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Note as of September 21: 

It is our intention to hold the Montana Fire Service Convention in-person at the Hilton Garden Inn in Missoula on the scheduled dates, October 14-16. We will take every precaution to ensure the safety and health of all convention attendees, vendors, hotel staff, and our staff, as this is our number one priority. Masks will be provided for those who wish to wear them.  We strongly encourage frequent hand washing and social distancing to the best of your ability throughout the convention

Thank you for your continued support, we look forward to seeing you all in Missoula soon.

This year’s convention is brought you to by the Montana State Fire Chiefs Association in partnership with the Montana State Volunteer Firefighter Association.

We are featuring several nationally known speakers, in combination with some local trainers and instructors.  The convention will include committee meetings,  forums, and updates, and sessions on topics such as leadership, recruitment and retention, training, health and wellness, community risk reduction, wildland, policy, and several hands on demonstrations and exercises. There will be something for everyone. Our trade show will feature several vendors displaying their products and services throughout the entire convention and Friday evening we will host our attendees and guests at the Awards Banquet.

Officer Development Program

We are proud to offer the IAFC Officer Development Program at this year’s convention.  This year we will offer Company Officer Leadership Symposium – Level One (COLS1).  The following years we will offer COLS 2 and COLS 3.

COLS 1 participants must attend all sessions, attend the General Sessions, and visit exhibitors and sponsors during dedicated exhibit hall time. Be sure to obtain the Validation Code for the General Session and the exhibit hall.  Due to schedule restrictions, we will record the concurrent sessions and those who wish to receive the certificate must watch the recordings on their own time after the convention (approximately 4 hours).

Registration for MSFCA and MSVFFA Members is $300 and the rate for non members is $375.

2021 Convention Venue & Accommodations

Hilton Garden Inn Missoula
3720 North Reserve Street
Missoula, MT 59808
+1-406-532-5300 

The room block at the Hilton Garden Inn is sold out, we are providing some overflow rooms available at:

Hampton Inn by Hilton
4805 N Reserve St
Missoula, MT 59808
(406) 549-1800 (call for reservations, no online reservations available)

We have reserved a block of rooms at $96/night + tax, Wednesday through Friday night.
Call to make your reservations by October 1st to ensure you receive this rate.
When calling, reference Montana Fire Chiefs.

La Quinta Inn by Wyndham Missoula
5059 N Reserve Street
Missoula, Montana 59808
We have reserved a block of rooms at $96/night + tax, Wednesday through Friday night.
Cutoff is October 4th
Online Reservations

Convention Registration

Registration is now open for the Montana Fire Service Convention. Registration includes access to all sessions, meals (including banquet) and social activities.

Spouses and partners are invited and welcome to attend the convention, including all sessions and meals at no charge.
There will be an additional charge to attend the banquet –$45/person.
[We are organizing activities for spouses and guests, more information coming soon.]

MSFCA and/or MSVFFA Members receive a discounted registration rate to the convention – $175
Each member is allowed up to 5 additional representatives from their department at a discounted rate of $125.

The rate for non-members – $250 (consider joining to receive the discounted rate)
Each non-member registrant is allowed up to 5 additional representatives from their department at a discounted rate of $200.

The rate for the COLS 1 is $300 for members and $375 for non-members.

REGISTER TODAY

Featured Speakers
Josh Waldo, Fire Chief, Bozeman Fire Department

SPONSORSHIP/VENDOR OPPORTUNITIES

Sponsorship Prospectus (PDF)

Sponsoring or displaying at the Convention will give you the opportunity to showcase your products or services to decision makers within the fire service, during and after the event. We are anticipating 100+ Fire Chief Officers, Aspiring and Potential Chief Officers and Volunteer Firefighters from all around the state of Montana.

There will be dedicated networking time during the convention to build the profile of your organization. All the sponsorship options give you opportunities for high visibility with delegates. We can also build tailored sponsorship packages to suit your organization’s needs.

Vendor $750 

  • One representative (add’l reps – $150)
  • One vendor 10 x 10 booth space including table & 2 chairs
  • Outdoor vendor space available
  • One full convention pass including catering and social functions
  • Logo and company description listing in Convention Program book

Vendor – Double Booth $1500 

  • Two representatives (add’l reps – $150)
  • Two vendor 10 x 10 booth space including table & 2 chairs
  • Outdoor vendor space available
  • Two full convention pass including catering and social functions
  • Logo and company description listing in Convention Program book

 

Set- up: October 14, Thursday from 8-10 am
Tear -down: October 16, Saturday around 10:30 am.

 

Ready to Commit – Register Here. 

Platinum Sponsor $7,500

The Platinum level is designed to give you maximum exposure and profile throughout the convention as well as to position your organization as a leading participant in this field.

  • Acknowledgement as Platinum Sponsor on official convention website and in program book with logo.
  • Company name printed on convention banners/signs.
  • 2 Complimentary exhibit tables (includes 2 representatives) & list of participants.
  • 2 additional full convention registrations.
  • 1 company banner (provided by sponsor) displayed in a prominent location in convention facility.
  • Full page advertisement in convention program book.

Silver Sponsor $2,500

  • Acknowledgement as Silver Sponsor on official convention website and in program book with logo.
  • Company name printed on convention banners/signs.
  • Complimentary exhibit table (includes one representative) & list of participants.
  • 1 additional full convention registrations.
  • 1 company banner (provided by sponsor) displayed in a prominent location in convention facility.
  • Half page advertisement in convention program book.

Gold Sponsor $5,000

  • Acknowledgement as Gold Sponsor on official convention website and in program book with logo.
  • Company name printed on convention banners/signs.
  • Complimentary exhibit table (includes 1 representative) & list of participants.
  • 2 additional full convention registrations.
  • 1 company banner (provided by sponsor) displayed in a prominent location in convention facility.
  • Full page advertisement in convention program book.

Bronze Sponsor $1,500

  • Acknowledgement as Bronze Sponsor on official convention website and in program book with logo.
  • Company name printed on convention banners/signs.
  • Complimentary exhibit table (includes one representative) & list of participants.
  • Quarter page advertisement in convention program book.

Extra Items
Breakfast $1700 (2 available)
Lunch $2,000 (2 available)
Dessert or Appetizer at your booth $400 (limited)
Signature Cocktail at your booth $500 (limited)
Lanyards $350 (1 available)
Participant Bags $1100 (1 available)

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