Spokane to host Women in Fire 2020 Conference

Michele Anderson, Public Safety Communications Manager

Saturday, April 13, 2019 at 7:58 a.m.

Women in Fire has announced its 2020 Women in Fire International Conference will be held in Spokane.

“On behalf of the Spokane Fire Department, we are thrilled to have the opportunity to host this important conference and share the beauty of our great city and the Inland Northwest,” says Fire Chief Brian Schaeffer. “Assembling people with different opinions, backgrounds, preferences and beliefs makes the fire service stronger and better aligned to accomplish the ever-changing challenges for the communities we serve.”

Women in Fire is an organization of women and for women — but not for women alone. Male fire chiefs, union presidents, equal opportunity (EEO) officers and others seeking to make the fire service a professional place where women and men work together harmoniously are members of the organization. This includes firefighters and officers from urban fire departments and state or federal wildland agencies as well as emergency medical technicians (EMT), paramedics, inspectors, dispatchers and fire service educators.

The Women in Fire International Conference: Committed to Change will be held September 22-25, 2020.

For more information about Women in Fire or to view the announcement video produced by the Spokane Fire Department visit: https://www.i-women.org/conference/.