South Dakota Fire Chiefs Association
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Annual Meeting

Upcoming Annual Meetings:

Annual Meeting - Deadwood, SD December 1-3 2017 More information to come.


SD Fire Chief’s Association sponsored conference and annual meeting

Don’t delay in registration! This will conference will offer something for senior people looking to move into officer roles or new and experienced officers alike. This conference will open eyes and minds to the daily issues and solutions we face in the fire service every day. It doesn’t matter paid, volunteer, combination, paid per call. Large or small department. This information is for everyone in the fire service from Captains to Chiefs. Those looking to move into the command roles will gain valuable knowledge from these classes that will take them beyond the end of the nozzle. Sign up today!! And send as many of your people as possible for this worthwhile engaging training and networking event.

12-1-2017 (Friday)

Check in to hotel 3PM

Tin Lizzie Gaming Resort

555 Lower Main St, Deadwood, SD 57732

605-578-1715 ask for the Chiefs Conference block of rooms

 Registration/ meet and greet at 15:30 to 18:30 w/ NACHO Bar

18:30 Black Jack tournament and Craps College 18:30. 1st round included with registration, 1 more buy in for $20 before final round.

12-2-2017 (Saturday)

Hotel Continental Breakfast
Eddie Buchanan
8 to 12 – Leading with Attitude Company Officer

Leading with Attitude for Company Officers

Fire service company officers have the ability to solve complex problems with varying resources in a dynamic environment at an emergency scene.  They can mitigate challenging issues that no one could ever predict with creativity, ingenuity and speed.  Corporate America would love to learn our secret for such a gift.  Imagine if company officers used that same skill to lead, coach and counsel their troops at the fire station!

Leading with attitude focuses on how become the best “leader of you” that you can be so that you are prepared and capable to lead others.  The program challenges company officers of all experience levels to perform at an elite level and prepares them to lead elite teams (their company).  Learn how to lead negative people, and more importantly, manage your own propensity for negative thought.

The program is highly interactive and dynamic and is a must for every company level leader.

10 to 12 snacks for classes

Lunch on own (check your registration packet for offers and information)

13:00 to 17:00 - Leading with Attitude Chief Officer

Leading with Attitude for Chief Officers (4 or 8 hours)
It is difficult to be prepared for the challenges of being a chief officer.  This program focuses on values-based leadership and how to motivate your organization to be flexible, flat and fast.  Learn how to empower your young leaders and encourage creativity and ingenuity, while increasing accountability.  

Discover methods to move your organization through difficult challenges and changes while maintaining integrity and respect. 

15:00 to 17:00 snacks for classes

17:30 until done Officer’s Round Table (dinner will be provided during roundtable)

A night out on your own in Historic Deadwood (check your registration packet for offers and information)

12-3-2017 (Sunday)

Hotel Continental Breakfast

8 to 12 Firefighter Mental Health and Wellness

13:00 Lunch Provided for attendees

13:00 until done annual Chief’s Assoc. business meeting.