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    • 03/12/2020
    • 11:30 AM
    • Detroit, MI
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    SMAFC Membership Meeting

    Thursday, March 12, 2020

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

    DNR Outdoor Adventure Center
    1801 Atwater St.
    Detroit, MI 48207

    Only $20 Per Person!

    Meeting Program

    DNR Outdoor Adventure Center

    Enjoy a self guided tour through the center!

    Located on Detroit’s riverfront in the historic Globe Building, with the Dequindre Cut trail running through its backyard, the Outdoor Adventure Center gives you a taste of Michigan’s great outdoors in the heart of the city.

    Experience exciting outdoor adventures with hands-on activities, exhibits and simulators -- walk behind and touch a waterfall, step into a fishing boat and reel in a big fish, hit the trail on a mountain bike or snowmobile, and much more. At the OAC, you’ll learn about how the DNR manages state parks, forests, wildlife and fish as you climb the roots and explore the canopy of a massive bur oak tree, hop aboard a real airplane, and see what’s swimming in our aquarium.


    • 03/19/2020
    • 6:00 PM
    • East Tawas, MI
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    NMFCA Membership Meeting

    Thursday, March 19, 2020

    6:00PM - Dinner and Meeting

    East Tawas Community Center
    760 Newman St.
    East Tawas, MI 48730

    $20 Per Person


    Guest Speakers

    Rich Marinucci & Shadd Whitehead
    Front Loading ISO

    Reading Smoke & Reading Buildings

    Building on the outstanding training programs developed by Dave Dodson, “Reading Smoke” is a class developed by the Fire Dept Safety Officers Assoc for Company Officers, Incident Safety Officers, and Chief Officers where they can learn to take their ability to “Read Smoke” at any emergency response to the next level.

    The class will review and emphasize the significance of “Reading Smoke” along with “Reading Buildings” which is directly related. This will include:

    • Buildings: Type, Era, Use, Size, Related Hazards and Predicting Collapse
    • Smoke: Volume, Velocity, Density, Color, Influencing Factors, and Predicting Fire Behavior

    Using the key information gained from reading those 2 critical factors plans can be formulated and actions taken to insure both effective and safe emergency response operations.

    • 03/25/2020
    • 11:00 AM
    • Belmont, MI
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    WMAFC Membership Meeting

    Wednesday, March 25, 2020

    11:00AM - Lunch & Meeting

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

    $20 Per Person


    Guest Speaker

    Rich Marinucci
    The Chief Officer Role in Safety Culture

    Establishing a culture of safety in an organization requires the support of the senior officers of the fire department. Understanding risk and the need to do the job must be balanced with the discipline to know when to go and when the risk won’t be rewarded. There are many threats to firefighters and getting the entire organization to view the options is essential in avoiding preventable injuries.

    • 04/06/2020
    • 04/08/2020
    • Novi, MI
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    GENERAL ATTENDEE REGISTRATION

       

    Annual Conference

    Issues Facing Today's Emergency Responders

    &

    Midwest Fire Rescue Expo®

    April 6 - 8, 2020

    Membership Not Required!

    $250 - Full Conference and Expo® Admission
    Kick-Off Event and Presidential Dinner Included

    $35 - Presidential Dinner Only

    $35 - Keynote Presentation and Expo® Admission

    $20 - Expo® Admission Only

    $10 - Expo® Kickoff Event Only

    Suburban Collection Showplace
    46100 Grand River AVE
    N
    ovi, MI 48374

    Annual Conference

    Issues Facing Today's Emergency Responders

    April 6 - 7, 2020


    Conference Agenda

    This year we will be using a web-based agenda that also works great on your mobile phone. This allows us to update the agenda in real time, gives us the opportunity to put files from the presenters somewhere where you can get them, and should make the overall experience better for everyone. Click on the button below for our agenda.

    Midwest Fire Rescue Expo®

    April 8, 2020

    8:30AM - Keynote Presentation
    Breakfast Provided for Keynote Attendees!

    10:00AM - 3:00PM - Expo® Floor Open
    11:30AM - 1:30PM -
    Lunch Buffet
    HOTEL OPTIONS

    Hyatt Place Detroit/Novi
    Connected to the Suburban Collection Showplace
    46080 Grand Rive Avenue
    Novi, MI 48374
    1-800-233-1234

    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
    1-248-348-5000
    $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
    1-248-348-0170
    $114/nt - Deadline for group rate is unknown.

    • 04/08/2020
    • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Novi, MI
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    EXHIBITOR REGISTRATION

       

    Midwest Fire Rescue Expo®

    Wednesday, April 8, 2020

    Suburban Collection Showplace

    46100 Grand River AVE
    N
    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!

    TABLETOP EXHIBITORS

    Exhibitor Package

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

     Setup Schedule

    Tuesday, April 7
    9:00AM-3:00PM

    Wednesday, April 8
    7:00AM-9:00AM

    VEHICLE EXHIBITORS

     Exhibitor Package

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


    Tuesday, April 7
    9:00AM-3:00PM

    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.

