OAFC 2021 - Attendees

OAFC 2021 Virtual Event -  Week of April 26 to 30, 2021 

The Ontario Association of Fire Chiefs (OAFC) annual conference provides educational programs geared to everyone working in fire and emergency services, or a related sector. Our 2021 schedule offers programs that focus on professional development in specific areas of the fire service. 
 
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and provincial/municipal restrictions, we are hosting this year's event virtually.  We will miss this annual gathering of our members, colleagues and friends and look forward to the day when we can meet again safely, in person.  
 

What's New for the 2021 Event?

  • We are going VirtualDue to the COVID-19 pandemic, and provincial/municipal restrictions, we are hosting this year's event virtually.  We will miss this annual gathering of our members, colleagues and friends and look forward to the day when we can meet again safely, in person. 
  • Adjusted format: The educational content at OAFC 2021 will no longer be split into specific streams.  All content  will be split into 45-60 minute workshops, that participants can choose to attend, with most being offered more than once during the day, to allow opportunities to adjust your schedule. Content is focused on managing your fire service, leadership development, training, fire prevention/public education, technology, lessons learned and more.  We will still feature high profile, quality keynotes. Visit the conference agenda page for more details on the new format.

2021 Keynote Presentations - Coming soon.


Pre-Conference Event Options - more details coming soon!

Fire Service Health & Safety Program: The Fire Service Health & Safety Program addresses topics that are at the forefront of health and safety in the fire service. The goal is to provide information, resources, and training to reduce the number of preventable injuries in the fire and emergency services. This includes a focus on cultural and leadership safety at every level of the job, and physical and mental health fitness. This pre-conference track is relevant to all personnel working in a fire department, whether full-time or volunteer. The program will take an interactive approach by allowing participants to be actively involved in the presentations on the important information you need to know about health/safety issues in a modern-day fire service.
 
OAFC Queens Park Advocacy Day: The OAFC will once again be hosting a Queens Park Advocacy Day before the commencement of OAFC 2021.  The purpose of the Advocacy Day is to promote the OAFC priorities at Queen’s Park through meetings, question period, and a reception event. The OAFC Advocacy day is an extremely effective tool for us to further develop our relationship with elected officials and it will enable us to raise our priorities directly with those who can affect the changes we seek through question period, member’s statements, face-to-face meetings, and the reception.
 
 
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OAFC 2021 - Virtual Trade Show the week of April 26, 2021 

If you are an EXHIBITOR, please visit the OAFC 2021 Trade Show EXHIBITOR section.
The OAFC 2021 Virtual Trade Show is the must-attend exhibition for the fire service in Canada.  This is where your purchasing committee and mechanics can get on-the-spot answers to their questions from company experts. Get your fire department purchasing done in record time and take advantage of promotions and specials offered by exhibitors.
 
The 2021 virtual trade show will take place the week of April 26, 2021, more details coming soon!
 
 
OAFC 2021 Trade Show Floor Plan - Coming Soon
 
 
Previous OAFC Trade Show Exhibitors
 
Company
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OAFC 2021 Virtual Event - Week of April 26, 2021

 

OAFC 2021 Virtual Event Agenda - Coming Soon!

 
 
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OAFC 2021 Sponsors
 
The Ontario Association of Fire Chiefs is indebted to the many sponsors who contribute year-after-year to our annual conference and trade show.  Thanks to our sponsors continued support, we are able to offer attendees excellent and informative guest speakers, entertaining evening functions, delicious refreshments, improved communications, and continued development of services that the OAFC members rely on everyday.
 

A special thank you to the following organizations for the support of OAFC 2020,  and the fire service in Ontario!  Details on 2021 sponsorship opportunities coming soon.

 
Association Sponsor
Association Sponsor
Association Sponsor
Awards Dinner Sponsor
Memorial Reception Sponsor Trade Show Cafe Sponsor
Chief's Tasting Room Reception Sponsor Delgate Bag Sponsor Memorial Program Sponsor
   
Trade Show Front Entrance
Welcome Sponsor
   
 
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Queen's Park Virtual Advocacy Day, week of April 26, 2021

Ontario Association of Fire Chiefs (OAFC) will once again be heading to Queen’s Park, virtually, for are Queen’s Park Advocacy Day. 
 
Back by popular demand, the OAFC will virtually be heading to Queen’s Park, for our highly successful Advocacy Day.  Chief fire officers from across Ontario will virtually attend Queen’s Park to meet with elected officials and staff to advocate on the issues that affect the fire service in Ontario.  Advocacy days are an effective and efficient tool in developing and furthering the relationship between the fire service and elected officials from all political parties.  It is an opportunity for chief fire officers from across Ontario to come together as one voice to share our vision for public and firefighter safety in Ontario.
 
Important information: This event is open to OAFC Individual members only. Space is limited.
 

How to Register - Coming Soon.

Questions can be forwarded to Mark Tishman by email at mark.tishman@oafc.on.ca 

Fire Service Virtual Health & Safety Program, week of April 26, 2021

The 2021 Fire Service Virtual Health & Safety Program addresses topics that are at the forefront of health and safety in the fire service. The agenda is created in consultation with the OAFC Health & Safety Committee, who remain at the forefront of health and safety issues in Ontario. The goal is to provide information, resources, and training to reduce the number of preventable injuries in the fire and emergency services. This includes a focus on cultural and leadership safety at every level of the job, and physical and mental health fitness. 

This program is relevant to anyone working in a fire department, whether full-time or volunteer. The program will take an interactive approach by allowing participants to be actively involved in the presentations and receiving “straight talk” on the important health/safety issues in a modern-day fire service.
 

Agenda, Speakers and Bios coming soon!

 
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OAFC 2021 Speakers, Presentation Overviews, and Session Overviews Coming Soon!

 
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OAFC 2021 Contact Us

For questions regarding the event,  please contact Kris Newton, Events & Trade Show Manager by email at kris.newton@oafc.on.ca 
 
For questions about the pre-conference Queen's Park Advocacy Day, please contact Mark Tishman, Program and Policy Analyst by email at mark.tishman@oafc.on.ca 
 

We look forward to welcoming you to OAFC 2021!

 
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