AFDA sponsors two premier conferences and exhibitions a year which provide information and educational opportunities for member Districts’ staff, Board of Directors, and personnel. AFDA conferences bring together national and state decision makers and experts on all facets of emergency service, from leadership and management to operations. These conferences provide educational opportunities in all areas of Fire District administration and governance with instruction on topics such as legal or financial issues, human resources, liability, fire protection, safety, etc. Continuing education opportunities are also available based on individual certification requirements. These conferences are held at various locations throughout the state. AFDA members receive a registration discount for all educational conferences.

2019 AFCA/AFDA Leadership Conference Presented by


July 8 – July 12

Renaissance Glendale Hotel

Rooms at the Renaissance Glendale Hotel are sold out.

Attached the overflow document from the hotel with the links to register to other hotels nearby. Click here for alternative hotels.

Anyone wanting to cancel their rooms at the Renaissance please contact Chief Joe Moore before you contact the hotel.  

He will establish a waiting list to recycle the cancelled rooms. You will need to make your wait list request via an email to:


 Expo questions and information: 


AFDA Needs To Hear From You!

Your suggestions for workshop subjects, instructors, comments about past or potential facilities, or other ideas may assist in helping to improve our conferences in the future.

Thanks for your help!

Education Committee Chair
Brenda Tranchina
(520) 297-9351