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October 8-10 Education Conference in Metairie, LA

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This year’s conference brought top notch speakers & instructors.  Among the speakers we welcomed the key note speaker Mr. Ernie Mitchell of the United States Fire Administration.

We also had our very own division member Chief Rhoda Mae Kerr, IAFC President 2015-2016 speaking on behalf of the IAFC and all the things DSC_0477happening in Virginia. DSC_0481

Each night we hosted a hospitality suite on the 16th floor where we enjoyed more festivities, fun and FOOD from local fire departments around New Orleans.  Friday night we hosted a “Food Fest” with a

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Saturday night wrapped up the week with the ceremonial installation banquet of new officers.  We said goodbye to IDSC_0439mmediate Past President George Glenn and ushered in our newest President Robert Monsivaiz of Las Cruces, NMDSC_0571

Special thanks to President Richard Parker and his entire family for their extreme hospitality and help to the entire southwestern division members who attended as well as the board of directors!


See you April 9-12 in Oklahoma City, OK for our Spring Education Conference hosted by the Oklahoma Fire Chiefs Association!  

Thanks for a wonderful 2014-2015.  The best of our division is yet to come!

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