VCOS Symposium in the Sun

IAFC VCOS Symposium in the Sun

November 9 - 12, 2017
Clearwater Beach, FL

Each fall, the VCOS Symposium addresses the unique needs of volunteer and combination departments including transitioning from a volunteer to a combination department, recruitment and retention, leadership and management, staffing and more.


Location: Hilton Clearwater Beach, Florida

Symposium Awards

Do you know about the awards that recognize volunteer and combination departments each year at Symposium in the Sun? Learn more on the VCOS Awards webpage.

  • John M. Buckman III Award
  • Emergency Vehicle Safe Operations Achievement Award
  • Retention and Recruitment Award

Symposium Scholarships

Do you know that three scholarships are awarded to attend Symposium in the Sun every year? Go to the Scholarship page for more information.