As Fire Chief, you have one of the toughest jobs in the country.

Responsibility for the administration of fire and life safety services in your community is extremely challenging, especially with increased service demands, budget constraints, and increased bureaucracy.

When you belong to the NEOFCA, you belong to a group of fire chiefs who share the same concerns and responsibilities that you do.  Being part of this group will help you provide the service your community needs from you!

Whether you are faced with a labor-management issue; determining how to comply with new standards, codes, or regulations; or just looking for supporting information and research on a specific topic, the answers may be in your own backyard.

The North-Eastern Ohio Fire Chiefs’ Association promotes continuing fire service education and provides opportunities to exchange ideas, practices, and experiences to better understand and address the complex issues facing fire chiefs in northeast Ohio.

Promoting Continuing Fire Service Education and
Professional Communication Opportunities to

Better Understand and Address Complex Issues Facing North-Eastern Ohio Fire Chiefs


February 8, 2022 Regular NEOFCA Meeting

The 2/8/22 meeting is scheduled for 12:00 at Glen Eagles Golf Club & Event Center


January 11, 2022 Regular NEOFCA Meeting

The 1/11/22 meeting is scheduled for 12:00 at Glen Eagles Golf Club & Event Center



Retirement Open House honoring Chief David Barnes

Please stop by to congratulate Chief David Barnes and wish him well on his retirement on August 12, 2022 at Aurora FD #1 12:00 –…


Governor’s Task Force on the Volunteer Fire Service

The following message is from Ohio State Fire Marshal Kevin Reardon; The Governor’s Task Force on the Volunteer Fire Service will be conducting regional meetings…


Firefighter Safety: Mistakes & Best Practices Presented by Gasaway Safety Solutions

Sponsored by: Portage County Fire Chiefs’ Association along with University Hospitals of Cleveland and Taylor Companies/Construction & Restoration with contributions by Orion Construction & 216-BoardUp…


Action Alert: HB 509

The OFCA is asking its members to contact the key members of the Ohio Senate and share concerns with the proposed reductions in the minimum…


Why Join?

The NEOFCA Membership Benefits

  • Legal defense fund outlined in the current NEOFCA Constitution & By-Laws
  • Hospitality/meeting room at all Ohio Fire Chiefs’ Association conferences.
  • Opportunity to meet your local State Senators and Representatives to discuss issues important to the fire service.
  • Representation at the Congressional Fire Service Institute Caucus in Washington, D.C.
  • Legal Defense. The Association maintains a legal defense fund for Fire Chiefs in need of legal aid.
  • Retirement Banquet. Each year the NEOFCA honors retired members at a dinner/dance sponsored by the Association.

How is the NEOFCA involved in promoting legislation that helps fire and emergency services management?
The NEOFCA Chiefs serve on the Board of Directors of the Ohio Fire Chiefs’ Association. NEOFCA Members also serve on key committees such as EMS, Education, and Legislation.

How can the NEOFCA assist me with labor relations problems?
The NEOFCA maintains a current file of labor contracts throughout Northeastern Ohio. This collection provides statistics and details pertaining to various labor topics.

Who is eligible to join the NEOFCA?
Membership is open to full-time, part-time, and volunteer Fire Chiefs within Northeast Ohio; including Lake, Ashtabula, Lorain, Summit, Cuyahoga, Trumbull, Medina, Wayne, Mahoning, Geauga, Stark and Portage counties.

How much are the NEOFCA dues?
Dues are $100.00/year/individual.

The North-Eastern Ohio Fire Chiefs' Association promotes continuing Fire Service education and provides opportunities to exchange ideas, practices and experiences to better understand and address the complex issues facing NEO Fire Chiefs.