Networking

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.

2017 Networking Opportunities Coming Soon!

The 2016 conference included:

Friday

Roundtable Networking Event
Join colleagues for an informal networking event. Share issues, brainstorm ideas and leave with solutions from this collaborative discussion.

Saturday

NFFF 5K Walk and Memorial Stair Climb
Join the NFFF and participate in the 5K and Memorial Stair Climb. Top fundraisers will receive commemorative gifts this year.  View the fundraising incentive program here.  If you are unable to participate in the walk or climb, you can still support VCOS efforts by participating as a virtual climber. Register for the NFFF stair climb today!

Lunch on the Beach 

Networking Reception
Join your peers for food and networking on the beautiful sands of the Hilton Flamingo Deck (*weather permitting). Share stories and learn from other attendees from around the country in a relaxed and fun atmosphere.



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