Affiliate Leadership Training Summit/Human Relations Conference

January 9-12, 2022 • Lake Buena Vista, FL

Please review the IAFF COVID-19 Guidance for In-Person Events and FAQs prior to your arrival in Orlando.

We are actively monitoring the health statistics out of Orlando and surrounding areas and continue to make adjustments to ensure that this event is as safe as possible. Over the past two years, we have all modified our work and personal lives in response to COVID-19 and its latest variant, Omicron. Senior staff, including our Health and Safety Division, the IAFF COVID Team, as well as our Events Planning Division, are working tirelessly to make the 2022 ALTS/HRC meaningful and enjoyable, while also doing everything in our power to create a safe environment in which you can continue to hone your union leadership skills.

Ultimately, the choice to travel and attend this event is a personal one. If you elect not to come, we will, of course, respect that decision and will work with you to refund your registration fee, apply it to a future IAFF event or donate it to the IAFF Foundation at your discretion.

The work of the IAFF is critical to the lives of our members. The ALTS/HRC event will set us up for future success in service to members across our two countries. I am excited to continue this work in Orlando. We must all acknowledge and respect the marked difference between the important work that will take place at ALTS/HRC and the ancillary social gatherings that take place at such events. Widely circulated reports indicate that people are less likely to adhere to mask and distancing protocols during group social events.

Out of an abundance of caution, our conference format will reflect the need for increased preparation and caution. As such, the IAFF will not be hosting the evening reception that was scheduled for Monday, January 10. I will be asking each of our District Vice Presidents to follow this lead and cancel any large social events they may have scheduled. Eliminating these events is a smart way to keep us all safe.
The location for our conference is a recognized world-class resort whose primary mission is to keep its guests safe. We have fully reviewed and will continue to monitor COVID protocols. We will be strictly adhering to the property’s requirements and will be taking additional steps to enhance your safety:

• It is strongly suggested that you secure and provide proof of a negative COVID test (dated no later than 72 hours prior to your arrival) for presentation at registration. All attendees will be required to medically self-certify as part of their conference registration.
• Masks are required when inside all public spaces.
• It was our option to require masks inside the conference training space, and we have made the decision to do so for all attendees. Masks are mandatory.
• We have urged the resort to provide a larger room for our General Session and it has agreed. The General Session will now be held in a space nearly twice as large as what had originally been planned, which will allow for increased distancing.
• No standing will be allowed in any of the session rooms.
• Food offerings for breakfast and lunch will be more “take and go” and we have secured outdoor space for meal breaks.
• At our request, the hotel has agreed to place additional sanitizing stations throughout the conference space.
• IAFF COVID Team members will have a dedicated location at the conference and will be monitoring compliance with all established protocols, and will also be available to answer any questions.
• The IAFF has made arrangements to assist all Canadian attendees with the testing requirements for re-entry into Canada.
• IAFF COVID-19 Guidance for In-Person Events will be distributed to you prior to the conference.

As fire fighters and EMS professionals, we have been dealing with the pandemic for nearly two years. We have done this by being reasonable, understanding our obligations to each other and by getting our work done. Let’s continue the important work of the IAFF in as safe a fashion as possible.

The IAFF has consistently urged the following of all our brothers and sisters:
• You should be fully vaccinated (including booster) to reduce the risks of transmission.
• Stay home if you are experiencing any signs of illness, whether COVID related or not.
• Be vigilant in your masking, hand sanitizing and social distancing practices from your departure point to your arrival in Florida and during your attendance at the event.

Our work has never been more critical, and the 2022 ALTS/HRC will help provide the tools we all need to serve the 326,000 IAFF members and their families.

The IAFF will follow the COVID guidelines and requirements of the jurisdiction and properties where events are held. Please review the IAFF COVID-19 Guidance for In-Person Events and FAQs prior to your arrival in Orlando.

The Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotel requires all attendees (ages two and up) wear face coverings while in their hotels and conference spaces for the health and safety of all attendees, regardless of your vaccinated status. For more information about their mask policy can be found here.

The IAFF recommends all members practice hand-hygiene during the event and be fully vaccinated prior to attending any IAFF event.


