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1 Fireman’s Association of the State of Pennsylvania 2009 Convention September 23-26, 2009 King of Prussia, Pennsylvania

2 Wednesday, September 23, :30 AMGolf Tournament w/ 12:30 PM start Spring Hollow Golf Club 3:00 PMRegistration Opens 7:00PMCommittee Meetings – Crowne Plaza Hotel 8:00PMExecutive Board Meeting – Crowne Plaza Hotel Thursday September 24, :00 AMRegistration Opens - Crowne Plaza Hotel 9:00 AMConvention Opening Ceremonies - Crowne Plaza Hotel 10:00AMGeneral Session meeting 11:00AMBusiness Session 11:30AMLunch (on your own) 1:00PMMemorial Service 2:30PMNomination of Officers 2:30PMKeynote Speaker – B/C John Salka, FDNY 3:15PMFire Prevention Speaker – “obie the Fireman” 4:00PMAwards Presentation – Individual & Group Performance Awards 4:30PMBusiness Session & Nomination 5:30PMGoosenecker meeting - Convention meeting room 6:00PMAuxiliary Dinner – Crowne Plaza Hotel 6:30PMGoosenecker’s Parade 7:00PMGoosenecker’s Dinner – King of Prussia FC Social Hall FOR MORE INFO go to and click on the 2009 convention tab !www.kpvfc.com CONVENTION SCHEDULE - TENTATIVE Friday, September 25, :00 AMRegistration Opens - Crowne Plaza Hotel 9:00 AMGeneral Session meeting - Crowne Plaza Hotel 10:00AMAuxiliary meeting - Crowne Plaza Hotel 10:30 AMAwards Presentation – Scholarships Awards 11:00AMKeynote Speaker – J. Gordon Routley 12:00 NoonLunch (on your own) 12:00 Noon to 7 PMExhibits Open EXHIBITORS WILL BE PROVIDING INFORMATION ON PRODUCTS AND SERVICES CRITICAL TO PROVIDING YOUR SERVICES. VISIT AND CHAT WITH THEM FROM NOON TO 7PM ON FRIDAY. REFRESHMENTS PROVIDED AT NO CHARGE. 1:00PMGeneral Session meeting – Crowne Plaza Hotel 2:00PMAwards Presentation – Fire Prevention/Education Awards 3:00PMInstallation of Officers 3:15PMAwards Presentation – Remaining Awards 5:00PMExecutive Board meeting 7:00 PMPresident’s Dinner – Crowne Plaza Hotel 7:30 PM – 11 PMOpen House at King of Prussia Fire Co. Allendale Rd. Station Saturday, September 26, :30 AM – 11 AMParade Registration 7:30 AM – NoonJudging Performed by Eastern States Judges Association Apparatus judging will be completed by noon. Judges will be in the line of march to monitor performance 12:00PMParade Starts Awards Presentation (2 hours after conclusion of parade)

3 HOTELS Headquarters Hotel Crowne Plaza - Valley Forge 260 Mall Blvd, King of Prussia, PA $124 per night plus taxes Additional Hotels Best Western Hotel King of Prussia Gulph Road & Rt. 202, King of Prussia, PA $115 per night plus taxes Sleep Inn 440 American Avenue, King of Prussia, PA $112 per night plus taxes Dolce Hotel 301 West DeKalb Pike King of Prussia, Pa $129 single or double Hampton Inn Plymouth Meeting 2055 Chemical Road, Plymouth Meeting, PA $129 single or double Comfort Inn Valley Forge 550 W. DeKalb Pike, King of Prussia, PA $99 and $149 Holiday Inn Express 260 North Gulph Road, King of Prussia, PA $119 per night plus taxes Park Ridge at Valley Forge 480 North Gulph Road, King of Prussia, PA $109 per night plus taxes Reservations will be made by visiting the Valley Forge Convention and Visitors Bureau website and clicking on the web link established for the 2009 State Firefighters Convention reservations. NOTE: HOTEL RESERVATIONS WILL NOT BE TAKEN DIRECT AND MUST BE MADE THROUGH VALLEY FORGE VISITORS AND CONVENTION CENTER WEBSITE AFTER OCTOBER 15, 2008 REFER TO LINK ON KING OF PRUSSIA FIRE CO. WEBSITE and click on the 2009 convention tab!

