The FFLA holds conferences twice a year in the eastern and western United States and Canada. A Board of Directors meeting is held each January and state chapter meetings are held periodically. Special events are held periodically, including lookout work days, National Historic Lookout Register presentations, and lookout and watchman camp dedications.
FFLA summer conferences are the largest of FFLA's yearly events. A typical conference allows members (and non-members/general public) to attend leadership meetings, hear programs on lookouts, fire prevention and conservation, view displays, and take part in area lookout field trips.
Current Events and Conferences - 2016
2016 Board Meeting - January 16, Talladega, AL - this event is over. See below for minutes to the meeting.
2016 Western Conference - June 10 - 12th, John Day, Oregon
The 2016 FFLA Western Regional Conference, hosted by Director Howard Verschoor with the help of Rex Kamstra and other Oregon Chapter members, will be held in John Day. While several conferences have been held in Oregon, this is the first to be held in Eastern Oregon. John Day is located at the intersection of US Highways 26 and 395, a two and a half hour drive south of Pendleton, three and a half hours northwest of Boise, ID, and five hours east of Portland. See below for Conference Summary and Registration Form.
2016 NorthEastern Conference - September 17-18th, New York
The weekend of September 17th and 18th 2016, the NYS Chapter of the FFLA will be hosting the Northeastern Conference at the Keene Fire Department in Keene, NY. Tentative details as as follows:
We will have speakers on Saturday the 17th that will include:
Keith Argow, National Chair
David Vana of Davana, LLC
The Stillwater restoration group with Jim Fox
The St. Regis restoration group with David Petrelli
The Hurricane restoration group with Peter Slocum
Larry Gordon from the Cornell Hill project
David Thomas-Train, educator from Adirondack History Museum and Poke O Moonshine Fire Tower
Tate Connor, NYSDEC Forester who worked with both the Hurricane and St. Regis projects.
We will also plan on a group meal. There will be lots of options for fire tower visits. Those visits might include: Palmer Hill, Poke O Moonshine, Belfry, Hurricane, St. Regis, Adirondack History Museum tower, Stillwater, Spruce, and Cornell Hill.
Stay tuned for more details as we get closer!
Past Events and Conferences
All conference summaries, board meeting minutes, conference announcements, and any other summaries of past events will be listed here by year. Note: Most archived documents are in PDF format.
Board Meeting - January 17, 2015 - San Diego, CA (Meeting Minutes) Western Conference - September 18 - 20 - Kernville, CA (Meeting Minutes) Western Conference - September 18 - 20 - Kernville, CA (Photos)
Board Meeting - January 14, 2012 - Wiggins, MS (Meeting Minutes) Eastern Conference - No Eastern Conference took place in 2012 Western Conference - September 21-23, 2012 - Boyds, WA (Announcement) Western Conference - September 21-23, 2012 - Boyds, WA (Meeting Summary) Western Conference - September 21-23, 2012 - Boyds, WA (Meeting Minutes)
Board Meeting - January 15, 2011 - Macon, Georgia (Meeting Minutes) Eastern Conference - No Eastern Conference took place in 2011 Western Conference - September 16-18, 2011 - Welches, OR (Announcement) Western Conference - September 16-18, 2011 - Welches, OR (Meeting Minutes) Western Conference - September 16-18, 2011 - Welches, OR (Meeting Summary)
Board Meeting - January 17th 2009 - Bradenton, FL (Meeting Minutes) Eastern Conference - July 24-26, 2009 - Asheville, NC (Meeting Minutes) Western Conference - September 25-27, 2009 - Snohomish, WA (Meeting Summary) Western Conference - September 25-27, 2009 - Snohomish, WA (Announcement)
Board Meeting - January 19th, 2008 - Tillamook OR (Meeting Minutes) Eastern Conference - No Eastern Conference took place in 2008 Western Conference - September 19-21, 2008 - Roseburg, OR (Meeting Announcement)