New York State
Association of Fire Chiefs

Providing Service to Those Who Serve

NYSAFC 113th Annual Conference & FIRE 2019 Expo

June 12-15, 2019
The Oncenter • Syracuse, NY

The largest fire industry, rescue, and EMS expo in the Northeast is moving! Join NYSAFC for the 113th Annual Conference & FIRE 2019 Expo at The Oncenter, located in downtown Syracuse! The Oncenter will allow for expanded exhibit space, more classroom education programs, and enhanced training opportunities.

Exhibits, including apparatus displays, will be situated inside the venue and outside in a parking lot adjacent to the state-of-the-art facility. Classroom education programs and other activities will also be held at The Oncenter. The Syracuse Fire Department will be hosting NYSAFC's popular hands-on training program at its nearby, fully equipped training facility.

NYSAFC has reserved room blocks in nine hotels, most within walking distance to The Oncenter. The newly remodeled Marriott Syracuse Downtown (formerly The Hotel Syracuse) will serve as the host hotel, housing NYSAFC staff and volunteers only. The popular Armory Square neighborhood, with the highest concentration of restaurants and nightlife venues in the Syracuse area, is also just a short distance from The Oncenter.

Hotel reservations will be handled by Visit Syracuse. Individuals must be registered for the event as an attendee or exhibitor in order to reserve hotel rooms. Registration status will be confirmed before hotel reservations are processed. Reservations will be processed on a first come, first served basis. For camping in the area, see the link below and make your reservations directly with these facilities.

The Hands-On Training Registration Form will be available this summer. Email NYSAFC with any questions regarding the program.

Plan ahead and mark your calendars for our upcoming expos at The Oncenter! FIRE 2020 will be held June 10-13, 2020, and FIRE 2021 will be held June 16-19, 2021.


For NYSAFC Individual Members:
To register online, members will be required to log in through the NYSAFC membership portal. Members can pay via credit card or invoice. Members can also register additional attendees.
Register online here.
Download a PDF registration form here.

For Non-Members:
To register online, non-members must pay by credit card. If paying by voucher or check, you must use the PDF registration form.
Register online here.
Download a PDF registration form here.


The following documents are the early bird exhibit materials for FIRE 2019, including the new floorplan layout. This is your chance to save and get the best exhibit space location. In order to receive the discounted rate, you must submit your completed space application with a 50 percent deposit by August 17, 2018. Companies will be assigned exhibit space starting in late August based on the FIRE priority points system. For questions about the process, contact Janet Williams by email or call (703) 259-6120.
Indoor Exhibit Floorplan
Outdoor Exhibit Floorplan
Exhibit Space Application


For Attendees:
Online registrants will receive a link for online hotel reservations in their confirmation. Those registering using the PDF event registration form must use the PDF hotel reservation form below.

For Exhibitors:
Email FIRE Show Management to obtain a link for online hotel reservations or download and submit the PDF hotel reservation form.

Download a PDF hotel reservation form here.
Camping information