4 FOR MORE INFO go to and click on the 2009 convention tab!www.kpvfc.com Name ___________________________________________________ LastFirstInitial Address ___________________________________________________ City ________________________________State ______ ZIP _______ Home Phone __________________ Work Phone ___________________ _ _________________________________ Fire Company/Department/Organization:____________________________ City/Town ____________________________________________________ Check One: _____ F.A.S.P. Member _____ F.A.S.P. Officer _____ F.A.S.P. Auxiliary _____ F.A.S.P. Committee Member Registration Fee: Advance Registration = $3 per person Registration at Convention = $6 per person Make Checks payable to 2009 FASP Convention Send registration form and check to:2009 FASP Convention KPVFC P.O. Box King of Prussia, PA CONVENTION REGISTRATION

5 THURSDAY 2:30 PM – KEYNOTE PRESENTATION - Crowne Plaza Hotel Ballroom “Fire Service Leadership” John Salka, B/C FDNY Nationally recognized fire service leadership speaker, John Salka will provide his views of fire service leadership in today’s emergency services. THURSDAY 3:15 PM – Fire Safety Presentation- Crowne Plaza Hotel Ballroom “Obie The Fireman” Dennis Ober Fireman Ober uses a clown costume to present fire safety information to promote prevention starts in the home. FRIDAY 9 AM – KPVFD Allendale Road Station Training Center (main station above apparatus floor) “NIMS Certification Course” James Gallagher, A/C King of Prussia Volunteer Fire Co. Need the basic NIMS class??? – here’s your chance FRIDAY 9 AM - KPVFC Allendale Road Station Social Room “Recruitment & Retention for Emergency Services Workshop” Chuck Van Natter, VFIS Education Specialist The Fire Service continues to lose firefighters, - Why? This session will review the USFA report on recruitment and retention and offer thoughts on building your team. FRIDAY 11 AM - KPVFD Allendale Road Station Training Center (main station above apparatus floor) “Grant Writing” Kevin Foote, Regional Manager, Cornerstone Administrative Services This session will review grant writing techniques from government, corporate and foundation sources. Learn where to get funds and how to get them. FRIDAY 11 AM KPVFC Allendale Road Station Social Room “Highway Safety for First Responders” Steve Austin, Responder Safety Institute & Alan Baldwin, PA Turnpike Commission Do you know what to do if your company officer orders you to "Get the traffic" at an incident scene. Traffic control is not just for Fire Police any more. The safety of all responders at roadway incidents depends on responders knowing the proper methods to control traffic. Chief Allen Baldwin Incident Manager of the PA Turnpike is the instructor. This is a tested course and includes an outdoor session. A Flagger Certificate will be issued to all who successfully complete the course. Course is open to all members of the fire service, law enforcement, EMS, towing and recovery and DOT personnel. FRIDAY 1 PM – KEYNOTE PRESENTATION – Crowne Plaza Hotel Ballroom “Why Looking Backwards Keeps Us from Moving Forward” J. Gordon Routley, Lead Investigator Charleston SC Sofa Works Fire The Fire Service continues to lose firefighters, - Why? Join Gordon as he discusses the struggle between progress and tradition in the fire service which defines why looking backward keeps us from moving forward. FRIDAY All Day – Crowne Plaza Convention Hall Reception area “Distance Education for the Fire Service” Hands on Demonstrations - Kyle Kachele, Target Safety VISIT THE “LEARNING CENTER” NOON-7PM – OVER 60 EXHIBITS CROWNE PLAZA CONVENTION CENTER Fireman’s Association of the State of Pennsylvania 2009 Convention Training THE MOST EXTENSIVE FASP CONVENTION TRAINING IN DECADES!

