OAFC 2022 Annual General Meeting & Fire Service Roundtables, Hilton Niagara Falls, November 23-24-25, 2022

 
The Ontario Association of Fire Chiefs (OAFC) 2022 Annual General Meeting (AGM) is a three-day professional development event for fire service leaders that provides a perfect forum for members to be engaged and involved in their association. 
 
On Wednesday, November 23, 2022, we host OAFC Committees where important information and issues are discussed.  You can learn more about our committees by visiting https://www.oafc.on.ca/committees.  In the afternoon, we host the OAFC Fire Service Roundtables, sponsored by Humber College.  Operational, planning and management professionals from fire departments across the province come together in a roundtable format to discuss current and emerging issues in the fire service. The interactive forum allows participants to discuss local and provincial challenges they face, as well as highlight best practices and lessons learned with other like-minded fire departments. Immediately following the Roundtables is a reception hosted by Humber College.
 
Thursday, November 24, 2022, is day one of the AGM.  Attendees can take advantage of educational opportunities with their peers, which includes keynote speaker, updates from the Office of the Fire Marshal and Emergency Management, and timely educational sessions that discuss important issues in the fire service. In the afternoon, the OAFC will host the AGM, whereby members will hear important provincial updates from the Board of Directors, and partake in important association business. During the day, OAFC association partners will also join us, who have company representatives present for you to network with.  
 
On Friday, November 25, 2022, the OAFC will be hosting a keynote speaker, followed by additional educational speakers on important fire service topics.  Any additional business meeting information will also be completed at the end of the educational component on Friday.
 
The OAFC 2022 Annual General Meeting is the must-attend event for fire service leaders and OAFC members.  It is the perfect opportunity to take advantage of unrivalled network-building opportunities, and discuss important issues that affect you and the fire service in Ontario. 
 
All-inclusive package returns for 2022!
 
The OAFC is offering a member’s all-inclusive registration package once again for the entire event.  The 2022 package includes:
 
  • Accommodation at the Hilton Niagara Falls 
  • OAFC Fire Service Roundtable on November 23, 2022 (with your choice of the urban or suburban-rural session), sponsored by Humber College. 
  • Lunch and coffee break on November 23, 2022.
  • Roundtable reception on November 23, 2022, sponsored and hosted by Humber College.
  • OAFC 2022 AGM, November 24 & 25, 2022.
  • Breakfast breaks and lunch on both days of the AGM.
 
The all-inclusive package is tailored to those members wanting to take part in both the AGM and Roundtable, and who are planning to stay at the hotel for the duration of the event. Best of all, you only must register once. The OAFC staff team looks after all the arrangements! By utilizing this full-service option, we can offer you a small savings on the package, versus booking a-la-carte – and we do all the work!
 
We look forward to welcoming you in Niagara Falls!
 
 

 

OAFC 2022 Annual General Meeting & Fire Service Roundtables, Hilton Niagara Falls, November 23-24-25, 2022 

 

AGENDA - COMING SOON!

 

OAFC 2022 Annual General Meeting & Fire Service Roundtables, Hilton Niagara Falls, November 23-24-25, 2022 

Association Partners


The Ontario Association of Fire Chiefs are indebted to our annual partners, and we appreciate them for their ongoing support.  Many of our partners will have a short presentation at the AGM.  Please take a moment and thank them for supporting your association.
A.J. Stone
First Alert
FFIC/Bookstore
Gordon Strategy

 

 

OAFC 2022 Annual General Meeting & Fire Service Roundtables, Hilton Niagara Falls, November 23, 2022 

 
Operational, planning and management professionals from fire departments across the province are invited to come together to discuss current and emerging issues within the fire service. Designed after the Metro Fire Planners Conference, this interactive forum has been formatted for participants to share leading practices, seek ideas on how to mitigate challenges they are facing, and offer innovative ideas and solutions that they have found successful. Participants share local and provincial challenges, as well as highlighted best practices and lessons learned with other like-minded fire services.
 
