Conference Opportunities: Ohio, Canada, Nevada, West Virginia, Oregon

Conference Opportunities


Ohio Fire and EMS Expo

DATES: September 26-27th, 2013

LOCATION: Greater Columbus Convention Center, Columbus, OH

The 2013 Ohio Fire and Ems Expo will be held on September 26 and September 27. The conference and expo is Ohio’s premier event for fire and ems and healthcare professionals. We have over 70 exhibitors with everything from light towers and fire apparatus to the latest in ekg monitors and helicopters. Please make a note and plan on attending this event is one you will not want to miss.

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Canadian Association of Fire Chiefs

DATES: September 22-25, 2013

LOCATION: Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada

The Canadian Association of Fire Chiefs (CAFC) is an in-dependent, non-profit organization with a voluntary membership. Founded in 1909, CAFC was incorporated in 1965 under the Canadian Corporations Act with its head office in Ottawa, Canada.

The CAFC is the national public service association dedicated to reducing the loss of life and property from fire, and advancing the science and technology of the Fire and Emergency Service in one you will not want to miss.

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International Association of Emergency Managers

DATES: October 25- 30, 2013

LOCATION: Silver Legacy Hotel & Reno Events Center, Reno, Nevada

The IAEM Annual Conference provides a forum for current trends and topics, information about the latest tools and technology in emergency management and homeland security, and advances IAEM committee work. Sessions encourage stakeholders at all levels of government, the private sector, public health and related professions to exchange ideas on collaborating to protect lives and property from disaster. If you are an emergency manager, homeland security official, first response coordinator, private industry risk manager or contingency planner, you will not want to miss the IAEM 61st Annual Conference & EMEX 2013 in Reno, Nevada.

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35th Annual West Virginia EMS Conference

DATES: April 11-13, 2013

LOCATION: The Resort at Glade Springs, Daniels, West Virginia

Annually, the Office of Emergency Medical Services and West Virginia EMS Technical Support Network, Inc. host the Annual West Virginia EMS Conference, bringing vendors, speakers, and attendees together from across the state and the country.


Newport, Oregon EMS Conference

DATES: April 4-7, 2013

LOCATION: Hallmark Inn, Newport, Oregon

Held at the Hallmark Inn Resort in Newport, Oregon, this town has something for everyone, from great restaurants and shopping, to a world class aquarium, and of course, the beach! We are pleased to have a great lineup of speakers again this year. The Newport EMS Conference is known to some as the “Cozy Conference”.  Because of smaller class sizes, registrants are able to attend sessions that are “learning-friendly.” , which makes it easy  to ask questions, interact with speakers and easily network with other attendees. This relaxed atmosphere enhances the weekend experience.

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About romduck

Rom Duckworth is a dedicated emergency responder, author, and educator with more than thirty years of experience working in career and volunteer fire departments, hospital healthcare systems, and private emergency medical services. Rom is a career fire captain and paramedic EMS Coordinator for the Ridgefield (CT) Fire Department and director of the New England Center for Rescue and Emergency Medicine. Rom holds a master’s degree in public administration, is a graduate of the National Fire Academy’s Executive Fire Officer program, and is the recipient of the NAEMT Presidential Award, American Red Cross Hero Award, Sepsis Alliance Sepsis Hero Award, and the EMS 10 Innovators Award. Rom is the author of "Duckworth on Education," as well as chapters in more than a dozen EMS, fire, rescue, and medical textbooks and over 100 published articles in fire and EMS magazines. A member of the NAEMT Board of Directors, as well as other national and international advocacy and advisory boards, Rom continues to work for the advancement of emergency services professions. Contact Rom via