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EDIAFC Annual Conference

Eastern Division

International Association of Fire Chiefs

Annual Conference 2018

April 19-22, 2018


“Preparing Today’s Leadership for Success”


The Eastern Division of the International Association of Fire Chiefs (EDIAFC) Annual Conference is attended by many fire service leaders and professionals from throughout the Mid-Atlantic region. The EDIAFC 2018 Annual Conference will be held at the Embassy Suites in Linthicum, Maryland from April 20-22, 2018 in conjunction with Congressional Fire Service Institute (CFSI) Dinner.

The EDIAFC has arranged for individuals attending the EDIAFC 2018 Annual Conference and the CFSI activities and dinner on Thursday, April 19, 2018, to receive EDIAFC Conference hotel rates for April 18th and April 19th at the Embassy Suites BWI.  The EDIAFC will be providing free transportation to and from Washington, DC for individuals attending CFSI on Thursday, April 19, 2018.

The theme for this year’s conference is “Preparing Today’s Leadership for Success.” The conference will host two different tracks for attendees to participate in – “Safety & Health” and “Leadership & Accountability.” We believe that having these two tracks will allow us to keep all of our attendees engaged throughout the conference. Continuing education units will be provided for those attending the conference.

The conference will afford some extracurricular activities for those attending. On Friday evening there will be a vendor social at the Embassy Suites. In addition, there will be tickets available and transportation provided to the Baltimore Orioles vs. Cleveland Indians game at Camden Yards. On Saturday, there will be a Partners Program that will include a trip to the National Harbor. National Harbor is a community unlike any other in the D.C. region, designed to take full advantage of the most historic river in the nation. Rising from the banks of the Potomac River, just south of the Woodrow Wilson Bridge in Prince George’s County, MD, National Harbor is a 350-acre resort destination that includes the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center, Tanger Outlets, thousands of hotel rooms, hundreds of residential and office units, tree-lined promenades with scores of popular shops and restaurants, a marina, and The Capital Wheel – a 180-foot observation wheel featuring panoramic views of the nation’s capital. The Partners Program trip will include shopping at the Tanger Outlets, lunch at the Sky Bar and a ride on the Capital Wheel.

On Sunday, April 22, 2018, attendees are encouraged to participate in the Maryland State Firemen’s Association Cancer Support Walk which will be held at the Maryland Fire Rescue Memorial in Annapolis, Maryland.

Pricing for the EDIAFC 2018 Annual Conference will be as follows:

  • Conference Registration: $150/per person (includes dinner on Saturday night)
  • Hotel Rates: $119.00/night (Double Occupancy)
  • Partners Program: $75/per person (includes dinner on Saturday night)
  • Baltimore Orioles Tickets: $40/per person (this is an additional cost not included in the conference pricing – Transportation included)

Online registration can be completed at

Paper registrations can be printed online and sent to EDIAFC at the attention of Chief A. Michael Kelley, P.O. Box 85, Olney, MD 20830

Hotel Contact Information:

Embassy Suites BWI
1300 Concourse Drive
Linthicum Heights, MD 21090
Phone: (410) 850-0747
Use Code: EDIAFC 2018

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