The Future of the Fire Service Runs Through Wine Country

Hosted by Geyserville Volunteer Firefighters’ Association and Healdsburg Firefighters’ Association

95th Annual Conference, September 19th - 21st
  • Network with others in the beautiful wine country of Sonoma County
  • Take advantage of pre-conference training on employer-employee relations
  • Have your voice heard to guide the future of CSFA 

Conference Location

Best Western Dry Creek Inn
198 Dry Creek Road
Healdsburg, CA 95448

Planned events and other opportunities include: a barbeque sponsored by the Geyserville Volunteer Firefighters’ Association and Healdsburg Firefighters’ Association, live fire training exercises, Employer-Employee Relations training, and classes dealing with leadership and resiliency.

There are many leisure activities for your family to enjoy while visiting Healdsburg!  Healdsburg is surrounded by several of Northern California’s finest regional wine appellations.  Centrally located to over 100 world class wineries and tasting rooms, Healdsburg is an ideal place to discover all the best that Sonoma County wine country has to offer.  Explore beyond the central downtown plaza and you’ll find incredible hiking, biking, canoeing, and redwoods. 

Retired Chief Paul Stein to speak at CSFA Conference

“How Would You Like To Work For You” will be the topic of Chief Stein’s discussion. This extremely informative and motivating discussion will be taught by one of the most nationally renowned instructors on current leadership and management issues. Topics to be discussed are: 

  • To reveal survey results from 600 firefighters on fire service leadership qualities.
  • To identify the reasons for the leadership gap between supervisors and team members.
  • To list effective leadership qualities.
  • To list steps to bridge that leadership gap between leaders and team members.

Fire Service Labor/Management course premieres in Healdsburg; Class size is limited to the first 25 registrants 9/18-9/19

CSFA will host the inaugural offering of Fire Service Labor/Management Relations, a State Fire Training FSTEP course, prior to the 95th annual CSFA Conference in Healdsburg. This new course was developed over the last 24 months, and the instructors are John Torres and Paul Stein. Learn more and register for this course here!

Life Fire Training  - 9/19-9/20

There is no cost for these courses. Departments will need to enroll their volunteers and get them to and from the event. Twenty four (six per year) 2-day live fire training courses geared towards the specifications for Fire Control 3 certification will take place across California. Burn buildings and trailers will be rented and facilitated by experienced instructors in locations that will provide convenience for participation. Training will also include entanglement prop, low profile prop, ventilation prop and forecable entry prop. Register here for Live Fire Training.

Conference Registration & Program

Download the Conference Program w/ Schedule
Download the Full Conference Schedule of Events

Exhibitors & Sponsors

Download the Exhibitor, Sponsorship Opportunities, Exhibitor & Sponsor Registration Form PDF packet here.

Exhibitor Highlight

ONLY THE BRAVE - Spotlight on First Responders
Sony Pictures Entertainment
They’re the first responders and the last line of defense. Take an inside look at these unsung heroes. Based on the True Story of the Granite Mountain Hotshots in theaters October 20th. They are also exhibiting at conference so come on by and check it out!

Committee Reports

Committee for Volunteers
Education & Training
Fire & Life Safety
Public Relations
Workers Comp

Conference Photos

View the conference photos here!


Allied Integrated Marketing
Boise Mobile Equipment
CSFA Safer Grants
California Casualty Insurance
Eliminator LLC
Legal Shield
MASA: Medical Transport Solutions
Myers-Stevens & Toohey & Co., Inc.
ORBA Financial Services
Peterson Family Winery
Pump Pod USA