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FDSOA presents

The Fire Apparatus, Specification, Maintenance and Fleet Management Conference 2023


Register now for a 10% discount on the main conference.
Select Early Bird Registration option on the registration page. (General attendees only)

Discount ends Oct 31, 2022.

FDSOA’s Fire Apparatus Conference is the only conference dedicated to providing a better understanding of fire apparatus to the emergency services industry.  Presentations from leading industry figures, as well as apparatus and equipment manufacturers, provide the attendee with a wide range of factual data. 

We are facing a new era in fire fleet needs that has never been seen before! Be prepared to meet the new  challenges and changes from NFPA. The conference is packed with information and instruction that will help  your department/district meet your members’ and community’s future apparatus and fleet management needs with a keen eye on health and safety.

Pre Conference January 8, Conference January 9-10, 2023   

Gilbert Public Safety Training Facility, Gilbert, Arizona

This is a member event. If you are not currently a FDSOA member, or you are lapsed in your membership, you will be asked to join/renew prior to your registration. If you are registering a member, but not a member yourself, you can contact the office for assistance.

  Pre-Conference Add-on Sessions – January 8, 2023

Full Day Pre-Conference options include ($250 each):

  • Specification Writing
  • Apparatus Touch, Feel, and (maybe) Drive
  • Know Your Foam
  • F-3 Fire Pump and Annual Testing*
       *PPE required: safety glasses, gloves, work boots, long pants ( no shorts, no sandals)

      Full Conference – January 9-10, 2023 ($575)

      Here are some samples of the classes - click below for the full schedule

      • Apparatus Fleet Management
      • Electric Vehicles
      • Tire Program
      • How to Manage Your Apparatus Order
      • Pump System Plumbing - 2 Stage vs Single Stage
      • Engineer/Driver Operators and EVTs Working Together



      MAKE YOUR hotel reservations now!

      Holiday Inn Express & Suites Gilbert-Mesa Gateway

      5530 S. Power Rd.
      Gilbert, AZ  85295
      rooms starting at $155++/nt

      Hotel serves breakfast & is approximately 4 miles from the Training Facility. No shuttle provided.

      Room block will start Sat, Jan 7 thru Tues, Jan 10

      Make your reservations by calling the front desk and asking for the Fire Dept. Safety Office block or they book online:
       FDSOA Room Block - Holiday Inn Hotel Link

       Deadline to make room reservations is Nov 1, 2022.

      Four Points by Sheraton

      6850 E Williams Field Rd,
      Mesa, AZ
      rooms starting at $159++/nt 

      Free 24 hour shuttle service within 5 miles.

      Room block will start Sat, Jan 7 thru Tues, Jan 10

      For reservations -  call Marriott Reservations at (480)579-2100, Option #1 and reference Gilbert Arizona Public Safety Training Dept Room block.

      Or you can use this link for online booking: Book your group rate for Gilbert Arizona Public Safety Training Department Room Block

      Deadline to make room reservation is Dec 1, 2022.

      Other Hotel option in conference area:

      Courtyard by Marriott Phoenix Mesa Gateway Airport - 6907 E Ray Rd, Mesa AZ, (480) 351-7088.  Free Shuttle within 3 miles (5a-11p).

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