Northeastern Fire Education Conference and Trade Show

The 2021 Northeastern Fire Education Conference has been cancelled

December 11, 2020 - We regret to inform you that the 2021 Northeastern Fire Education Conference and Trade Show originally scheduled from March 26-28, 2021 has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 virus. We looked into the possibility of rescheduling NEFEC 2021 for later in the year, however at this moment, rescheduling is not an option. Thus, in the best interest of our fire service personnel, and public health, we have made the decision to cancel the 2021 event.

We remain committed to serving our members and the fire service in Ontario to the best of our abilities.  We will keep members up-to-date on our status once the provincial restrictions are lifted and/or any other significant changes occur.

Many of you kept a credit on file from the 2020 event, and for this we sincerely thank you.  In the coming days and weeks, staff will contact you about a refund or credit.  All refunds will be in the form of a cheque.  We ask for your continued patience in receiving a communication regarding a credit/refund, as we continue to operate remotely, and with limited capacity due to the pandemic. 

On behalf of the entire NEFEC team, we want to thank you for your continued support and for your patience and understanding.
Stay healthy and safe!

About the Northeastern Fire Education Conferece 

The Northeastern Fire Education Conference and Trade Show, otherwise known as NEFEC, provides one of the most affordable educational and networking opportunities for senior fire officers, company officers, firefighters, and elected municipal officials in northeastern Ontario. 
Over the course of three days, attendees hear from informative and engaging speakers who will be presenting on interesting and relevant topics for today’s fire service.  The conference agenda includes professional and leadership development, new technologies and science in the fire service, relevant and up-to-date topics concerning firefighter health and safety, public education, fire prevention, and team building activities.  On Sunday, attendees get to choose which workshop they want to participate in, with each workshop covering various topics in the fire service thus allowing each attendee a personalized professional development opportunity.
The agenda focuses on pertinent information for all levels of fire personnel and municipal officials in both composite and volunteer fire departments, and municipalities.
NEFEC is hosted by the Nipissing/East Parry Sound Fire Services Mutual Aid Association and takes place at Deerhurst Resort in the beautiful Muskoka’s.  All members of the fire service are welcome to participate in this invaluable learning and networking experience. 
In addition to the excellent conference content, NEFEC also boasts a world class trade show, which has all major fire service suppliers in attendance. The trade show continues to be a significant contributor to the overall success of the NEFEC. Participants are given multiple opportunities to visit with exhibitors to ensure they are up to date on the latest tools, technologies, and equipment available in the fire service. It is a perfect opportunity to negotiate the best prices on equipment and services for your department.
In the evenings, NEFEC networking events and annual banquet offer attendees the ideal opportunity to interact and socialize with colleagues, exhibitors, and municipal officials, while enjoying refreshments and entertainment.
The NEFEC would not be possible without the dedication and hard work of our committee. Members of the 2022 planning committee are:
  • Fire Chief Frank Loeffen, East Ferris
  • Fire Chief Richard Maranda, West Nipissing
  • Fire Chief Mark Whynott, Markstay-Warren
  • Fire Chief Mike Pichor, Espanola
  • Fire Chief Jean Marc St. Amour, Hearst

Contact Us

Please note that the 2021 Northeastern Fire Education Conference and Trade Show has been cancelled. 
Do you have a question about the Northeastern Fire Education Conference?  We would be happy to help you with any questions you may have. 
Please contact Kris Newton, Events & Trade Show Manager by phone to 416-315-9081 or by email to