Baltimore Inner Harbor Aerial courtesy of the Balt

Registration & Hotel


Registration will open at the beginning of 2018.  Check back again to register for the 2018 conference. 


  Conference Rates

  On or before 5/1  

  After 5/1  
  IAFC Member   $385   $420
  Non-Member   $420   $460

  Daily Rate Only                          

  $240   $265


Onsite Registration Hours:

  Wednesday, June 7   2:00 pm - 5:30 pm  
  Thursday, June 8   6:30 am - 5:00 pm
  Friday, June 9   7:30 am - 5:00 pm  

  Saturday, June 10                      

  7:30 am - 3:00 pm


Cancellation/Substitution Policy:
All cancellations will be subject to a $75 administrative fee. Cancellations must be sent in writing to the registration Center via e-mail to by May 1, 2017. Telephone cancellations will not be accepted.

After May 1, 2017, substitutions will be allowed in the event the registrant is unable to attend, but no refunds will be issued. Telephone substitutions will be permitted.

Harassment Policy
The International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) has zero-tolerance for discrimination and all forms of harassment, including but not limited to sexual harassment. This zero-tolerance policy means that no form of discriminatory or harassing conduct by or toward any IAFC member, exhibitor, presenter, attendee, or staff member will be tolerated. The IAFC is committed to enforcing its policy at all levels within the association and at any IAFC meeting. Any person who engages in discrimination or harassment will be subject to discipline and removal from the premises. If you feel that you have been harassed by any person(s), immediately go to the Registration Desk and ask to speak to the onsite conference manager.


Conference Headquarters Hotel
Hilton Baltimore
401 W Pratt Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
Phone: 443-573-8700

Check back again to be able to book your room at the Hilton Baltimore.

A block of rooms have been secured at the Hilton Baltimore for $161 per night plus tax from June 4-10, 2018.  Reservations must be made by May 17, 2018.  After May 17, 2018, reservations will be based on availability and current rate. Please make your reservations early to ensure availability.

Hotel Poachers

The IAFC has been alerted that unauthorized housing companies (called hotel poachers) have been contacting registered attendees and exhibitors offering cheaper rates at hotels in IAFC’s Hazmat Conference housing block. This practice, also known as room pirating, is a scam that all attendees should be aware of in order to avoid passing along personal and financial information.

How hotel poachers book rooms and attempt to get your money:
Most poaching agencies do not have a contract with any hotels for room blocks. They will contact a housing wholesaler, such as Expedia, Priceline, etc. to see if rooms are available that they can mark up to resell to unsuspecting guests. Hotel poachers will claim to be calling on behalf of IAFC or state that they are the official housing company and will sometimes ask that your room be paid in full, up front. 

What we do, and what you can do, to avoid hotel poachers:
The IAFC negotiates contracts with hotels to include clauses to protect our attendees should the hotel oversell the rooms or any other issues that may arise with reservations. Rooms reserved outside of IAFC's Hazmat Conference housing block do not have official contracts with the IAFC; therefore, we are unable to help you if any issues arise.

Protect yourself:

  • Be aware that IAFC has housing blocks with the Hilton Baltimore and the Baltimore Marriott Inner Harbor at Camden Yards only.  To book a hotel room you must call or go online to reserve your room - a company will not call you to book your room for you.
  • Trust your instincts and the old adage: If it sounds too good to be true then it most likely is.
  • If you are ever unsure whether or not something is legitimate, contact us first before providing your personal information, company information, or any financial information.

If you receive an unrequested call or email from any company that is not our official housing provider, contact us immediately.

The International Hazardous Materials Response Teams Conference is the premier conference in the United States for hazardous materials responders. This conference offers the most experienced speakers, up-to-date information and the best hands-on training.

– Rick Edinger, Battalion Chief, Chesterfield County (VA) Fire & EMS