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

Kent Readman

Vice President 
Graham Warburton
Deputy Chief 
David Paxton
Thunder Bay
Jan Morrison
Past President
Todd Skene


Scott Trach
Sarah Shoemaker
Nolalu Emergency Services Team



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
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
Delegate Bag Sponsor Courtesy Van Sponsor


FireCon 2022 Exhibitor List 

Updated September 1, 2022
Full Company Name
Booth #
AJ Stone
21, 22
TC Energy
TransCanada Safety
1 & 2
Municipal Emergency Services/Code 4
Fort Garry
4 & OS2
Nuclear Waste Management
5 & OS1
Muscular Dystrophy Canada
Sea Hawk
7 & OS3
Sea Hawk
PPE Solutions
PPE Solutions
SPI Health and Safety
Handy Hydrant
Onspot of North America Inc
CN Rail
Air Technology Solutions
1200 Degrees – Darch Fire
Fisher's Regalia & Uniform
Boots on the Ground
Provident Benefits
Fire Marque
Firehall Bookstore/ Fire Fighting in Canada
Ontario Fire Marshal
Fire Marshal’s Public Fire Safety Council
Keewatin Truck Service, E-One Fire Trucks
ABC Fire & Safety Equipment
ABC Fire & Safety Equipment
Valley Fire Protection and Services Limited
35 & 38
Derks & FiveStar Uniforms
36 & 37
ABC Fire & Safety Equipment
FireCon Merchandise
Canadian Nuclear Laboratories
M & L Supply
M & L Supply
A.S. Roach Fire Services Ltd.
Ontario Assocation of Fire Chiefs
Canadian Safety Equipment Inc.
CRC Communications
ABC Fire & Safety Equipment
Nova-Pro Industrial Supply Ltd
Canadian Red Cross


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


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


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
2022 Trade Show Booth Fees – Coming Soon
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
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
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
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.


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 or 905-426-9865 x224

FireCon 2022 Trade Show Floor Plan 

Staff Name Badge Order Form and On-Site Contact Information
Audio/Visual Rentals

Internet Services
Please email Maverick for more information 
Chris Ficek



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
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
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 
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