Join industry experts and firefighters to discuss critical regulatory and legislative issues affecting the aerial firefighting community.

Join us for a conference like no other. HAI members register for FREE; the nonmember rate is $95 per person. All attendees must register for this event.  In order to receive the member rate, please make sure all employees are listed under your organization’s HAI corporate membership.


The Riverside Hotel*
2900 W Chinden Blvd., Boise, Idaho 83714
Tel: 208-343-1871
*Attendees must book their own accommodations

The discount conference room rate for a traditional room (single/double occupancy) is $119 per night. Book your housing before Oct. 15, 2021, to receive the discounted room rate. Please identify yourself as an attendee of the HAI Aerial Firefighting Safety Conference to receive the discounted rate.


Monday, November 15
Tuesday, November 16
7:00 am
Registration and Breakfast
8:00 am
Welcome – HAI
8:05 – 9:00 am
HAI Aerial Firefighting Committee Meeting
9:00 – 9:30 am
Networking Break
9:30 – 10:30 am
US Forest Service Safety Brief – Eric Shambora
10:30 – 11:30 am
US Department of Interior Safety Brief – Keith Raley
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Hosted Lunch
1:00 – 2:00 pm
“Dealing with the Pressures of Complex Work Environments,” by Chris Young, CY Consulting Solutions, LLC
2:00 – 3:00 pm
“Safety and Financial Benefits of Flight Data Monitoring,” by Paul Spring, CEO Phoenix Heli-Flight
3:00 – 3:30 pm
Networking Break
3:30 – 4:30 pm
“Legislative Impacts on Safety and the AFF Community,” by John Shea, HAI Director of Government Affairs
4:30 – 5:30 pm
“The Use of UAS in an Aerial Firefighting Environment,” by to be determined
5:30 – 5:45 pm
Wrap Up/Adjourn
Wednesday, November 17, 2021, Interagency Briefings
7:00 am
Eric Shambora, Aviation Safety Officer, US Forest Service
Keith Raley, Chief of Aviation Safety, Training, Program Evaluations & Quality Management, US Department of Interior

Note: We will announce additional updates as they become available. The final agenda is subject to change by the beginning of the conference.