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ATTEND Midwest Fire Rescue Expo®

  • 04/11/2023
  • 04/12/2023
  • Novi, MI


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Midwest Fire Rescue Expo®

April 11 - 12, 2023
Membership Not Required!

Register Today and Pay At The Door!

Suburban Collection Showplace
46100 Grand River AVE
ovi, MI 48374

$40 - Keynote Presentation and Expo® Admission
$35 - Presidential Dinner Only
$20 - Expo® Admission Only
$10 - Expo® Kickoff Event Only

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Tuesday, April 11, 2023

7:45AM - Hot Breakfast Buffet & Welcome

Morning Sessions

8:15AM - 9:20AM Using Metrics: A New Approach To Hiring Qualified Candidates
9:30AM - 11:20AM

Reinventing the Future: Essential Leadership

11:30AM - Noon MABAS Section Meeting

Noon - 1:00PM • Lunch and MAFC Annual Membership Meeting

MAFC Section Meetings & Elections

 12:45PM - 1:30PM  EMS Section Meeting
 1:30PM - 3:45PM  Fire Fighters Training Council Meeting
 3:00PM - 3:45PM  FLSS Section Meeting

5:00PM - 8:00PM
Expo Kick-Off Reception

Join us for dinner & drinks and get a preview of the vehicles and other vendor offerings!

Wednesday, April 12, 2023

7:30AM - Hot Breakfast
Breakfast Provided for Keynote Attendees!

8:00AM - 10:00AM Keynote Speaker
Solar And Fire Education with Richard Birt

Basic firefighter strategies and tactics needed to mitigate a structure fire have changed with the installation of thousands of solar panel and battery storage systems in homes and businesses across the United States. As such, firefighters need updated training that addresses the presence of this technology. This class teaches a bread-and -butter approach to mitigating a commercial or residential structure fire involving solar panel and battery storage systems.

Captain Richard Birt retired from Las Vegas Fire and Rescue in 2021 after a distinguished 30-year career in the fire service. A longtime advocate of renewable energy, Captain Richard Birt founded Solar And Fire Education (S.A.F.E.) which provides free training to firefighters across the world. The mission of his S.A.F.E. program is to train firefighters and first responders how to safely mitigate a structure fire involving PV and ESS and teach how renewable energy can help communities across the world become more resilient to power outages caused by grid failures from natural disasters. Captain Birt and his family lived in a home for 14 years that was not connected to the electrical grid and was powered by a PV and ESS that Richard designed and installed himself.
Captain Birt spearheaded a disaster relief effort in Puerto Rico after hurricane Maria. The mission resulted in the installation of 19 microgrids on strategically placed fire stations across the island. These microgrids enabled the emergency services to stay operational and save countless lives even after the complete destruction of Puerto Rico’s electrical grid. Captain Birt was awarded the Medal of Honor from his fire department for his work in Puerto Rico and continues his disaster relief work around the world as a technical advisor for the non-profits The Foot Print Project and Empowered by Light.

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

5:30PM - Platinum Ballroom
Presidential Dinner Banquet

Memorial Service & Awards Ceremony

Class A Uniforms / Formal Attire Requested

All registered attendees, vendors, and significant others are encouraged to attend!


Hyatt Place Detroit/Novi
Connected to the Suburban Collection Showplace
46080 Grand Rive Avenue
Novi, MI 48374

Use the Group Code G-3AFR when making reservations, or click on the button below.

$132++/nt - Deadline for group rate is March 9, 2023.

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