Annual Conference

The National Association of Elected Fire Officials (NAEFO) annual conference  provides board-level leadership education from the nation's leading experts.

In addition to the education program, network with other elected officials and vendors to solve the toughest challenges facing boards.

Annual Meeting

During NAEFO's Annual Conference, NAEFO's annual membership meeting is held to conduct business, hear reports and elect officers (read about the current officers and members of the Board of Directors).

Exhibiting at the NAEFO Conference

Exhibiting at the NAEFO Annual Conference raises your company's awareness and generates leads with elected officials who will vote on whether or not to purchase your equipment and services.

For more information about exhibiting at the NAEFO Conference, contact NAEFO.

For more information about becoming a NAEFO Sponsor, also contact NAEFO.

September 16-17, 2019
Orleans Casino & Hotel & Clark County Fire Department Training Center Las Vegas, Nevada

Click here for 2019 conference flyer.

See below for online registration or click here for offline registration form.

Conference Lodging

Orleans Hotel and Casino, 4500 West Tropicana Avenue, Las Vegas, Nevada 89103

For reservations call (702) 365-7111 or click here and then click on stay, group reservations, enter code A8NAC09 and complete reservation.

Use NAEFO special room rate code A9NAC09 until August 15th

$45 per night + $29.57 resort fee & taxes = $74.57 per night

Click here for a look back at the 2018 Conference

2018 Conference Speakers

J. Robert "Rob" Brown, Jr.

J. Robert “Rob” Brown, Jr.

Assistant Executive Director of the International Association of Fire Chiefs

"Can IAFC Help Support and Grow NAEFO?"

Just prior to rejoining the International Association of Fire Chiefs, Rob Brown served for two years as the Chief Regional Coordinator for the Virginia Department of Emergency Management, overseeing emergency management and homeland security in Northern Virginia and the National Capital Region (Washington, DC) for the Virginia Secretary of Public Safety and Homeland Security.

Brown served as Fire Chief of the Fresno City Fire Department, where he managed a $60 million budget, leading 360 personnel serving over 550,000 people over 325 square miles from 24 fire/rescue stations, in the City of Fresno, CA, California’s 5th largest city; the Fig Garden Fire District; the North Central Fire District; the Fresno-Yosemite International Airport; and contracted areas in the Fresno County Fire District (Cal-Fire).

Lane Wintermute

Lane Wintermute

Western Regional Director, Emergency Services Consulting International

"Moving Forward or Falling Back: Planning for your Agency’s Future "

Lane Wintermute served as a Fire Chief in Oregon and Washington State and has a wealth of experience in both large and small fire departments and is knowledgeable about fire and emergency medical services planning and cooperative service delivery subjects.


Bill Webb

Congressional Fire Services
Institute (CFSI)

"Fire service victories this year, despite partisan gridlock, and the importance of grassroots advocacy by NAEFO members"

Bill has served as Executive Director of the Congressional Fire Services Institute (CFSI) since 1995. In his capacity as Executive Director, Bill works closely with members of Congress and fire service leaders on developing federal legislation and enhancing federal programs designed to improve the readiness of our nation’s fire and emergency services.


Norvin Collins

Sauvie Island Fire District, Oregon Fire Chief

"Setting Direction for a Diverse Organization"

Norvin Collins was selected as Sauvie Island Fire District's first paid Fire Chief in 2011. Sauvie Island Fire District is a combination department with 40 members including combat, support, and cadet members, serving approximately 36 square miles of predominately rural and Oregon State land including 4 public beaches with 1,600 full-time residents and over 1.5 million annual visitors

John Giller

John Giller

Director of Fire, Fuels and Aviation Management, Pacific Northwest and Alaska Regions - US Forest Service and Oregon/Washington Bureau of Land Management

"Land Management Considerations for Wildland Fire Management"

John Giller has lived and worked in the Pacific Northwest most of his life, working in various fire, fuels and aviation management positions in the private and public sectors, including the US Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, Rural Fire Department and Klamath Fire, Incorporated. Over the last 37 years, John has gained extensive knowledge and experience in multiple aspects of Fire and Aviation Management and served in many leadership positions throughout his career.

Have an idea for a conference speaker or topic?

If you have an idea for a speaker or topic at NAEFO's next annual conference, please contact NAEFO with details!