1  IAFF Cancer Summit.  Lake Buena Vista, FL.

3  Boston Fight for Air Climb.  Fundraiser for American Lung Association. Boston, MA.

11 – 14  DRI 2018 Conference.  Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center, Nashville, TN.   For professionals in business continuity, disaster recovery, risk management across all industries.  To include a hands-on workshop track, healthcare BCM track and cyerrisk track.

21 – 23  2018 IPSA Conference.  Tempe, Arizona.  Bringing together the whole Public Safety community (Fire, EMS, Law Enforcement, Telecommunications, Emergency Management and all Allied Emergency Responders from the U.S. and around the Globe) to discuss education, training, policy and issues that affect all first responders and allied stakeholders during a call for service – no matter what the scope.

26 – March 2  Firemanship Conference PDX.  Portland, OR.  1000 hours (26th) thru 1300 hours (March 2nd).  Presented by Strategic Fire Training.

27 – March 1 Wildland-Uban Interface. Peppermill Resort, Reno, NV.


4 – 8  Firehouse World 2018.  San Diego Convention Center, San Diego, CA.

5 – 9  International Wireless Communications Expo (IWCE).  Premiere annual event for the communications technology professionals.  Brings together in one place for the opportunity to connect with peers, see the newest products and services, as well as educational sessions.  Attendees represent a diverse group of professions from the the government/military, public safety, utility, transportation and business enterprise sectors.

11   Scott Firefighter Stairclimb.  Columbia Center, Seattle, WA. 0600 – 1800 hours PST.  Firefighters will climb 1,356 steps, 69 flights, and 788′ vertical elevation up the world’s largest on-air stair climb competition in full combat gear and SCBA.  Their message is simple:  Climb. Conquer. Cure.  Fundraiser for The Leukemia & Lymphoma society – Washington/Alaska Chapter.

20 – 23  2018 Virginia Emergency Management Symposium’s “Link to the Past:  Bridge to the Future”.  Omni Homestead.  Discuss current trends, topics and share information on latest tools and technology in emergency management and homeland security.  Geared towards all levels of government, private sector, public health and related professions.  Presented by VA EMA and VA DEM.

21 – 23   42nd Annual Fire Prevention and Inspection Conference. East Peoria, IL.  Keynote speaker:  Gordon Graham and educators from Sandy Hook Elementary School.


12 – 13   2018 Annual Disaster Resilience Conference.  “Creating Connections – Overcome Challenges…Together”  Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, NV.  Topics include creating your Disaster Plan, Cybersecurity, Active Shooter, Natural Disasters, Data Back-up and Recovery, Incident Management, Continuity Planning and Risk Management.

17 – 19  2018 Emergency Preparedness Conference. 14th Annual.  Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista, FL.  Showcases responses to real-life disasters and threats, features Joint Commission experts to help you break down related accreditation standards and offers the opportunity to network with the best in your field.  Geared towards Chief Compliance Officers, Chief Operating Officers, Chief Nursing Officers, Chief Medical Officers, Facility Managers, Emergency Management Managers, Risk Managers and Supply Chain Managers.

27   2018 FDIC 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb.  Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, IN.  Each climber pays tribute to a FDNY firefighter by climbing the equivalent of the 110 stories of the World Trade Center.  Presented by the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF).

23 – 28   FDIC International 2018.  (Fire Departments Instructors Conference).  Indiana Convention center & Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, IN.  Largest gathering of decision-makers, trainers and experts, as well as manufacturers and suppliers, this is a conference to serve as engagement to network, relationship development and future revenue growth.


7 – 10   2018 National VOAD Conference. “Setting The Course”.  Providence, Rhode Island. (National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster) Geared towards bringing together volunteers, practitioners and experts across the disaster relief sector.  Professionals and volunteers in the emergency management field come to share their experiences, new concepts and develop whole community solutions to build more resilient communities.

24 – 26   2018 I-Women Conference.  “Embracing Success – Mind, Body & Soul”.  Hosted by Fairfax County Fire & Rescue Department, VA.  Special Guest Speakers:  Dany Cotton (Commissioner of the London Fire Brigade), Tonya Hoover (National Fire Academy Superintendent) and Rick Lasky (Fire Chief, Ret. Lewisville, TX).


6 – 10    IAFF 2018 Convention.  Seattle, WA.


15   Fallen Fire Firefighters Memorial. Colorado Springs, CO. 


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