Fire Equipment Show

This biennial equipment show is a one-day event jointly sponsored by the Georgia State Firefighters Association & the Georgia Association of Fire Chiefs.  In addition to the equipment show, this event also offers the opportunity to take training classes, see exhibitor demonstrations and network with other firefighters from across the state.

The 2017 Georgia Fire & Emergency Services Equipment Show took place on March 17, 2017. The Equipment Show had an astounding showing of 291 individuals representing 82 departments. Stay tuned for images!

2017 Georgia Fire & Emergency Services Equipment Show

Friday, March 17, 2017
8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Georgia National Fairgrounds & Agricenter
Miller Murphy Howard Building
401 Larry Walker Parkway – Perry, GA 31069

Thanks to everyone who came out for the 2017 Georgia Fire & Emergency Services Equipment Show! See below for a look at 2017’s classes.

Training Classes

  • Community Risk Reduction
    8 a.m. – Noon  (4 hour class)

Instructor:  Robert Singletary, Warner Robins Fire Department (retired) / GAFC Immediate Past President

In 2015, there were 79 fire deaths in Georgia.  Already this year, 94 people have died in fires in Georgia and there are still several cold months ahead where we are more likely to have fires related to heating – the second leading cause of fires in America.  GAFC President Dwayne Jamison has created a Fire Prevention Task Force to explore ways to address this problem.  Community risk reduction training is one way to get started.  This class will cover topics including integrating fire department operations along with fire prevention activities, the role of officers in leading and facilitating the risk reduction process in their jurisdiction, risk based on social and economic issues and much more.

  • Stress, PTSD and Suicide in the Fire Service
    10:00 a.m. – Noon (2 hour class)

Instructor: Keith Pertschi, Lieutenant, Forsyth County Fire Department

Participants will explore the combat environment, drawing parallels between fire, EMS and the military and compare and contrast the results of similar trauma experiences by both.  This class will highlight the physical, physiologic and mental damage that may occur during and after a call response and the potential for short and long term damage in the form of depression, PTSD and suicide.  This presentation stresses in the most positive fashion, the need to break down the barriers to care and to remove the “I’m fine” stigma that exists in every firehouse across the nation.

GSFA Chaplain Sector Orientation
10:00 a.m. – Noon (2 hour class)

Instructor:  Ronnie Cowart, Cartersville Fire Department / GSFA Chaplain

During an emergency that requires the use of multiple chaplains, using the support model provided in this course, effectively provide spiritual and emotional support to firefighters, their families and the community in the time of need.