8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.DFSR Training
3:00–5:00 p.m.Badge Pick-Up/Onsite Registration for Pre-Conference WorkshopsRegistration Booth


7:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.Badge Pick-Up/Late Onsite Registration for Pre-Conference Workshops
Badge Pick-Up & Onsite Registration for ALTS/HRC Workshops
Registration Booth
7:15 a.m.Transportation to FIRE OPS 101 Train-the-Trainer (offsite)
8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.Exhibit Set-Up/Install
8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.DFSR Training
Pre-Conference Workshops:
8:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.FIRE OPS 101: Train-the-TrainerOffsite
8:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.Human Relations Case Studies and Best Practices
8:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.Mentoring the Next Generation of Leadership
8:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.Engaging Media: Promote Your Brand and Manage Crisis
8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.Fit to Thrive (F2T) Program Implementation
8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m.IAFF Resiliency Training: How to Bend, Not Break
1:00–5:00 p.m.Exhibit Hall Open


6:30 a.m.IAFF Recovery Meeting*
7:00–8:30 a.m.Breakfast
7:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.Badge Pick-Up/Onsite Registration for ALTS/HRC Workshops.
Registration is closed at 12:00 p.m.
Registration Booth
8:00–9:15 a.m. &
11:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
Exhibit Hall Open
9:30–11:30 a.m.General Session
11:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m.Lunch
1:00–3:00 p.m.Workshop Session One Breakouts
3:00–3:30 p.m.Break
3:30–4:30 p.m.Information Sessions
4:45–6:00 p.m.IAFF Behavioral Health Support Group**


6:30 a.m.IAFF Recovery Meeting*
7:00–8:00 a.m.Breakfast
8:00–10:00 a.m.Workshop Session Two Breakouts
8:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.Exhibit Hall Open/Followed by Breakdown
10:00–10:30 a.m.Break
10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.Workshop Session Three Breakouts
12:30–2:00 p.m.Lunch
2:00–4:00 p.m.Workshop Session Four Breakouts
4:15–5:30 p.m.IAFF Behavioral Health Support Group**


6:30 a.m.IAFF Recovery Meeting*
7:00–8:00 a.m.Breakfast
8:00–10:00 a.m.Workshop Session Five Breakouts
10:00–10:30 a.m.Break
10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.Workshop Session Six Breakouts

*IAFF Recovery Meeting
The IAFF Recovery Meeting is for any IAFF member coping with or in recovery from an alcohol or substance abuse problem. Formerly known as Friends of Bill, this peer-led meeting is intended to provide a supportive space for individuals to share their experience with other brothers and sisters interested in addiction recovery.

**IAFF Behavioral Health Support Group
The IAFF Behavioral Health Support Group is for IAFF members who may be coping with or in recovery from behavioral health challenges, including post-traumatic stress, depression, anxiety, sleep problems or challenging life stressors. This is NOT an information session on IAFF behavioral health programming, but is a safe space designed for members who would like to share their personal experience or give support to others. The group will be co-facilitated by a licensed mental health clinician and a seasoned IAFF peer support instructor. Discussion may explore signs and symptoms of emotional distress, how to cope with stigma, how to build resilience through self-care and options for receiving help.


Engaging Media: Promote Your Brand and Manage Crisis
8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

NEW Engaging the media is an important component to controlling the narrative and how your members are accepted in the community. From social media posts to writing press releases to on-air interviews, what you say to the media can be the key to success for your members. In this course, affiliate leaders will learn how to use the media to promote your local’s agenda and to prepare and manage crisis situations involving the media and your members. Students will learn tactics to tell the media what you want them to know about issues affecting your local.

FIRE OPS 101 (Train-the-Trainer) 
8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | Offsite
Transportation at 7:15 a.m. & 7:30 a.m.

FIRE OPS is a unique event that teaches elected officials and community leaders about the risks and challenges involved in firefighting by exposing them to real fire ground scenarios. At FIRE OPS 101, participants suit up in protective gear, feel the heat of live fires, rescue victims and perform other duties that first responders do on the job. A FIRE OPS 101 event is one of the most effective ways an IAFF local can build relationships with elected officials, the media and management. This pre-conference event will teach you how to prepare for and run a successful and effective FIRE OPS 101 event in your community.
(Note: No PPE required.)

Human Relations Case Studies and Best Practices
8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

UPDATED IAFF locals can be challenged by a wide range of human relations issues. This panel will review three locals’ human relations efforts over the past year, from what problems existed to how the locals identified key resources and actions to address these problems and will also explore lessons learned and best practices in dealing with an affiliate’s human relations challenges.

