The Southwestern Division of the International Association of Fire Chiefs will be holding a conference in Lafayette starting tomorrow, Wednesday, October 2 and running through Friday, October 4.

Around 100 fire chiefs from Louisiana, Texas, Arkansas, Oklahoma and New Mexico will be gathering at the Windham Garden Hotel in Lafayette to in part, elect new members of their board.


The keynote address at the opening event will be given by Louisiana's Lieutenant Governor Billy Nungesser.

At Thursday night's gathering, four people will be inducted into the Louisiana Fire Chief's Hall of Fame, and then Friday night, a ceremony will be held to honoring their outgoing president of the board.

The new leadership board of the group will be sworn in on Friday, and at that time, it is expected that Lafayette Fire Department Chief Robert Benoit will become the organization's new president.