The 2012 Arkansas Fire Conference kicked off Thursday, drawing close to 300 firefighters and chiefs from as far away as Texas. The conference offers crews a chance to learn about leadership and changes in fire service from industry leaders.
"It's hard to compare any other conference to this when you have this kind of speakers, this caliber of speakers here to listen to and learn from," says Captain Matt Miller of the Rogers Fire Department.
Miller says Rogers has hosted the event for three years, and it keeps getting bigger and better. This year it included vendor booths highlighting the latest tools available for fire crews.
The conference continues Friday.