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50th Annual Conference – Schedule of Events

Draft Agenda - Subject to Change - Check back often for updates!

Thursday, May 2 – Coeur d’Alene Resort

9:30 am                      Chiefs Roundtable Meeting – Bay 2

10:00 am-5:00 pm     Vendor Setup, Apparatus Parking – Bay 3-5, Outdoor Space

11:30 a.m.                  Chiefs Working Lunch – Bay 2

1:40 p.m.                    Transports to Coeur d'Alene Resort Golf Course 

2:00 p.m.                    Mike Sheets Memorial Golf Scramble – Coeur d'Alene Resort Golf Course
                                   Modified Shotgun Start

7:00 p.m.                    Hospitality – Hagadone Suite, Coeur d'Alene Resort

Friday, May 3 – Coeur d’Alene Resort

7:00 am-8:30 am       Vendor Networking, Coffee and Breakfast – Bay 3-5

8:30 am-10:30 am     Welcome and Opening Ceremonies – Bay 2

Color Guard, Pipes and Drums – CDA Fire Dept TBD
Welcome, CDA City and Kootenai County Officials: Coeur d’Alene Mayor Steve Widmye Introduced by CDA Fire Chief Kenny Gabriel; (or Kootenai County Fire Chief Warren Merritt); Northern Lakes Fire District Chief Pat Riley (Conference Co-Chairs).  

                                    Welcome – IFCA President David Gates

                                    Opening Keynote Session TBD

10:30 am-11:00 am   Break with Vendors – Bay 3-5

11:00 am-12:00 pm   State and Federal Agency & Affiliated Agency Reports                            

State Fire Marshal, Fire Service Training (FST), Idaho Department of Lands,
NOAA’s National Weather Service. Bureau of EMS & Preparedness, Office of Emergency Mgmt

12:00 pm-1:00 pm     Lunch with Vendors in Tradeshow – Bay 3-5

1:00 pm-5:00 pm       Breakout Sessions TBD – Beauty Bay, Bay 2, Bay 1A    

3:00 pm-3:30 pm       Networking in Tradeshow – Bay 3-5

5:30 pm-8:00 pm       Dinner w/Vendors – Bay 3-5

Saturday, May 4

7:00 am-3:00 pm       Exhibit Hall Open – Bay 3-5

7:30 am-8:30 am       Breakfast with vendors – Bay 3-5

8:30 am                     Business Meeting – Bay 2

-Call to Order - President David Gates

-State of the Association - President David Gates

-Financial Report & 2017 Meeting Minutes - Vice-President of Operations Travis Myklebust

-District Report Highlights

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

-Other Business

12:00 pm                   Lunch with Vendors – Bay 3-5

1:00 pm   Vendor Teardown

1:00 pm-5:00 pm       Professional Development Session Breakouts TBD
                                  Beauty Bay, Bay 2, Bay 1A    

6:00 pm                     Installation Reception & Class A/Business Portraits – Casco Bay/Kidd Island                          

7:00 pm                     Installation Banquet – Casco Bay/Kidd Island

Sunday, May 5       

8:00 am-9:30 am       Breakfast, General Session Meetings TBD – Casco/Kidd/N Cape

9:45 am-12:00 pm     Breakouts TBD - Beauty Bay, Bay 2, Bay 1A    

12:00 pm   Adjourn

Note: Specific Agenda for Professional Development will be established at the November Board Meeting


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