Northeastern Fire Education Conference and Trade Show - Attendees

Northeastern Fire Education Conference

March 29-31, 2019

Deerhurst Resort and Conference Centre, Huntsville, Ontario

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 will hear from informative speakers from across North America presenting on interesting topics relevant to 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.  On Sunday, attendees get to choose a track to participate in, covering various topics in the fire service, giving them specific professional development opportunities.
The agenda continues to focus on pertinent information for all levels of fire personnel and municipal officials in both composite and volunteer fire departments.
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 valuable event. 
In addition to the excellent conference content, the NEFEC also boasts a well-established trade show, which has all major fire service suppliers in attendance. The exhibitors continue to be a significant contributor to the success of the NEFEC. Participants are given multiple opportunities to visit with exhibitors to ensure they are up-to-date on the latest tools, technology and equipment available in the fire service. It is a perfect opportunity to negotiate the best price on equipment and services for your department.
In the evenings, NEFEC networking events and the annual banquet offer attendees the ideal opportunity to interact and socialize with their colleagues, while enjoying refreshments and taking in some great entertainment.
The NEFEC would not be possible without the dedication and hard work of our committee. Members of the 2019 planning committee are:
  • Fire Chief Frank Loeffen, East Ferris
  • Fire Chief Richard Maranda, West Nipissing
  • Fire Chief Timothy Uttley, Temiskaming Shores
  • Fire Chief Mark Whynott, Markstay-Warren
  • Fire Chief Dean Butticci, Magnetawan
  • Fire Chief Mike Pichor, Espanola
  • Retired Chief, Grant Love

Conference Location and Accommodations


1235 Deerhurst Drive, Huntsville, Ontario, Canada P1H 2E8

Ontario's Destination Resort & Conference Centre
Fronting Peninsula Lake, just south of North Bay, Deerhurst Resort offers 760 acres of truly inspiring breakout space. Featuring invigorating four-season outdoor recreation and team building, spa relaxation, renowned cuisine and breathtaking event space, it’s easy to see why Deerhurst Resort is known as such a special place. 
Deerhurst Resort offers a wide array of contemporary guest accommodations to suit your needs. All feature contemporary amenities that encourage work and relaxation, such as complimentary Wi-Fi, and comfortable beds crowned with feather duvets. Awaken to gleaming lake views from our lakeside guest rooms. Step out onto balconies from main building rooms and feel rejuvenated by the Muskoka air. Gather with colleagues around the fireplace in newly renovated Junior one-bedroom suites, re-imagined by HGTV Canada's "Designer Guys.” Our luxurious condos are ideal for guests that seek more space in which to entertain clients or connect with friends.