    OUR OFFICIAL TRADE SHOW CONTRACTOR

    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

    EVENT SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

    $100
    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.

    HOTEL OPTIONS

    Hyatt Place Detroit/Novi
    Connected to the Suburban Collection Showplace
    46080 Grand Rive Avenue
    Novi, MI 48374
    1-800-233-1234

    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
    1-248-348-5000
    $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
    1-248-348-0170
    $114/nt - Deadline for group rate is unknown.

    • 05/27/2020
    • 11:00 AM
    • Belmont, MI
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    WMAFC Membership Meeting

    Wednesday, May 27, 2020

    11:00AM - Lunch & Meeting

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

    $20 Per Person

    Guest Speaker

    J. David Feichtner
    Leadership in Transition

    For years we have used business management principles to refine and hone ICS and other aspects of our profession. What has been lacking are tools and/or what could be described as "tricks of the trade" for developing leaders. At the very least, tools we can use in our succession planning.

    The new curriculum for fire officers from the National Fire Academy does exactly this. In our short time today, we will review some of these tools like the model process to conduct an effective crucial conversation, components of a crucial conversation, inquiry vs advocacy based conversation, paraverbal and nonverbal communication, and identifying what makes communications effective given different situations.

    It is my hope that this leads to not only better succession planning and officer development, but that attendees leave with a few strategies they can implement immediately in their day to day.

    • 07/30/2020
    • 1:00 PM
    • 07/31/2020
    • 4:30 PM
    • Traverse City, MI
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    GENERAL ATTENDEE REGISTRATION

    NMFCA Summer Symposium

    July 30 - 31, 2020

    $125 - Per Person


    Click HERE for our Agenda

    Great Wolf Lodge
    3575 N. US Highway 31
    Traverse City, MI 49686
    (231) 534-9062

    Use the Offer Code 2007FIRE when making reservations.
    $169 per night for the first occupant.
    $50 per each additional occupant.
    Maximum occupancy is six.

    Deadline for group rate is June 30, 2020.

    Click HERE to Book a Room!


    • 07/30/2020
    • 1:00 PM
    • 07/31/2020
    • 4:30 PM
    • Traverse City, MI
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    EXHIBITOR REGISTRATION

    NMFCA Summer Symposium

    July 30 - 31, 2020

    $200 - Per Display Table


    $75
    - Per Representative


    $80
    - For Electricity

    Click HERE for our Agenda

    Great Wolf Lodge
    3575 N. US Highway 31
    Traverse City, MI 49686
    (231) 534-9062

    Use the Offer Code 2007FIRE when making reservations.
    $169 per night for the first occupant.
    $50 per each additional occupant.
    Maximum occupancy is six.

    Deadline for group rate is June 30, 2020.

    Click HERE to Book a Room!


    • 08/14/2020
    • 11:00 AM
    • Fifth Third Ballpark
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    Legislative Luncheon

    Friday, August 14, 2020

    11:00AM - Membership Meeting
    12:00PM -
    Lunch

    Fifth Third Ballpark
    4500 West River Road Northeast
    Comstock Park, MI 49321

    $20 Per Person

    The Western Michigan Association of Fire Chiefs will host its annual Legislative Luncheon at Fifth Third Ballpark in Comstock Park, Michigan on Friday, August 14, 2020. We would like to extend you an invitation to this event so that our members have the opportunity to discuss current issues affecting our ability to provide services to Michigan’s residents. Lunch will be served at noon with an informal panel discussion to follow beginning at 12:45. We sincerely hope that you will take the opportunity to attend this event. We are very interested in hearing your views on the issues affecting Michigan and the direction our state is heading.

    DIRECTIONS

    From turning off West River Dr, keep right as the road forks, and turn into the first parking lot on the left. Upon parking in the North Parking Lot, they will enter through Gate C (or the outfield gate) and turn immediately to the right and up to the small set of steps, continue forward about 60 feet and enter through the door glass double doors labeled “Pepsi Stadium Club”, on the left side. If you are in need of elevator access, there is an exterior entry to the elevator to the left hand side of the building near the ramp pathway, which can be taken up the First floor.


    • 09/18/2020
    • 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Belmont, MI
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    Tactical Thermal Imaging Class
    with Andy Starnes

    Friday, September 18, 2020

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

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

    $25 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.

    • 10/28/2020
    • 11:00 AM
    • Belmont, MI
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    WMAFC Membership Meeting

    Wednesday, October 28, 2020

    11:00AM - Lunch & Meeting

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

    $20 Per Person

    • 12/09/2020
    • 11:00 AM
    • Belmont, MI
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    WMFCA Holiday Luncheon
    Installation of Board Members

    Wednesday, December 9, 2020

    11:00AM - Lunch & Meeting

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

    $20 Per Person

    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!


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