To ensure that the discussion reviews topics important to our members, participants are required to forward topics of interest to the OAFC in advance of the roundtable, which builds an intuitive, thought-provoking agenda. 
 
Past roundtable attendees have said: 
 
The facilitators did their job. They allowed members to talk opening about the pre- identified issues. This allowed me to learn lots and come away with a bunch of ideas.”
 
 “The topics for discussion were applicable to my department. The discussions were informative and provided great discussion and solutions to common problems a lot of us face.  The OAFC did a fantastic job of facilitating the discussion and providing insight to the group on how to approach some of the challenges.”
 
“This was the first time I was able to attend, and it was very informative for me and my department. It is an excellent opportunity to learn from others experiences.”
 
“The openness and the willingness of everyone to add something was great.  It’s beneficial to sit in a room of chiefs with similarly structured departments to discuss topics that relate to the majority in the room.”
 
Past Roundtable sessions have covered issues related to:
 
  • Performance measurement and data analysis
  • Organizational planning
  • Staffing and deployment models
  • Health and safety
  • Recruitment
  • Education and training
  • Shared services and regionalization
  • Labour relations issues
 
The OAFC hosted TWO concurrent roundtable sessions. 
 
OAFC Fire Service Roundtable URBAN SESSION
OAFC Fire Service Roundtable RURAL-SUBURBAN SESSION
 
2022 DRAFT AGENDA
Wednesday, November 23, 2022
Time
Event
Location
8:00am
Registration Opens
Great Falls Ballroom, Mezzanine Level
12:00pm
Roundtable Networking Lunch
Watermark Fallsview Restaurant
1:00pm
OAFC Fire Service Roundtable - Urban
OAFC Fire Service Roundtable - Rural-Suburban
 Angels, Niagara & Victoria Falls Ballrooms
2:45pm
Coffee Break
Foyer, Great Falls Ballroom
3:05pm
OAFC Fire Service Roundtable - Urban
OAFC Fire Service Roundtable - Rural-Suburban
Angels, Niagara & Victoria Falls Ballrooms
5:00pm
OAFC Fire Service Roundtable Reception, Sponsored and hosted by Humber College
Complimentary refreshments and appetizers provided
Foyer, Great Falls Ballroom
 
The OAFC Fire Service Roundtable is limited to 30 participants in each session, in order to guarantee an intimate, informal and candid discussion on the current emerging fire service topics that mean the most to you.
 
The amount of information shared is invaluable!  The roundtable is open to OAFC members only.
 
2022 Round Table Topics of Discussion
After registering for the Roundtable, participants are required to submit questions and discussion topics that you would like to see incorporated into the agenda. This will give us the foundation for the Roundtable discussion.
 
All discussion topics must be submitted by November 4, 2022. To kris.newton@oafc.on.ca, so the agenda can be created and shared in advance with all registered participants.
 

OAFC Fire Service Roundtable Reception

Sponsored by Humber College
 
The OAFC is pleased to announce that Humber College will once again host a reception immediately following the Roundtable on November 23, 2022.
 
Refreshments and delicious appetizers will be provided to all Roundtable participants. This is a great opportunity to socialize and network with your fire service colleagues and speak directly Humber College representatives. 
 
We look forward to welcoming you!
 
About Humber College
 
"Humber College is the School of Social and Community Services. Through fire services, criminal justice, and human services programs, we help prepare our students with the skills and knowledge needed to rise to the challenges they will face in their careers. State of the art facilities combined with extensive work placements bring learning to life and help transform our students into graduates that become an integral part of our communities. Experienced faculty guide students through the program. Every one of our programs open a door to a new pathway. Every pathway leads to a new opportunity. We are dedicated to delivering more than an education – we are changing lives.” 

OAFC 2022 Fire Service Health and Safety Training Workshop, Hilton Niagara Falls, November 23-24-25, 2022 

Details coming soon!

 

OAFC 2022 Annual General Meeting & Fire Service Roundtables, Hilton Niagara Falls, November 23-24-25, 2022 

COMING SOON!

