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MWC 2021

NC Association of Fire Chiefs

MID-WINTER CONFERENCE

May 18-22, 2021 

Concord, NC

ONSITE  REGISTRATION WILL BE AVAILABLE | ONLINE REGISTRATION DEADLINE: 4-23-21

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WELCOME TO MWC 2021


With the challenges we all have faced and continue to face this year with the COVID-19 Pandemic, we have all come to appreciate even more the potential opportunity to once again "gather together."  Please know that the NCAFC has worked diligently with all conference support partners to provide the safest conference & expo environment possible, based on CDC guidelines.  These additional safety measures include, however are not limited to

  • Mask Requirement

  • Social Distancing

  • Temperature Checks Upon Entry

  • Controlled Traffic Flow, including Expo Floor

  • Expanded Expo Floor Space with Full-Height Booth Dividers

  • Plexiglass at Registration Desk

  • Expanded Registration Requirements for Contact Tracing

  • Larger Session Rooms & Overflow Rooms to Allow for Social Distancing

  • Room Rotation & Sanitation Between Sessions

  • Three Friday Lunch Seating Times to allow for proper Sanitation with Expanded Seating for Social Distancing

  • Hotel Sanitation Protocols (Learn More)

  • Expanded Banquet Seating to Only Six per Table

Mask Required

Social Distancing

Temperature Checks

Controlled Traffic Flow

IN-PERSON REGISTRATION

 

REGISTER ONLINE BY FRIDAY, APRIL 23rd

PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL PURCHASES ARE SUBJECT TO OUR PAYMENT & CANCELLATION POLICY.


Registration Also Available at the Check-In Desk

Based on Conference Center Capacity Guidelines

ALL ATTENDEES MUST COMPLY WITH ALL REQUIRED COVID-19 SAFETY PROTOCOLS

Anyone unwilling to comply may be asked to leave, with no refund provided.

Mask Required

Social Distancing

Temperature Checks

Controlled Traffic Flow

CONFERENCE REGISTRATION

In-Person Registration Includes All Conference Sessions, Expo, and One Friday Lunch Buffet Ticket. Expo Only Pass & Banquet Tickets purchased separately.  View Session Descriptions & Schedule.

NCAFC Members:  $150 (Join Now)

Non-Members: $200

COMPLIMENTARY SESSIONS
 

Complimentary Sessions are no cost to attend, however registration is required.  These sessions include
 

  • Inspector Upgrade

  • Chief 101

  • Volunteer Workforce Solutions Sessions

  • Chief 101 Upgrade. 

ADDITIONAL LUNCH TICKETS

 

Additional Friday Lunch Buffet Tickets: $40
 

For Additional Tickets Only | One Ticket Included with Full Conference Registration. Already registered? Call 1-888-50-CHIEF.

NCAFC Members Save $50

Not a current member?  
Join Now for only $30 a year!

BANQUET TICKETS

 

NCAFC Awards Banquet
Friday, May 21st, 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Location: Concord J

Speaker: Jason Patton, Creator of Fire Department Chronicles &
VP of Fire Department Coffee

$50 Per Person


Banquet Tickets are available for purchase separately, with the option of table selection & ticket emailing and/or printing at the time of purchase. 
Please Note: Tables will be set at six people per table

PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL PURCHASES ARE SUBJECT TO OUR PAYMENT & CANCELLATION POLICY.

ALL ATTENDEES MUST COMPLY WITH ALL REQUIRED COVID-19 SAFETY PROTOCOLS

Anyone unwilling to comply may be asked to leave, with no refund provided.

Mask Required

Social Distancing

Temperature Checks

Controlled Traffic Flow

SOLD OUT

VIDEO PACKAGE REGISTRATION

 

REGISTER ONLINE BY FRIDAY, APRIL 23rd

PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL PURCHASES ARE SUBJECT TO OUR PAYMENT & CANCELLATION POLICY.

NCAFC Members:  $100

Non-Members: $150

Your Video Package Registration Includes Post-Conference Access to ALL Six Conference Educational Session Videos, by June 8th.

 

ATTEND THE FREE EXPO

Thursday, May 20th | 1:00 - 5:00 PM

Friday, May 21st | 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM


FREE and Open to the Public, With Pre-Registration Online or Onsite Registration Available

**Please Note: Does not include Friday Buffet Lunch.

Lunch available to In-Person Full Conference Registrants Only. 

ALL ATTENDEES MUST COMPLY WITH ALL REQUIRED COVID-19 SAFETY PROTOCOLS

Anyone unwilling to comply may be asked to leave, with no refund provided.