IAFF Resiliency Training: How to Bend, Not Break
8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

NEW IAFF Resiliency Training is a one-day classroom program delivered by IAFF master peer support instructors. This training experience is intended to foster individual and organizational resiliency through personal assessment, practical skill-building, breakout exercises and action planning. Affiliate leaders will gain an essential foundation for personal resiliency on and off the job.

Mentoring the Next Generation of Leadership
8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Thorough, planned training with gradually increasing responsibility is crucial to the development of new generations of union leadership. An effective mentorship program is also essential to the retention of new members, which includes a more diverse membership. This workshop will explore a variety of approaches and elements of an effective mentoring program to build the next generation of union leadership candidates.


3:30-4:30 p.m.

Advertising Basics

UPDATED Understand the basics of different advertising venues like newspapers, radio, television, billboards and the growing world of digital advertising. Discuss the basic requirements to purchase Facebook, Google and other online ads.

COVID-19 Legal Q&A

NEW The legal landscape regarding COVID-19 workplace issues has been changing constantly since the pandemic began. This information session will discuss the latest decisions and legal developments relating to COVID-19 vaccine mandates, quarantine requirements and other hot topics.

Directors & Officers Liability Insurance/Labor Organization Bond

UPDATED What happens when your officers make poor decisions? Is there coverage for wrongful management? What happens when cash goes missing or an employee steals from your checking account – is your affiliate adequately covered? See how the Directors and Officers Liability Insurance and the Labor Organization Fidelity Bond can help protect your local from these claims.

Human Relations Special Topics

NEW Small-group forums to discuss important issues affecting these demographics: veterans, disabled, hispanic and Black/African American.

Human Relations Technical Assistance

One of the key roles of the IAFF’s Elected Human Relations Committee (EHRC) is to provide technical assistance to affiliates facing human relations issues. In this session, learn more about this process in an informal discussion with EHRC members.


An informal Q&A discussion of human relations issues facing our lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) union members – and their affiliates, led by members of the IAFF’s Elected Human Relations Committee.

Per Capita Forum With General Secretary-Treasurer Frank Líma

NEW Your dues are your investment in your union. General Secretary-Treasurer Frank Líma is committed to providing clarity and transparency on how that investment is used. This session will help state, provincial, federal and private sector local leaders better understand how and where your dues investment is allocated in the IAFF budget.

Pregnancy/Woman’s Issues

As our workforce diversifies, more women join our ranks – and our union. This information session will discuss some key issues and challenges of building an inclusive workforce and welcoming women to your affiliate.

Public Safety Officer Benefits (PSOB): What are These Benefits and Who Gets Them?

UPDATED The Public Safety Officers Benefits (PSOB) are death benefits for fire fighters and law enforcement officers that died in the line-of-duty (emergency or non-emergency) from a traumatic injury. Learn about the various components of the legislation, who can receive these benefits, and the process to secure these benefits for our fallen brothers and sisters.

Roadmap to Retirement Readiness

UPDATED This session will help attendees understand the financial challenges of retirement for fire fighters and explore supplemental lifetime income options. Topics will cover identifying your retirement income stream, reviewing impacts of inflation on retirement, assessing your retirement income gap, understanding how poor market performance may impact your retirement and considering supplemental lifetime income options to generate guaranteed protection and lifetime income.

Social Media Basics

Have you avoided getting online? Need the basics but are too embarrassed to ask? This session will provide the ABCs of how to get started in the social media world.

Story Maps: Using Technology to Tell a Better Story

An innovative approach to effect change, influence opinion and create awareness. Present your GIS report to stakeholders using state-of-the-art map comparisons of current and recommended staffing levels, response capabilities and assembly of effective response force. From integrating a new service into your department to showing decision makers where improvements to response must be made, story maps are the tool that will tell your story.

Using IAFF Toolkits

UPDATED Build a strong education campaign or community outreach plan for your local with online toolkits from the IAFF. Our toolkits are a great resource for educating elected officials, decision-makers, the media, the public and even your own members on issues affecting your union. Toolkits also give you the messaging tools to promote public safety and raise your members’ profile in the community. Learn more about the comprehensive resources and materials available to you.

