The Washington Volunteer Fire Company (WVFC) is honored to be the next host of the 2022 FFAM Convention in Washington, MO, on May 6-8, 2022. The convention kicks off on Friday, May 6th, with training sessions and an opening ceremony. Friday events include the Vendor Exhibit and Friday Night Mixer, featuring a silent auction and guest speaker, Chief Jason Hoevelmann, with Florissant Valley Fire Protection District. Saturday will begin with the National Anthem followed by the contest games and the fire department parade. Following the parade, the ladies’ event on Saturday afternoon will include a shuttle to historic downtown Washington to visit local shops, restaurants, art galleries, as well as other historic locations. Visit downtownwashmo.org and the WVFC website for additional information. The day will conclude with the banquet followed by a dance that night.
The vendor expo continues from Friday through Saturday morning and the silent auction will conclude immediately before the banquet on Saturday night. The banquet will feature a guest speaker, past IAFC President, Fire Chief Tom Jenkins from Rogers, Arkansas.
The Convention will come to a close on Sunday, May 8, with business meetings being held and the closing ceremony. The main events will be located at the Knight of Columbus Hall. The training classes will be held at the Washington Fire Department Headquarters, the department’s training facility, and the Knights of Columbus Hall. Registration is open for all training. Visit the WVFC website for registration information.
We would like to request anyone who wishes to attend the banquet to please register by April 15. Registration is through Eventbrite and can be accessed from our website.
The following training sessions will be held on Friday and Saturday:
- Engine Support, Truck Support, and Search Training conducted by Engine House Training, LLC.
- Fire Chief Tom Jenkins, Former IAFC President, will be providing a lecture on The Real Fires and the Fire Service.
- Washington Fire Chief, Tim Frankenberg, will be providing a lecture on Overcoming Challenges and Culture in the Fire Service.
- Monte Olsen will be providing the Certified Fire and Ambulance District Board Training.
Visit the website for all additional information, including lodging accommodations, and to stay informed for future updates. For anyone who wishes to enter a float, antique fire apparatus, or any in-service fire apparatus, please visit the website for the parade application and additional information. For anyone who wishes to be presented as a sponsor for the convention or participate in the vendor expo, please visit the website for any additional and contact information.
The Washington Volunteer Fire Company is proud to be hosting this annual event and please visit washmofire.org/ffam-convention-2022 for additional information and updates. We hope to see you all there!