CSFA’s 96th Annual Conference Sept 4 – 6, 2018


Resort Charge of $17 per night (normally $32) includes the following:

  • Overnight self-parking (value of $15 per day)
  • Guest room Wi-Fi for up to 5 devices (value of $14.95 per day)
  • Complimentary newspaper (Mon-Fri)
  • Wi-Fi in public spaces (excluding meeting rooms)
  • Access to Westin Workout Room, open 24 hours a day with room key
  • 15% off merchandise from the Pete Dye Pro Shop
  • 15% off tennis court fees and merchandise from the Pro Shop
  • Complimentary Daily Resort Activities

Make your reservations by calling 877-253-0041 and requesting the California State Firefighters’ Association special group rate.

A personalized website has been created for reservations:

Download the CSFA Annual Conference flyer here.


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Ben Vernon

Ben Vernon has proudly served the citizens of San Diego as a Firefighter/Paramedic with the Fire Rescue Department for over a decade. He’s a member of the Hazardous Materials and Technical Rescue Teams, the FEMA California Task Force Eight Urban Search and Rescue Team and holds five specialist positions. On June 24, 2015, Ben's life changed. While responding to a "routine medical assistance" call, he was stabbed multiple times by a bystander. The incident led Ben to become a champion for first responder PTSD recognition and treatment. He now travels the country to share his story to help others, while still continuing to serve his community from Station 14 in San Diego.

Dr. Mynda Ohs

Mynda Ohs, PhD currently works at The Counseling Team International’s headquarters office in San Bernardino, CA providing 24-hour on-call Critical Incident Debriefings, counseling services, instructing and guest presenter at numerous conferences. She has worked several critical incidents involving police and fire departments, including the recent Santa Barbara Mudslides, providing support and education to all fire departments present, Law enforcement and the Incident Management Team 3.  Additional incidents she provided professional support to are; The Las Vegas shooting, several LODD for the Forest Service as well as local law enforcement.  She played a major debriefing role of first responders to the San Bernardino Terrorist Shooting.  Prior to joining TCTI, she worked in EMS as an EMT and was an ER Tech for a local hospital in San Bernardino.  Not only does she have over 14 years of experience working in the field of crisis intervention and suicide prevention, but has been married to a Battalion Chief for over 20 years.  This has given her a unique perspective of living within the first responder community and family, while adding to her education and professional experiences.  

More speaker information to be posted soon!


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