2018 Annual Conference

2018 Annual Conference

The 29th Annual ARFF Working Group Educational Conference & Training Symposium

Location:  Memphis, TN —  Date:  September 16-19, 2018

Hotel:  Sheraton Downtown Memphis – Room Rate $160 per night plus applicable taxes — To reserve a room go to this LINK.  

The Sheraton is officially sold-out.  We have an overflow hotel that is very close to the Sheraton and the Convention Center.  If you still need room reservations, please call to book as soon as possible. 

Holiday Inn Crown Plaza • 300 North 2nd Street • Memphis, TN 38105

Call (901)525-1800 and ask for the ARFF Working Group rate  The room rate is $169 plus applicable taxes.

We have made some significant changes to our schedule for both ATTENDESS and EXHIBITORS at this year’s conference. Please take a look at the agenda to make your travel plans accordingly. 

September 16, 2018
September 19, 2018
Sheraton Hotel Downtown Memphis - 250 North Main St., Memphis, TN 38103


ARFF…Walking In

It’s time for the ARFF  Working Group yearly Round-Up.  Don’t miss our 29th program and the Southern Hospitality you are sure to experience.  We can’t wait to see you!


The ARFF Working Group Annual Educational Conference and Training Symposium is the premier event for the aviation firefighting industry.Notice of the annual meeting of the Aircraft Rescue & Fire Fighting Working Group, Inc. is hereby given.  The meeting will be held at the Memphis Convention Center, 255 North Main Street, Memphis, TN 38103, September 17, 2018 at 11:00 A.M. local time.  The meeting is called for the purpose of receiving annual reports of the Officers and Directors, and to transact such business which comes before the ARFFWG.

We expect more than 50+ companies to exhibit at this  year’s program.  This is also an “Equipment Year” so many of the major ARFF Truck manufacturers will also display their vehicles.   This is the perfect opportunity to visit and shop for products and services that deal specifically with the aviation fire safety and protection industry.


The ARFF Working Group Educational Conference & Training Symposium provides aviation fire safety manufacturers/suppliers unmatched international exposure for their products to the largest gathering of ARFF professionals in one location.

Our members are well versed on the products and services they want to see in the exhibit area.

For some of our members, this is the one chance each year to see the products and services that are available to the aviation firefighting community.

This 4-day program will be packed with seminars and the opportunity to network with airport firefighters and industry experts from around the world.

Download the Exhibitor Prospectus

Download the Exhibitor Kit

Download Electrical Form

LINK to Order Electrical On-Line


The ARFF Working Group will be utilizing the Memphis Convention Center for exhibits and meeting space.  The exhibitor services information is listed above.


The right combination of advertising, sponsorship and pre and post show marketing opportunities help you balance your decision to exhibit and sponsor this event.  Extend your message beyond the borders of your booth and be recognized as a major sponsor.

The ARFF Working Group appreciates the support we receive from our exhibitors and partners in the aviation fire protection industry.  Your participation as a sponsor helps offset some of the major expenses for conducting a quality conference.  Let us help you develop a sponsorship package with specific needs of your company and make the aviation firefighting community aware of your company.  This LINK will give you additional details of our Sponsorship Program.  On-Line sponsorship available (got to bottom of page).


Upon arrival, airport transportation options include rental cars, limos, public buses and taxicabs.  Approximate taxi fare to downtown is $30.


Here is the LINK for the most up-to-date schedule of events. We have made some adjustments to the schedule so please review.