Workplace Protections for LGBTQ Members

NEW On June 15, 2020, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a landmark decision holding, for the first time, that under federal law employment discrimination on the basis of sex includes a prohibition on discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. This info session is intended to be an open and interactive discussion of how this decision may impact our work environment.


Session 1, January 10, 1:00-3:00 p.m.


Session 2, January 11, 8:00-10:00 a.m.

Session 3, January 11, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Session 4, January 11, 2:00-4:00 p.m.


Session 5, January 12, 8:00-10:00 a.m.

Session 6, January 12, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.








Sessions 1-6, January 10-12
This workshop track has been reviewed and approved for potential college credit by Purdue University Global, our partner in education. Selecting this track of workshops will automatically enroll you in the six workshops listed below.






Sessions 1-6, January 10-12
This workshop track has been reviewed and approved for potential college credit by Purdue University Global, our partner in education. Selecting this track of workshops will automatically enroll you in the six workshops listed below.

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Exhibitor Information

Booth Information

Exhibit space is a 10’ x 10’ area complete with a sign bearing the exhibitor’s name, a table, two chairs and a waste basket. For additional items, please contact the hotel directly. A list of Dolphin Resort contacts are below:

Internet info:
XPODIGITAL Internet Orders
Attention: Account Executive
Phone: (407) 934-5108
Fax: (407) 641-8920
Email: [email protected]

Food and Beverage:
Main website:

Sydney Vanderlaan, Sales Coordinator, Catering
Phone: (407) 934-1884
Email: [email protected]

Erica Yerton, Senior Event Manager
O: (407) 934-1390
C: (321) 388-7871
Email: [email protected]

Audio Visual:
Ethan Scoggins
[email protected]
(407) 939-5794

For shipping and receiving or onsite printing, please contact the 11th Hour Business Center at (407) 934-4259 or [email protected].

11th Hour Business Center is available for the receipt, holding and delivery of packages to guests in rooms, meeting spaces and the exhibit halls. Convention and meeting materials should be identified with:

  • Guest Name
  • Arrival Date

All packages will be weighed upon arrival and handling charges will be assessed when they are delivered to the guest. Convention and meeting materials should be identified as follows:

Packages shipped to the Walt Disney World Dolphin Hotel:

Attn.: (Guest Name, IAFF ALTS/HRC, Arrival Date)
WDW Dolphin Hotel
1500 Epcot Resorts Blvd.
Lake Buena Vista, Florida 32830
Phone Number of Guest

Location and Hours

Walt Disney World Dolphin Resort

Set-Up Hours:

Sunday, January 98:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

Exhibit Hours:

Sunday, January 91:00–5:00 p.m
Monday, January 108:00–9:15 a.m.
Closed for General Session: 9:15–11:30 a.m.
11:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
Tuesday, January 117:30 a.m.–2:00 p.m. (followed by breakdown)

Exhibiting Sponsors

IAFF Financial Corporation

The IAFF Financial Corporation (IAFF-FC) works with the best financial services organizations to build and develop programs to help save you and your members money and protect your financial future. From saving on car insurance to planning your retirement and everything in between, the IAFF-FC is there every step of the way. The resources generated from these programs go back to the IAFF to support additional programs and services.


Firefighters First Credit Union exclusively serves career fire fighters and their families with nationwide, full-service banking. For 86 years we’ve improved the lives of our fire family by delivering exceptional products and legendary service. Additionally, we offer insurance coverage, financial planning, trust services and business banking to help members manage, grow and protect their wealth. With assets of over $2 billion, we currently serve over 800 fire departments and over 55,000 members.

Baystate Financial

For over a century Baystate Financial has thoughtfully guided generations of clients along their own path to financial security and helped them to protect what matters most. We pride ourselves on who we are because of our robust financial planning services, our full range of investment management tools, and our variety of risk management strategies to help our clients make informed decisions and reach their goals.

We realize that no two clients are alike, even though they may share similar concerns. That is exactly why we take the time to learn who you are, what’s important to you, and what you want to accomplish with your wealth-for yourself and future generations.

FirstNet Built with AT&T

Being first matters. That’s why FirstNet, Built with AT&T is here. FirstNet is the only network built with and for first responders – when and where you need it most. We are accountable for keeping your lines of communication open with dedicated mission critical solutions to modernize public safety. FirstNet is designed to fit your unique and evolving communications needs and the needs of those working to support your vital efforts.


