About the Conference

Our annual summer conference is intended for head of department Fire Chiefs, Chief Officers and any Fire Service professionals who currently hold or wish to pursue a career in leadership. The educational program is structured as all general sessions, bringing together executive and management level discussions as well as topics at the forefront of concern. This program aims to give the participants a broader view of Fire Service issues and their role as leaders to influence the future of their department and the industry as a whole.

Full registration to the conference includes access to various networking events and a guest pass for a spouse/partner. In an industry so close knit and where relationships matter, this event fosters the concept of the "fire family" and encourages participants to connect and share ideas with one another so together, we can make the Fire Service better than we left it.

The vendor opportunity at this event is through sponsorship and a limited vendor showcase of cocktail rounds with only informational material/giveaways permitted to give all vendors equal representation.


About the Florida Fire Chiefs' Association

Since 1958, FFCA has served the chief fire executive of career, combination and volunteer departments. In 1993, the decision was made to open the membership up to any individual involved in fire and emergency services from the chief fire executive to the firefighter and to serve these members by establishing professional-interest sections where specialized programming is offered.

In 1994, FFCA’s Foundation, the Florida Fire Chiefs' Foundation was established. Education programs are offered through the foundation’s Center for Fire and Emergency Services Leadership including the Emergency Services Leadership Institute (ESLI).

A board of directors composed of six regional directors and a five-member executive committee governs the association. There is a staff of five and two contracted lobbyists. The headquarters is located in Tallahassee.

The FFCA represents over 2,200 members.


The Florida Fire Chiefs' Association (FFCA) is Florida's leading management education organization for fire and emergency services professionals. It is the professional association that specializes in promoting and supporting excellence in fire and emergency services management. FFCA programs help members maintain and develop their management and leadership skills.


The Florida Fire Chiefs' Association advances the profession of fire and emergency services through proactive leadership, education and advocacy.


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475 Seagate Drive Naples, Florida 34103
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Hotel Group Rate
The reduced rate of $185.00 per night (plus tax) for Run of House accommodations is currently SOLD OUT. The group rate is subject to availability, and room types are limited. Any reduced rates will become available based on cancellations at the reservation link below. All group rates end June 24, 2022.

Garden Villa Suites are accommodations with 700-plus square feet of indoor and outdoor living space, including two patios or balconies, and a large living room, with a full sized sleeper sofa ideal for families, located adjacent to the main tower. A limited number of these room types are available at a reduced rate of $349.00 per night (plus tax). Click here for additional details on this room type.