FireCon 2018, September 6-9, 2018

Victoria Inn Hotel & Conference Centre, Thunder Bay, Ontario

 
This year’s event will be held September 6-9, 2018 at the Victoria Inn Hotel & Convention Centre in Thunder Bay.  Attendees from all levels of the fire service will find a valuable educational experience in all of our program offerings.  Plans are well underway for 2018.  Registration and full course offerings will be available the week of May 14, 2018.  Stay tuned.
 

ABOUT US

For the past twenty five years, Emergency North Training, staffed by volunteers, has developed critical regional training for firefighters and emergency first responders for municipalities, unincorporated territories and First Nations in northwestern Ontario.  The main training forum held each September is known as FireCon. 
 
We recognize that municipal budgets in the northwest are under significant pressure to reduce costs and spending.  With that said, the programs offered at FireCon, on a per student basis, is likely the best opportunity for your first responders to receive affordable training to a recognized standard.  As such, Emergency North Training prides itself in delivering training that is affordable, accessible and attainable.  Training delivered at FireCon adheres to the standards that are acceptable to the Office of the Fire Marshal and Emergency Management and the Ministry of Labour. 
 
Collaboration and partnerships with the Office of the Fire Marshal and Emergency Management, the Ministry of Natural Resources, the Ontario Association of Fire Chiefs and many corporate sponsors ensure that our objective to provide regional emergency training and in particular, the staging of the annual FireCon event, remains possible.
 
FireCon is more than just training.  It is the rendezvous of the fire service in the north.  Each year we hold a supplier trade show where attendees can get information from company experts on new equipment, technology and services.  On Saturday, the annual banquet provides an opportunity to enjoy a delicious meal and entertainment while networking with colleagues.
 

Read about FireCon History

FireCon 2018 Programs
 
Programs are either 2 or 3 days.  Your registration package includes trade show access, networking, lunch (except for Thursday), refreshments and a ticket to the annual banquet on Saturday evening.
 
Delegates are responsible for booking their own hotel accommodations.
 

2018 planning is well underway.  

FireCon 2018 confirmed programs
SCBA
Search & Rescue
OFC Pumper Operations
Live Fire
Auto Extrication
Big Rig Extrication
NFPA 1041 Fire Service Instructor Level 1
IMS 200
IMS 250
Leadership - Beyond Hoses and Helmets
Public Educator Level 1
MNR SP103
Incident Safety Officer

 

 

Host Hotel & Accommodations
 
Host Hotel: Victoria Inn Hotel & Convention Centre
 

Over 1 million people visit Thunder Bay annually, and we know why. Thunder Bay has a natural majestic beauty that engulfs every visitor.  Outdoor activities, events, festivals and of course, the friendly charm of all residents are all reasons to visit.
 
The Victoria Inn Hotel & Convention Centre offers 15,000 square feet of convention space, specialty suites, an indoor pool, 3 storey high water slide, hot tub, and on-site dining. The Victoria Inn Thunder Bay is ideally located within walking distance of a large (National chain) grocery store, banking facilities and only minutes away by vehicle from all that Thunder Bay has to offer.
 
 
Location: 555 West Arthur Street, Thunder Bay, Ontario
Tel: 1-800-387-3331
 
Victoria Inn Thunder Bay rooms are furnished to exceed your expectations offering all the comforts of home. Our 110% Clean Guarantee promises, your guest room will be 100% clean or your room is free for the first night of your stay and you will receive a 10% savings on your next stay.
 
182 guest rooms amenities includes, pillow top mattresses, premium bedding and including cotton linens and down duvet, mini refrigerators, coffee makers, work desks, 37” LCD televisions with premium cable channels, hair dryers and ironing boards with irons. Microwaves available upon request. As a guest of our hotel you will also have access to our complimentary wired and wireless internet services. Take advantage of our indoor pool with three-story waterslide, wading pool and hot tub.
 
2018 room information coming soon.
 
Check in time is 3pm, Check out time is 11am.
 

Alternative Accommodations

 
Comfort Inn
Location:  660 W. Arthur St., Thunder Bay, Ontario P7E 5R8
 
Tel: (807) 475-3816
 
The Comfort Inn® hotel is conveniently located at the junction of highways 11/17 and West Arthur Street 1 km south of the Trans Canada Highway, providing easy access to Arthur Street MarketplaceThunder Bay International AirportConfederation College and Lakehead University.  
 
Included at the Comfort Inn - Wi-Fi throughout the hotel, continental breakfast, local calls, weekday newspaper and parking.  The Comfort Inn is steps from the Victoria Inn. 
 
2018 information coming soon.
 
 
 

Trade Show
 
FireCon is Northwestern Ontario’s leading fire/rescue/EMS conference and trade show.  
 
The trade show has major fire service suppliers in attendance. You can find everything you need within the 40 booths and fire vehicles on display. This is where you can get on the spot answers to your questions from company experts.
 
Come to the trade show, connect with exhibitors and work out the best deals possible.  
 

