Firehouse World Announces New Co-Location with CSFA's 88th Annual Conference & Leadership Summit

Burnsville, MN (October 13, 2009) - Cygnus Expositions, a division of Cygnus Business Media, is proud to announce the co-location of Firehouse World 2010 and California State Firefighters' Association (CSFA) 88th Annual Conference and Leadership Summit.

"This co-location comes at the ideal time," stated Mary Velline, Firehouse Events Group Show Manager. "Over the past year Firehouse World and CSFA, along with its training division Fire Service Training Institute (FSTI), have been diligent in reaching out to the fire service to meet their needs with training, education and purchasing despite economic hardships. This co-location will allow us to come together and combine our resources to provide attendees with even more value."

The addition of CSFA's Annual Conference, March 1-3, will make this the ultimate experience. Over twenty-four thousand members are invited to attend the conference to conduct annual business, participate in social gatherings and attend educational classes.

"We are pleased that California's premier fire service trade association, CSFA, has partnered with the premier fire trade show on the West Coast, Firehouse World, to bring our members and show attendees unique value and exposure to our services," noted John H. Dane, Executive Director of CSFA.

CSFA members will save time and money by attending both events. The registration fee will be one low discounted rate and they will only incur a one-time expense for travel and hotel. Their choices for training and education have increased and their network will be expanded to California and beyond. Firefighters will be eligible to apply for continuing education credits through East LA College, and some can apply for EMS credits through Continuing Education Coordinating Board for Emergency Medical Services (CECBEMS). All CSFA members will receive a $75 discount to Firehouse World.

From February 28 - March 4 more than 7,000 professionals will gather at the San Diego Convention Center for Firehouse World's incredible five-day event to discuss relevant issues and seek solutions for today's challenging times. Over 120 expert-led hands-on training, preconference and conference classes will be available, including more EMS content. A product showcase of over 350 exhibitors will provide the perfect venue for purchasing options.

In addition to the co-location, Firehouse World will sponsor the CSFA Training Officer of the Year Award. This honor is presented to a person who is dedicated to their department and displays exemplary leadership skills. The winner will receive travel, lodging and 3-day conference admission for themselves and a guest. CSFA and Firehouse World event organizers will honor the winner during the opening ceremony on Tuesday, March 2 at 10:15 AM.

For more than 87 years the California State Firefighters' Association has been the premier fire service organization in California. They represent all elements of the fire service and are dedicated to giving their members a strong and united voice in the evolution of the fire service, through unity in leadership, political action, education, and quality member services. For more information on becoming a member, visit www.csfa.net.

Cygnus Expositions successfully produces Firehouse Expo on the East Coast, Firehouse World on the West Coast and Firehouse Central, co-located with EMS EXPO, which rotates cities each year and will be held this October in Atlanta, GA. These three fire industry events attract a combined 25,000 attendees, display over 200,000 net square feet of exhibits, and offer more than 200 educational seminars and hands-on training workshops taught by top experts in their field. For information on exhibiting or attending any of these events, visit www.FirehouseEvents.com.

In addition to the company's already established Firehouse tradeshows, Cygnus' Firehouse media products reach over 600,000 unique visitors monthly through Firehouse.com and another 72,000 fire commissioners, chiefs and firefighters who subscribe to Firehouse Magazine. Firehouse.com boasts over 150 million impressions of sponsor advertisements, messages and products every month.

Cygnus Business Media is an internationally-recognized business-to-business media company. Its diverse portfolio serves 13 market categories with print and interactive products, and live events. Through its media, the company reaches more than 1.5 million print subscribers, nearly 1 million industry professionals via its Custom Marketing services group, and attracts 2 million unique visitors to its websites monthly. Cygnus Business Media provides comprehensive, integrated advertising and marketing programs for some of the world's strongest business-to-business brands. For more information, visit Cygnusb2b.com.

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