Mask Required

Social Distancing

Temperature Checks

Controlled Traffic Flow

EXPO DIRECTORY & FLOOR MAP

SCHEDULE & EDUCATIONAL SESSIONS

 

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ADW Architects
AEST Safety Inc.
AEST Safety Inc.
Air Cleaning Specialists INC / Plymovent
Anchor Richey Em. Vehicle Services Inc.
Anchor Richey Em. Vehicle Services Inc.
Atlantic Coast Fire Trucks
Atlantic Emergency Solutions
Atlantic Emergency Solutions
Atlantic Emergency Solutions
Axon
Blue Ridge Rescue Supplies
Bobbitt Design Build
C & C Fire Apparatus
NC Firefighter Cancer Alliance
Carolina Fire Rescue EMS  Journal
CIVIC Federal Credit Union
CIVIC Federal Credit Union
CIVIC Federal Credit Union
Cleveland Community College
Columbia Southern University
CW Williams
CW Williams
CW Williams
DR Reynolds Company Inc.
Dragon Fire Gloves
East Coast Fire Apparatus
East Coast Fire Apparatus
East Coast Fire Apparatus
Easy Lifts LLC
Emergency Apparatus Inc.
Emergency Apparatus Inc.
Emergency Apparatus Inc.
EPR Systems USA Inc.
Essential Personnel
F.I.E.R.O.
Fire Connections
Fire Connections
Fire Facilities
Fire House Beds
Fire Recovery EMS
Fire Safe Associates
Fire Station Furniture
First Due
Gardner & Brown Architects PA
Go Unmanned
Image Trend Inc.
NC Society of Fire Rescue Instructors
KFH Industries / Key Hose
Knox Company

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Lexipol
Local Government Federal Credit Union
Liv Safe
Mgmt. Solutions for Emergency Services
Mgmt. Solutions for Emergency Services
the FireDepartmentApp.com
Municipal Emergency Services 
Municipal Emergency Services 
Municipal Emergency Services 
Minerva Bunker Gear Cleaners
Mobile Communications America
Mountain Tek 
Mountain Tek
NAFECO
NAFECO
National Fire Safety Council
NC Fallen Firefighter Foundation
NC Fire Chief Consulting
NC Association of Fire Chiefs
NC Association of Fire Chiefs
NC Association of Fire Chiefs
NC State Firefighters Association
NC State Firefighters Association
Newtons Fire & Safety Equipment Inc.
Newtons Fire & Safety Equipment Inc.
Newtons Fire & Safety Equipment Inc.
NFPA
O's Custom Hose
OSFM
PGI. Inc. / BarriAire Gold Hoods
Piedmont Fire Inc.
Piedmont Fire Inc.
Provident
Euramco Group / RAMFAN
Rowan-Cabarrus Community College
RestoPros LLC
Rhinehart Fire Services
Rhinehart  Fire Services 
RKI Instruments
Safe Air Systems Inc.
Safe Air Systems Inc.
Safe Fleet
Safe Industries
Safe Industries

Select Custom Apparatus

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Service Restoration
Snap Tite Hose
Southeasten Specialty Vehicles
Spartan Fire & Em. Fire Apparatus Inc.
Spartan Fire & Em. Fire Apparatus Inc.
Spartan Fire & Em. Fire Apparatus Inc.
Stevens Fire Equipment Inc.
Stevens Fire Equipment Inc.
Stevens Fire Equipment Inc.
Stevens Fire Equipment Inc.
Stewart -Cooper-Newell Architects
Jim O'Sullivan Photography
Super Vacuum / Command Light
Tempest Technology
Veridian Fire Protection
VFIS of North Carolina 
VFIS of North Carolina 
NCAFC Vol. Retention & Recruitment
Will - Burt

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Click below to view, print, or share the full conference schedule, and learn more about each workshop offered at MWC 2021! View the educational sessions description, presenter bio, time, location, and more!

SCHED APP FOR MWC 2021

 

Plan and manage your MWC schedule at your fingertips with the Sched App for MWC 2021.

  • View the entire MWC schedule

  • Build your customized schedule & view only the
    workshops / events you plan to attend

  • Receive daily mobile notifications of your conference schedule

  • View speaker bios and workshop descriptions

  • Find your workshop / event location

  • View the vendor directory

  • Connect with other MWC attendees 

*Please note that exhibitors and sponsors are periodically updated on the directory leading up to the conference.

