Annual Conference

LFCA 47th Annual Conference
March 2 - 7, 2020
Courtyard by Marriott, Houma-Terrebonne Civic Center
Houma, LA 



        The LFCA Annual Conference is open to all LFCA members, non-members, and guests. The conference offers a week of educational and networking opportunities. The 2020 conference will feature nationally recognized fire service leaders providing fire chiefs in Louisiana with the tools needed to effectively and professionally lead organizations into the future. 

 

Conference Agenda

Monday, March 2, 2020
Time Event Location
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Registration/Check-In
Hotel

 
Tuesday, March 3, 2020
Time  Event Location
7:00 am - 5:00 pm    
Registration/Check-In
Hotel
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Municipal*
PIAL Rating Workshop

Lunch & breaks included
Hotel
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Industrial*
ICS 220 - Initial Accident Command

Lunch & breaks included
Hotel

Wednesday, March 4, 2020
Time
Event
Location
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Registration/Check-In
Hotel
8:00 am - 12:00 pm Vendor Apparatus Set-Up Civic Center
8:00 am - 8:30 am          
Municipal*
Tri-district 'Strike Team' Concept

Chief Marty Thibodaux, Chief Toby Henry, chief T.J. Pellegrin
Hotel
8:00 am - 9:15 am Industrial*
Active Involvement LEPC's, Mutual Aid
Organizations, CAER

Cory May & Joe Ganote
Hotel
8:45 am - 10:45 am       Municipal*
Firefighter Cancer Network

Robert 'Cody' Gately
Hotel
9:30 am - 10:45 am       Industrial*
MCI's Offshore Platforms

Brad Hubbard
Hotel
11:00 am - 11:45 am   Municipal*
Financing - What You Need to Know

D.C. Greer
Hotel
11:00 am - 11:45 am   Industrial*
Q & A - Panel Discussion

Shane Stuntz, LFDA Industrial Representative
Hotel
11:45 am - 1:00 pm
Lunch
Hotel
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm Municipal & Industrial*
Tank Firefighting Case Studies

Mike Mitchell
Hotel
2:45 pm - 4:30 pm Municipal & Industrial*
Drones: Emergency Response Strategies 
Lecture & Demonstrations*

John McClain
Hotel
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
LFCA Board & Foundation Board Meeting
Hotel

Thursday, March 5, 2020
Time Event Location
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Golf Tournament
Ellendale Country Club
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Bowling Tournament
Bowl South
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Registration/Check-In
Civic Center
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Vendor Booth Set-Up
Civic Center
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Vendor Booths Open
Civic Center 
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
New Member Orientation
Civic Center
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Opening Ceremonies
Civic Center
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm       
Vendor Celebration
Immediately following opening ceremonies
Civic Center

Friday, March 6, 2020
Time Event Location
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Registration/Check-In
Civic Center
7:45 am - 5:30 pm
Vendor Booths Open
Civic Center
7:45 am - 8:00 am
Welcome & Announcements
Civic Center 
8:00 am - 10:00 am
"Don't Be That 'Guy'" 
Chief Ken Himel
Civic Center
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Visit with Vendors
Civic Center
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm 
Vendor Appreciation Lunch
Civic Center
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Past Presidents Lunch
Ellendale Country Club
1:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Managing Volunteer & Combination
Emergency Service Organizations

Russell Kough
Civic Center
1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Vendor Booth Break Down
Civic Center
5:00 pm - 5:30 pm
IAFC/SW Division 
Immediately Following Class
Civic Center
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday Night Food Event
Hercules Den

Saturday, March 7, 2020
Time Event Location
7:00 am - 12:00 pm
Registration/Check-In
Civic Center
7:45 am - 8:00 am 
Welcome & Announcements
Civic Center
8:00 am - 11:30 am
Chief Dennis Rubin
Civic Center
11:30 - 1:00 pm
Lunch 
Civic Center
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
LFCA Membership Meeting
Hotel 
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Cocktail Reception
Hotel
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Closing Ceremony Banquet Hotel
 

 

Attendee Registration

Pre-Conference Workshops

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Conference Track
Registrant Type
Cost
Municipal Pre-Conference Workshop
Full Conference Attendee
Free
 
LFCA Member -Day Only-
$50
Non-Member -Day Only-
$100
Industrial Pre-Conference Workshop   
Full Conference Attendee
Free
LFCA Member -Day Only- $50
Non-Member -Day Only- $100


Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Conference Track
Registrant Type
Cost
Municipal Pre-Conference Workshop
Full Conference Attendee
Free
LFCA Member -Day Only-
$50
Non- Member -Day Only-
$100
Industrial Pre-Conference Workshop
Full Conference Attendee
Free
LFCA Member -Day Only-
$50
Non-Member -Day Only-
$100



Full Conference Registration

Includes Pre-Conference Workshops

Registration
Cost
Member Registration
$225
Non-Member
$325
Guest/Spouse 
$100 (each)

Outings 
Event
Cost
Golf Tournament Registration
$80 per golfer
Bowling Tournament Registration
$25 per bowler
Extra Banquet Tickets
$50 each

The deadline to pre-register is February 14, 2020
 

 

                         



Vendor and Sponsor Registration

LFCA's goal is to increase your visibility through innovative marketing tactics. As in previous years, we will have a large number of Fire Chiefs from all around Louisiana in attendance. In addition to the tradeshow, the Conference includes a number of receptions and events that allow for casual networking and fun. The opportunities for brand awareness are ample.

We strongly believe the opportunities offered will prove beneficial and will improve your company's prestige. We hope you will consider registering as a sponsor and/or vendor in 2020. To view LFCA's sponsor and vendor opportunities, please download the Vendor/Sponsor registration packet. 

Vendor and Sponsor Registration Deadline: February 14, 2020

 

                         

 

Hotel Accommodations:

Courtyard by Marriott
142 Library Road
Houma, LA 70360

The Courtyard by Marriott is offering a room rate of $115/night. To make your reservation, please call the front desk at (985) 223-8996 and mention you are with the LFCA Conference or go online to book your room using this link. Reservations must be received on or before the deadline date: Sunday, February 16, 2020. Reservations after this date will only be accepted based on space and rate availability. 

RV Parking Information:

The Houma-Terrebonne Civic Center will offer RV parking for the duration of the Annual Conference as an alternative to reserving a hotel room. RV parking includes access to water and 30-50 amps of electricity. RV parking will offer a rate of $30 per night. Lot availability is limited and on a first-come, first-serve basis. For more information, please contact the Houma-Terrebonne Civic Center at (985) 850-4657. 

 

If you have any questions, please contact the LFCA office at (225) 767-7640 or via email at lfca@tatmangroup.com. 

 

Conference Outings:

 

Register for the golf or bowling tournament by contacting LFCA!



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