Annual Conference

2016 GEORGIA FIRE SERVICE CONFERENCE
“Mastering Our Craft”
August 9 – 13, 2016
Augusta – Richmond County, GA


CONFERENCE LOCATION:
Augusta Marriott at the Convention Center
2 10th St, Augusta, GA 30901

CONFERENCE AGENDA / CLASS DESCRIPTIONS:
The joint conference, hosted by the Georgia State Firefighters Association (GSFA) and the Georgia Association of Fire Chiefs (GAFC) will feature training sessions, an exhibit hall, a firefighter’s competition, and the Annual Awards Reception. Curt Isakson, a 25 year veteran of the fire service and is currently a Battalion Chief for Escambia County Fire Rescue, will deliver the keynote address.

Pre- conference classes are being offered on Tuesday, August 9th and Wednesday, August 10th and cover topics including Essentials of Chaplaincy, Chief Fire Officer Orientation, Rescue Task Force Active Shooter and Fire Attack 2017. 

A draft conference agenda can be found here.
Click here for pre-conference class descriptions and here for conference session descriptions.

REGISTRATION FEES AND DETAILS:
Registration is required for the conference as well as pre-conference classes.

  • GSFA / GAFC Member Attendee Registration: $225
  • Non-Member Attendee Registration: $275
  • Spouse Registration: $125
  • Retiree Registration: $100
  • Pre-Conference Class: $35

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.

Registration confirmations will be sent by email – be sure to include an email address on your registration form.


Exhibitor Info:

The Exhibit Show, held in conjunction with the conference, will take place on Thursday, August 11th 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. and Friday, August 12th:  9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

2016 Fire Service Conference Exhibitor Info
2016 Georgia Fire Service Conference Exhibit Show Reservation Link

Click here to view the Exhibit Hall Layout Diagram.
*booth space is available if color coded GREEN; unavailable if color coded RED

FREE Exhibit Hall Pass

Fire service personnel – unable to attend the entire 2016 Georgia Fire Service Conference but want to attend the Exhibit Hall? Bring this pass to the August Marriott Convention Center on Friday, August 12th from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. to gain access to the exhibit hall.

HOTEL INFORMATION:
The Augusta Marriott at the Convention Center will be the conference headquarters hotel. It is connected to the convention center, the location of the conference. Attendees are asked to make hotel reservations directly with the hotel.

Call: 706-722-8900 or follow this link to book online.

145.00 USD per night

Last day to book: 7/25/16

 

ANNUAL CONFERENCES HELD

YEAR HELDLOCATIONPRESIDENT
2015JEKYLL ISLANDDEAN KING, DONALSONVILLE
2014MACON-BIBB COUNTYLANIER SWAFFORD, DAWSON COUNTY
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)