On behalf of the Western Fire Chiefs Association, I would like to thank FirstNet Built with AT&T for their generous and ongoing support of the WFCA and their sponsorship of several major activities and initiatives.
· In April, we will be hosting our third annual IAFC Division Dinner in conjunction with the Congressional Fire Services Institute, bringing together IAFC leaders from across the continent to facilitate networking and collaboration;
· In May, we will be convening the first-ever Wildland Fire Policy Summit, during which western fire managers will address the unprecedented 2017 fire season and craft policy recommendations for local, state, and national application;
· Our 2018 Western Fire Chiefs Presidents’ Forum is a one-of-a-kind annual event in which we bring together Western members with key national and industry leaders to address emerging and critical issues;
· At Fire Rescue International, we will be bringing together attending members from throughout the West for a networking and hospitality event.
Together, we are leading productive and engaging opportunities to solve problems and exchange information. These premier events are what keep us on the forefront of the fire service, addressing problems and developing solutions for our members. Our thanks go out to FirstNet Built with AT&T for making this possible.
Douglas R. Schrage, President
Western Fire Chiefs Association