Aerial Fire Fighting 2014

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Sacramento | 19th - 20th March 2014
 
Aerial Fire Fighting  2014

THIS EVENT IS NOW COMPLETE  

The latest event in this successful series, AFF 2014 is again set to draw aerial firefighting experts from across the world. Experience live aerial firefighting demonstrations, learn about new techniques & technologies and discover more efficient & cost effective ways to achieve wildfire prevention & suppression at this established international conference.

The conference theme – the next generation, has been set in light of the current global economic climate, as agriculture, forestry & firefighting departments come under increasing budgetary pressure for performance and spending, particularly in relation to large wildfire incidents.

As budgets shrink, or are made to go further – current aerial firefighting processes & infrastructures are under review in order to discover more efficient & cost effective ways to achieve wildfire prevention and suppression. One of the key efficiency methods is investing in the next generation of pilots, aircraft, delivery technologies and contracts which will allow these goals to be met on a long-term basis – ensuring an effective firefighting solution that is fit for purpose in the years ahead.

 

Aerial demonstration & static display spotlight

Tangent Link are delighted to announce the Aerial Fire Fighting static display and aerial demonstrations will be taking place from 09:00 – 10:00 on the 20th March 2014. These demonstrations will take place at McClellan Airfield, a short five-minute journey from the Aerial Fire Fighting venue. Included within the conference and exhibition attendance fee, is complimentary access to both.

 

Static Display 

  • Thrush Aircraft - Thrush 510G
  • Croman Helicopters - S-61
  • Sky IMD - Aero Commander 690 (IR Equipped)
  • United Aeronautical / Blue Aerospace - P3
  • California National Guard - UH-60 Blackhawk - pending final decision
  • California National Guard - CH-47 Chinook - pending decision
  • Marines - CH-46, CH-53 and V-22 - pending decision
  • California National Air Guard - C-130 MAFFS- pending decision

 

Aerial Demonstrations

  • Croman Helicopters - S-61
  • Sky IMD - Skyhawk with IR downlink to illustrate drop pattern coverage
  • Aerial Machine & Tool Corp -
  • Airtep Extraction Platform (mounted on Placer County Sheriff Helicopter)
 

 

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Sacramento | 19th - 20th March 2014
 

For Delegates

  • AFF 2014 is drawing an international delegations audience from over 15 countries
  • Network with the leaders, key decision makers & operators from the international aerial fire fighting community
  • Share real experiences with pilots at the sharp end of wildfire fighting
  • Discuss your AFF needs with leading AFF suppliers
  • Gain valuable insight into the latest AFF trends and emerging technologies

 

Speaker Programme - highlights

  • Opening Address - Legislation Concerning the Acquisition of Aircraft by the Colorado Firefighting Corps Senator Steve King, State Senator – District 7, State of Colorado, USA
  • The Next Generation – Australian Aerial Firefighting Operations Rob Rogers, Deputy Commissioner, NSW Rural Fire Service, Australia
  • Future of Military Support in Civilian Aerial Fire Fighting Operations Colonel Paul Hargrove, Director of Operations, California Air National Guard, USA
  • Air Resources Management & Coordination Jean-Michel Dumaz, RTD Projects Manager, Fire Fighter Officer, Innovative Cluster Risk Management, France
  • Satellite System for Rapid Location of Wildfires Carlton Pennypacker, Space Sciences Laboratory, UC Berkeley & William A. Derr, Special Agent in Charge, ,U.S. Forest Service, Retired, USA
  • Aerial Firefighting Systems & Operations Patricio I. Sanhueza, Chief of Fire Operations Department, Corporación Nacional Forestal – CONAF, Chile
 

Download full programme here

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For Sponsors & Exhibitors - why you should participate

This is an internationally acclaimed conference that provides you with a unique opportunity to showcase your products, services and technologies to the aerial firefighting community from around the world.

Tangent Link works hard to ensure the support of relevant organisations and agencies at our conferences and offer complimentary places to key senior officers, decision making and procurement personnel to ensure we deliver great events which successfully meet an organisations business needs.

This event presents an ideal showcase opportunity for companies with products & services including, but not limited to:

  • Fixed and rotary winged platforms
  • Communication products
  • Flight helmets
  • Night vision goggles & equipment
  • Inventory tracking and asset management
  • MRO & aviation ground support equipment
  • Fire suppression foams & gels
  • Bucket technologies
  • Navigation systems and equipment
  • Emergency response ISR
  • Aviation mission equipment
  • Spray systems
  • UAV's
  • Winches & hoists
Sacramento | 19th - 20th March 2014

 

Who you can meet

International AFF Pilots, experts & professionals from over 15 countries and leading AFF technology suppliers including:

