Fire School Events and Presentations


Fire School Events - 2018

Tools of the Trade - Friday Night Expo,
Friday, September 7th from 6:00pm - 8:00pm
The Friday Night Expo features displays of antique fire trucks, local fire apparatus and specialized equipment vendors, food trucks and music provided by a DJ.  Also a hands on, up close visit from the critters of the Herpetological Society and other displays and entertaining activities.

This is a FREE family friendly event....so bring the kids down and join us from 6:00pm to 8:00pm on Friday September 7th, near the Phoenix Marriott Mesa Hotel (Host Hotel) and Mesa Convention Center.  Anyone interested in displaying an apparatus or specialty equipment (Technical Rescue, HazMat, etc...) please contact Tanja Tanner at 623-341-6543 or tanja.tanner@goodyear.gov 


Raffle Event - 
Saturday, September 8th from 6:00pm - 8:00pm 
The non-profit Arizona State Fire Training Committee will hold a fund raising raffle at 6:00pm on Saturday, September 8th.  Items donated by training committee members will be raffled to support Fire School activities. This is a fun, fast-paced raffle and everyone is welcome to attend.  Ticket holders MUST be present to win.  Raffle tickets may be purchased in the main lobby of the Mesa Convention Center or from any Committee member during Fire School.


Arizona Fire School Merchandise
T-Shirts, Hats, Challenge Coins & Raffle Tickets,
available during Fire School at the Mesa Convention Center, Main Lobby
The Training Committee will be selling Fire School t-shirts, hats, challenge coins and raffle tickets to raise funds to support scholarship programs and Statewide fire service training.  Items for sale will be available in the lobby of the Mesa Convention Center during  Fire School or may be ordered online during the registration process.  Be sure to purchase these items early - before they sell out!



Special Presentations - 2018

United Fire Firefighter of the Year - 25th ANNIVERSARY
United Fire Equipment will present the Firefighter of the Year Award during the Opening Ceremonies. The individual recipient is honored based on contributions to life safety and the risks and sacrifices they take to help protect our communities. 

Submit a nomination for an Extraordinary Hero you know NOW. Nominations must be received by August 9, 2018 and must be for an individual and for actions that have taken place between July 16, 2017 and July 15, 2018. The award recipient will be announced at the 45th Annual Opening Ceremonies of the Arizona State Fire School on Thursday, September 6, 2018.

Go to http://www.fdaz.org/ to learn more about the rules and complete your nomination form. Multiple nominations allowed. For more information, call 800-362-0150.

Fire Investigator of the Year
The Arizona Chapter, International Association of Arson Investigators will name the individual who has been selected as a result of their exemplary skills in the field of fire investigation. 
Further information and nomination forms may be obtained from the Arizona Chapter of the IAAI

Arizona Fire & Life Safety Educator of the Year
Each year the Arizona Fire and Burn Educators Association selects a Fire and Life Safety Educator of the Year.  The individual awarded this honor has made significant contributions to Fire and Life Safety Education, demonstrated outstanding work as an educator, has been successful in increasing public awareness about safety issues, serves as a positive role model in their community and exhibits a commitment to excellence in their educational efforts. Further information and nomination forms may be obtained from the  Arizona Fire and Burn Educators Association at  http://www.afbea.org/grants-awards/educator-of-the-year-nomination/

Arizona Fire Service Hall of Fame
The Arizona Fire Service Hall of Fame was created by the Arizona State Fire Training Committee to honor the men and women who have provided distinguished service to the Arizona Fire Service. The inductees are selected from nominations received Statewide, from within the Fire Service and beyond. Inductees to the Hall of Fame will be announced and honored during the Opening Ceremonies and a plaque will be placed at the Hall of Flame Fire Museum.