6 FOR MORE INFO go to and click on the 2009 convention tab!www.kpvfc.com PARADE ROUTE

7 1. Best appearing Fire Company in uniform with not less than thirty-five (35) members marching with music of not less than ten (10) musicians of any type: 1st Prize - $1,000 and trophy 2nd Prize - $500 and trophy. 2. Best appearing Fire Company in uniform, with less than thirty-five (35) members marching, with music of not less than ten (10) musicians of any type 1st Prize - $600 and trophy 2nd Prize - $400 and trophy 3rd Prize - $200 and trophy 3. Best appearing Fire Department in uniform, with not less than thirty-five (35) members marching, with music of not less than ten (10) musicians of any type: 1st Prize - $1,000 and trophy 2nd Prize - $500 and trophy 4. Best appearing Fire Department in uniform with less than thirty-five (35) members marching, with not less than ten (10) musicians of any type: 1st Prize - $600 and trophy 2nd Prize - $400 and trophy 3rd Prize - $200 and trophy 5. Best Appearing Ladies Auxiliary in uniform and marching 1st Prize - $500 and trophy 2nd Prize - $200 and trophy 3rd Prize - $100 and trophy 6. Best appearing Band with not less than fifteen (15) members of any type of Musical instruments. 1st Prize - $600 and trophy 2nd Prize - $300 and trophy 3rd Prize - $100 and trophy 7. Best appearing Fire Department/Company in uniform and marching with more than thirty-five (35) members without music. 1st Prize - Trophy 2nd Prize - Trophy 3rd Prize – Trophy 8. Best appearing Fire Department/Company in uniform and marching with less than thirty-five (35) members. 1st Prize - Trophy 2nd Prize – Trophy 9. Best Appearing Pumper 2000 to st Prize - Trophy 2nd Prize – Trophy Just added: Antique Vehicles – non fire apparatus 1st Prize - Trophy 2nd Prize - Trophy 3rd Prize – Trophy 10. Best Appearing Pumper 1990 to st Prize & 2nd Prize – Trophies 11. Best Appearing Pumper 1980 to st Prize & 2nd Prize – Trophies 12. Best Appearing Ladder Truck (aerial Ladder) 1st Prize & 2nd Prize – Trophies 13. Best Appearing Aerial Platform 1st Prize & 2nd Prize – Trophies 14. Best Appearing Squirt/Telesquirt 1st Prize & 2nd Prize – Trophies 15. Best Appearing Tanker (over 2,000 gallons of water) 1st Prize & 2nd Prize – Trophies 16. Best Appearing Tanker (under 2,000 gallons of water) 1st Prize & 2nd Prize – Trophies 17. Best Appearing Brush Truck 1st Prize & 2nd Prize – Trophies 18. Best Appearing EMS Unit- BLS (Basic Life Support Transport) 1st Prize & 2nd Prize – Trophies 19. Best Appearing EMS Unit – ALS (Advanced Life Support Transport) 1st Prize & 2nd Prize – Trophies 20. Best Appearing EMS Unit – Non-transporting unit 1st Prize & 2nd Prize – Trophies 21. Best Appearing Fire Police Unit 1st Prize - Trophy 2nd Prize – Trophy 3rd Prize – Trophy 22. Best Appearing Heavy Rescue 1st Prize & 2nd Prize – Trophies 23. Best Appearing Light Rescue 1st Prize & 2nd Prize – Trophies 24. Best Appearing Special Service Vehicle (e.g. Spill Control, Haz-Mat, Air Cascade, Salvage, Utility, Canteen, Lighting) 1st Prize -& 2nd Prize – Trophies 25. Best Appearing Specialty Unit (as determined by the judges) 1st Prize & 2nd Prize – Trophies 26. Best Appearing Motorized Antique Unit, Fire Company/Department Owned (no requirement for PA owned) 1st Prize & 2nd Prize – Trophies 27. Best Appearing Motorized Antique Unit, Privately Owned 1st Prize & 2nd Prize – Trophies 28. Best Appearing Non-Motorized Antique Fire Company/Department Owned (no requirement for PA owned) 1st Prize & 2nd Prize – Trophies 29. Best Appearing Non-Motorized Antique Privately Owned 1st Prize & 2nd Prize – Trophies 30. Best Appearing Black over Red Painted Fire Apparatus 1st Prize & 2nd Prize – Trophies 31. Best Appearing Pierce Manufactured Fire Apparatus 1st Prize – Trophy 32. Best Appearing Fire Prevention Float and/or display 1st Prize & 2nd Prize – Trophies 33. Best Appearing Dalmation 1st Prize & 2nd Prize – Trophies 34. Longest Distance Traveled 1st Prize - Trophy 35. Out of State – Best Appearing Pumper 1st Prize - Trophy 36. Out of State – Best Appearing Aerial 1st Prize - Trophy 37. Our of State – Best Appearing Tanker 1st Prize – Trophy 38. Out of State - Best Appearing Rescue Truck 1st Prize – Trophy 39. Out of State Best Appearing EMS Unit 1st Prize – Trophy 40. Out of state - Best Appearing Fire Department marching with music of any type 1st Prize - $500 and trophy 2nd Prize - $250 and trophy 41. Out of state – Best Appearing Fire Department marching without music 1st Prize & 2nd Prize - Trophies 42. Judges Choice 1st Prize - Trophy

8 PARADE REGISTRATION Submit to: 2009 FASP Convention PARADE REGISTRATION P.O. Box King of Prussia, PA Organization _____________________________________________ Address _________________________________________________ City ___________________ State ___________ ZIP _____ Contact Person _____________________________ Phone _________________ _____________________ Check One _____ FASP Member _____ Non-FASP Member _____ Out of State Marching Category Number _____ Marching Unit Name _________________ Estimated No. of Marchers _____ With music ____ Yes _____ No Estimated No. of Band members Marching _____ Category of Apparatus/etc.Type Vehicle (Year/Manufacturer) ________________________________________ PARADE REGISTRATION 7AM-11AM, PARADE MOVES AT 12 NOON FOR ROUTE MAP & MORE INFO GO TO CONVENTION TAB Decision of the Judges is Final