  • CAL FIRE
  • US Forest Service
  • National Protection & Rescue Directorate of Croatia
  • California Air National Guard
  • LA County Fire Department
  • California Army National Guard
  • US Marine Corps
  • French Ministry of Interior
  • Bureau of Land Management, USA
  • Sacramento Metro Fire Service
  • Kern County Fire Department
  • Forestry Department, Republic of Cyprus
 

Key confirmed delegations include:

  • Ken Pimlott, Director, California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), USA
  • Senator Steve King, State Senator – District 7, State of Colorado, USA
  • Tom Harbour, National Director, Fire & Aviation Management, US Forest Service, USA
  • Rob Rogers, Deputy Commissioner, NSW Rural Fire Service, Australia
  • Mladen Vinković; Assistant National Chief Fire Commander, National Protection & Rescue Directorate, Croatia
  • Colonel Paul Hargrove; Director of Operations, California Air National Guard, USA
  • Patricio I. Sanhueza, Chief of Fire Operations Department, Corporación Nacional Foresta – CONAF, Chile
  • Leonardo Y. Escandar, Aircrafts Maintenance Officer, Corporación Nacional Foresta – CONAF, Chile
  • Frank Gladics, Former U.S. State Energy and Natural Resource Committee Staffer, USA
  • Michael Sagely, Senior Pilot & Safety Officer, Los Angeles County Fire Department, USA
  • Jean-Michel Dumaz, RTD Projects Manager, Fire Fighter Officer, Innovative Cluster Risk Management, France
  • Major Dan Anderson, State Aviation Operations Officer, California Army National Guard, USA
  • Lt Col Dana Gemmingen, Aviation Division, US Marine Corp, USA
  • Paul Bannister, Chief, Branch of Fire & Aviation, Bureau of Land Management, California State Office
  • William Sloan, National Aerial Supervision Program Manager, Fire & Aviation Management, US Forest Service
  • Ray Chaney, Battalion Chief Air Operations, CAL FIRE, USA
  • Thierry Laurent; Chef du Bureau des moyens aeriens - Ministry of Interior France, (Securitie Civile), France
  • Glenn Morrill; State Aviation Manager – Bureau of Land Management, California, USA
  • Bill Gabbert; Managing Editor for both Fireaviation.com and Wildfiretoday.com, USA
  • Don Brady; Deputy Fire Chief, Kern County Fire Department, California, USA
  • Heidi Dinkler; Battalion Chief, Kern County Fire Department, California, USA
  • Carl Powell; Firefighter, Sacramento Metro Fire Service, USA
  • Sean Aidukas; Helicopter Operations Specialist, US Forest Service/Fire & Aviation, USA
  • Robert Baird; Deputy Director; Ops, Aviation & Risk Management, US Forestry Service, USA
  • Paul Cooke; Director, Colorado Division of Fire Prevention & Control, USA
  • Stelios Kotzikas; Chief Pilot, Foresrtry Department - Republic of Cyprus, Cyprus
  • Agoston Restas; Associate Professor, National Univesirty of Public Service, Hungary
  • Hayden Biggs; Project Manager, National Aerial Firefighting Centre, Australia
  • Chief Dennis Brown; Fixed Wing Program Manager, CAL FIRE, USA
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FREE DELEGATE PLACES AVAILABLE FOR US MILITARY & GOVERNMENT - REGISTER NOW!

Complimentary places are strictly limited, so please download, complete & return a complimentary delegate booking form now. _________________________________________________________  

Sacramento | 19th - 20th March 2014
 
Sponsor, exhibit or send a delegate:
 

Sponsor

Tangent Link offers a range of sponsorship packages, all of which give your organisation the opportunity to reach your target market effectively. Our packages provide excellent benefits and represent good value for money whilst providing your company with the opportunity to build brand awareness, prestige and recognition with this influential audience.

Taking a sponsorship package provides your company with an association with Tangent Link - respected for high-quality, value-for-money events and unique connecting business services.

Sponsors of the event will have the opportunity for a speaking slot on the conference programme, a stand space at a prominent position in the exhibition hall, and an opportunity to be introduced to senior decision making VIPs during the event.

Participation in the static display & live demonstrations is also a possibility.

Exhibit

Taking an exhibition space at this conference is a very cost-effective way to market your products/services to a highly focused audience. Exhibition places are limited to ensure maximum marketing potential; you are therefore advised to reserve your place early as space will be allocated on a strictly first come first served basis.

Delegate

To simply attend as a delegate, please download, complete and return a delegate registration form. _________________________________________________________

FREE DELEGATE PLACES AVAILABLE FOR US MILITARY & GOVERNMENT - REGISTER NOW!

