The Symposium in the Spring, formerly known as Symposium in the West, will expand upon the sessions that have always been popular at Symposium in the Sun. The leadership training will help attendees address the unique needs of volunteer leadership in your department. The networking opportunities provide a chance to share ideas and solutions with colleagues from departments throughout the United States.


The IAFC's Volunteer & Combination Officers Section provides chief officers who manage volunteers within a volunteer or combination fire, rescue or EMS delivery system with information, education, services and representation to enhance their professionalism.

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The International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) provides leadership, resources and education to career, volunteer, fire-rescue and EMS chiefs, chief fire officers, company officers and managers of emergency service organizations throughout the international community.