Annual Conference

The Minnesota State Fire Marshal Division is happy to be hosting the 2018 North American Fire Training Directors Conference next year in Minneapolis/St. Paul. The dates of this annual conference are Monday, September 24th through Wednesday, September 26th, 2018.

The conference will be held at the Embassy Suites, Mall of America - the conference room rate is $169 Standard King/Double Room, and there may be an additional per-person charge. Reservations can be made by calling 1-952-854-1000 and mentioning North American Fire Training Directors.

This notice will also act as your annual dues notification for membership in NAFTD. Our yearly dues are $1000 for the Director of the organization. The director may also opt to register additional members of their organization, at a rate of $250 per additional member. Registration information can be found at

While the official conference agenda has not been finalized, there will be a reception with hors d'oeuvres at the hotel Monday afternoon before the membership meeting. We will also be hosting a Sunset cruise on the beautiful St. Croix River to enjoy the fall colors and banquet on Tuesday evening. We are just blocks away from the Mall of America and the Minnesota Valley Wildlife Refuge, so come early or stay later to enjoy this beautiful area.

Minnesota weather does not always include snowflakes and blizzards! The average temperature in late September is 68(F) and lows of 48(F). There are many other attractions within walking distance of the hotel such as the Mall of America (over 500 stores and 50 restaurants), light rail connecting to Downtown MSP, Minnesota Twins, and Vikings. Within a short travel distance is Mystic Lake Casino, Minnesota Zoo, Historic Fort Snelling, and Historic Stillwater. Shuttle to local attraction included with the hotel. Shuttles from MSP Airport to the hotel and back will be provided.

Please submit US dollars for both conference registration and annual dues.

We look forward to welcoming you to Minnesota!

North American Fire Training Directors
2018 Annual Conference
September 24th - 26th, 2018

Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN

Lodging at the Embassy Suites, Mall of America

2018 Draft Agenda