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CALL FOR PAPERS 2023

Submissions for presentations at the 2023 FireShowsWest Conference and Expo are now welcome.

EVENT DATES
September 18-20, 2023
SUBMISSION DEADLINE
March 31, 2023
FireShowsWest (FSW) is a fire service conference and expo with a target audience in the 10 Western States.  FSW is in the process of accepting proposals for class sessions for its 2023 conference program.

TYPES OF CLASS SUBMISSIONS TO BE ACCEPTED

Keynote Session

  • All topics open for consideration

  • 60 min presentation

Hands-On Training (8 hour)

  • All hands-on sessions must be self-contained and coordinated by the instructor.

Fire Prevention Classes

  • All topics open for consideration

Suppression/Unified Command

  • 8 hour 4 hour sessions; 90 min sessions

  • Strategy and Tactics

  • Building Construction

Hazardous Materials Classes

  • All topics open for consideration

Wildland Classes

  • All topics open for consideration

Leadership Classes

  • Leadership / Chief Officer

Health and Wellness Classes

  • All topics open for consideration

EMS Classes

CAPCE Accredited courses

  • Refresher courses - 16 and 8 hour

SUBMISSION DOCUMENT

Course submissions are limited to one page of text and a second, optional page.

INSTRUCTOR BACKGROUND

Instructor Biography must accompany the submission.

If the course has multiple instructors, a biography for each instructor must accompany the submission.

APPROXIMATE INSTRUCTOR(S) COST 
Please include the following as part of the submission:
  • Approximate Travel Costs for all instructors

  • Audio Visual needs

  • Room set up required for the presentation

  • Course materials / books that are required for the students

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SPEAKER REIMBURSMENTS
FireShowsWest will reimburse instructors for airfare, mileage, parking, and a daily per diem.  Hotel accommodations will be provided during the dates of instruction.
 

Please note:  Honorariums are considered only for the keynote speaker.

SUBMISSION REVIEWS

All submissions will be reviewed and evaluated by the FireShowsWest Professional Development Educational Committee.

APPROVALS / NOTIFICATION

Course selections will be recommended by the Educational Committee to the FireShowsWest Conference team by the end of February.   Final course selections will accepted/rejected the end of March by FireShowsWest show management.

HEALTH AND SAFETY GUIDELINES

All class sessions will be set up to meet CDC & local health requirements for the safety of the instructors and participants.

SEND SUBMISSIONS TO

Pete Mulvihill, Program Chair
Email: pete@fireshowswest.com
For questions:  1-775-848-2561  
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