FireCon Trade Show

 

FireCon 2022 Trade Show 

FireCon is Northwestern Ontario's leading fire/rescue/EMS educational conference and trade show.  The FireCon 2022 Trade Show is a perfect venue for your company to promote your products and services and connect with those in the fire service.  
 
Year-after-year the FireCon Trade Show continues to attract major fire service suppliers.  Over the course of two days, your exhibit team gets direct access to those who use your equipment, products and services every day.  Participants are provided with opportunities to visit the show, ensuring your sales team has the opportunity to highlight new products and services, foster existing customer relationships and generate new sales leads. In addition, your participation goes directly to supporting important emergency service training in Northwestern Ontario.
 

About FireCon

For the past 30 years, Emergency North Training (ENT), 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.
 
Municipal budgets in the northwest continue to be under significant pressure to reduce costs and spending. With that said, the courses offered at FireCon, on a per-student basis, are likely the best opportunity for your first responders to receive affordable training to a recognized standard.  As such, ENT prides itself in delivering training that is affordable, accessible and attainable. Courses offered at FireCon adheres to standards that are acceptable to the Office of the Fire Marshal (OFM), Emergency Management (EM), and the Ministry of Labour. 

Collaboration and partnerships with the OFM, the Ministry of Natural Resources, the Ontario Association of Fire Chiefs, and many corporate sponsors, ensure that our objective to provide regional emergency training, in particular, the staging of FireCon event, remain possible.
 
FireCon is more than just training. It is the rendezvous for the fire service in the north. In addition to the training, we host a professional trade show where attendees receive information from company experts on new equipment, technology and services. On Saturday evening, we host our annual banquet. At the banquet, attendees enjoy a delicious meal and entertainment, and have the opportunity to network with others in the fire service, expanding their fire service network. 
 

2022 Emergency North Training Board of Directors

 
 
President
Chief
Kent Readman
Kenora

 
 
 
Vice President 
Chief
Graham Warburton
Atikokan
 
 
Treasurer
Deputy Chief 
David Paxton
Thunder Bay
 
Secretary
Chief
Jan Morrison
Schreiber
Past President
Captian 
Todd Skene

 

Director
Chief
Scott Trach
Oxdrift
 
 
Director
Chief
Sarah Shoemaker
Nolalu Emergency Services Team

 

 

Director
Chief
Dexter Hupe
Red Lake

 

FireCon 2022 Partners & Sponsors 

 

FireCon would not be possible without the support and contributions of the following organizations.  

On behalf of the Emergency North Training Board of Directors, staff and delegates, thank you for your continued support! 

 

FireCon Supporter
Leadership Program
Sponsor
FireCon Supporter
Live Stock Extrication Sponsor Friday Coffee Break Sponsor FireCon Supporter
Lanyard Sponsor
Track Sponsor
Public Education Workshop: Real World Tools to Achieve Real World Success
Program Sponsor
Program Sponsor Charlie Turgeon Award Sponsor Program Sponsor
Conference Lunch
Friday
Delegate Bag Sponsor Courtesy Van Sponsor
 

 

FireCon 2022 Exhibitor List 

Updated September 1, 2022
Full Company Name
Booth #
AJ Stone
21, 22
TC Energy
24
TransCanada Safety
1 & 2
Municipal Emergency Services/Code 4
3
Fort Garry
4 & OS2
Nuclear Waste Management
5 & OS1
Muscular Dystrophy Canada
6
Sea Hawk
7 & OS3
Sea Hawk
8
PPE Solutions
9
PPE Solutions
10
Draeger
11
VFIS
12
SPI Health and Safety
13
Handy Hydrant
14
Onspot of North America Inc
15
CN Rail
16
Air Technology Solutions
17
1200 Degrees – Darch Fire
18
Spectrum
19
Fisher's Regalia & Uniform
20
Boots on the Ground
23
Provident Benefits
25
Fire Marque
26
Firehall Bookstore/ Fire Fighting in Canada
27
Ontario Fire Marshal
28
Fire Marshal’s Public Fire Safety Council
29
Keewatin Truck Service, E-One Fire Trucks
30
ABC Fire & Safety Equipment
31
Sani-Gear
32
FireQ
33
ABC Fire & Safety Equipment
34
Valley Fire Protection and Services Limited
35 & 38
Derks & FiveStar Uniforms
36 & 37
ABC Fire & Safety Equipment
39
FireCon Merchandise
40 
Canadian Nuclear Laboratories
41
M & L Supply
42
M & L Supply
43
A.S. Roach Fire Services Ltd.
44
Ontario Assocation of Fire Chiefs
45
Canadian Safety Equipment Inc.
46
CRC Communications
47
ABC Fire & Safety Equipment
48
Nova-Pro Industrial Supply Ltd
TT
Canadian Red Cross
TT
 

 

FireCon 2022 Sponsorship Opportunities 

Expand your competitive advantage, credibility, image and prestige by sponsoring FireCon 2022.