Resort Map

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Room Types

Please note: Elevator access is available in the Pavilion and Bayshore buildings only. Summit Lodges and condos have stair access only.  Check in time is 4:00pm and check out time is 11:00am. 
There is a 6% Resort Fee (RF) on all accommodations.  A one-nights deposit is required to reserve.
Lakeside Guest Rooms:  Newly renovated rooms located at the beach. These rooms feature two queen beds, mini fridge, sitting area, and stunning view of the lake. 5 min walk to the Main Building.  Shuttle available to/from the main building.
2019 Rate:  $130.00 per night, plus HST & Resort Fee
Pavilion Room 2 Queen: Main building with two queen beds, mini fridge, television, desk, safe, internet, radio, cd player and most with balcony or terrace.  Main Building Guest Rooms & Suites (10-minute walk to lake) Be in the center of it all in these cozy guest accommodations, located in the Pavilion. 
2019 Rate:  $140.00 per night, plus HST & Resort Fee
Summit Lodge Suite King: 1 Bedroom Suite, recently renovated with 1 king bed.  Suites feature living room, stand-up shower, fireplace, kitchenette and a balcony. Please note there is no elevator access.  There is a common room in the centre of all Summit Lodges offering a great place to gather and network. Housekeeping is included for NEFEC guests.
2019 Rate:  $160 per night, plus HST & Resort Fee
Summit Lodge Suite Double:  1 Bedroom Suite, recently renovated with 2 double beds.  Suites feature living room, stand-up shower, fireplace, kitchenette and a balcony.  Please note there is no elevator access.  There is a common room in the centre of all Summit Lodges offering a great place to gather and network. Housekeeping is included for NEFEC guests.
2019 Rate:  $160 per night, plus HST & Resort Fee
2 Bedroom Condo:  Newly renovated includes 1 king bed in master bedroom, 2 queen beds in second bedroom, separate living room with fireplace and DVD player, kitchen with full size appliances.  Each room has its own bathroom. Shuttle available to/from the main building. Can accommodate 3-4 people. Housekeeping is included for NEFEC guests. 
2019 Rate:  $235 per night, plus HST & Resort Fee
Greens 3 Bedroom Condo: Our newly renovated condo features a golf course view, 1 king bed in the master bedroom, 2 queen beds in the second bedroom and 1 queen bed in the third bedroom. Living room with fireplace, DVD player and kitchen. Located 3 minutes from main building and 5 minutes from lake.  Each room has it's own bathroom. Sleeps 4-6.  Housekeeping is included for NEFEC guests.
2019 Rate:  $345 per night, plust HST & Resort Fee

Deerhurst Resort Reservations

Important:  All reservations must be accompanied by a one night’s room and tax deposit in the form of a cheque, major credit card or by the organization. Deerhurst Resort will not hold any rooms unless a deposit has been made at the time of reservation. The balance of the attendees’ full stay total is required at the time of check in. The entire amount payable to Deerhurst Resort is earned in full as of that date. If the balance is not paid to Deerhurst Resort by that date, Deerhurst Resort may release the room. If the reservation is cancelled after that date or the guest’s stay is shortened, all amounts paid to Deerhurst Resort are non-refundable.
Phone: To reserve your room, please call 1-800-461-4393 and advise the hotel that you are with the NEFEC 2019 Group to get the special room rate
Online: Please ensure you read the important note below about booking online.  You can reserve online by clicking the following link:
IMPORTANT:  When booking online, the reservation website pricing is LOWER, than noted above. In 2019 Deerhurst increased their resort fee to 8%, however we were able to secure a 6% rate for 2019. Unfortunately, their online reservation can't override the resort fee, so the resort has offset our room rates by 2%, the difference between the 6% and 8% charge.  For greater clarity, you will be charged an 8% resort fee, however you will pay 2% less on your room. If you have any questions about this, please contact Maureen Owens, Events & Trade Show Coordinator at 905-426-9865 x224.

The special room rate will be held until Friday, March 1, 2019.  Rooms go very quickly at this hotel, so secure your room now.