As the IAFF Financial Corporation’s (IAFF-FC) premier and exclusive retirement plan provider, Nationwide serves IAFF members by helping them prepare for and live in retirement. Nationwide, an American company, has been administering public sector retirement plans for over 48 years and it has a longstanding relationship with the IAFF. Nationwide offers competitive products and services along with industry expertise, salaried retirement specialists and educational tools that IAFF members need to maximize retirement assets.

Security Benefit

Security Benefit, established in 1892, offers innovative saving solutions to help you align your retirement assets with your aspirations. The IAFF Financial Corporation partners with Security Benefit to offer Responders First®, which protects assets from market volatility and offers index-linked accumulation potential too. For more than 50 years, Security Benefit’s focus has been on helping Americans from coast to coast to and through retirement®. In addition to our affinity relationship with the IAFF-FC, we also partner with NEA Member Benefits and the Association of School Business Officials. For information, contact John Piper at [email protected].

CrossCountry Mortgage

Through our dedication to getting it done, we make every mortgage feel like a win. We are dedicated to making the mortgage process easy, stress-free and rewarding. We offer a broad portfolio of loan programs for purchases, refinances and renovations. As the official mortgage partner of the IAFF-FC, count on CrossCountry Mortgage for answers and advice, plus exclusive savings and options available only to IAFF members and their families.


Welcome Reception Sponsor – Intercontinental Real Estate Corporation is an SEC-registered investment adviser with decades-long experience in real estate investment, finance, development, construction management and asset management. Since 1959, Intercontinental and its affiliates have managed, developed or owned over $14 billion in real estate property. Today, Intercontinental manages a portfolio of $10 billion for its clients. The Intercontinental portfolio is diversified both by robust property mix and by geography. Fund strategies actively seek opportunities to invest in both Core and Core-Plus properties, as well as in Value-Add development projects.


Welcome Reception Sponsor – Schroders is a world-class asset manager with a unique 215-year family-ownership history and a pioneering investment philosophy. We manage over $967.5 billion and through a global network of over 37 locations we aim to assist retail, institutional investors and Defined Contribution plans solve for a range of outcomes with excellence in traditional equity and fixed income, sustainability & impact, as well as distinctive illiquid investments such as private equity, private debt, real estate, and infrastructure. Global heritage. Advanced thinking. Differentiated alpha. That’s Schroders.


Hexagon Digital Wave

At Hexagon Digital Wave, we strive to empower first responders through safety innovation. Our Phoenix program non-destructively tests SCBA cylinders, giving these cylinders an additional 15 years of usable life from the date of manufacturing. Fire departments utilizing life extension services have confidence in knowing their cylinders were tested with the safest DOT-approved technology, modal acoustic emission. By life extending SCBA bottles, fire departments can also refocus their time, energy, and money on other key functions of firefighting that need continual attention. Life extension provides the highest safety standards at a fraction of the cost of new cylinders, a winning combination that greatly benefits first responders and the communities they save!


Hidrent connects off-duty fire fighters with local homeowners and businesses looking for temporary help. From cleaning gutters and hanging fixtures to installing smoke detectors, hauling debris and moving furniture, we’re the only task-based company focused exclusively on helping fire fighters like you earn money on your days off. Just download the free Hidrent Pro app and accept local jobs based on skill, availability and interest. Work when you want, no bid fees.


The International Fire Service Training Association is an organization of fire service personnel who are dedicated to upgrading firefighting techniques and safety through training. Our mission is to identify areas of need for training materials and foster the development of training materials for the fire service.

Liberty Art Works

Liberty Art Works is an IAFF fire fighter owned-and-operated company with over 35 years of experience creating unsurpassed bronze sculptures and monuments to honor the Bravest and Finest. We are a proud affiliate of the IAFF and offer specific IAFF options for members. We are driven to personally deliver excellence in every piece we create. There is never an up-charge for engraving as it is included with all our awards. All items are cast in bronze, hand finished, and we use only top choice solid walnut for plaques and bases. Craftsmanship that is still Made In the USA.

Liberty Mutual

Liberty Mutual Insurance is proud to partner with the IAFF Financial Corporation to provide auto and home insurance benefits to members. Stop by our booth to learn more!

