Winter Symposium 

Mark your calendar and plan to attend the 2020 Winter Symposium at the Sheraton at Capitol Square and the Ohio Statehouse on March 3-4, 2020.

Registration is now open! Click Here to register today!

Prices for this year are as follows:
1 Attendee from your department: $120
2 Attendees from your department $200
3 Attendees from your department $280

To reserve your room at the Sheraton at Capitol Square, please click here

*subject to change*

Tuesday - March 3, 2020
12:30pm - 2:00pm: Roundtable discussions with OFCA Board Members
1:00pm: Statehouse Tour (The Statehouse)
2:00pm: Invited - Lt. Governor Jon Husted
2:30pm: State Senator Bob Hackett
3:00pm: Director Tom Stickrath
3:30pm: State Representative Jay Edwards
4:00pm: Hotel Check in
4:45pm: Photo on the steps of the Statehouse in Class A Uniforms (The Statehouse)
5:00 - 7:00pm: Legislative Reception (The Statehouse)

Wednesday - March, 4 2020
7:30am - 8:30am: Breakfast
8:30am: Bridge Safety/Impact on the Fire Service, Tim Keller
9:10am: Initial Best Practices for 1st Responder Mental Health - What Chief Officers should be providing for their people, Dave Freeman
9:55am: Navigating EEOC and OCRC Charges, OTARMA Defense Attorney - Paul Lafayette, Esq.
10:30am: SFM Update, Marshal Jeff Hussey
10:50am: SFM Investigation Bureau - Investigation Techniques & Electronic Forensics, Chief Hobbs & Analyst Deb VanFossen

Sign Up for the Crisis Awareness Training Workshop with Steven Click!

Often, we want to help another person, but don't know what to say or how to best assist them. 

In conjunction with the Winter Symposium, the Ohio Fire Chiefs' Association is hosting two Crisis Awareness Training workshops for OFCA members with Steven Click, First Responder Liaison, Ohio Mental Health & Addiction Services. 

The Crisis Awareness Training workshop will discuss issues such as: physical, cognitive, and emotional responses to trauma and alcohol/drug issues, and techniques and strategies for working through the effects of a traumatic incident. You will have the opportunity to ask questions about trauma and stress, as well as given resources and concepts to help not only someone else, but possibly yourself. 

Join us on Tuesday, March 3, 2020 from 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM OR Wednesday, March 4, 2020 from 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM at the Ohio Fire Chiefs' Association Training Facility.

The cost of the workshop is FREE for OFCA members, and you do not have to be attending the Winter Symposium to attend the workshop. 

Click here for more information on the Crisis Awareness Training Workshop, and to register, click here

If you have any questions, please contact OFCA at or (614) 410-6322.