Complimentary places are strictly limited, so please download, complete & return a complimentary delegate booking form now. _________________________________________________________  

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To learn more how about how your company can participate in this event, please contact:

Rebecca Covey

Business Development Manager

Tel: +44 (0) 1628 550047

Email: rcovey@tangentlink.com

Sacramento | 19th - 20th March 2014
 

Venue

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McClellan Convention Centre

5411 Luce Avenue

North Highlands

CA 95652

United States of America

Conference & exhibition: General Sessions room        

Accommodation

The Lions Gate Hotel 

3410 Westover Street

North Highlands

CA 95652

United States of America  

Tangent Link are advising attendees to stay at the nearby Lions Gate Hotel, Sacramento. The organisers' room block has almost sold out - please email your accommodation requirements to Laura Hover at the Lions Gate Hotel who will be able to confirm your booking. Please contact Lauran Allen at Tangent Link if you experience any problems with booking your accommodation.

 

Sacramento | 19th - 20th March 2014
 

PLANNING YOUR VISIT

Travelling by Air

The closest airport to the Lions Gate Hotel is Sacramento International Airport and is approximately 20 minutes by road. The next closest airport is San Francisco International Airport and is 2 hours by road.

Travelling by Road (from Sacramento International Airport)

Car Hire: Please click here.

Taxi: All taxis are located in the ground transportation area adjacent to the baggage claim area. Cost: $3 flag drop, $2.50 for each additional mile. Rate to wait is $25 per hour. Round-trip between SMF and downtown Sacramento is $66.00. Seniors and military personnel are eligible for a 20% discount Reservations/Information: +1 916 444 0008

Complimentary Shuttle Service: The Lions Gate Hotel is providing a complimentary shuttle service to and from Sacramento International Airport. Please contact Lauran Allen at lallen@tangentlink.com for more information.

Visa Information

Before you travel to the USA, please check your visa requirements and make sure you have a valid visa if needed. In order to travel without a visa, you must have authorization through the Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) prior to boarding a U.S. bound air or sea carrier. ESTA is the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Customs and Border Protection's (CBP) automated web-based system to determine eligibility to travel without a visa to the United States for tourism or business. Visit the ESTA webpage here.

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McClellan Convention Centre

McClellan Convention Centre Floor Plan

Sacramento, California, USA

Lions Gate Google Map

EVENT INFORMATION

Venue

The Aerial Fire Fighting conference & exhibition will take place at the McClellan Convention Centre, Sacramento, California, USA. The venue details are as follows:

McClellan Convention Centre

5411 Luce Avenue

North Highlands

CA 95652, USA

Tel: +1 916 640 0834

Web: www.lionsgatehotel.com

Dates

Speaker rehearsals: 18th March

Exhibition set-up: 18th March

Conference & exhibition: 19th & 20th March

Evening function: 19th March

Static & Aerial demonstrations: 20th March

Exhibition break-down: 20th March

Conference registration

Conference registration will take place outside the General Sessions room from 0800hrs on the 19th March and 20th March. Tea and coffee will be available within the exhibition area of the General Sessions room. Please note that there will be no access to the conference area prior to conference registration. The conference will commence at 0900hrs on the 19th March and from 11:00 on the 20th March.

Dress Code

The dress code for the event is business suit. If applicable, uniform may be worn, which helps to promote networking and service recognition among delegates.

Static & Aerial demonstrations

Tangent Link are delighted to announce the Aerial Fire Fighting static display and aerial demonstrations will be taking place from 09:00 – 10:00 on the 20th March 2014. These demonstrations will take place at McClellan Airfield, a short five-minute journey from the Aerial Fire Fighting venue. Included within the conference and exhibition attendance fee, is complimentary access to both demonstrations. Tangent Link will be providing a complimentary return shuttle service which is scheduled to collect attendees from outside the McClellan Convention Centre at 08:30. The scheduled Aerial Fire Fighting 2014 conference will commence at 11:00, once the demonstrations have finished.

Evening function

The Aerial Fire Fighting 2014 evening function, sponsored by DynCorp International will be taking place in the evening of the 19th March at the Aerospace Museum of California. A complimentary return shuttle service will be available to collect from outside the Lions Gate Hotel at 19:30.

Speaker rehearsals

All conference speakers have been invited to attend the speakers briefing from 17:00 – 18:00 on the 18th March within the conference area of the McClellan Convention Centre. These rehearsals will be for conference speakers only.

Exhibition set-up and break-down

Exhibiting and sponsoring companies should arrive for exhibition set-up on the 18th March from 11:00 – 15:00. This will take place within the General Sessions room at the McClellan Convention Centre. Exhibitors will be able to break down their stands from 16:30 on the 20th March.

Sacramento | 19th - 20th March 2014
 

Delegate registration form

AFF14 Programme

 

PLEASE NOTE:

This page is updated on a regular basis, so please do call back for the latest information.  

Sacramento | 19th - 20th March 2014
 

For sponsorship, exhibition & delegate participation enquiries:  

Rebecca Covey

Business Development Manager

Tel: +44 (0) 1628 550047

Email: rcovey@tangentlink.com

 

For event operations & logistics:  

Lauran Allen

Operations Supervisor

Tel: +44 (0) 1628 550041

Email: lallen@tangentlink.com