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
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.
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
Room Rate: $121
|Wingate by Wyndham Macon|
100 N. Crest Blvd.
Macon, GA 31210
Room Rate: $77
|Fairfield Inn & Suites
4035 Sheraton Drive
Macon, GA 31210
Room Rate: $77
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.).
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
|2013||ALBANY||LANIER SWAFFORD, DAWSON COUNTY|
|2012||DALTON||SCOTT CARTER, CARTERSVILLE|
|2011||COLUMBUS||SCOTT CARTER, CARTERSVILLE|
|2010||SAVANNAH||THAD DIXON, SAVANNAH|
|2009||ATHENS||THAD DIXON, SAVANNAH|
|2008||MACON||WAYNE HADDEN, GRADY CO|
|2007||SAVANNAH||WAYNE HADDEN, GRADY CO|
|2006||LAKE LANIER (HALL CO)||JOHNNY CRAWLEY, THOMSON|
|2005||VALDOSTA||JOHNNY CRAWLEY, THOMSON|
|2004||ATHENS||TOMMY WHITAKER, AMERICUS|
|2003||JEKYLL ISLAND||TOMMY WHITAKER, AMERICUS|
|2002||SAVANNAH||GORDON HENDERSON, ROME|
|2001||COLUMBUS||GORDON HENDERSON, ROME|
|2000||VALDOSTA||NORRIS BENNETT, FORSYTH CO|
|1999||ATLANTA (JOINT||NORRIS BENNETT, FORSYTH CO|
|1997||JEKYLL ISLAND||RANDALL WINDHAM, WARNER ROBINS|
|1996||JEKYLL ISLAND||JAMES BAILEY, BARTOW CO|
|1995||COLUMBUS||JAMES BAILEY, BARTOW CO|
|1994||MACON||DENNIS ATKINS, AUGUSTA|
|1993||CALLOWAY GARDENS||DENNIS ATKINS, AUGUSTA|
|1992||AUGUSTA||I. W. HARPER, GARDEN CITY|
|1991||JEKYLL ISLAND||I. W. HARPER, GARDEN CITY|
|1990||SAVANNAH||FRANK SORRELLS, COBB CO|
|1989||JEKYLL ISLAND||FRANK SORRELLS, COBB CO|
|1988||GWINNETT COUNTY||ROBERT NORTON, ROCKDALE CO|
|1987||COLUMBUS||ROBERT NORTON, ROCKDALE CO|
|1986||JEKYLL ISLAND||LARRY SHARPLESS, CENTERVILLE|
|1985||MACON||LYNN PHILLIPS, ROSWELL|
|1984||ROME||LYNN PHILLIPS, ROSWELL|
|1983||JEKYLL ISLAND||EDWARD BARRETT, COBB CO|
|1982||ATHENS||JOE COLLINS, MACON|
|1981||AUGUSTA||JOE COLLINS, MACON|
|1980||JEKYLL ISLAND||PETE GUNN, WHITFIELD CO|
|1979||SAVANNAH||ENNIS HAGIN, TRAVIS FIELD|
|1978||MACON||DONALD OWENS, DEKALB CO|
|1977||JEKYLL ISLAND||DONALD OWENS, DEKALB CO|
|1976||JEKYLL ISLAND||JAMES DEESE, AUGUSTA|
|1975||ATLANTA||ROBERT HAMMOND, FOREST PARK|
|1974||JEKYLL ISLAND||GEORGE HOPE, GAINESVILLE|
|1973||JEKYLL ISLAND||GEORGE HOPE, GAINESVILLE|
|1972||MARIETTA||JACK BEASLEY, MACON|
|1971||JEKYLL ISLAND||A.ÿÿÿ P. BLACK, ATLANTA|
|1970||JEKYLL ISLAND||DEWEY FOSTER, VALDOSTA|
|1969||SAVANNAH||R. M. WILKIE, AUGUSTA|
|1968||AUGUSTA||LEONARD PITTS, GRIFFIN|
|1967||MACON||TOM NICHOLS, BRUNSWICK|
|1966||JEKYLL ISLAND||WILLIAM CONDON, ATHENS|
|1965||JEKYLL ISLAND||J. L. EVANS, SAVANNAH|
|1964||JEKYLL ISLAND||DUDLEY MARTIN, DEKALB CO|
|1963||AUGUSTA||J. K. HARRISON, ST SIMONS|
|1962||ATLANTA||J. L. QUINN, COLUMBUS|
|1961||ALBANY||E.E. MOODY, ALBANY|
|1960||SAVANNAH||W. E. WALKER, MACON|
|1959||ST. SIMONS||C. G. BURKETT, DOUGLAS|
|1958||MACON||CHARLES BROWN, AUGUSTA|
|1957||AUGUSTA||S. E. SIMONTON, GRIFFIN|
|1956||SAVANNAH||R. E. SPENCE, GAINESVILLE|
|1955||ST. SIMONS||R. M. ADAMS, BAINBRIDGE|
|1954||COLUMBUS||HOWARD SCHAFFER, MARIETTA|
|1953||MACON||HOWARD SCHAFFER, MARIETTA|
|1952||MACON||HOWARD SCHAFFER, MARIETTA|
|*1998||AUGUSTA (JOINT)||RANDALL WINDHAM, WARNER ROBINS|
|*1998||Began Joint Conference||with Georgia Association of Fire Chiefs)|