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 Summer Conference 
July 16-18, 2024
Glendale, AZ
Annual fire and EMS leadership conference and Expo hosted by the Arizona Fire Chiefs Association and Arizona Fire District Association and presented by BlueCross BlueShield of Arizona.
Location: Renaissance Phoenix Glendale Hotel & Spa, 9495 W Coyotes Blvd, Glendale, AZ
The conference link below contains information on the agenda, hotel room block, exhibitor expo, Top Golf and golf tournament.
If you have a question regarding the expo, please contact Keith Eaton at


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