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Thursday, May 23, 2024

2024 Washington Fire Chiefs Annual Conference

Start Date: 5/20/2024 1:00 PM PDT
End Date: 5/23/2024 1:00 PM PDT

Venue Name: Three Rivers Convention Center

7016 W Grandridge Blvd, Kennewick
Kennewick, WA  United States  99336

Organization Name: Washington Fire Chiefs

Elisa Grabner
Email: elisa@washingtonfirechiefs.org
Phone: (360) 352-0161

Welcome to the Washington Fire Chiefs Annual Conference.

We are excited to see you in Kennewick this Spring!  

Are you a vendor? Find our Expo registration here

Agenda Session Highlights:

See our full agenda here.

"Reducing Responder Stress"

Chris Gorman, Support Services Director, Lacey Fire District 3
Jordyn Craig, Support Services Manager, Lacey Fire District 3

In this presentation the leadership of LFD’s Support Services Division will be talking about the significant but often overlooked issue related to the health and wellness of our emergency responders—the improper use of 911. Director Chris Gorman and Program Manager Jordyn Craig will engage participants in four key areas. First, we will briefly share our story concerning the importance of mitigating the improper use of 911. Second, we will interact with some of the latest data concerning the improper use of 911. Third, we will talk about the impact of the improper use of 911 on responders’ mental health and job satisfaction. Fourth, we will share some practical ways to mitigate this improper use of 911 in partnership with other community stakeholders.  

"Your Leadership Legacy: Becoming the Leader You Were Meant to Be"

Oak McCullough, Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army (Retired)

Lieutenant Colonel Oakland McCulloch is a retired United States Army officer and internationally recognized keynote speaker. He served in the Army for 23 years, holding leadership positions in both the Infantry and Armor branches. He has also worked in civilian jobs and has assisted in disaster relief operations. 

McCulloch is the author of Your Leadership Legacy: Becoming the Leader You Were Meant to Be, which was published in 2021. He gives talks on a variety of topics, including leadership, success, history, and college preparation. 
McCulloch is the officer in charge of the Stetson University Army ROTC program and the recruiting operations officer for the Eagle Battalion Army ROTC program. He is married to Kelly Smyth and they live in Daytona Beach, Florida.

"Best & Current Practices Pertaining to Stored Energy Devices"

Chris Greene, Captain (Ret.), Seattle Fire Department



The host facility for the Conference is the: 

Springhill Suites - Kennewick.  You can reserve a room easily using this link. 

Or book a room at our overflow hotel:

Hilton Garden Inn
701 N Young St,
Kennewick, WA 99336

The Hilton Garden Inn is located across the street from the Convention Center, in very easy walking distance. Reservations can be made by calling: (509) 735-4600 and let them know you are with the "Washington Fire Chiefs Association" for a discounted rate or use this booking link: WA State Fire Chiefs Reservation Link - Hilton Garden Inn Kennewick


Meals Included

Monday: No Meals
Tuesday: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Wednesday: Breakfast, Lunch & Banquet
Thursday: Breakfast, To Go Boxed Lunch

The WFC is obligated to pay certain costs to the conference facility; for this event we have a 50% cancelation policy up until the event registration closes on 5/10/24, no refunds offered after the registration has closed.  However, we are always happy to substitute a registration should someone else from your agency wish to attend.


Online Registration

Registration is Closed
Closed: 5/10/2024 5:00 PM

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WFC Motto:
To Serve Educate & Lead

WFC Mission:
Providing leadership through service, education and advocacy.