Amenities and Activities at Deerhurst Resort

Whatever activities you seek – from summertime splashing in the lake, winter sports or off-road adventures – with all 760 acres offered, your Ontario getaway at Deerhurst Resort is guaranteed to be unforgettable. Enjoy everything from exceptional golf, boating, Treetop Trekking and horseback riding in summer to skiing, snowmobiling, sleigh rides and skating in winter. The sheer scope of activities and things to do right on our property is unmatched by any other Ontario resort. In addition, be sure to explore our local Town of Huntsville with its Group of Seven Outdoor Gallery and unique shops, just minutes away.
Muskoka was named as one of National Geographic’s “100 Places That Can Change Your Child’s Life” in 2013.
Activities/amenities include:
  • Deerhurst Resort features an indoor swimming pool with a whirlpool and children’s wading pool, plus two seasonal outdoor pools located throughout the property.
  • An indoor rock climbing wall provides a challenge for all ages with different degrees of difficulty. Test your strength and reach for the top!
  • Indoor games room fun! The lively indoor games room will make you feel like you have crossed into another world. Play these entertaining carnival style games and collect enough tickets to win the big prize! Open daily year-round. No advance booking required.
  • Visit the stables at Deerhurst and take part in one of their many activities. Enjoy a guided trail ride on horseback. For ages 10+; no experience necessary. Available daily except Wednesdays.
  • Discover the joys of maple syrup right here in Muskoka. From maple inspired menus and sugar shacks to the Muskoka Maple Festival, everything maple is right here. Yum!
  • Pick up a hiking map and explore the countryside around the resort. Hit the trails and head up to Lookout Point for a magical view of the resort or try the NEW sanctuary trail.
Amba Spa
Set in beautiful Muskoka, the hotel spa provides an intimate and private setting for your wellness escape.
Experience the place where harmony and relaxation not only meet, but work in tandem to help you achieve complete and total well-being. With a selection of soothing body treatments, massage therapy, facials, manicures and pedicures you can enhance your stay with a treatment package custom designed just for you. 
The full service spa offers guests amenities designed to indulge the five senses. This 8,000 sq. ft. oasis of wellness and relaxation features six full-body treatment rooms, five pedicure and three manicure stations, intimate couple’s massage room, steam room, swimming pool and whirlpool.
Hours of operation: Sunday – Thursday 9am – 6pm | Friday & Saturday 9am – 8pm
Book an appointment by calling: 1-800-461-4393 | 705-789-7113 ext. 4488


Draft Agenda 
Thursday, March 28, 2019
3pm - 8pm
Registration Open
Activity Desk
Welcome Pub Night

Friday, March 29, 2019
6am to 9pm
Activity Desk
Hot Buffet Breakfast
Eclipse Restaurant
Daily Announcement
Master of Ceremonies
Waterhouse Ballroom
Opening Ceremonies
Master of Ceremonies & Special Guests
Waterhouse Ballroom
KEYNOTE: In Honor of The Charleston 9: A Study of Change Following Tragedy
Dr. David Griffin
Sponsored by VFIS
Waterhouse Ballroom
Coffee Break
KEYNOTE: In Honor of The Charleston 9: A Study of Change Following Tragedy
Dr. David Griffin
Sponsored by VFIS
Waterhouse Ballroom
Legacy Hall
Update from the Office of the Fire Marshal
Ross Nichols, Fire Marshal of Ontario
Waterhouse Ballroom
Update from the Ontario Association of Fire Chiefs
Chief Cynthia Ross-Tustin, President
Waterhouse Ballroom
Chief Vince Mackenzie, Grand Falls-Windsor Fire Department
Waterhouse Ballroom
Coffee Break
Waterhouse Foyer
TBA Chief Vince Mackenzie, Grand Falls-Windsor Fire Department
Waterhouse Ballroom
PAC 7 Meeting
Waterhouse Ballroom
4pm to 9pm
Trade Show
Legacy Hall
5pm to 9pm
Trade Show Networking Reception
Legacy Hall

Saturday, March 30, 2019
6:30am to 5pm
Activity Desk
Hot Buffet Breakfast
Eclipse Restaurant
Trade Show Opens
Legacy Hall
Daily Announcement
Master of Ceremonies
Waterhouse Ballroom
Practical Decontamination
Chief Jason Whiteley, North Bay Fire and Emergency Services
Waterhouse Ballroom
Impact of Fire Attack Utilizing Interior and Exterior Streams on Firefighter Safety and Occupant Survival Study: Part 1
Sean Decrane, Manager Industry Relations, UL LLC
Waterhouse Ballroom
Coffee Break at the Trade Show
Legacy Hall
Impact of Fire Attack Utilizing Interior and Exterior Streams on Firefighter Safety and Occupant Survival Study: Part 2
Sean Decrane, Manager Industry Relations, UL LLC
Waterhouse Ballroom
Waterhouse Ballroom
Hazards of Entering Grow Ops and Drug Labs Dale L. Moore, OFMEM
Waterhouse Ballroom
Banquet Reception
Banquet followed by Entertainment
Sunday, March 31, 2019
7am to 12pm
Registration & Merchandise
Activity Desk
Hot Buffet Breakfast
Eclipse Restaurant
Tracks will be available to register mid-January 2019.  
  • Education Track - Smoke Alarm/CO Alarm 
  • Fire Prevention Track - Hoarding and Part 1 Tickets 
  • Leadership Track
  • Training Officers Track
  • Advancing Extrication
Waterhouse Rooms
1, 2, 3, 4, 5
10am Coffee Break
Workshop’s resume
Waterhouse Ballrooms
For questions about the conference or Deerhurst Resort, please contact Maureen Owens at 905-426-9865 x224 or by email to