9 PARADE RULES 130 th Convention Fireman’s Association of the State of Pennsylvania SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 26, 2009 King of Prussia, Pennsylvania Step off at 12 Noon 1. The parade will move promptly at 12 noon along the advertised parade route. 2. A representative from all marching groups, bands, fire departments, color guards, etc. will report to the registration area located at Valley Forge Road and Geerdees Blvd. to register for the parade between the hours of 7 AM and 11:30 AM 3. Companies will be directed to the line up area by a member of the parade committee after your apparatus is pre-judged. 4. All apparatus must be pre-judged prior to the parade and will be reviewed during the parade to qualify for awards. 5. Overall appearance of members marching, riding apparatus or pulling apparatus will be considered in judging. Street judging will occur in the area of the reviewing stand established by the King of Prussia Volunteer Fire Company along the line of march. 6. Use of seat belts is mandatory. 7.No sirens, bells, horns or excessive noise is permitted. 8.The person registering the apparatus is responsible for placing units in the proper category to be judged. 9.Any intoxicated person in the line of march or in possession of alcohol will disqualify the organization and they will be removed from the line of march. 9.Position in the line of march will be determined by entry date, and is at the discretion of the parade committee. 10. Pre-registration is requested. Registrations on the day of the parade will be placed at the rear of the last registered unit. 11.Parade will be held RAIN OR SHINE. 12.Failure to follow the rules will disqualify the entire company from any and all prizes and may result in removal from the parade, at the discretion of the parade chairman. 13.At the end of the parade, all participants will be directed to a neighboring fire station or may park in designated areas to view the remainder of the parade. 14.To receive a State Association sponsored award, the company/department must be a member in good standing of the Fireman’s Association of the State of Pennsylvania 14.The decision of the judges is final. JUDGING WILL BE CONDUCTED BY EASTERN PARADE JUDGING ASSOCIATION.

10 130 th Convention Fireman’s Association of the State of Pennsylvania King of Prussia, Pennsylvania GOLF TOURNAMENT Wednesday September 23, 2009 Spring Hollow Golf Club 3350 Schuylkill Rd. Spring City, PA (for course info and directions) Registration 11:00 – Noon Shotgun Start 12:30 PM Cost is $85 per player Includes green fees, cart, box lunch, dinner after event Prizes include: low score closest to the pin longest drive Limited to first 144 golfers RULES 4-person scramble golfing Must use each player’s drive at least once and each player’s putt at least once Mulligans available per purchase up to 4 per person Course rules apply on all other issues REGISTRATION DEADLINE: SEPTEMBER 10, 2009 GOLF OUTING REGISTRATION Any questions contact Kevin Katarynick or

11 130 th Convention Fireman’s Association of the State of Pennsylvania King of Prussia, Pennsylvania 2009 FASP GOLF OUTING REGISTRATION Organization: ____________________________________________________ Address: ________________________________________________________ City: ___________________________________________________________ Number on team: ______ Contact Person/Info __________________________________________________ Phone __________________ ________________________________ Player #1 Name ____________________________________________________ Player #2 Name ____________________________________________________ Player #3 Name ____________________________________________________ Player #4 Name ____________________________________________________ Make checks playable to: 2009 FASP Convention Mail form to: 2009 FASP Convention Attention: Golf Outing P.O. Box King of Prussia, PA HOLE SPONSOR _____ We would like to be a hole sponsor. Enclosed is $100 for a hole sponsorship. (if you wish to have a specific logo, or printing on the sign, please include a copy with your sponsorship

