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Idaho Fire Chiefs Association

48th Annual Conference

April 20-23, 2017

Coeur d'Alene, Idaho

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48th Annual Conference – Schedule of Events

Thursday, April 20 – Coeur d’Alene Inn

8:30 am                      Chiefs Roundtable, Lunch - Hayden

1:00 pm                      Mike Sheets Memorial Golf Tournament – CDA Resort Course

6:00 pm    Lake Coeur d’Alene Boat Cruise – Sponsored by Boise Mobile Equipment 

Friday, April 21 – Coeur d’Alene Inn

7:00 am-12:00 pm     Vendor Exhibits Setup, Apparatus Parking

8:30 am-10:30 am     Welcome and Opening Ceremonies - Hayden

                                  Color Guard, Pipes and Drums – TBD
Welcome, CDA City and Kootenai County Officials: Coeur d’Alene Mayor Steve Widmyer; Kootenai County EMS Chief Chris Way and Northern Lakes Fire District Chief Pat Riley (Conference Co-Chairs).  Coeur d’Alene Fire Chief Kenny Gabriel, Host Department.

Welcome from International Association of Fire Chiefs: John Sinclair, IAFC President

10:30 am-11:00 am Coffee Break Sponsored by Sawtooth Emergency Vehicles

11:00 am-12:00 pm   State and Federal Agency & Affiliated Agency Reports
                                  Breakout sessions (attendees to choose desired Breakout session)

·         Breakout 1: State Fire Marshal, Fire Service Training (FST)

·         Breakout 2: Idaho Department of Lands, NOAA’s National Weather Service

·         Breakout 3:  Bureau of EMS & Preparedness, Office of Emergency Mgmt

12:00 pm-1:00 pm     Lunch with Vendors in Tradeshow – Cataldo/Sherman    

1:00 pm                     Concurrent Division Breakout Meetings – Hayden

1:00 pm-2:00 pm       FPO Division, EMS Division
2:00 pm-3:00 pm       Training Division, Volunteer Division

1:00 pm-3:00 pm       Networking in Tradeshow – Cataldo/Sherman (Raffles)

3:00 pm                      Break– Cataldo/Sherman (Raffles)

3:30 pm-5:00 pm       Opening Keynote Presentation – (Tentative) "A study of CHANGE following TRAGEDY,
In Honor of the Charleston 9" 
Dr. David Griffin, On A Mission, LLC
5:30 pm-7:30 pm       Dinner Reception with Vendors – Cataldo/Sherman- Sponsored by Hughes Fire Equipment 

Saturday, April 22

7:30 am-3:00 pm       Exhibit Hall Open – Cataldo/Sherman

8:30 am                     Business Meeting - Hayden 

-Call to Order - President David Gates

-State of the Association - President David Gates

-Financial Report & 2016 Meeting Minutes - Vice-President of Operations Dave Hanneman

-District Report Highlights

-New Member Introductions & Pinning Ceremony (District Directors & President Gates)

-Election Results and announcement of Directors and Officers

-Constitution & Bylaws Amendments

12:00 pm                    Lunch with Vendors – Cataldo/Sherman

1:00 pm-2:30 pm       Professional Development Session Breakouts – Hayden

1.    Performance and Outcomes, ESCI

2.    Orientation (Fire Chief 101) – Jason Blubaum

2:30 pm-4:00 pm       1.   FirstNet – Steve Noll

                                    2.   Labor/FLSA (Fire Chief 101) Mark Wendelsdorf

4:00 pm-5:15 pm       1.   Data-driven Decision Making – David Blankenship, Intterra

                                    2.   State Statutes/IDAPA (Fire Chief 101) – TBD

6:00 pm                     Installation Reception & Class A/Business Portraits – Hagadone Event Center
Shuttle Transportation will be provided between the Coeur d'Alene Inn and the HEC

7:00 pm                      Installation Banquet – Hagadone Event Center 
Sponsored by Unifire, Inc.

Sunday, April 23       

8:00 am-9:30 am       Professional Development Session Breakouts – Hayden

1.    Great Leadership  – Bob Norton, Tenzinga

2.    Revenue, Budgeting (FC 101) – Travis Myklebust

9:30 am-11:00 am     1.   TBD* (North Idaho Chiefs)

                                    2.   Cooperative Agreements (Fire Chief 101) Mark Niemeyer

11:00 am-11:30 am   Brunch Break

11:30 am-1:00 pm     1.   Life’s a Beach - PERSI
                                    2.   Standards of Cover (Fire Chief 101) David Gates

1:00                             Conference Close (raffle)

1:30                   IFCA Board meeting

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