List of Exhibitors from the 2017 show

Exhibitor Name Booth #
Sani Gear Fire 1
ABC Fire & Safety Equipment Limited 2
ABC Fire & Safety Equipment Limited 3
ABC Fire & Safety Equipment Limited 4
Fort Garry Fire Trucks Ltd. 5
Muscular Dystrophy 6
Darch Fire 7
CRC Communications 8
ResQtech 9
ResQtech 10
TransCanada Pipelines 11
Fire Fighting in Canada/Firehall Bookstore 12
SPI Health & Safety   13
Draeger Safety Canada Ltd. 14
Darch Fire 15
PPE Solutions Inc. 16
Talbot Uniforms 17
Canadian Safety Equipment 18
VFIS 19
Carriere Fire & Safety/ Safetek 20
A.J. Stone Co. Ltd. 21
A.J. Stone Co. Ltd. 22
Handy Hydrant 23
PPE Solutions Inc. 24
Provident Benefits  25
M & L Supply Fire & Safety 26
M & L Supply Fire & Safety 27
Valley Fire Protection & Services Limited 28
Valley Fire Protection & Services Limited 29
Spectrum Telecom Group Ltd. 30
Sea Hawk Specialized Truck Service 31
Impact Promotions/Uniform Pros 32
Dependable Emergency Services 33
Canadian Hearing Society 34
Pro Fleet Care 35
Levitt Safety 36
Levitt Safety 37
Whelan Canada 38
Work Authority 39
Dependable Emergency Services 40
ALG Safety 41
Code 4 Fire & Rescue Inc. 42
Air Technology Solutions 43
Northern 911 44
Canadian Red Cross - Thunder Bay 45
Outdoor Displays Booth #
Fort Garry Fire Trucks Ltd. 1
ABC Fire & Safety Equipment Limited 2
Carriere Fire & Safety/ Safetek 3
Dependable Emergency Services 4
Sea Hawk Specialized Truck Service 5
Handy Hydrant 6
Darta Fleet Solutions 7

 

 

Thank You to our 2017 Supporters
 
FireCon 2017 would not be possible without the support and contributions of the following organizations.  
 
Thank you to all our 2017 Sponsors! 
FireCon Supporter
Keynote
Speaker Sponsor
FireCon Supporter
FireCon Supporter
FireCon Supporter
Charlie Turgeon
Award Sponsor
                
 
            Courtesy                                          FireCon Supporter
         Van Sponsor

 
 

 

About Emergency North Training

Emergency North Training Inc. is a not-for-profit incorporated entity with the objective of developing and delivering, alone or in co-operation with others, educational programs and services for members of the public and persons who respond to emergencies in northwestern Ontario. For the past twenty-five years, Emergency North Training, staffed with only volunteers, developed critical regional training for firefighters and emergency first responders for municipalities, unincorporated territories and First Nations.  The main training forum, held each September, is known as FireCon.

Emergency North Training recognizes that municipal budgets in northwestern Ontario are under significant pressure to reduce costs and spending.  With that said, the training offered at FireCon, on a per-student basis, is likely the best opportunity for your first responders to receive affordable training to a recognized standard. Training delivered at FireCon is to standards that are acceptable to the Office of the Fire Marshal and Emergency Management and the Ministry of Labour.

Without the collaboration and partnerships with the Office of the Fire Marshal and Emergency Management, the Ministry of Natural Resources, the Ontario Association of Fire Chiefs and our many corporate sponsors, Emergency North Training and FireCon would not be possible.

Our training packages include lunch, refreshments and access to our supplier trade show - where attendees have the opportunity to see the latest technology and products available today in the fire service.  On Saturday evening, attendees are able to gather at our annual banquet which provides an opportunity to network with their peers, have a delicious meal and enjoy some light entertainment.

Emergency North Training considers it a privilege to be of service to our membership and the Ontario fire service.  We pride ourselves in delivering training that is affordable, accessible and attainable. FireCon offers a great place to network, exchange ideas and knowledge, meet new people and hear news from afar.

It is the rendezvous of the fire and emergency service in northwestern Ontario!

The Charlie Turgeon Exemplary Service Award

The Charlie Turgeon Exemplary Service Award recognizes individuals and groups who through their actions, have provided exemplary effort to improve the fire and emergency services in northwestern Ontario.
 
The award is named after the late Charlie Turgeon who dedicated his time and resources to improving the training level of fire and emergency service members.
 
Nomination Process
 
Who is eligible?
  • The award is given to individuals, and groups such as organizations and associations.
  • Nominees must be involved directly or in a support manner of the fire and emergency services in northwestern Ontario.
  • Self-nominations are not accepted.
  • Posthumous awards will be considered.
How do I nominate someone?
You can nominate someone by completing and submitting the online form below.  Submitting through the online form is the fastest way to complete your nomination. 
 
 
If you prefer, written nominations (250 words) may be forwarded to Emergency North Training by; email, fax, or mail.
 
Each Nomination must include:
  • A completed Nomination signed by the Nominator.
  • A detailed description of the reason(s) why your nominee should receive the award. Content may include; a description of the reason(s) you feel the nominee should receive the award including; history and background, why you think the nominee has shown exemplary service, when the nominee action(s) occurred and how you know the nominee and are familiar with their activities.
  • Letters of support from other individuals (2) who have direct knowledge of the value and impact of the nominees are encouraged.
  • Contact information including address, telephone and email of the nominee, the nominator and any supporting individuals are required for follow up during nomination review.
Not more than one award will be made in any one year from the nominations received.
 
When is the Deadline?
Nominations can be made at any time during the year and will be accepted up to end of day August 18, 2017.
 
How are recipients selected?
A selection committee (3 members) appointed by the board of Emergency North Training Inc. reviews applications received by the deadline and makes recommendations to the ENT Board regarding the award.
 
When will the award be presented?
The Charlie Turgeon Award will be presented in September during the annual FireCon event.