Speaker, Presentations & Workshop Overviews

In Honor of The Charleston 9: A Study of Change Following Tragedy
Presented by Dr. David Griffin
Sponsored by VFIS

In Honor of The Charleston 9: A Study of Change Following Tragedy, is based off of the best-selling book with the identical name, which includes doctoral research that will help all organizations, whether public, private, for-profit, or non-profit to determine whether organizational change is needed in their respective organization.  Students are taken on an emotional ride from the dark days of fighting fire in Charleston, SC, where nine firefighters perished in the line of duty, to today where the organization is now a national model for change. All organizations need to learn the lessons from Charleston to ensure that they do not experience this type of tragic incident. This course utilizes never before seen video footage from June 18, 2007, as well as the radio traffic that coincides. It was developed and is presented by the first due engineer on the scene of  this multiple line of duty death incident.

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  • Describe The City of Charleston Fire Department pre and post June 18, 2007.
  • Discuss the findings of The Routley Report regarding the investigation of the Sofa Super Store Fire.
  • Discuss the findings of the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s report on the Sofa Super Store Fire.
  • Describe the methodology utilized and the results of the scientific study entitled “In Honor of the Charleston 9: A Study of Change Following Tragedy”.
  • Discuss organizational changes following a multiple line of duty death incident, and how these changes can be instituted in the student’s respective organization to ensure this type of tragedy does not occur again.
Dr. David Griffin is a Battalion Chief and Deputy Director of Training in Charleston, South Carolina. He was the operator of the first due engine on June 18, 2007 when nine of his fellow firefighters perished in the line of duty. He has a Bachelor of Science in education from The Citadel, a Master of Science in executive fire service leadership, and a Doctorate of Education in organizational leadership and development. He is the author of the Best Seller, In Honor of The Charleston 9: A Study of Change Following Tragedy, ACTION: 9 Missions for Personal and Professional Growth, and From PTSD to PTG: A Firefighter’s (My) Journey After A Multiple LODD Incident. David is also an international speaker and instructor, a certified Chief Training Officer and Chief Fire Officer with The Center for Public Safety Excellence, is currently completing the Executive Fire Officer Program at The National Fire Academy, and owner of On A Mission, LLC at

Impact of Fire Attack Utilizing Interior and Exterior Streams on Firefighter Safety and Occupant Survival Study:

Sean DeCrane, Manager Industry Relations UL LLC

This three hour presentation will provide an overview of the research conducted at the Underwriters Laboratories Firefighter Safety Research Institute. The goal of the research is to develop and disseminate to the fire service science based knowledge on the modern fire environment.
During the presentation the instructor will summarize a series of research projects and the applicability to suppression operations. The session will culminate with an overview of the recent project studying various methods of fire attack operations including the measured impact on potential occupants within the structure. 
Sean DeCrane retired as a 25+ year veteran of the Cleveland Division of Fire. He rose through the ranks and serving in various roles including the Director of Training and Acting Chief of Operations. He retired as a Battalion Chief covering Cleveland’s Westside. Sean is currently the Manager of Industry Relations for the Underwriters Laboratories Building Life Safety, Security and Technologies Division.
Sean has been very involved in the research at Underwriters Laboratories and the National Institute of Standards and Technology. He serves on the UL Fire Council, is a member of the UL Fire Fighter Safety Research Institute’s Advisory Board and is currently on a number of technical panels for research and standards.
Chief DeCrane also represented the International Association of Fire Fighters in the International Code Council process and has served on the 2009, 2012, 2105 and 2018 Fire Code Developing Committee and as Chair for 2015 and 2018. Sean served on the NFPA 1 Technical Advisory Panel, NFPA Research Foundation on Tall Wood Buildings and is serving as the Chair of the fire Test Work Group for the ICC Tall Wood Building Ad Hoc Committee.