 

OAFC 2022 Annual General Meeting & Fire Service Roundtables, Hilton Niagara Falls, November 23-24-25, 2022 

 
We would be happy to answer any questions you may have, so feel free to contact Kris Newton, Events & Trade Show Manager by email at kris.newton@oafc.on.ca 

 

 

OAFC 2022 Annual General Meeting & Fire Service Roundtables, Hilton Niagara Falls, November 23, 2022 

 
Hilton Niagara Falls  
6361 Fallsview Boulevard
Niagara Falls, Ontario L2G 3V9
1-905-354-7887 
 
Hilton Niagara Falls/Fallsview Hotel & Suites offers an elegant stay with 53 floors of breathtaking views over the Horseshoe and American falls. The Hilton Niagara Falls is just 90 minutes from downtown Toronto and Pearson International Airport (YYZ) and provides a stylish backdrop to this natural wonder.  
 
Relax in your guest room which can sleep up to six people. Classic wooden fittings provide an inviting ambience while double whirlpool tubs in oversized bathrooms are among the special touches.
 
Savor an array of international specialties while overlooking peerless views of Niagara Falls 33 floors up at The Watermark restaurant. Complete the evening with drinks and live music at Myst Lounge for unforgettable Niagara evening. Open-fire grilled cuts are the order of the day at Brasa Brazilian Steakhouse or choose favorite Italian dishes at the Pranzo Italian Grill.
 
 
Parking
Niagara Falls offers off-site complimentary self-parking. 
 
To access Hilton Niagara Falls' off-site guest parking lot, please do the following:
 
1. Drive into the valet entrance off Fallsview Blvd.
2. Request a key card from the door attendant.
3. Turn left onto Murray Street
4. The parking lot is the first left after crossing Stanley Ave. Insert your parking key card at the gate.
 
 
Covered garage self-parking is offered at $15.00 per day with unlimited in and out privileges (limited availability).
 
Valet parking is offered at $25.00 per day. 
 
Hotel Reservations  
 
The OAFC has negotiated special inclusions on your behalf including:
 
  • Discounted room rates
  • Complimentary internet in guestrooms and meeting space
  • 20% Discount food voucher for all in-house restaurants including Brasa Brazilian and Pranzo Italian Grill
 
2 Bedroom Deluxe Suite - Falls View $139.00/CAD + tax per night - Two King-sized beds, fireplace, whirlpool tub, Queen-sized sofa bed, U.S. Fallsview. This spacious and functional suite, with its enchanting view of the U.S. Falls, features two bedrooms, each with a comfortable King-sized bed and high-definition television, and a separate vanity area for convenience. The main bedroom also features a queen-sized sofa bed. The oversized bathroom provides the ultimate in relaxation with a glass-enclosed whirlpool bath overlooking the main bedroom and beyond. At Hilton Niagara Falls, all our rooms include WIFI access, HD televisions with on-command access, coffee maker, hairdryer, alarm/clock radios, iron, and ironing board.  This suite is located on floors 11 - 22 and can accommodate 6 people (7 with rollaway bed).  
 
2 Bedroom Deluxe Suite - Casino/City view - $129.00/CAD + tax per night - Two King-sized beds, fireplace, whirlpool tub, Queen-sized sofa bed, city view. This spacious and functional suite, with its exciting view of Fallsview Casino and its colourful fountain, feature two bedrooms, each with a comfortable King-sized bed and high-definition television, and a separate vanity area for convenience. The main bedroom also features a queen-sized sofa bed. The oversized bathroom provides the ultimate in relaxation with a glass-enclosed whirlpool bath overlooking the main bedroom and beyond. At Hilton Niagara Falls, all our rooms include WIFI access, HD televisions with on-command access, coffee maker, hairdryer, alarm/clock radios, iron, and ironing board. This suite is located on floors 8 - 15 and can accommodate 6 people (7 with rollaway bed).
 
Hotel Reservation information coming soon!