Annual Conference

GEORGIA STATE FIREFIGHTERS ASSOCIATION & GEORGIA ASSOCIATION OF FIRE CHIEFS

2014 GEORGIA FIRE SERVICE CONFERENCE
“Building On Our Foundations”
September 16 – 20, 2014
Macon – Bibb County, GA

 

CONFERENCE LOCATION:

The Macon Centreplex – The Edgar H. Wilson Convention Center
200 Coliseum Drive / Macon, GA 31217

CONFERENCE AGENDA / CLASS DESCRIPTIONS:

The conference will feature training sessions, an exhibit hall, a firefighter’s competition, and the Annual Awards Banquet. MARK vonAPPEN, a member of the Palo Alto (CA) Fire Department and creator of the fire service leadership blog FULLY INVOLVED, will deliver the keynote address.

Pre- conference classes are being offered on Tuesday, September 16th and 17th and cover topics including, safe driving, essentials of chaplaincy, principles & practices of command, lessons learned, DogHouse Drill as well as a timely ISO update.

On Saturday, Sept 20th, a class entitled “Combat Ready Firefighter & Fire Officer” will be offered.

Conference agenda can be found here.

Pre-conference class descriptions and Saturday’s class description can be found here

REGISTRATION FEES AND DETAILS:

Registration is required for the conference as well as pre-conference classes.

  • Attendee Registration: $185
  • Spouse Registration: $100
  • Retiree Registration: $85
  • Banquet Ticket: $35
  • Pre-Conference 8 Hour Class: $35
  • Pre-Conference 4 Hour Class: $25

 Registration Link – use this link to register online. Payment by credit card and check accepted.

Hard copy / Paper version of the registration forms can be found here.
The advance registration deadline is Friday, August 29th. After this date, attendees will have to register at the conference.

HOTEL INFORMATION:

The Marriott Macon City Center will be the conference headquarters hotel. It is connected to the Macon Centreplex convention center, the location of the conference. The Wingate and Fairfield Inn & Suites are additional hotel options. All offer a group rate.

Marriott Macon City Center
240 Coliseum Drive
Macon, GA 31217
478-621-5300
Room Rate: $121
Wingate by Wyndham Macon
100 N. Crest Blvd.
Macon, GA 31210
478-476-8100
Room Rate: $77
Fairfield Inn & Suites
4035 Sheraton Drive
Macon, GA 31210
478-738-9077
Room Rate: $77

Exhibitor Info:

The Exhibit Show, held in conjunction with the conference, will take place on Thursday Sept 18th (5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.) and on Friday, September 19th (9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.).

Click here to view the Exhibit Hall Layout Diagram and  here to view the list of exhibitors participating in the Exhibit Show

Free Exhibit Hall Pass

Unable to attend the entire 2014 Georgia Fire Service Conference but want to attend the Exhibit Hall?
Bring the pass found here to the Convention Center at the Macon Centreplex on Friday, September 19th from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. to gain access to the exhibit hall.
Admission to the exhibit hall is FREE but does not include lunch.

ANNUAL CONFERENCES HELD

YEAR HELDLOCATIONPRESIDENT
2013ALBANYLANIER SWAFFORD, DAWSON COUNTY
2012DALTONSCOTT CARTER, CARTERSVILLE
2011COLUMBUS SCOTT CARTER, CARTERSVILLE
2010SAVANNAHTHAD DIXON, SAVANNAH
2009ATHENSTHAD DIXON, SAVANNAH
2008MACONWAYNE HADDEN, GRADY CO
2007SAVANNAHWAYNE HADDEN, GRADY CO
2006LAKE LANIER (HALL CO)JOHNNY CRAWLEY, THOMSON
2005VALDOSTAJOHNNY CRAWLEY, THOMSON
2004ATHENSTOMMY WHITAKER, AMERICUS
2003JEKYLL ISLANDTOMMY WHITAKER, AMERICUS
2002SAVANNAHGORDON HENDERSON, ROME
2001COLUMBUSGORDON HENDERSON, ROME
2000VALDOSTANORRIS BENNETT, FORSYTH CO
1999ATLANTA (JOINTNORRIS BENNETT, FORSYTH CO
1997JEKYLL ISLANDRANDALL WINDHAM, WARNER ROBINS
1996JEKYLL ISLANDJAMES BAILEY, BARTOW CO
1995COLUMBUSJAMES BAILEY, BARTOW CO
1994MACONDENNIS ATKINS, AUGUSTA
1993CALLOWAY GARDENSDENNIS ATKINS, AUGUSTA
1992AUGUSTAI. W. HARPER, GARDEN CITY
1991JEKYLL ISLANDI. W. HARPER, GARDEN CITY
1990SAVANNAHFRANK SORRELLS, COBB CO
1989JEKYLL ISLANDFRANK SORRELLS, COBB CO
1988GWINNETT COUNTYROBERT NORTON, ROCKDALE CO
1987COLUMBUSROBERT NORTON, ROCKDALE CO
1986JEKYLL ISLANDLARRY SHARPLESS, CENTERVILLE
1985MACONLYNN PHILLIPS, ROSWELL
1984ROMELYNN PHILLIPS, ROSWELL
1983JEKYLL ISLANDEDWARD BARRETT, COBB CO
1982ATHENSJOE COLLINS, MACON
1981AUGUSTAJOE COLLINS, MACON
1980JEKYLL ISLANDPETE GUNN, WHITFIELD CO
1979SAVANNAHENNIS HAGIN, TRAVIS FIELD
1978MACONDONALD OWENS, DEKALB CO
1977JEKYLL ISLANDDONALD OWENS, DEKALB CO
1976JEKYLL ISLANDJAMES DEESE, AUGUSTA
1975ATLANTAROBERT HAMMOND, FOREST PARK
1974JEKYLL ISLANDGEORGE HOPE, GAINESVILLE
1973JEKYLL ISLANDGEORGE HOPE, GAINESVILLE
1972MARIETTAJACK BEASLEY, MACON
1971JEKYLL ISLANDA.ÿÿÿ P. BLACK, ATLANTA
1970JEKYLL ISLANDDEWEY FOSTER, VALDOSTA
1969SAVANNAHR. M. WILKIE, AUGUSTA
1968AUGUSTALEONARD PITTS, GRIFFIN
1967MACONTOM NICHOLS, BRUNSWICK
1966JEKYLL ISLANDWILLIAM CONDON, ATHENS
1965JEKYLL ISLANDJ. L. EVANS, SAVANNAH
1964JEKYLL ISLANDDUDLEY MARTIN, DEKALB CO
1963AUGUSTAJ. K. HARRISON, ST SIMONS
1962ATLANTAJ. L. QUINN, COLUMBUS
1961ALBANYE.E. MOODY, ALBANY
1960SAVANNAHW. E. WALKER, MACON
1959ST. SIMONSC. G. BURKETT, DOUGLAS
1958MACONCHARLES BROWN, AUGUSTA
1957AUGUSTAS. E. SIMONTON, GRIFFIN
1956SAVANNAHR. E. SPENCE, GAINESVILLE
1955ST. SIMONSR. M. ADAMS, BAINBRIDGE
1954COLUMBUSHOWARD SCHAFFER, MARIETTA
1953MACONHOWARD SCHAFFER, MARIETTA
1952MACONHOWARD SCHAFFER, MARIETTA
*1998AUGUSTA (JOINT)RANDALL WINDHAM, WARNER ROBINS
*1998Began Joint Conferencewith Georgia Association of Fire Chiefs)