FireShowsWest First Responders Training and Education Foundation, a Nevada corporation and a 501(c)3 nonprofit corporation. It's main source of income is producing educational workshops and training conferences developed exclusively for the fire service.
The specific objectives and purposes of this corporation shall be to provide training and education to first responders in all disciplines through educational seminars, hands-on training, certification requirements and a deliverance of a trade show that showcases new products for safety. The training is extended to all career and volunteer personnel, primarily within the 10 Western states. Oversight of these programs will be the responsibility of an educational committee comprised of members from the 10 Western States.
By providing this valuable training and ongoing educational opportunities, FireShowsWest First Responders Training and Education Foundation will prepare first responders with the latest information and techniques that can be used in protecting the communities and citizens they serve.
About FireShowsWest Conference and Expo
FireShowsWest is not owned or supported by any publication or outside exhibition management group. It is strictly a nonprofit corporation that supports the continuation of educational opportunities and skill enhancement for our first responders.
FireShowsWest has developed an outstanding reputation of providing the most current educational topics to FIRE, EMS, PREVENTION and HAZMAT personnel. Our exhibit floor showcases over 120 companies, bringing the latest in apparatus, equipment and services for our industry.
The FireShowsWest team of chief officers, highly-respected industry professionals and many volunteers have been working together since 1997 delivering an outstanding program year after year. Our mission is dedicated to maintaining the highest training standards as we prepare the fire service for tomorrow’s challenges in Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah and Washington.
Meet our Professional Development Educational Committee
Our 15-member FireShowsWest Professional Development Educational Committee reviews the curriculum that is submitted by individuals for consideration to be part of the conference program. Our committee has representation from most of the Western States and provides valuable insight and experience in the selection of our topics.
Dayle and Carole Wellbrock
The FireShowsWest family was very saddened to hear the news of the passing of Dayle Wellbrock, Founder and President of FireShowsWest, on December 5, 2020.
Dayle was the enthusiastic, driving force behind FireShowsWest and his love of training first responders was in his DNA. For the past 23 years, Dayle was the visionary of providing outstanding education and training to firefighters throughout the West coast. He loved the excitement of planning for the opening of the exhibit hall. Every year, he was so excited to welcome everyone to the event and looked forward to shaking hands with the exhibitors and attendees. His big smile, his contagious laugh and daily inspiration will be deeply missed by many.
His wife, Carole, was by his side at every conference and became the sweet face that greeted everyone in registration.
Three days after Dayle's passing, Carole went home to be with the Lord on December 8, 2020. The FireShowsWest family was devastated to learn of Carole's passing.
In memory of their passing, the Dayle Wellbrock Scholarship Fund has been established and will provide scholarships to attend the annual FireShowsWest Conference and Expo beginning in 2021.