Education and Exhibits

New 2017 Education Format!

This year, we’ve got a new format to our education program that is geared towards increasing networking with your fellow volunteer and combination department leaders. We’ve eliminated the pre-conference and extended the symposium by a day to give you more time with presenters and peers. Sessions and presentations are important to your career growth, but so are the connections you make at conferences.

View the complete education program


Meet with company representatives showcasing products and services to help you and your department operate effectively, efficiently and safely! View the live, online floor plan!




The VCOS Symposium is the ONLY conference that allows participants to interact face-to-face with leaders of rural and suburban combination departments. This is the best conference available for combination organizations.

– Ken Preston, Commissioner, North Greece (NY) Fire District