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.

AFCA/AFDA 2021 Summer Conference

Dates: July 6-8, 2021 (see agenda tab in registration link for a detailed agenda)
Location: Renaissance Phoenix Glendale Hotel & Spa, 9495 W Coyotes Blvd, Glendale, AZ
You can find more information on the conference schedule, golf tournament, and hotel room reservations on the conference registration link below.
Hotel Rooms: Renaissance Phoenix Glendale Hotel & Spa is currently sold out of rooms. Please use this list for alternate rooms in the area.

Summer conference registration link

Expo Dates – July 7 & 8, 2021
Expo booth space is SOLD OUT! Conference sponsorships are still available. Expo/exhibitor questions can be directed to Keith Eaton,

Exhibitor registration link


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