Dates set for IFA's Annual Conference

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2018 Conference dates
October 18-21

2018 Forms

2018 Conference Brochure

Conference Vendor Forms

Conference registration can be done online on the IFSI website -

or the form can be filled out and faxed or mailed to IFSI - Registration Form

IFA Conference Registration Form

Credentials Form (for voting rights at annual meeting)

Need to pay for registration

IFA Member Payment Link

Non-IFA Member Payment Link

new this year - free hotel rooms*

Registrants to the conference can receive up to 3 nights hotel for FREE*. The Illinois Firefighter’s Association has received a grant to pay for some of the hotel rooms for the annual IFA Down & Dirty Conference. The hotel rooms will be on a first come, first served basis. Rooms must be booked in the attendee’s name. The attendee MUST be registered for AND attend training for the rooms to be paid. Attendees must provide a credit card when booking the room for any incidental expenses not paid by the IFA. The IFA will pay for hotel room and hotel room taxes ONLY.

Two attendees per room is preferred, if possible, to make the free rooms available to as many departments as possible.

*For those attendees that arrive Thursday night, the IFA will pay for the room for Thursday night, but the registrant must attend the annual meeting on Friday morning, otherwise, only the rooms for Friday and Saturday will be paid for by the conference and the registrant will be liable for Thursday night’s room fees.

FOR MORE INFORMATION: CONTACT THE IFA - or by cell 618-830-3961

2019 Conference
October 24 - 27


The conference hotel has been temporarily closed, due to their fire alarm system being our of servive. We have been working diligently to work around this problem. We have been able to book other lodging but all of the classes will have to be held at the Fire Service Institute. Registration will be in the Learning Center. Opening Ceremonies will be in the Learning Center Auditorium. Vendors will be set up in the firehouse. Attendees will be able to drive themselves to the institute for training and we will have limited transportation available for those that do not want to drive. Below is a list of hotels and the rooms available at the time of posting.

The “Single Rooms are 1 bed, usually King. The Double rooms are 2 beds.

Ask for the IFA block. You will need to be at one of these hotels to get your room paid by the grant.

We apologize for any inconvenience.


HOTEL PHONE NUMBER Address CSZ IFA -    SINGLES OCT. 18-21            (3 Nights) IFA - DOUBLES OCT. 18-21               (3 Nights)
Best Western/Savoy 217-356-1824 709 N. Dunlap Savoy, IL  61874 10 11
Candlewood Suites 217-398-1000 1917 Moreland Blvd. Champaign IL 61822 10 10
Comfort Suites 217-328-3500 2001 N. Lincoln  Urbana, IL 61801 10 10
Courtyard by Marriott 217-355-0411 1811 Moreland Blvd Champaign, IL  61821 0 15
Eastland Suites 217-367-8331 1907 N. Cunningham Urbana, IL 61801 25 25
Fairfield Inn 217-355-0604 1807 Moreland Champaign, IL  61821 0 20
Hampton Inn 217-337-1100 1200 W. University Ave. Urbana, IL 61801 20 0
Holiday Inn Express 217-328-0328 1003 Killarney St. Urbana, IL 61801 10 10
Residence Inn 217-398-0000 502 W. Marketview Champaign, IL  61822 30 0
Wingate Inn 217-355-5566 516 W. Marketview Dr Champaign, IL 61821 28 25









Sponsorships for 2018 are Available. Contact the IFA for more information.

The IFA would like to thank the sponsors of the 2017 conference.

Their support helped make the 2017 Conference a success.

We were able to train about 150 firefighters for a $50 - $75 registration fee.

2017 Conference Sponsors

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3M Firefighters
West Peoria
Fireman's Association




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