October 14th -16th

This Year’s Conference will be hosted by the Visalia Fire Department in honor of their 150th Anniversary

  • Cancer in the Fire Service

  • Hear from experts in the field of cancer prevention for first responders

  • Have your voice heard to guide the future of CSFA


Exhibitor and sponsor opportunities available at CSFA’s 97th Annual Conference

CSFA’s 97th Annual Conference at the Visalia Marriott offers businesses a variety of ways to maximize exposure to California’s fire service. The exhibit hall is open Oct. 15 and 16 for booth displays, and other marketing opportunities are available ranging from meal sponsorships to gift and literature distribution. Reserve before Sept. 5 for special discounts. Complete details and pricing can be found here.  Questions? Contact Julie at julie.cheline@csfa.net or call 800-451-2732.


Registration is now closed.


Speaker Name: Curtis Dunn
Title: Vice President West Firefighter Cancer Support Network
Topic: Cancer Awareness & Prevention

Bio: Curtis Dunn, a second-generation firefighter, retired at the rank of lieutenant after a 36-year career with the Arlington (TX) Fire Department. He has been affiliated with FCSN for seven years. Dunn also is the district vice president for the Texas State Association of Firefighters.

Speaker Name: Brad Bihun
Title: Fire Engineer/Paramedic/PIO in Southern California
Topic: Do You Know CMO's? The Toxins Firefighters Face and the Science Behind Them

Bio:  Read Brad Bihun's full bio here.

Come to Brad Bihun’s workshop in Visalia, and you will learn what they are as well as the science of how toxins stick to us and hard surfaces leading to possible cancer-causing exposure.

In his comprehensive workshop he will cover:

  • The 3 classes of toxins Firefighters are exposed to and where they come from.
  • How chemicals stick to us and what NIOSH says about the toxins.
  • The importance of good Hygiene practices.
  • What is Toxic Hand-Off
  • How to reduce risk to young children at home.
  • Who and what is Hygenall, Testing and Study review.
  • How Hygenall works compared to regular soaps and wipes.
  • How to properly use and implement a good hygiene program in your department.

More speakers will be announced soon! Please check this page frequently to learn more.

2019 Exhibitors List

AT&T, FirstNet
Burtons Fire, Inc.
California Casualty Insurance
California Coast University 
Columbia Southern University
ComTech Communications
CSFA Safer Grant
Firefighters Cancer Network
FireFlex Yoga
Legal Shield
National Fire Safety Council
NEP Services
PumpPod USA
Risk Strategies
Simple Recovery
Source One MRO