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SDFA Fall Conference and Membership Meeting - 2023 (4th Annual)

SDFA Fall Conference and Membership Meeting - 2023 (4th Annual)

Friday, September 29, 2023 5:00 PM - Sunday, October 1, 2023 11:00 AM (CDT)


We would expect Vendor/Exhibitor/Sponsor registration to open mid June so we can have all advertising in place prior to opening registration to our attendees in early July 

South Dakota Firefighters Association (SDFA) Fall Conference and Membership Meeting

Links to download SDFA Membership Meeting Agenda and Conference Booklet below

Join us for the Annual Fall Firefighters Conference.  Connect with firefighters from across the State for some networking, training & professional development as well as SDFA Membership Meetings.  We have some great presenters lined up.  Hope to see you there!

Some of this years presenters:

  • Jeff Dill - Jeff Dill is a retired firefighter of a rural fire district in Illinois, and licensed counselor specializing in directly educating firefighters & EMS personnel and their families about behavioral health issues.  Jeff was the founder of Firefighter Behavioral Health Alliance (FBHA).  Jeff travels the U.S. holding workshops to educate firefighters, dispatchers & EMS about behavioral health awareness and suicide prevention.  His message offers hope and inspires all to enjoy life by understanding their own behavioral health.  Jeff was a session speaker at the Wildland Symposium in March at Rapid City.  He comes highly recommended by the National Volunteer Fire Council, Nebraska Firefighters Association and other emergency response agencies across the country.
    • An Internal Size-Up - An in-depth FF/EMT behavioral health workshop dedicated to educating attendees on the awareness of stress, anxiety, PTSD, addictions, depression, anger and addressed suicide and retirement.
    • Saying Goodbye: An Emotional Detachment -This course is designed to prepare fire and EMS personnel about the emotional aspects of retirement. This includes loss of identity, loss of belonging and lack of purpose.

  • South Dakota Wildland Fire
    • Updates on programs and resources available from South Dakota Wildland Fire
  • More to be announced

Click Here to download SDFA Fall Conference and Membership Meeting - GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING AGENDA

EXHIBITORS/VENDORS:  For information on Sponsorship opportunities, exhibitor space at the event, etc... please contact us and we'll send you a link for Vendor/Exhibitor/Sponsor Specific Registration Page.


Standard registration cost is $50 with a $15 discount given to attendees that belong to a Department/Agency with a 100% Department Membership or Individuals with and Individual SDFA Membership.

Vendors/Exhibitors - 2 STAFF Attendees Included at no charge with your Vendor/Exhibitor Table Purchase.

Sponsorships DO NOT include any complimentary Attendees

Early Registration Discount of $10 will be applied to any attendee registration completed by August 31st

Event Contact
Rick Gustad
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Friday, September 29, 2023 5:00 PM - Sunday, October 1, 2023 11:00 AM (CDT)

All event times are posted in CENTRAL TIME 

 Conference Schedule  Available by clicking here to download - ( NOTE IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE )

Also don't forget the DOT (Dear Old Timers) and Conference Social that will be held immediately following the Conference activities Saturday late afternoon, EVERYONE is welcome to attend!  This is a combined DOT and Conference Social Event.  Even if you're not attending the conference but would like to stop  in and attend DOT/Conference Social we would love to have you!   You can register for the DOT Social Event Here. 

The Annual LODD SD Fallen Firefighter Memorial Service will follow the conference @ 2:00pm on Sunday - Event information for the Memorial Service can be found here - EVENT LINK FOR Annual SDFA LODD Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service

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