Event Information & Registration

05mar(mar 5)9:00 am07(mar 7)5:00 pmExecutive Conference 20199:00 am - 5:00 pm (7) Sheraton Austin Georgetown Hotel & Conference Center


tue 9:00am - thu 5:00pm


Sheraton Austin Georgetown Hotel & Conference Center

1101 Woodlawn Avenue

Ticket Information

Price $375.00

How many tickets? - 1 +

Event Details

Class will run from 9am – 5pm each day (Detailed Schedule to Come)
Food & Beverage (for Per Diem questions)
Attendees will be “on their own” for breakfast, lunch and dinner. 
Beverages will be provided throughout the day.


TFCA - (512) 939-7277

Tentative Schedule and Speaker Details

2019 Executive Conference

March 5-7, 2019

Georgetown, Texas

Tentative Program


Monday, March 4th

12pm – 4pm Registration: Vendor and Attendee

2:00pm – 5:00pm TFCA Board Meeting

5pm – 8pm Drinks on the patio (informal gathering)

Tuesday, March 5th

7:30am – 8:30am Registration: Vendor and Attendee

8:30am – 9:30am TFCA Awards Ceremony – sponsored by BRW Architects

9:30am – 9:45am Break

9:45am – 11am Keynote Address: ON FIRE: The 7 Choices to Ignite a Radically Inspired Life

John O’Leary, St. Louis Missouri of John O’Leary Live Inspired

11am – 11:15am Break

11:15am – 12pm Bringing the Fire Service Into the New Age Chief Paul Baxter, Fire Chief New South Wales, Australia

12pm – 1:30pm Lunch (on your own)

1:30pm – 2:30pm The 2018 Santa Fe Incident: From The Perspective of the Incident Commander

Chris Anderson of the Santa Fe Fire & Rescue

2:30pm – 2:45pm Break

2:45pm – 4:15pm Dealing With Difficult People, Chief Jerry Streich of the Centennial Fire District, Minnesota

4:15pm – 4:30pm Break

4:30pm – 5:30pm TFCA Annual Business Meeting

5:30pm Adjourn

6:00pm – 8:30pm Evening Event:  Chiefs On The Square

Wednesday, March 6th

8:30am – 12:00pm Courage Under Fire

Deputy Chief Steve Prziborowski, Santa Clara County FD, Santa Clara, CA

12:00pm – 1:30pm Lunch (on your own)

1:30pm  – 3:00pm Finance for the Fire Chief: What Your City Manger/Council Want  You To Know with Josh Selleck, City Manager, Kilgore, Texas

3:00pm – 3:30pm Break

3:30pm – 5:00pm Breakouts:  Choose One of 3 Options

Option 1: Trends Internally and Externally in the Fire Services – Chief Paul Baxter from Fire Chief New South Wales, Australia

Option 2: Leadership Lessons From the Company Officer Symposia with Deputy Chief Daniel DeYear, Dallas Fire Rescue

Option 3: New Chiefs Workshop with Chief Patrick Shipp, Webster Fire Department

5:00pm Adjourn

6:00pm – 8:30pm Evening Event: Tour of Round Rock Public Safety Facility

Thursday, March 7th

8:30am – 10:00am Preventing Legal Fires with John Murphy, JD – Deputy Chief (Ret.) Murphy Law Group, North Bend, WA

10:00am – 10:30am Break

10:30am – 12:00pm The Inside Secrets of High Level Performers with Steve Cunningham, Founder, Read It For Me, Toronto, Canada

12:00pm – 1:30pm Lunch (on your own)

1:30pm – 5:00pm Legislative Block with a Legislative Update from Ross Ramsey, Executive Editor and Co-Founder, 

The Texas Tribune, Austin, Texas 

TFCA Report

Randy Cain, TFCA Lobbyist, Austin, Texas

Julie Acevedo, TFCA Lobbyist, Austin, Texas

Update on TDEM, Chief Nim Kidd, Vice Chancellor, Texas A&M System, College Station, Texas

5:00pm Adjourn

Exhibitor Opportunities

Once again we are offering a flexible schedule for our exhibitors. Exhibit 1, 2 or 3 days – depending on your schedule and budget.  Please select your day to join us and register.

Event Details
  • Sheraton Austin Georgetown Hotel and Conference Center

    Reserve housing for your staff.  Call the Sheraton and make your reservations now so that you are able to be on property through the whole Conference.


    1101 Woodlawn Avenue

    Georgetown, TX 78628

    Phone: (737) 444-2700

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