Update from the Office of the Fire Marshal 
Presented by Ross Nichols, Ontario Fire Marshal
Ross Nichols was appointed Fire Marshal and Chief of Emergency Management effective October 5, 2015. On August 4, 2017, Ross was confirmed as the permanent Fire Marshal and Chief, Emergency Management. 
During the last several years Ross has provided strategic leadership in fire protection services, investigations and emergency management programming in Ontario. Ross’ leadership as well as the support and credibility he has established with both the fire and emergency management stakeholders, will move the organization forward as he continues to embed his wealth of knowledge and experience at the Office of the Fire Marshal and Emergency Management (OFMEM).
As Fire Marshal and Chief, Emergency Management Ross has been an active member of the Canadian Council of Fire Marshals and Fire Commissioners (CCFMFC) and the Senior Officials Responsible for Emergency Management (SOREM) - a Federal/Provincial/Territorial (FPT) body that works to harmonize and improve emergency practices across the country.

Ross joined the OFMEM from his role as an Inspector with the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), where he had been the Liaison Officer for the Toronto 2015 Pan AM/Parapan AM Games Integrated Security Unit (ISU) – the group responsible for coordinating security planning and operations. Ross was responsible for relationship-building and facilitating the flow of information between the ISU (comprised of partner agencies at the municipal, regional, provincial and federal levels) and the Toronto 2015 Organizing Committee.
From 2007 until his appointment to the ISU, he was a full-time Critical Incident Commander in the OPP, responsible for commanding the integrated response to critical and public order incidents and providing on-ground leadership to the high-performance teams tasked with resolving them. In 2011-12, he deployed overseas for 12 months as a Senior Police Advisor supporting the NATO Training Mission in Afghanistan.
Ross holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Guelph and has also completed a wide range of advanced investigative and command training as well as executive professional development.

Sunday 4-Hour Tracks

Participants get the opportunity to choose different learning tracks.  Upon registration, each person will be contacted to select their track preference.  It is based on a first come, first served basis.  Each participant will receive a certificate.

Workshops will be announced in early January 2019.


Trade Show - March 29 & 30, 2019

The Northeastern Fire Education Conference Trade Show has over 40 booths showcasing vehicles, equipment and services offered by various fire service suppliers. The trade show highlights what's new in technology and products in the fire service and allows attendees to connect with exhibitors and get all your department purchasing done in one centralized location.
The NEFEC Trade Show takes place on Friday, March 29 and Saturday, March 30 and takes place in Deerhurst Resort's Legacy Hall.

Floor Plan

Below is the 2018 exhibitor list. The exhibitor list for NEFEC 2019 will be available in January 2019. Be sure to check back for updates.
(click on floorplan to view)

