DOD Fire & Emergency Services Conference 2011
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Sponsorship & Advertising

Multi-Show Opportunities

The more you sponsor, the more you save. The IAFC also produces the following conferences. Contact us for multi-show opportunities and discounts!

International Hazardous Materials Response Team Conference
May 17-20, 2012
Baltimore Marriott Waterfront
Baltimore, MD

Fire-Rescue Med (FRM)
May 2012
The Orleans Hotel & Casino
Las Vegas, NV 

Fire-Rescue International (FRI)
August 1-4, 2012
Denver, CO

Volunteer and Combination Officers Section Symposium in the Sun
November 8-11, 2012
Sheraton Sand Key Resort
Clearwater Beach, FL

Wildland Urban Interface March 25-29, 2012
Grand Sierra Resort and Casino
Reno, Nevada


To align with your sales and marketing needs, we have organized our sponsorship offerings into 2 distinct categories:

  • Networking Events
  • Registration/Conference Amenities

Each DoD sponsorship includes these general sponsorship benefits:

  • Complimentary pre- and post-show attendee mailing list
  • Company logo on sponsor recognition signage at host hotel for the duration of DoD 2012
  • Company web link on IAFC's DoD Sponsor page
  • Recognition in the official Onsite Guide

Networking Events & Opportunities

Conference networking events give you face-to-face time with your target market and the opportunity to meet with decision makers in a relaxed setting. Events range from small, intimate gatherings to large parties for all attendees. Your company name and logo will appear on sponsorship recognition signage at the event and for the duration of the conference, in marketing materials and you will have the opportunity to provide reception accessories.


As the sponsor of the cocktail reception immediately preceding the annual awards banquet, your company name and logo will appear on signage and you will be able to distribute company literature from a tabletop exhibit at the event. Sponsorship includes 50 drink tickets.

Hospitality Room

Call for details
IAFC will assign a meeting room at the hotel for your company to use for hospitality purposes.

Registration/Conference Amenities

Put your company name front and center. Registration/Conference Amenity sponsorships include the services that will enhance the overall conference experience for attendees and give your company name maximum exposure. Amenities such as lanyards and banners will ensure high-visibility for your company name and logo.

Registration Area

Sponsor the Registration Area and every conference attendee, speaker, exhibitor and special guest will take note of your company. Company name/logo and booth number will be displayed throughout the Registration Area. Also includes a complimentary attendee bag insert.


This exclusive sponsorship opportunity will put your company front and center. Every conference attendee becomes a walking advertisement for the duration of the conference with your logo on the lanyard attached to every conference badge.

Conference Bags

Sponsor the conference bags and your logo will also be embroidered on the bags which will become a walking advertisement for your company. Attendees use the DoD bags for years to come.

Conference Pens & Notepads
$5,000 each

Attendees will spend hours in educational sessions, and they could be looking at your logo the whole time. Conference pens or notepads can have your company logo and brief contact information printed on them. Plus, the benefits of this opportunity will last once the sessions are over.

Onsite Guide

Includes full-page, back-cover, color advertisement on the Onsite Guide that is distributed to all attendees.

Hotel Keys

This is a great way to reach all DoD attendees who are housed at the headquarters hotel by imprinting your company logo or message on the hotel keycards for the Hilton Atlanta.

Attendee Update (E-Newsletter)

Opportunity to sponsor the one of the 2 electronic attendee updates that will be emailed to all pre-registered DoD attendees. Your ad will link to your website.

Conference E-Blast

Opportunity to sponsor the one of the conference promotional email messages that will be emailed to all prospective conference attendees. Your ad will link to your website.

Bag Insert

You will have the ability to provide a single sheet of literature inserted in each attendee conference bag. Bag insert opportunities are limited to ten total and are only available to exhibiting companies.
* Attendee bag inserts do not qualify for the sponsor benefits listed above

Is there an opportunity you're interested in, but is not listed? Contact us!
Don't miss your chance to increase your visibility with DoD attendees.

For more information: Shannon Gilliland, IAFC Exhibit Sales Manager
Direct line: 703-537-4838


IAFC On Scene

IAFC On Scene, the official newsletter of the International Association of Fire Chiefs, is a versatile journal focused on issues affecting the fire and emergency service, first responders and homeland security. It’s one of the IAFC’s primary communication vehicle with association members and others in the industry, reaching an estimated 72,000 fire and emergency-service leaders around the globe.
On Scene is published monthly as a primary benefit of IAFC membership. Our premier September issue is dedicated each year to reporting the events at FRI, the IAFC’s annual conference.

Added benefit: Exhibitors at DoD receive a 20% discount on ads placed during the year they exhibit at the conference.

IAFC On Scene media kit (pdf)

Jacqueline Garnier
Editor, IAFC On Scene
Phone: 703–537–4807
Fax: 703–237–9363

FireRescue Magazine

FireRescue Magazine is the official magazine of the IAFC and FRI. Featuring the IAFC Leader’s Edge section—information specifically for chief officers—FireRescue Magazine provides practical training information to chiefs and chief officers in a “read it today, use it tomorrow” format. With 87% of readers saying they’ve taken action on ads they have seen in the magazine, FireRescue should be one of your 1st choices to reach chief officers and IAFC members. Call today to secure your advertising.

Sheri Collins Advertising Director
FireRescue Magazine
Phone: 760–787–9314
Fax: 760–787–9315

IAFC First Responders Marketplace

The IAFC First Responders Marketplace is an online buyers guide showing products and services for first responders. A directory listing ensures your company's brand and message are delivered directly to the influencers and final decision makers in the fire and emergency services, including more than 11,000 IAFC members.

As an added bonus for being an DOD 2012 exhibitor, purchase an enhanced listing in the buyers guide and your DOD 2012 booth number will be included as part of your directory listing. Contact for more information and to advertise in the buyers guide.

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