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Meeting Announcements


The Board of Directors meets the 1st Thursday of each month via tele-conference starting at 9:00AM or as otherwise called by the President.


Unless otherwise noted below, the CFFCA General Membership meets on the 2nd Thursday of each month.  All business lunch meetings start promptly at 11:30AM.


NEXT CFFCA General Business Meeting

Mar 14th, 2019

Installation of
New CFFCA Officers

Special Presentation
Fire Chief Craig Haun
Leadership Award

Outgoing CFFCA
Officers' Awards


FFCA East Central
Regional Meeting


John Miller
Fire Chief
FFCA President
FFCA Staff
State Officials





(Meeting Location)

Hilton Orlando Altamonte

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Hilton - Orlando/
Altamonte Springs

350 Northlake Blvd, Altamonte Springs, FL 32701-5297
Tel: 407-830-1985
Fax: 407-331-2911 

Full service hot/cold lunch buffet $10pp including beverage, desert, tax and gratuity.

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U.S. Web Award

Golden Web Award 2003-04


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Current News and
Special Announcements

Florida Forestry Services
2019 Update Presentation

At the January 10th, 2019 CFFCA Business Meeting, District Chief Sean Gallagher presented the 2019 FFS Annual Update for the Orlando District, Fire Weather Forecast, and available FFS resources.
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FFS 2019 Update
FFS District Chief Sean Gallagher


Annual CFFCA Holiday Social and Corporate Partner Appreciation Luncheon was held at the Hilton - Altamonte Springs on December 20th, 2018.

Each corporate partner in attendance was presented with a special CFFCA logo ceramic tile recognizing their support and friendship over this past year.

Forty-two were in attendance to enjoy this annual fellowship gathering in honor and appreciation of our Corporate Partners... Unfortunately, it was a very severe weather day which caused several to cancel their attendance...

Please browse ALL PHOTOS on our Gallery Page...

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Corporate Partners 2018 Group

Dr. Sandy Shugart

Dr. Sandy Shugart - President Valencia College

The CFFCA membership welcomed Dr. Shugart to the podium at its November  8th business lunch meeting held at the Hilton - Orlando/Altamonte Springs.

Dr. Shugart [pictured above on left with CFFCA President Jim White] provided a very informative update on Valencia College, its vision, and future master plan improvements that will support the Central Florida Fire Rescue agencies.

September 13th, 2018

Ragan Day

The CFFCA business meeting held on Septemeber 13th, 2018 was dedicated in honor of Retiring CFFCA Chaplain Ragan Vandegriff after serving over 40+ years. Special presentations were given from CFFCA, First Baptist Orlando, Southeastern Association of Fire Chiefs, Florida Fire Chiefs' Association, Orlando Fire Department, Greater Orlando Aviation Authority, Reedy Creek Improvement District, Orange County Fire Rescue Department, and the Orange County Sheriff's Office.

Very special visual presentations were shown hroughout the program consisting of slide show, videos, Sheriff Deming's Message, water salute, and OFD radio tone out of all stations.

Over 83 friends, associates and colleagues were in attendance to recognize Ragan and wish him well as he emarked on retirement and relocation to their north GA home.

A very SPECIAL THANKS to the following nine [9] Corporate Partners who helped sponsor this celebration: Quick Med Claims, Ten 8, Bennett Fire Products, FireRescue1 Academy, Vista Brakes, Sutphen, Municipal Equipment Company, Fisher Safety, and Star & Shield.

Photos will be available soon on our Gallery Page...

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Ragan Day 2018

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Photo Presentation  LINK

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2018 CFFCA Retiree Group Photo
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CFFCA Retiree Group 2018
The above photo proudly represents over 311 years of career service

Please visit our Gallery to see additional photos....

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Valencia College SPS-FRI Advertisement
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CONGRATS are in Order

Jeff Buchannan - Oviedo Fire Chief 2019
Jeff Buchannan
Fire Chief - Oviedo FR
Appointed Fire Chief
February 1, 2019

Lars White - Fire Chief Retired Oviedo FR 2019
Lars White
Fire Chief - Oviedo FR
January 31, 2019
35 Years Career Service

 Fire Chief Will Watts - Maitland FR 2019
Will Watts
Fire Chief - Maitland FR
Appointed Fire Chief
January 5, 2019

Chief Kim Neisler - MFRD Retired
Kimberly Neisler
Fire Chief - Maitland FR
January 4, 2019
36 Years Career Service

Otto Drozd, III
Fire Chief - OCFR
Elected as
IAFC 2nd Vice President
August 2018

John Miller
Fire Chief - Ocoee FD
Elected as
President FFCA
July 2018

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   Michael Johansmeyer - Seminole County FD
  Michael Johansmeyer
 Assistant Chief
Seminole County FD

2018 Award Recipient
Fire Chief Craig E. Haun
Leadership Award

Truss Marking Follow-Up Report

Light-Weight Truss Roundtable
February 25, 2010

IRC Residential Sprinkler
Discussion Guide

IRC Residential Sprinkler PowerPoint Presentation

Chief Bugles

Click on FDNY343 as a LINK to the local located in the Villages,FL.

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Red Sky
We shall never forget...

Safe Haven Logo

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CFFCA is a supporting partner of  Safe Haven for Newborns. Public awareness signs with the above LOGO have been installed on all participating fire station facilities throughout the Central Florida area of Orange, Seminole, Osceola, and Lake Counties.