2018 Exhibitor List

3M Canada
A.J. Stone Co. Ltd.
Air Technology Solutions
ALG Safety
Angus Fire
Annex/FFIC/Firehall Bookstore
Canadian Fire Alarm Association
Canadian Safety Equipment Inc.
Carleton Uniforms
Carrier Centers
Code 4 Fire & Rescue Inc.
Darch Fire Incorporated
Dependable Emergency Services
Fire Bug Inc.
Fire Marque
FireQ-RVS (Breton Smartek)
Fireworks FX
Fisher's Regalia & Uniforms
Fort Garry Fire Trucks Ltd.
FORTLOG Services
GovDeals, Inc.
Handy Hydrant Inc
Inservus Management
ITM Instruments
Krown Corporate/Krown Rust Control
Lakeshore Hydrant Services Inc.
Lightning Equipment Sales Inc.
Lion Distribution Inc.
M & L Supply Fire & Safety
Martin & Levesque/Blauer Canada
Metz Fire & Rescue Supply
Municipal Equipment
Nederman Canada Ltd.
North City General Insurance Brokers Ltd.
PPE Solutions
Pro Fleet Care
Public Services Health & Safety Association (PSHSA)
Rescue 7 Inc
ResQtech Systems Inc.
SafeDesign Apparel Inc.
Safetek Emergency Vehicles Ltd.
Southwest Fire Academy
Spectrum Telecom Group Ltd.
SPI Health and Safety
Talbot Marketing/Uniforms
The Loomex Group
Trans Canada Safety
Whelen Canada


2018 Sponsors - Currently being updated for 2019

With the generous support of sponsors we are able to offer attendees knowledgeable guest speakers, entertaining evening functions and delicious refreshments.  The Northeastern Fire Education Conference values the support of the following organizations/companies who have decided to take their contribution to the next level.  
On behalf of the committee and guests, thank you!

Speaker Sponsor
Workshop Sponsor Coffee Break Sponsor
Sudbury District Mutual Fire Aid Association
Muskoka Fire Chiefs Association
Coffee Break Sponsor Workshop Sponsor Conference Sponsors
Nipissing-Parry Sound Mutual Aid Association
Cochrane District Mutual Aid Association

Temiskaming District Mutual Fire Aid Association

Algoma District Mutual Aid Association
Conference Sponsors Conference Sponsors  

Evening Functions at NEFEC 2019

Welcome Pub Night - Thursday, March 28 @ 7pm

A casual night for guests arriving to Deerhurst taking place in the Maple Pub.  
Stop by for a drink and say hello to friends new and old!

Networking Reception - Friday, March 29

Join us on Friday, March 29 at 5pm for the Northeastern Fire Education Conference Networking Reception at the Trade Show.  Enjoy complimentary appetizers while you catch up with your fire service colleagues and guests of the conference.  Always a well-attended evening!

Banquet Cocktail Reception - Saturday, March 30

A great social opportunity before we enjoy a delicious meal and great entertainment.  Join us at 6:30pm and enjoy a complimentary beverage and some apps before we get started on a fun-filled evening.

Banquet, Saturday, March 30

The banquet is an excellent opportunity to socialize with your peers while you enjoy a delicious buffet dinner.  A great night out!  Tickets are included in full conference registration.  Don't forget the NEFEC raffle. Purchase your tickets for some amazing prize raffles during dinner.  

The banquet follows the cocktail reception and starts at approximately 7:15pm.

2019 Banquet Entertainment

Entertainment for NEFEC 2019 will be announced in mid-January 2019.


Companions Program 

A selection of unique and entertaining excursions are arranged for those registered as companions for the Northeastern Fire Education Conference and Trade Show. Participation in the activities is included in your companion’s registration.
Last year's companions had local artist, Marike MacDonald guide them through a step-by-step process on how to create an acrylic painting, and each participant took home their custom artwork.  Deerhurst's Executive Chief hosted a dessert workshop for our companions on the Saturday.  Each participant learned how to make an extravagent four ingredient dessert.  
Each year, our event team puts together a fun program for those accompanying their spouses to the conference.  The program includes two activities, breakfast, lunches, coffee breaks and a ticket to the annual banquet. 

Details on the 2019 program will be available in January 2019.

If you have any questions about the Companions Program, please contact Maureen Owens, Events & Trade Show Assistant at 905-426-9865 x224 or by email to

Destination Overview

Visiting Huntsville

Huntsville is nestled in the heart of Muskoka, Ontario, located in the hilly terrain of the Canadian Shield and is dotted with many lakes. Due to its natural beauty and abundant natural resources Huntsville is known as a major tourist destination drawing people from around the world. The Toronto Star ranked the town the #1 place to take a summer trip in 2011.  


