Event Information & Registration

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Tentative Schedule and Speakers

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 with John O’Leary from St. Louis Missouri and 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
from the Santa Fe Fire & Rescue

2:30pm – 2:45pm Break

2:45pm – 4:15pm Dealing With Difficult People with Chief Jerry Streich from 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 from 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
who is the 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 Fire Chief New South Wales, Australia

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

Option 3: New Chiefs Workshop with Chief Patrick Shipp from the 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

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 – Legislative Update from Ross Ramsey, Executive Editor and Co-Founder, The Texas Tribune in Austin, Texas

TFCA Report from Randy Cain and Julie Acevedo, TFCA Lobbyist in Austin, Texas

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

5:00pm Adjourn

Why Exhibit?

Once again we are offering a flexible schedule for our exhibitors.  We know you’re busy and most of us have limited travel budgets.  TFCA hears you and wants to work with you! Exhibit 1, 2 or 3 days – depending on your schedule and budget.


  • The Texas Fire Chiefs Association Executive Conference is the signature event of the Texas Fire Chiefs Association and is one of the state’s largest gatherings of fire chiefs and fire service leaders and decision-makers.
  • The Conference attracts an average of over 250 chiefs from all regions of the state each year. Our attendees – fire chiefs, assistant fire chiefs, deputy chiefs, battalion chiefs, training officers and city department executives – are the decision makers for their fire departments.
  • No other event can help you reach our exclusive audience of fire service leaders and bring you this kind of recognition. The investments you make with the Conference go a long way during the Conference and throughout the year. Use this marketing opportunity to boost your company’s exposure among Texas city leaders. The options are varied – exhibits, sponsorships, advertising, year-round membership, and more.