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Firehouse Station Design coming to TX

Discount offered to Southwestern Division Members!!! Register now and save $60

We’re excited and honored the 4th Annual Station Design Conference will be held in the historic, 80-acre Bob Bolen Public Safety Complex in Fort Worth, Texas, May 3–5, 2017.

This renovated 500,000 sq. ft. complex is shared by Fort Worth fire and police headquarters and expansive training venues.

Located in one of two pre-WWII warehouses, the Fort Worth Fire Department has repurposed the historic facility into modern offices, auditoriums, classrooms and offers extensive training scenarios—a  must-see facility!

This year’s program has expanded to provide three days of immersive education on fire station design presented by award-winning architects and project managers of fire stations and public safety facilities to guide you through the journey to your new fire station. 

  • Meet one-on-one with expert architects for an objective review and discussion of your department’s plans.
  • Gain insights into the bidding/construction process.
  • Learn about the newest technology and innovations designed to boost performance and response times.
  • Become knowledgeable about the latest design trends in security, safety, firefighter health and more!
  • Network with fire chiefs, officers, public safety officials, award-winning architects and project planners from across the country.

Special Discount for Southwestern Fire Chiefs Assoc. members!
Register now and save an extra $60 on top of Early Bird pricing—That’s $160 off on-site pricing!  Use promo code: SWFCA  (Early Bird pricing ends on 3/15/17)

Whether you’re thinking about your next fire station, or already in the process, you won’t want to miss this event!


2017 Executive Leadership Exhibit Info


Hilton- Clear Lake

2017 Executive Leadership Conference

 October 5-7 Houston Clear Lake

 For Discounted Online Reservations

Special group rate: $109/night


2016 Education Conference highlights

Oklahoma City, OK was host to the SW-IAFC and OFCA joint conference April 6-9

An incredible week of education, networking, exhibits and fun.  The conference also enjoyed the largest attendance numbers in recent history for the SW Division conference.


SW Board posing for a group photo at the past presidents breakfast held in Oklahoma City as part of the joint conference with OFCA -April 2016

Keynote speaker Executive Director Bill Webb delivered a message about the power and influence we hold as the  leaders in fire service to the leaders in Washington.  CFSI continues to work for America’s Fire Service!

Mr. Bill Webb, executive director CFSI

Mr. Bill Webb, executive director CFSI


1st VP Bradley; State VP (L) Benoit; State VP (A)Howell; Past President Parker

1st VP Bradley; State VP (L) Benoit; State VP (A)Howell; Past President Parker

Congratulations to our new board members

Chief Shauwn Howell of Arkansas was elected to serve as 2nd Vice President.

Chief Roy Robichaux of Louisiana was elected to serve as the IAFC-SW Division Director.

Chief James Fullingim of Oklahoma was elected to serve as the Secretary/Treasurer

The annual installation of new officers will be held during the FRI Division Luncheon in San Antonio


Education credits were provided by OSU-FST to all of those who attended the 2-part workshop provided by SW-Division  and IAFC Academy1460619463791919427501


Benoit, Fullingim, Boudreaux @ vendor luncheon April 8

Benoit, Fullingim, Boudreaux @ vendor luncheon April 8


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