NIAFPD Annual Conference



Hilton/Oak Brook Hills Resort & Conference Center

3500 Midwest Road, Oak Brook, IL 60523

January 24 – 27, 2019

Feedback from our 2018 attendees show that this facility is very favorable based on larger and improved meeting spaces to allow for more comfortable accommodations for our training sessions. The Hilton has recently completed a total renovation of the lobby and restaurant areas. Additional renovation and upgrades to sleeping rooms are scheduled for this summer and we’re sure you will find this location to be an excellent facility for your annual conference.

It’s not too early to start your discussions for attending the 26th Annual NIAFPD Conference with all your board members, chief officers, administrative staff, commissioners and pension board trustees. 

              Watch future issues of the Fire Guard for additional information on conference programs and registration.

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An annual educational conference for trustees, commissioners, chief officers, and administrative staff is held annually in February.  During the conference members gather to exchange ideas and information as pertaining to fire protection districts.  In addition, informative programs are presented that are designed to help all fire districts, whether they are volunteer, paid or part paid.  Topics have included: tax levy and budgets, legal updates, the legal process, labor contracts, promotional process and an open forum where members can share ideas with their peers.


Advanced Trustee Training

Trustees who have completed the Advanced Trustee Training are required to maintain their eligibility under P.A. 95-799 by participating in annual continuing education. Trustees have until the end of the following calendar year to complete a minimum of 3 hours of approved trustee training. Qualified programs that satisfy the continued education requirement are available at the NIAFPD Annual Conference.

Pension Fund Board Member Training

If you are a Pension Fund Board Member, you are required to annually attend sixteen hours of training under Sections 1-109.3 and 1-113.18 of the Illinois Pension Code (P.A. 96-429 and 96-006). The NIAFPD Conference will specifically dedicate programs on Thursday, Friday and Saturday to satisfy this training requirement.

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