Safety and Health Conference

The annual Safety and Health Conference is geared towards awareness and sharing information about the hazards and risks inherent in the firefighting profession to collectively strategize on how to change, improve or curb those issues so first responders can live the healthiest and longest lives possible. Topics include but are not limited to: hazards exposure, contamination, mental health, risk of cancer, injury prevention, nutrition, physical fitness and resources available to first responders to address these various concerns.

The educational program is two full days concluding with a half-day featuring topics and speakers from a wide range of backgrounds. For a subject that may at times seem daunting, we strive through positive interaction, support and enthusiasm to emphasize firefighter well-being in the Fire Service.

The vendor opportunity at this event is a 2.5 day vendor showcase of six foot tables in the public meeting space.


October 7-9, 2024
Embassy Suites by Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista South
4955 Kyngs Heath Road, Kissimmee, FL 34746

Hotel Information & Booking$159/night rate ends: Sept. 5, 2024
Program Schedule
Exhibitor/Sponsorship Opportunities
Safety, Health and Wellness Award of ExcellenceNominations close: August 9, 2024


Hotel Information & Booking
*Please carefully review and note the terms specific to this hotel*

Embassy Suites by Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista South

FFCA Group Rate

A reduced rate of $159.00 per night (plus tax) for Run of House accommodations has been negotiated for conference attendees. The group rate is subject to availability, and room types are limited. Reservations must be made on or before the cut-off date of September 5, 2024.

  • Check in time is 4:00 PM and check out time is 11:00 AM.
  • Reservations guaranteed with first night’s pre-payment or a credit card
  • Reservations cancelled within (72) hours of arrival will be charged one night and tax, including no-shows
  • No Resort Fee
  • Discounted self-parking: $8.00 inclusive per day/night
  • Room rates shown do not include 13.5% Hotel Tax per night (subject to change)
  • All overnight guests will have a two-room suite to include complimentary evening reception (5:30pm – 7:00pm) and complimentary made-to-order breakfast (Mon-Fri 6:30am-9:30am; Sat-Sun 7:00am-10:30am) in the Citrus Room at leisure
  • Complimentary basic Wi-Fi in guest suites, public area and meeting space

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Attendee Registration
By September 5
After September 5
$200 $250

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Safety, Health and Wellness Award of Excellence
Nominations close: August 9, 2024

This award recognizes an individual, group, department (career or volunteer), or other agency within the state of Florida who has demonstrated an ongoing commitment to Safety, Health, and Wellness within the fire, rescue, and/or EMS service, or who has made significant and valuable contributions to Safety, Health, and Wellness within their organizations and service as a whole.

The winners must represent themselves by going above and beyond to improve the safety, health, and wellness of their members and organizations. Initiatives may include any or all the following areas of Safety, Health, and wellness:

  • Cancer Prevention
  • Mental Wellness
  • Health and Physical Fitness
  • Safety at Emergency Incidents

The Safety, Health, and Wellness Award of Excellence presentation will take place at the Opening Ceremony of the Safety and Health Conference.

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Schedule (subject to change)
*All times listed are in Eastern Standard Time

 Monday, October 7
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Registration Open
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Vendor Showcase
9:00 AM - 9:50 AM Opening Ceremony
Hosted by Chief John Whalen, Coral Springs-Parkland Fire Department
9:50 AM - 10:00 AM Break
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Opening Keynote: TBA

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM  Lunch Break
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM TBA
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM TBA
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM TBA
3:30 PM - 3:35 PM Break
3:35 PM - 5:05 PM TBA
5:05 PM - 5:35 PM TBA
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM Networking Reception

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Tuesday, October 8
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Registration Open
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Vendor Showcase
8:30 AM - 9:00 AM TBA
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM TBA
10:00 AM - 10:15 AM Break
10:15 AM - 12:15 PM


11:30 AM - 12:30 PM TBA
12:15 PM - 1:15 PM Complimentary Lunch for Conference Attendees
1:15 PM - 2:00 PM TBA
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM TBA
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM TBA
2:45 PM - 3:00 PM Break
3:00 PM - 4:15 PM TBA
4:15 PM - 4:45 PM TBA

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Wednesday, October 9
8:00 AM - 11:30 AM Registration Open
9:00 AM - 11:30 AM Vendor Showcase
8:00 AM - 8:15 AM TBA
8:15 AM - 10:00 AM TBA
10:00 AM - 10:20 AM Break
10:20 AM - 11:20 AM TBA
11:20 AM - 11:30 AM Break
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM TBA
1:00 PM - 1:15 PM Closing Remarks

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