12 130 th Convention Fireman’s Association of the State of Pennsylvania King of Prussia, Pennsylvania EXHIBITS WILL BE HELD ON FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2009 Dear friend, During the period of September 23 – 26, 2009, the King of Prussia Volunteer Fire Company will be hosting the 2009 Annual Convention of the Fireman’s Association of the State of Pennsylvania. This will bring some 1,000 attendees to the conference and convention activities at the Crowne Plaza Hotel and some 20,000 visitors to the annual parade, to be held on Saturday September 26, As has been conducted in the past, we will be holding an exhibit area called “THE LEARNING CENTER”. The purpose of this event is to acquaint the thousands of attendees a the annual convention with the current information on both the companies providing products and services to them, as well as an opportunity to LEARN by seeing, touching, and asking questions about various products and services. This is an excellent way to meet your clients, or make your firm known to attendees and fire companies at Pennsylvania at a very low cost per contact. The following options are available. As the local emergency service provider to the King of Prussia area, we are pleased to be available as a 100%volunteer organization, the only all-volunteer fire company in the country, accredited to provide emergency response service. Your contribution will not only promote your activities, but support our organization. Thank you for considering our request and we look forward to your participation in our 2009 convention book. For those of you who also have provided ads in our annual awards banquet book, if you are interested in doing so again for 2009, we will provide a “two-for-one” opportunity. The officers and members of the King of Prussia Volunteer Fire Company thank you for your support. William F. Jenaway, Ph.D. Convention Chair KPVFC President Cell

13 130 th Convention Fireman’s Association of the State of Pennsylvania King of Prussia, Pennsylvania EXHIBITOR REGISTRATION EXHIBITS WILL BE HELD ON FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, Noon to 7 PM (set up can begin as early as 8AM) Beverages will be available to attendees in exhibit hall from the end of classes/meetings until close. “The Learning Center” The purpose of this event is to acquaint the thousands of attendees a the annual convention with the current information on both the companies providing products and services to them, as well as an opportunity to LEARN by seeing, touching, and asking questions about various products and services. This is an excellent way to meet your clients, or make your firm known to attendees and fire companies at Pennsylvania at a very low cost per contact. The following options are available. _____8’ x 10’ exhibit (limited to 40 & includes table, draping, 2 chairs)$275* 1/8 page ad in exhibitor brochure (provide ad you wish printed) Listing during all events as a convention co-sponsor _____ apparatus exhibit (outside) (limited to 10 spots)$275 1/8 page ad in exhibitor brochure (provide ad you wish printed) Listing during all events as a convention co-sponsor _____ 1/16 page ad in exhibitor brochure$100 Listing as a contributing sponsor _____ 1/16 page ad in exhibitor brochure $50 Listing as a contributing sponsor Questions: Contact Bill Jenaway at Make the most out of your 2009 advertising dollar by participating!

14 REGISTRATION FOR 2009 FASP EXHIBIT SESSION Business Name ________________________________________ Representative ________________________________________ Address ______________________________________________ _______________________________________________ City ___________________________ State ____ Zip _______________ Phone _______________________________________________ Zip _________________________________________________ Description of Products/Services ______________________________________ __________________________________________________________________. __________________________________________________________________. ____ Apparatus Display (per piece of apparatus at $275) Send registration to: FASP 2009 Convention 2009 EXHIBITS P.O. Box King of Prussia, PA 19406

15 Dear friend, During the period of September 23 – 26, 2009, the King of Prussia Volunteer Fire Company will be hosting the 2009 Annual Convention of the Fireman’s Association of the State of Pennsylvania. This will bring some 1,000 attendees to the conference and convention activities at the Crowne Plaza Hotel and some 20,000 visitors to the annual parade, to be held on Saturday September 26, An ad-book is being prepared to both provide attendees with information about the convention and regarding neighboring businesses that they can support, or who support the emergency service community. A copy will be provided to you after the conference, for your review and reference. As the local emergency service provider to the King of Prussia area, we are pleased to be available as a 100% volunteer organization, the only all-volunteer fire company in the country, accredited to provide emergency response service. Your contribution will not only promote your activities, but support our organization. Thank you for considering our request and we look forward to your participation in our 2009 convention book. For those of you who also have provided ads in our annual awards banquet book, if you are interested in doing so again for 2009, we will provide a “two-for-one” opportunity. The officers and members of the King of Prussia Volunteer Fire Company thank you for your support. William F. Jenaway, Ph.D.Jenifer Daywalt Convention ChairConvention Ad-book committee Chair KPVFC PresidentKPVFC Secretary ARTWORK & CHECK MUST BE RECEIVED BY AUGUST 15, 2009.

16 AD-BOOK REGISTRATIAD BOOK REGISTRATION Organization ___________________________________________________________. Contact ________________________________________________________________. Address ___________________________________________________________. ___________________________________________________________. Phone ___________________________________________________________. ___________________________________________________________. _____Full page ad $150 for convention $200 for both convention and awards banquet ______ Half page ad $100 for convention$150 for both convention and awards banquet ______ Quarter page ad$75 for convention only Please provide the copy of the ad you wish to have placed. Hard copy, pdf, jpeg are all acceptable Please make your check payable to: King of Prussia Volunteer Fire Company P.O. Box King of Prussia, PA 19406


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