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Executive Fire Officer Program: Graduate Symposium

The Executive Fire Officer (EFO) Program Graduate Symposium is an annual event for EFO alumni and students.

2023 dates: To be announced

The goals for this event are:

  • Provide a curriculum extension and update of the EFO Program.
  • Recognize and spotlight outstanding and innovative research by select EFO Program students.
  • Provide high-quality presentations by private and public sector representatives.
  • Promote continuous dialogue among EFO Program graduates and U.S. Fire Administration staff.
  • Facilitate networking between EFO Program graduates and leaders in the fire and EMS profession.
  • Officially recognize recent EFO Program graduates and research winners.

Who can attend

The symposium is open to all fire and emergency medical services leaders and related professions, but priority in housing is given to EFO Program alumni. Current EFO Program students are encouraged to attend, and all fire service executives are welcome to bring their government management colleagues.


Each attendee must register through the Admissions Office as they would for any course; however, there is no travel reimbursement for the symposium. Lodging is available. People staying in on-campus housing are required to purchase a meal ticket for the duration of their stay.