Thursday, February 7th

6:00-10:00pm          Welcome to Sun Prairie Traveler’s Reception

  • Musical Guest: Crosstown Drive

Friday, February 8th

8:00am                      Registration

9:00-9:30am             Opening Ceremony

  • Presentation of Colors – Sun Prairie Police & Fire Honor Guard
  • National Anthem – Chief Joe Pulvermacher, Fitchburg Fire Dept.
  • Opening Prayer – Pastor Jon McNary, Heartland Church of Sun Prairie
  • City Welcome – Mayor Paul Esser
  • Introduction of Sponsors & VIPs – Chief Pat Anhalt, Sun Prairie Police Dept.
  • Announcements – Chief Christopher Garrison, Sun Prairie Fire & Rescue                              

9:30-10:30am          Keynote Speaker – Chad Williams, Former Navy Seal, Author and Frequest Television Guest

Having been a featured guest on Fox News Channel, CNN News Room, Anderson Cooper 360 and more; former U.S. Navy SEAL Chad Williams draws from his experience in the SEAL Teams to communicate an instructive perspective on teamwork, resilience, leadership and self-motivation.

10:30-11:00am        Break & Networking

11:00-12:00pm        Winning Your City through Fire Prevention & Public Education Fire Marshal Mark Mlekush & Captain Becky Gruber, Sun Prairie Fire Dept.

12:00-1:30pm          Lunch (provided on-site)

1:30-2:30pm            The Fire Chief’s Playbook – Chief Christopher Garrison, Sun Prairie Fire & Rescue

2:30-3:00pm            Break & Networking

3:00-4:30pm            UL-Impact of Modern Fire in today’s residential Environment including Water Application and Modern Residential Construction – UL Instructor

4:30-6:00pm            Break  & Networking

6:00-8:00pm            Dinner (provided on-site)

8:00pm                     Entertainment - Comedian/Juggler Josh Casey


Saturday, February 9th

7:00-9:00am             Breakfast (provided on-site)

8:00am                      Registration

9:30-9:45am             Pledge of Allegiance/Moment of Reflection  – Chief Brian Goff, Sun Prairie EMS

9:45-10:30am           Update of SPS 330 – What You Need to Know – Chief Jon Cohn, Greenfield Fire Dept. & April Hammond, DSPS Public Sector Safety Inspector

10:30-10:45am         Break & Networking

10:45-12:00pm         Keynote – Generational Workforce
– Steven Bench, Generational Consultant

Steve Bench is the founder of Generational Consulting, which customizes keynote presentations and training sessions that deliver engagement strategies for attracting and retaining Millennials, empowering Generation X, capturing Boomer wisdom and cultivating future leadership by leveraging the strengths of each generation. Steve has shared his message with audiences across the country and has created a reputation for delivering light hearted, funny and thoughtful presentations that bridge generational gaps and deliver winning strategies for dealing with generational differences in the workplace.

12:00-1:30pm           Lunch (provided on-site)

1:30-2:30pm             Peer Support – Minimize Your Problems by Talking to Those you Trust – Lieutenant Rob Kunze, Fitchburg Fire Dept.

1:30-4:00pm             A Dinosaurs Perspective – Dr. Tim McGrath, McGrath Consulting

4:00pm                      Conference Concludes

**All sessions and events will take place at the Hilton Garden Inn. Schedule is subject to change.

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Meeting Information

When:                  Friday, February 8 and Saturday, February 9

Cost:                    Two-Day Registration $125 or One-Day Registration $75 

Where:                Hilton Garden Inn, 1220 South Grand Ave, Sun Prairie, WI

Please call 608-856-4500 and mention the Wisconsin State Fire Chiefs Association to make your room reservation. Room rate $82/night.

To book online, click here.

  • Enter Arrival & Departure Dates
  • Click on ‘More Options’ 
  • In the Group Code Field Enter: FCA1
  • Click on ‘Check rooms & Rates’