Ohio Fire & Rescue Officer Development Conference
by the Ohio Fire Chiefs' Association

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Registration is now open for the 2018 Annual Conference! Mark your calendars and plan to join us for the 2018 Ohio Fire & Rescue Officer Development Conference, July 12-17, 2018, at the Columbus Hilton at Easton. The theme for this year's conference is: Health, Wellness & Education: Your Future Starts Today. The always popular and educational conference draws 500+ attendees and company representatives showcasing 100+ vendors annually.

To register: 


To print off and mail in your registration form, Click Here. 

Scholarship Opportunities

Once again this year you have 2 (two) conference scholarship opportunities.

Full Conference Scholarship:

For the Full Conference Scholarship, (this scholarship will cover a 4-night stay at the Hilton AND a full conference registration for your and a guest) you must:

  • Submit an essay of 500 words or less outlining how you and your department would benefit from this opportunity. Your essay must include specific educational and financial benefits.
  • Completed entries must be postmarked no later than Tuesday, May 1, 2018.
    The winner will be notified by May 15, 2018.
  • Scholarships are non-transferrable.

There will be only one Full Conference Scholarship awarded.

Mail your entry to:
The Ohio Fire Chiefs' Association
450 West Wilson Bridge Road, Suite 150
Worthington, OH 43085

OOGEEP Scholarship:

The Second Scholarship Opportunity is the OOGEEP Scholarship. This scholarship will cover only the 4-night stay at the Hilton Columbus at Easton.

Requirements for this scholarship are as follows:
- Member of the Ohio Fire Chiefs' Association serving a volunteer or part-time department
- Work in the Northeast, Northwest, Southeast or South Central District
- First Time Conference Attendee
- Commit to register for the Full Conference Package
- Hotel Reservations will be made for Thursday, July 12, 2018 through Monday, July 16, 2018.

Application deadline for the OOGEEP Scholarship is April 1, 2018. There will be 14 OOGEEP Scholarships awarded. For the OOGEEP Scholarship Application, please click here.

Golf Outing

The annual golf outing will be held at the New Albany Links Golf Club in New Albany, Ohio on Thursday, July 13th with an 8:00 a.m. shotgun start. Cost per person is $75.00 and includes golf, cart and lunch. Corporate hole sponsorships are available for $125. To register, click... 2018 Golf Outing.

Special Classes at Conference

We will be holding a couple classes at Conference that will require additional registration: 

Maxwell: The course is being held on July 13, 14, and 15, 2018 in conjunction with the 2018 Ohio Fire & Rescue Officer Development Conference at the Columbus Hilton at Easton in Columbus, Ohio. 

To register, download and complete the form below, and return to the OFCA office. 

Annual Conference Maxwell Registration Form - July 2018

Understanding ISO's Public Protection Classifications: This class is being held on Thursday, July 12, 2018 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. 

This class provides an overview of how the ISO Fire Suppression Rating Schedule (FSRS) is used to classify your community's public fire protection delivery system. 

Click here to register for the ISO class. 


We look forward to seeing you for another stellar trade show in 2018. This is the perfect opportunity for you to get your good and services in front of those who make the buying decisions in their departments. All the information you need to register for this year’s show can be found here. To access the 2018 Vendor Packet, please CLICK HERE.

To assist in your booth selection, we are posting each map with the spaces that have already been spoken for. These maps will be updated once a week on Fridays. For specific questions regarding availability, please call (614) 410-6322. The yellow highlighted spaces are taken. Click the links below to see each map.

Inside Vendor Map

Outside Vendor Map

Vendors please note: The hotel will accept packages three (3) days prior to the start of the event on Tuesday, July 10, 2018. All item(s) shipped must be marked with the following:

Your Company Name
C/O Chief Tom Wallace
Ohio Fire Chiefs’ Association
July 13, 2018 

Hotel Accommodations

Below is the Hotel Group Information in order to book your room for next year's conference. 

Hilton Columbus at Easton
3900 Chagrin Drive
Columbus, OH 43219

Group Name:  Ohio Fire Rescue Officer Development Conference
Group Code:  OFC
This year's room rate is $151. This rate is good from July 7, 2018 - July 22, 2018.

To make your reservation, Click here!