You will always feel welcome in this inclusive community all months of the year.  Huntsville is a great vacation destination to browse, shop, eat and stay and is also the major gateway to Algonquin Provincial Park.  There are plenty of things to do while you're are here.

For more information on what Huntsville has to offer, visit Tourism and Events Huntsville at

Dining Options at Deerhurst

Discover the delicious tastes of Muskoka dining in Huntsville where the restaurants of Deerhurst are committed to the “eat local” food movement. Seasonally, Deerhurst harvests its own honey, herbs, shiitake mushrooms and maple syrup right at the resort.

Eclipse Dining Room - A Muskoka Favourite

Sweeping lake vistas are the ideal accompaniments to generous breakfasts and great dining experiences with family and friends. Our signature Savour Muskoka inspired dining room is known for locally-inspired menus, bountiful buffets, Muskoka’s longest running Sunday brunch and experienced and courteous service. 
Reservations required for dinner seatings.

Compass Grill & Bar

Centrally located just steps from the lobby, Compass Grill & Bar is the place to gather for a refreshing cocktail, casual intimate dinner or an exquisite glass of wine. Here, the menu is pleasantly familiar bistro fare with an inviting twist, celebrating inspiring choices in a contemporary Muskoka setting.
Sunday to Thursday: 4pm – 11pm, Fridays & Saturdays: 3pm – 12am

Maple Pub & Patio

Grab some friends and settle in while enjoying the best selection of pub classics, and cool beverages after a days meetings, on the course, on the water, relaxing or doing outdoor adventures. Casual atmosphere and casual dining.

Hidden Valley Resort - The Birches Restaurant

Muskoka hospitality and dining at its finest, overlooking Peninsula Lake Huntsville Muskoka.
The Birches Restaurant promotes local suppliers and features menu offerings that highlight local products.

Options in Huntsville

Spencer’s Tall Trees

A Culinary treat in the center of Huntsville, Tall Trees enjoys a reputation for quality food, wine and hospitality.  Chef/Owner Randy Spencer produces simple yet elegant classics with the finest & most unique products available creating balanced and innovative dishes carefully married to the restaurant's award winning wine list. His daily 3 course table d’hote is a favourite with the locals and visitors alike, not only for the quality but as well the value. 
Phone: (705) 789-9769
Address: 87 Main St W, Huntsville, ON P1H 1X1

On the Docks Pub

On the Docks Pub has been the hot spot for visitors and locals in the Huntsville area for the last 20 years. It is the epitome of Muskoka Cottage life. Relaxed atmosphere by day and summer party central every night! Located in the heart of Huntsville and right on the town dock; it doesn’t get more central than this!
Phone: (705) 789-7910

Address: 90 Main Street East, Huntsville, Ontario.

3 Guys and a Stove

3 Guys and a Stove is a place where multi-level seasoning and multi-layered flavours are applied to real, honest comfort foods that are healthy, aromatic and addictingly good. Here and there you will enjoy the spice and aroma of the Caribbean, a dash of Southeast Asia or a good dose of “down-home southern comfort”. Whatever you eat, it will be delightfully simple… and simply delicious. So sit back, relax, and let your taste buds savour the flavour.

Phone: (705) 789-1815
Address: 143 Highway 60 East Huntsville, Ontario

Contact Us
Do you have a question about the Northeastern Fire Education Conference?  We would be happy to help.
For questions about the conference, registration and trade show inquiries, please contact Maureen Owens at 905-426-9865 x224 or  Vendors/exhibitors can visit the NEFEC Trade Show Exhibitor website for information on the trade show.
For information about sponsorship or business development opportunities or Deerhurst Resort, please contact Michelle O'Hara at 905-426-9865 x222 or