Mastagni Holstedt

Representing public safety throughout California for over 45 years, the law firm of Mastagni Holstedt, APC maintains an extensive practice on behalf of California public safety employees in matters ranging from internal discipline to defense of criminal charges. Our employment and labor law attorneys also represent unions in collective bargaining and help individual workers with employee issues such as wage and house claims, disability and retirement and workers’ compensation and our civil litigation team effectively litigates personal injury, wrongful terminations and break of contracts. The firm received the Martindale Hubbell AV Preeminent peer rated for Highest Level of Professional Excellence and the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers, along with Super Lawyer nominations.

National Diagnostic Services

National Diagnostic Services of New York (NDS of NY) is a fully accredited diagnostic company. NDS delivers accessible onsite health events to members of the IAFF identifying actionable pathologies, early stage cardiovascular disease and cancer. We strive to prevent potential large-scale serious health crises and improve individual quality of life. In the last three years, we have successfully deployed these mobile diagnostic services throughout the IAFF locals and union halls in the United States.

Oregon State Fire Fighters Council

The Oregon State Fire Fighters Council works tirelessly on behalf of the many IAFF fire fighters in the state of Oregon. Our decal program helps provide funds to fight the seemingly never-ending legislative battles our members face. Our products are U.S./union made and we use all the proceeds to fund our efforts. We are your $1 sticker people.

Purdue Global

Purdue University Global delivers personalized online education tailored to the unique needs of adults who have work or life experience beyond the classroom, enabling them to develop essential academic and professional skills with the support and flexibility they need to achieve their career goals. It offers personalized paths for students to earn an associate, bachelor’s, master’s or doctoral degree, based on their work experience, desired pace, military service, previous college credits and other considerations — no matter where they are in their life journey. Purdue Global is a nonprofit, public university accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. It is affiliated with Purdue University’s flagship institution, a highly ranked public research university located in West Lafayette, Indiana. Purdue University also operates regional campuses in Fort Wayne and Northwest Indiana, as well as serving science, engineering and technology students at the Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) campus.

Washington National Insurance Company

Providing supplemental benefits since 1911 to American workers, giving them options to protect their families and finances from the impact of unexpected critical illnesses, injuries and loss of life. The best part is you get all of your money back if you stay healthy and don’t need the coverage through a feature called premium return — a true win-win!

RCS Union Software

For nearly 30 years, RCS Union Software has focused on one mission: Make the jobs of local union officers more efficient. We do this by providing user-friendly, Cloud-based software and financial service solutions that will save your union time and money. Our software automates the preparation of your annual LM and 990 filings, streamlines your day-to-day financial and payroll processes, maximizes your success in grievances and houses all your membership info in a user-friendly database. RCS Union Software is your one-stop software shop for managing your local. Unions are ALL we do!


IAFF members have collected critical funds – one dollar at a time – as part of the Fill the Boot program for MDA. The partnership began in 1954 when the IAFF signed a proclamation designating MDA its charity of choice and vowing to continue raising awareness and funds until cures are found. To date, over 300,000 fire fighters nationwide have raised more than $679 million over nearly seven decades. MDA works together with the IAFF to advance care, accelerate research and advocacy, and unite the community in support of people living with muscular dystrophy, ALS, and related neuromuscular diseases.

Hotel Information

Walt Disney World Dolphin Resort
1500 Epcot Resorts Blvd
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830
Room rate – $229/night* single occupancy, run of house
*Not including tax or $20/night resort fee.

SOLD OUT – Please see overflow hotel options below.

Overflow Hotels

Fairfield Inn
8615 Vineland Avenue
Orlando, Florida
$199 a night + 12.5% tax

SpringHill Suites
8601 Vineland Avenue
Orlando, Florida
$209 a night + 12.5%

Both properties offer complimentary shuttle service to the Walt Disney World Dolphin Resort and complimentary hot breakfast.

To reserve your room, go to  or call 888-789-3090.

Special Disney Tickets for Convention attendees:
To purchase specially priced Disney Meeting/Convention Theme Park tickets, please call (407) 566-5600 or click here. Tickets are valid seven days pre, during and seven days post-meeting dates. Please note the cut-off date for advance purchase savings is January 5, 2022.


Air Canada
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