International Fire Buffs Associates 63rd Annual Convention
New Orleans, LA August 17-20
The schedule includes:
Wed 8/17- Opening Ceremony and Presentation on Hurricane Katrina by Chief Tommy Stone of ST. Bernard FD.
Thurs 8/18- Tours of New Orleans EMS, New Orleans E-39 (newest station) Lower 9th Ward, New Orleans 911 Center and the NOFD Museum. Lunch will be provided
Fri 8/19- Tours of Gretna Fire Museum, Terrytown VFD (with a working Ahrens Fox), the David Crockett VFD (oldest operating VFD in country) and the Jefferson Parish EOC. Lunch will be provided.
Sat 8/20- New Orleans Apparatus Line up with lunch provided. Some ship, train and Mardi Gras photo ops may present themselves. Banquet in the evening.
All tours will conclude around 1400 so attendees can enjoy the many sites and sounds The Crescent City has to offer. This will also give folks a chance to arrange individual buff trips in the area.
The price is $325.00, discounted to $300.00 if you register by 7/1/2016.
The IFBA website has more information and a registration form. The info includes a link to a discounted room rate at the host hotel---The Double Tree by Hilton on Canal St. between the French Quarter and Riverwalk. http://ifba.org/.