certified NC Fire Officer III and has a Bachelor’s Degree in Fire Science Administration.

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