FireCon sponsorships are a powerful way to enhance your visibility, attract new customers and show your strong support for fire and emergency services in northwestern Ontario.  In addition, your contribution goes directly to helping the fire service.  By sponsoring one of the following events, or by working with our team to create a customized, package, you have an ideal opportunity to enhance your visibility and corporate image, highlight your products and services, gain access to new and existing clients and foster existing client relationships. 

Looking for something more tailored to your marketing goals? We would be more than happy to work with you to create a customized sponsorship. For more information on sponsorship opportunities, please contact Kris Newton, Events & Trade Show Manager by email to kris.newton@oafc.on.ca
 

SUMMARY OF SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

OPPORTUNITY COST
Annual Banquet, Saturday, September 10, 2022
$8,500
Annual Banquet Reception, Saturday, September 10, 2022
$6,000
Delegate Gift 
$5,500
Delegate Bag - SOLD
$5,500
Lanyard Sponsor - SOLD
$4,500
Trade Show Networking, Thursday Meet & Greet Reception
$4,000
Trade Show Networking, Friday Networking Night 
$4,000
Conference Lunch - Friday SOLD
$4,000
Trade Show Networking Breakfast – September 9, 2022
$3,500
Banquet Décor & Cookie Giveaway Sponsor  $3,500
Track/Course Sponsorship 
$2,500
Entertainment at the Banquet Saturday, September 10, 2022
$2,500
Coffee Breaks - Friday SOLD
$2,500

 

FireCon 2022 Trade Show Information 

Date:  September 8 & 9, 2022
Location: Victoria Inn Hotel and Convention Centre, 
555 Arthur St W, Thunder Bay, ON P7E 5R5

Trade Show Location: Ballroom. Outdoor exhibit space is located outside the ballroom doors in the parking lot.
Trade Show Contact:  Kris Newton, Events & Trade Show Manager, 905-426-9865 x224 or 
kris.newton@oafc.on.ca
 
 
2022 Trade Show Booth Fees – Coming Soon
Option
Inclusions
Rate
Trade Show Booth
(10ft. x 10 ft.)
  • Networking breakfast/coffee break on Friday, evening receptions on Thursday & Friday for 3 representatives.
  • 3 complimentary drink tickets for Friday reception.
  • Each booth includes an 8ft table with 2 chairs and basic power.  *Power bars, extension cords etc. are provided by the exhibitor.
$750.00 + HST
Additional Trade Show Booth
(10 ft. x 10 ft.)
  • Networking breakfast/coffee break on Friday and evening receptions on Thursday & Friday for 1 representative.
  • 1 complimentary drink ticket for Friday reception.
  • Each booth includes an 8ft table with 2 chairs and basic power.  *Power bars, extension cords etc. are provided by the exhibitor.
$450.00 + HST
Outdoor Truck Space
  • Networking breakfast/coffee break on Friday and evening receptions on Thursday & Friday for 1 representative.
  • 1 complimentary drink ticket for Friday reception. 
$650.00 + HST
Meal Rate for Additional Staff
  • Breakfast, lunch, coffee breaks and networking reception for one additional staff.
$65.00 + HST
Banquet Ticket
  • Banquet with entertainment on Saturday, September 10
$85.00 + HST
ALL BOOTH FEES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE
 
Supplier Name Badge Order Form and On-Site Contact
All exhibitors are required to submit their staff name badges for the show, as well as provide an on-site contact. Click the link below to submit yours now.

FireCon 2022  Staff Name Badge Order Form and On-Site Contact Information
 
 
Trade Show Setup and Hours
DATE
EVENT
TIME
Thursday, September 8, 2022
Trade Show Setup
09:00 - 16:30
Trade Show Open
Meet & Greet Reception 
17:00 - 21:00
Friday, September 9, 2022
Trade Show Open
07:00 -10:00 &
12:00 – 21:00
Networking Breakfast
07:30 -9:30
Networking Reception
18:00 - 21:00
Trade Show Move Out
21:00
 
Important Exhibitor Information
Booth Fees are non-refundable.
 
Only one company can be hosted per booth.  If you have other supplier representatives, they must purchase a booth space on their own.
 
The exhibitor agrees to use the said space solely for the display and/or sale of his product and/or service manufactured, distributed or sold as a bona fide sales agency (incorporated with the laws of Canada as such).

