2021 Virginia Fire Rescue Conference Update:

The Virginia Fire Chiefs Association Conference Committee has been working diligently to plan for the 2021 Virginia Fire Rescue Conference (VFRC) since March 2020 in these very uncertain times. The committee was working and planning with the intent the 2021 VFRC would proceed in person. We had recognized the conference would not look like past conferences as we realized there would likely be no social events to minimize large crowd gatherings.

The intent, as in past conferences was to host a number of training sessions at the Virginia Beach Convention Center, Virginia Beach Fire Training Facility, and potentially, one or two other locations in close proximity to the Convention Center. Conference members had been communicating with local officials and we had been advised that they would allow up to 1000 people in the Expo area. All things seemed to be on track to allow for the 2021 VFRC. However, as time and this pandemic has progressed, the rate of infections has risen substantially, modifications to crowd gatherings have been made by the Governor’s Office to help stem the spread of COVID in the Commonwealth.

As a result of the State of Virginia Government Restrictions and Regulations and not knowing what the landscape will look like in February 2021, the VFCA Board of Directors decided to cancel the 2021 VFRC. We can assure you this decision was not reached in haste but is being done in an abundance of caution.

For our vendors that have made payments, you will be contacted soon and offered a full refund if desired or the opportunity to apply your payments to the 2022 VFRC in part or in total.

Attendees that have registered will be offered a full refund. Instructors will be invited to participate in the 2022 conference. Planning will begin immediately for the 2022 VFRC and it is our intent that this event will be among the best conferences the VFCA has ever sponsored. It is our hope you will understand and will be ready to get reconnected with your brothers and sisters from all across the Commonwealth in February 2022!

If there are any questions please contact Executive Director Chris Eudailey by email at [email protected] or by phone at 540-809-9397.


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