The VCOS Symposium addresses the unique needs of volunteer and combination departments including transitioning from a volunteer to a combination department, recruitment and retention, leadership and management, staffing and more.
The leadership training available at this symposium will help you address the unique needs of volunteer leadership in your department. The networking opportunities give you the chance to share ideas and solutions with colleagues from all over the country. The vendors attending can help departments of any size, giving you the tools and equipment necessary to ensure everyone on your team comes home.
This volunteer fire chiefs conference offers unbeatable networking! Share best practices and brainstorm new solutions with other like-minded colleagues. The Symposium will help you connect specifically with other leaders of volunteer and combination departments from around the country.
Meet with company representatives showcasing products and services to help you and your department operate effectively, efficiently and safely!
Connect With Your Customers
Face-to-face marketing is still one of the best tools you have to reach and influence customers. The VCOS Symposium offers you the opportunity to connect with the chiefs and officers who make, approve, influence, recommend, and make purchases for their departments.
Partner with the VCOS Symposium to cultivate relationships with the country's largest gathering of leaders of volunteer and combination departments to build your brand and deliver end-to-end solutions.
The International Association of Fire Chiefs represents the leadership of firefighters and emergency responders worldwide; our members are the world's leading experts in firefighting, emergency medical services, terrorism response, hazardous materials spills, natural disasters, search and rescue, and public safety policy. Since 1873, the IAFC has provided a forum for fire and emergency service leaders to exchange ideas, develop professionally and uncover the latest products and services available to first responders.
About Volunteer & Combination Officers Section of the IAFC:
The IAFC's Volunteer & Combination Officers Section provides chief officers who manage volunteers within a volunteer or combination fire, rescue or EMS delivery system with information, education, services and representation to enhance their professionalism.