2020 Dates

August 12-15, 2020

Friday August 14 10am – 5pm
Saturday August 15 9am – 2pm

Raleigh Convention Center
Raleigh, NC


COVID-19 Response

In response to the COVID-19 public health crisis, the North Carolina State Firefighters’ Association is closely monitoring developments with regards to events scheduled for later in 2020.

SAFRE 2020 is currently scheduled to continue with the original date of August 12-15, 2020.

If you choose to cancel now, you will be subject to the existing cancellation policy:

  1. If more than 60 days prior to Expo (June 13, 2020), fifteen percent (15%) of the total exhibit space rental fees shall be retained by the NCSFA.
  2. From 59 to 30 days prior to Expo (June 13 to July 14, 2020), fifty percent (50%) of the total exhibit space rental fees shall be retained by the NCSFA.
  3. If less than 30 days prior to Expo (July 15, 2020), the full amount of the rental fee shall be retained by the NCSFA.

Cancellations must be received in writing by the NCSFA.

Should SAFRE 2020 be cancelled prior to the event, Exhibitors will be eligible for full refunds.

Should SAFRE 2020 be cancelled, all Exhibitors will be contacted by email as soon as possible.


Admission to the Expo Show Floor is free for all NCSFA members.

Phase 1 Exhibitor Registration Now Open


The South Atlantic FIRE RESCUE Expo was envisioned by the NCSFA as an extension and expansion of the required annual Conference and Business Meeting in 2009.

Since then, SAFRE has grown into one of the largest and most popular regional fire-rescue service conferences, conventions and expos. Come see for yourself.