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Risk Reduction Through Education and Characterization Conference 2020

January 28 - January 31

$300.00 – $340.00

IMG_6905Tuesday, Jan. 28-Friday, Jan 31, 2020 

The dates are set for 2020!  Register NOW and get ready for some incredible learning opportunities in a fun, workshop environment!

This training is for groups and individuals interested in teaching Risk Reduction programs in their community using a variety of means including Educational Characterization. It will provide new and creative techniques and approaches to enhancing your Risk Reduction efforts.  The conference was the first of its kind ever offered nationwide and continues to be a premier learning opportunity for Educational Characterization.

Of course, we’ll be back at Bullhead City Chamber of Commerce.  It can be chilly, so dress warm and dress for fun.  No fancy clothes at this conference – during the day at least!


Update as of 12/16/19: 

Tuesday, January 28, 2020 Registration & Continental Breakfast 0700-0800 Educational Sessions 8:00 – 5:00 pm to include lunch  Themed Mixer 7:00-11:00 Cash Bar & Food Available to purchase
Wednesday, January 29, 2020Continental Breakfast 0730 – 8:30, Educational Sessions 8:30 – 5:00 Lunch – ON YOUR OWN – Evening 6:30 – 9:00 Dinner & Keynote Speaker
Thursday, January 30, 2020Continental Breakfast 0730 – 8:30, Educational Sessions 8:30 – 5:00 Lunch – & Dinner ON YOUR OWN
Friday, January 31, 2020Educational Sessions 9:00 – Noon


Education Programs:  CRR – Something for Everyone,  Using Social Media for Safety Messages, Community Risk Assessment – The First Critical Step, How to Make Programs More Sustainable, Time to Hit the Panic Button! Making CRR a Reality, Making Programs Age Specific & Relevant

Character & Creative Programs: Song writing & Uke learning, Group Dynamics, Stage Presence, Set Design on a Budget, Magic, Beginning Make-up to Advance, Sound workshops, Puppet workshops, Script Writing, Character Development, Incorporating Pop Culture, IMPROV w/Ally groups


Our Tuesday theme has been selected… It’s 80’s Prom!  Get out your parachute pants, aqua net, and lace gloves and get ready to relive the decade of decadence!

We are pleased to announce Chief Jake Rhoades as the  Wednesday night Keynote speaker!

Jake Rhoades, EFO, CPM, CTO, CMO, FIFirE is a 26 year veteran of the fire service and serves as the Fire Chief for the city of Kingman (AZ) Fire Department. He holds a Master’s of Science degree in Executive Fire Service Leadership and is pursuing his Doctorate in Business Management. He was an elected member of the IAFC Safety, Health and Survival Board of Directors where he served as the treasurer and received the Chairman Performance award in 2014. In addition, he has served on numerous NFPA technical committees.

Chief Rhoades is a published author and speaks nationally on topics of relevance to the fire service including Fire Rescue International, Firehouse World, and the CPSE Excellence Conference. Jake is also a founding member of Lincoln Public Safety Solutions.

ONLY Tuesday will include lunch, Wednesday – Award dinner included –  Wednesday, Thursday and Friday – lunch on your own. 

Stay tuned here for more updates!  

General questions send to [email protected]

Conference location:
Bullhead City Chamber of Commerce
1251 Hwy 95
Bullhead City, AZ 86429

Host Hotel:   

Tropicana Laughlin Hotel & Casino – 2121 S Casino Dr, Laughlin, NV  89029  $30.99 per night / single/double occupancy, 12.5% tax, $9.99 per day resort fee. 

You are not required to stay at the host hotel.  Feel free to book at any of the other establishments in the area.

To reserve your room, call (800) 343-4533 from 7 am-10 pm.  All rooms must be reserved and guaranteed using the group code: # AFBEA3 prior to Jan. 12.  Each guest will be required to guarantee the room reservation with a credit card, as well as provide a valid credit card at hotel check in.  In addition to room, tax and resort fees, an incidental deposit will be collected at time of check in equaling $30 per day with a credit card or $50 per day with cash.

Please, we need each person to register individually for the conference. An invoice can be created per group.


January 28
January 31
$300.00 – $340.00
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