CSFA Board cancels annual conference for 2021

The California State Firefighters’ Association Board of Directors has voted to cancel its in-person annual Conference that had been scheduled at the Cache Creek Resort on Dec. 15 – 16 due to rapidly increasing numbers of Covid-19 cases and hospitalization’s statewide.

A scaled-back CSFA Conference, employing strict safety measures had been scheduled; however, acting in the best interests of public health and with an abundance of caution, the Board decided to cancel this year’s in person event on Dec. 2. Before the end of this calendar year, the Board will meet virtually in an enhanced business meeting to conduct any needed business.

The cancellation of a CSFA Conference is not without historical precedence. In June of 1944, at the height of World War II, the CSFA Board cancelled the CSFA Conference. 

“As the world has continued to adapt over the past few months, we have been continuously reviewing the best ways to serve the CSFA membership and fulfill the business requirements of the association,” said CSFA President Mike Shrout. “In regard to the CSFA Conference, we feel this is safest route to take at this time.”

With the prospect of physical gatherings unlikely in near term, the CSFA Conference Committee will continue to monitor developments related to the Covid-19 pandemic, and hopes to announce a future Conference date for late spring of 2021. The venue location will remain the Cache Creek Resort.

Any member that has reserved a room for this year’s event can get a refund with no penalty.