14th Annual ARFF Leadership Conference

14th Annual ARFF Leadership Conference

14th Annual ARFF Leadership Conference

February 11-14, 2020

Rio All-Suite Hotel – Las Vegas, NV — Room Rate $110

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Time until conference starts

February 11, 2020
February 14, 2020
Rio All-Suite Hotel - 3700 W Flamingo Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89103


The ARFF Training Alliance, a joint cooperative between the ARFF Working Group and the American Association of Airport Executives will once again be presenting the ARFF Leadership Conference.

Being an ARFF Officer quite often requires you to wear multiple hats.  In an effort to assist you or prepare you in conducting day-to-day operations, you must be well versed in management/union relations. FAA inspection process, FD/Airport management relations, along with a variety of profession challenges long before you respond out the door for an ALERT 3.  Oh, and let us not forget the tactics and strategies that encompass our profession, we need to know the how, when and where while developing a game plan on what to do about it.  As in the past we look to provide topic areas of interest for Shift ARFF Officers, ARFF Commanders, Deputy Chiefs, Fire Chiefs and Training Officers.

The ARFF Training Alliance ARFF Leadership Conference will be held at the Rio All-Suite Hotel in Las Vegas, NV –  February 11-14, 2020.


The Attendee Registration Fee for this event is $695 until January 17, 2020.  After this date, the fee will be $745
The Exhibitor Registration Fee for a 10×10 booth to include two (2) registrations is $895

EXHIBITOR SERVICES (The room is completely carpeted)


Exhibitor Electric Form
Exhibitor Furniture Order Form
Internet Order Form – Wired
Internet Order Form – Wireless
Audiovisual Order Form


We are working very hard to solicit the right speakers for this program.  Below is a “Draft Agenda”.  We are still waiting on confirmation from a couple of presentations.  We will update you as soon as this information is available.

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

2:00 pm to 5:00 pmExhibitor Set-Up
4:00 pm to 7:00 pmRegistration
6:00 pm to 8:00 pmRegistration and Reception

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

8:00 am to 9:00 amBreakfast w/Exhibitors
9:00 am to 9:30 amOpening Ceremonies
9:30 am to 10:30 amKEYNOTE – Senior Master Sgt. Andrew J. Kehl – Air Combat Command, United States Air Force – Nellis Deputy Chief
10:30 am to 11:00 amCoffee Break w/Exhibitors
11:00 am to 12:00 pmNTSB & FBI – Relationships – Erick Grosof, Sr. Advisor, Special Ops & Interagency Coordinator – National Transportation Safety Board and Richard Marx, SSA – Federal Bureau of Investigation
12:00 pm to 1:30 pmLunch w/Exhibitors
1:30 pm to 2:15 pmARFF Response During Airport Construction – David Siewert – Federal Aviation Administration
2:15 pm to 3:00 pmAddison Airport Incident – Beechcraft 350 Crash into Hangar – David Jones, Fire Chief – Addison Airport Fire Department
3:00 pm – 3:30 pmCoffee Break w/Exhibitors
3:30 pm to 4:15 pmReducing Risk Through Fire Prevention Efforts – Dori Booth, Deputy Fire Marshal – Phoenix Fire Dept.

Thursday, February 13, 2020

8:00 am to 9:00 amBreakfast w/Exhibitors
9:00 am to 10:30 amThe Importance of Being Psychologically Prepared – LaPonda Fitchpatrick – Los Angeles World Airports (Retired)
10:30 am to 11:00 amCoffee Break w/Exhibitors
11:00 am to 12:00 pmPFAS Update – Zachary Puchacz – Mead & Hunt
12:00 pm to 1:30 pmLunch w/Exhibits
1:30 pm to 3:00 pmShoot, Move, Communicate Survive – ARFF Leadership, Strategy & Tactics Joshua Fowler – Beaumont Fire & Rescue
3:00 pm to 3:30 p,Coffee Break w/Exhibitors
3:30 pm to 4:15 pmIncident Review – Northern Colorado Regional Airport – Beechcraft 60 Duke 5/15/19 – Gina Gonzales, Engineer – Loveland Fire-Rescue
4:15 pm to 5:00 pmFAA Headquarter Updates – Marc Tonnacliff,

Friday, February 14, 2020

8:00 am to 9:00 amBreakfast w/Exhibitors
9:00 am to 10:00 amHR Rules & Responsibilities – Maria Bremis – American Association of Airport Executives
10:00 am to 10:30 amCoffee Break w/Exhibitors
10:30 am to 11:15 amSecurity & ARFF… Changing Roles – Jonathan Ron, Public Safety Commander – Eastern Iowa Airport
11:15 am to 12:00 pmLegal Presentation (Waiting on Confirmation)
12:00 pm to 1:30 pmLunch on Your Own
1:30 pm to 2:15 pmDrone Presentation (Waiting on Confirmation)
2:15 pm to 4:00 pmNetworking Breakouts  
4:00 pmClosing Ceremonies

(Agenda Subject to Change without Notice)