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International Association of Fire Fighters



Welcome to Cincinnati!

Cincinnati is an IAFF Town! You are important to us and the entire hospitality and fire fighting community feels a sense of pride and camaraderie to have the opportunity to welcome such a great convention.

ur vibrant downtown offers a wealth of restaurants, nightlife, shopping and attractions all within four city blocks of your hotel and Duke Energy Convention Center! You can expect countless events and entertainment options to be fondly remembered by IAFF delegates and attendees.

Catch a glimpse of all you can expect for your convention

          Fountain Square 

Fountain Square Entertainment District

Cincinnati's newly renovated Fountain Square Entertainment District features hundreds of bars and restaurants and more than 200 boutiques and shops all within a three block radius.

More reasons to Choose Cincinnati ...

Local Support ...

Marc Monahan

Marc Monahan
President of Local 48
Mayor John Cranley

Mayor John Cranley
City of Cincinnati
Chief Richard A. Braun

Chief Richard A. Braun
Cincinnati Fire Department

“Hosting the International Association of Fire Fighters in Cincinnati will be an inspiring event for our community.  Cincinnati has a long history of embracing supporting our local fire fighters. I look forward to working with our local fire fighters and Local 48 to bring your convention to Cincinnati in 2014.” — Mayor John Cranley

"The Cincinnati Fire Fighters Union, IAFF Local 48 is proud to host the 2014 IAFF Bi-Annual Convention.  Our city has gone through an amazing transformation in recent years. Cincinnati has a wide variety of entertainment, dining, and museums to offer our delegates and guests, all at affordable prices.  From the first major league baseball team to a world class amusement park, I am confident that everyone will find something fun and exciting to do in Cincinnati, 'The Birthplace of Professional Fire Fighting'." — Marc Monahan, Local 48

Cincinnati USA Information

Cincinnati USA Downtown Restaurant Map

Suggested itineraries for your free time

Nightlife Guide

Official Visitors Guide

Request an Official Visitors Guide and learn more about the region's offerings.

Visit the Cincinnati FireFighters Union Local 48 Website

Local 48

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