About Symposium in the West

The Symposium in the West will expand upon the sessions that have always been popular at Symposium in the Sun. The leadership training will help attendees address the unique needs of volunteer leadership in your department. The networking opportunities provide a chance to share ideas and solutions with colleagues from departments throughout the western part of the United States.

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  • Certificates of Attendance

    All attendees will receive a certificate of attendance for their participation in the VCOS Symposium.

  • Volunteer & Combination Officers Section of the IAFC

    The IAFC's Volunteer & Combination Officers Section provides chief officers who manage volunteers within a volunteer or combination fire, rescue or EMS delivery system with information, education, services and representation to enhance their professionalism.

    The International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) provides leadership to career and volunteer chiefs, chief fire officers and managers of emergency services.



VCOS West will address topics such as transitioning from a volunteer to a combination department, recruitment and retention, leadership and management, staffing and more.