Networking

This volunteer fire chiefs conference offers unbeatable networking! Share best practices and brainstorm new solutions with other like-minded colleagues. The Symposium will help you connect specifically with other leaders of volunteer and combination departments from around the country.

2018 Networking Opportunities

Networking Reception
Thursday, November 8, 5:30 - 7 PM

Join your peers for food and networking on the beautiful sands of the Hilton Flamingo Deck, weather permitting. Share stories and learn from other attendees from around the country in a relaxed and fun atmosphere.

Partner Event: Yoga on the Beach
Friday, November 9, 8:15 AM

Meet with other partners traveling with attendees during a morning Sun Salutation. Your instructor will meet you on the back deck and lead the group in morning stretches and yoga poses. Participants need to bring a beach towel or sheet with them to this session.

NFFF Stair Climb and 5K
Saturday, November 10, 6:30 AM check in. Event begins at 7 AM

The 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb and 5K is not a timed event, but a way for firefighters and the community to honor and remember the FDNY firefighters who selflessly gave their lives so that others might live.  Separate Registration Required

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Lunch on the Beach
Saturday, November 10, 11:45 AM - 1 PM
*Outdoor space -weather permitting

Special Event: A Toast... no, ROAST to Chief Wall
Saturday, November 10,6:30 - 8:30 PM

Join us for an optional networking event as we toast... no, ROAST our long time Chair of the VCOS Board, Chief Tim Wall. The event will be a heartfelt, and somewhat comical night for all.  Shhh, it's a surprise.  Appetizers and cash bar.  

Exhibit Hall Schedule

  • Thursday, November 8, 7 AM - 5 PM
  • Friday, November 9, 7 AM - 5 PM
  • Saturday, November 10, 7 AM - 2 PM