 

IF YOU ALREADY HAVE THE APP ON YOUR PHONE

  • Open the App

  • Click on "My Account" in the bottom right corner

  • Click "Change Events" 

  • In the “Search” box, type in “NCAFC.”

  • Tap the “NCAFC Mid-Winter Conference 2021” event to proceed.

HOW TO ADD THE FREE APP TO YOUR PHONE

  • Go to the App Store / Google Play on your phone and search for “Sched.”

  • Download / Install the app to your phone.

  • Open the app and in the “Search” box, type in “NCAFC.”

  • Tap the “NCAFC Mid-Winter Conference 2021” event to proceed.

  • In the bottom right corner, click on “My Account.”

  • Click "Sign In" to sign in using your credentials from last year, or click "Sign Up" to create a free Sched account.

  • In the bottom left corner, click on “Schedule” to go back to the main screen and begin to browse. You can navigate to the “Directory” tab to view Speakers and Exhibitors. There is also a Venue Map available under the “Info” tab.

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CUSTOMIZE YOUR MWC SCHEDULE

  • To create your personalized schedule, click on the workshop / event you would like to attend and click the button that says “Add to Sched.” Afterwards, you can go back to the main schedule by clicking “Schedule” in the top left corner or by clicking the back button.

  • To remove a workshop / event from your schedule, click on the workshop / event you would like to remove and click the button that says “Remove from Sched.”

  • Click “My Sched” at the very top of the screen to view your personalized schedule.

GOLF TOURNAMENT

 

Join Us for a Fun Round of Golf and Fellowship!

Thursday, May 20th, 2021

Shotgun Start @11:30 AM

Rocky River Golf Club
6900 Bruton Smith Road
Concord, NC 
(Just down the road from the Embassy Suites)

$55 Per Player
Mulligans $5 Each | Forward Tees $5 Each (Limit of 2 for each)

Four-Person Scramble (Best Ball) Format. Teams will be formed from a blind drawing the night before. The top three teams will be awarded prizes along with the Longest Drive and Closest-to-the-Pin winners.

Please note: You can pay the day of the tournament. While on-site registration will be available, pre-registration better assists us in tournament planning and team assignments in advance. Plan to arrive early to get signed in and to find your team.

LOCATE ALL OF YOUR SESSION & EVENTS

 

BOOK YOUR HOTEL

 

The Embassy Suites Hotel & Concord Convention Center

Hilton's New Standard of Hotel Cleanliness >

$165.00 per night

 

(Includes breakfast each morning, Manager’s Reception each afternoon and in-room Internet Connection)

**There is a deposit requirement for one night’s room and tax to be charged at the time of booking. The deposit is refundable if reservations are cancelled at least 72 hours prior to the scheduled arrival date. 

The Homewood Suites by Hilton Concord / Charlotte

Hilton's New Standard of Hotel Cleanliness >

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$149.00 per night

 

(Includes breakfast each morning and in-room Internet Connection)

**There is a deposit requirement for one night’s room and tax to be charged at the time of booking. The deposit is refundable if reservations are cancelled at least 72 hours prior to the scheduled arrival date. 

PLAN YOUR FREE TIME

 

(Schedule & Availability May Vary Due to COVID-19 Restrictions)

Cabarrus Visitors and Convention Bureau Visitor Guide

SPEEDWAY TOUR

 

The “Feel the Thrill Tour” includes a close-up look at areas that are off-limits on race days. Visit the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series garage, travel down pit road and take a picture in Victory Circle. The highlight of this one hour tour is a comfortable van ride around the super speedway where you will fell the full-tilt force of the 24-degree banking. Additional information online at www.charlottemotorspeedway.com.  

 

CONCORD MILLS MALL

 

Appropriately named the number one shopping destination in the Carolinas, Concord Mills Mall offers a variety of stores and activities for the family. Anchored by the Bass Pro Shop “The Mall” will offer an opportunity for some family time while “the chief” is at the conference. Additional information about featured locations, coupons and restaurants is available at www.concordmills.com.

 

NASCAR HALL OF FAME

 

From the down-home history of stock car racing to the legendary drivers and their race cars, we’ve packed in everything that’s great about NASCAR. Every time you visit, your sense will come to life by the sights and sounds throughout the spectacular NASCAR Hall of Fame. And with amazing artifacts, interactive exhibits, simulator rides and the ever-changing events at the High Octane Theater, you’ll always encounter something new at the Hall. More information at www.nascarhall.com.

THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS

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STRATEGIC PARTNER

PLATINUM SPONSORS

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GOLD SPONSORS

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STEVENS FIRE EQUIPMENT, INC.

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