He/she agrees not to sublet, assign or share any part of the exhibit space with any other manufacturer; distributor; wholesaler; jobber; sales agency or person or to allow orders to be taken within the exhibitor’s space by any person other than the exhibitor’s own employees or agents.

Exhibitors are responsible for and agree to make good any damages to the building or show equipment caused by their occupation of the space.
 
Booths must be staffed at all times during trade show open hours.

Please note payment in full is required to secure your booth space.  

Those exhibitors requiring additional power (more than 15 amps) will be charged accordingly.  Exhibitors are required to supply their own power bars and should come equipped with at least 30 feet of industrial extension cord.

SHIPPING INFORMATION

Please contact the Victoria Inn Hotel and Convention Centre directly at 807.577.8481 to arrange your shipment. Goods that need to be shipped prior to the dates of FireCon can be shipped to:         

Victoria Inn Hotel and Convention Centre 
555 Arthur St W, Thunder Bay, ON P7E 5R5
Attention: FireCon Exhibitor
 
All questions regarding the FireCon Trade Show can be directed to Kris Newton, Events and Trade Show Manager by email to kris.newton@oafc.on.ca or 905-426-9865 x224

FireCon 2022 Trade Show Floor Plan 

SERVICES
SUPPLIER ORDER FORM 
Staff Name Badge Order Form and On-Site Contact Information
Audio/Visual Rentals

Internet Services
Please email Maverick for more information 
Chris Ficek chris@maverickav.com

 

 

FireCon 2022 Contacts

The FireCon event and customer service team are available to assist you with any questions you may have. We want to ensure your exhibition with us is seamless, valuable and enjoyable.
 
For questions regarding the trade show, hotel accommodations, event logistics, banquet and entertainment information, please contact:
 
Kris Newton, Events & Trade Show Manager
 

FireCon 2022 Host Hotel & Accommodations

NOTE: For 2022 we are experiencing shortages at the host hotel.  Host hotel accommodations are very limited.  We have 3 overflow hotels to accommodate this.  Shuttles will be provided during any scheduled events from the overflow hotels to the Victoria Inn.   
 
Victoria Inn Hotel & Convention Centre - SOLD OUT
Location: 555 West Arthur Street, Thunder Bay, Ontario
Tel: 807-577-8481
 
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.
 
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 include pillow-top mattresses, premium bedding with 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.
 
2022 Room Rates
Standard Room - $145.00 + tax
Junior King - $151.00 + tax
Poolside - $151.00 + tax
Jacuzzi/Family Suite - $185.00 + tax
 
Check-in time is 3pm. Check out time is 11am.
 
All reservations must be guaranteed to a major credit card.   The Victoria Inn Hotel & Convention Centre will try to honour requests, but they do not guarantee them. This includes room types, room #, rooms all together, floor, early check-ins and late check-outs.
 
Reservation Information - SOLD OUT
 

Alternative Accommodations

Comfort Inn 
Location:  660 W. Arthur St., Thunder Bay, Ontario P7E 5R8
Tel: (807) 475-3816
Website 
 
The Comfort Inn® hotel is conveniently located at the junction of highways 11/17 and West Arthur Street 1 km south of the TransCanada Highway, providing easy access to Arthur Street Marketplace, Thunder Bay International Airport, Confederation College and Lakehead University.  Tastefully appointed guest rooms come complete with fridges, microwaves, 32-inch LCD plasma televisions, coffee makers and ironing equipment. Non-smoking and handicap accessible rooms are available. Business-class rooms cater to the needs of corporate travellers with enhanced amenities including a spacious desk with ergonomic executive chair.  Complimentary hot breakfast in our spacious breakfast room, free parking and Complimentary Wi-Fi is also included.  The Comfort Inn is steps from the Victoria Inn. 
 
Check-in:  3pm Check-out:  11:00am
 
Room Rates: 
 
1 Queen, non-smoking - $145.00 + tax
 
Reservation Information Tel: (807) 475-3816 and ask for the FireCon group rate
 
Best Western Thunder Bay Crossroads
Location: 655 Arthurs St W, Thunder Bay, Ontario P7E5R6
Tel: (807) 577-4241
Website 
 
Check-in:  3pm Check-out:  11:00am
 
Room Rates: 
 
1 Queen, non-smoking - $145.00 + tax
 
 
Valhalla Hotel & Conference Centre SOLD OUT
Location: 1 Valhalla Inn Road, Thunder Bay Ontario  P7E 6J1
Tel: (807) 577-1121 
Website 
 
Check-in:  3pm Check-out:  11:00am
 
Room Rates: 
 
1 Queen, non-smoking - $149.00 + tax
 
Reservation InformationTel: (807) 577-1121 and ask for the FireCon group rate

FireCon 2022 Shuttles