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Commitment Weekend is an exclusive fire couple event. There is no other event like this for firefighters and their spouse. Unlike your average marriage retreat or conference, Commitment Weekend is made for you.

​​​​​​​This event is filled with engaging topics, fun hands on training, and our Commitment Ball! Enjoy a weekend away, where marriages are revived and friendships are made.

Meet other firefighters and their spouses from around the country and build a network of lifelong friends who share your love of the fire service and the desire to honor and ignite their marriages in all the good ways.

​​​​​​​A note for the firefighter:
Your spouse wants a weekend away, with you. Make this a special couples event. Plan a surprise getaway and invest in your marriage by attending Commitment Weekend, just like you invest in your career through training. 

A note for the spouse:
Take the lead. You won't regret it. Your firefighter might resist (many do, don't fret). You may be in a rough place, a great place or somewhere in between. Wherever you are this event it for you. 

Sign up today and make marriage memories that will a lifetime. 

Join us in Charlotte, July 18-20!
We're heading to the "Queen City" of Charlotte, North Carolina.  During the 2019 Commitment Weekend, we want you to give your marriage the Royal Treatment!

Standard Registration Includes:
All Event Activities beginning with Friday Morning Check-In on July 19th, Q&A with our Marriage Panel, Break-out Sessions, Friday Commitment Ball and Dinner. Saturday HOT Event and Lunch, Participation in Group Exchanges.

Want to really roll out the red carpet for your marriage? Register as a VIP Couple!  This year brings you the exciting opportunity to give your marriage the Ultimate Royal Treatment with our *NEW* VIP Registration option! This is limited to 20 couples and adds some special perks on top of the Standard Registration like…

VIP Registration Includes:
Everything for Standard Registration PLUS
Thursday early event Check-In July 18th
Extra Swag in your Couple's Swag bag
VIP only dinner on Thursday night
Couple’s photo at the Commitment Ball
First pick for your Saturday HOT event time slots.

​​​​​​​Our Commitment Weekend 2019 theme is Restore-Revive-Renew.  Come ready to reconnect and strengthen your marriage bond. Fit in a date night on the town while you're here.  Saturday night gives the perfect opportunity to explore Uptown Charlotte with an intimate date night alone, or as a group with your new found friends!​​​​​​​​​​​​
2019 Commitment Weekend Official Hotel
Spring Hill Suites by Marriott, Charlotte Uptown.

Our CW special nightly rate is $130 + a $22 Valet fee if you drive. Breakfast is included in your rate.  More details on how to reserve your room after your event Registration.

Everything you need during your stay at Spring Hill is at fingers reach with free WiFi, their convenient Market, Business Center and Fitness Center.  Check out the 3 Eleven Lounge and Bar, Spring Hill's full service bar with local craft beers and light bites.  There are also tons of other restaurants and businesses within walking distance.  

What makes Commitment Weekend unique?

There is no other event like this for firefighters and their spouse.  

We talk a little firefighting and a little marriage but mostly we design the event for building a community and support network.

You will find other firefighter couples who will become friends for life.  

There may be no other safe relationship to vent about marriage topics and find healthy resolution from those in your life who are cheering for your marriage to be amazing.    

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What happens at Commitment Weekend?
- Meet other fire couples from across the country who share your #commitment to marriage.

- Participate in activities designed to build and strengthen your relationship in fun and creative ways.

- Hear from our marriage panel and follow up with Q&A.

- Take time for a date night with the Commitment Ball. Dress up and enjoy your night out!

- Get hands on and gear up!  You can even compete against other couples if that's your thing.
View Previous Commitment Weekend Photos 2018 CW Preview

Great Giveaways!

Amazing Partner Products!

What will you win?

Did we mention the SWAG?
Each year businesses who believe in our cause step up to donate wonderful gifts to all the attendees.

Year after year, QALO has given every couple their own QALO rings.

  What will be in the swag bag in 2019???

(If you know someone who would donate items to be added to swag bags, email us at
Take a look at some of our past Commitment Weekends
Big thanks to Shawn Sebo for capturing so much of the "Fire Wife Touch-a-Truck" event at the 2014 Commitment Weekend (formerly called FlameFest)  Here's just some of the highlight reel!

"Because we went to Commitment Weekend, we finally have other fire couples who have the same values, morals and marriage goals that we do. And it wouldn't have happened without this group!!! We totally found our tribe!"

~Brittani C.

"A single video could never explain the vastness of how incredible this organization is. It saved my marriage - hands down, no questions asked. I wish my public service family had something like it when I was growing up."

-Shai B.

Firefighters Enjoy Commitment Weekend, too! 

"A few years ago I humored my wife, like many do, and agreed halfheartedly to go to Commitment Weekend with her.  I found, as well as I believe everyone there found, a new “family.”  You know there is a bond within the brotherhood.   But this group is more."

-Shawn S.

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2019 CW FAQs

Cancellation/Refund Policy.
-It is our policy that registration deposits and fees are non-refundable and non-transferable if you must cancel your attendance.
-Failure to make agreed payments by due dates may result in cancellation and loss of event spaces. 

-In the unlikely event that Commitment Weekend has to cancel the entire event, deposits and registrations will be refunded. This is the only exception to our cancellation policy.
What Airport should I fly into?
Charlotte Douglass International Airport.

Is there a dress code?
Casual is perfect for much of the event but we do urge you to bring athletic wear - shoes and something comfortable you can wear with Turnout Gear for the HOT sessions Saturday.
For the Commitment Ball, let's get fancy! Please see the photo albums above for some inspiration for our favorite part of Commitment Weekend.

How can I contact someone about my registration?
Anyone can contact us at any time for any reason by emailing us at:

Food Allergies - We try our best to accommodate those with sever allergies. Please email us if you have any concerns about food safety.

Children - Children are not allowed at Commitment Weekend at any time.

​​​​​​​Lodging - You must make your own arrangements. We have negotiated a great price at our Office Hotel for CW19 - details above. Please consult the Hotel for any related to lodging. 

Honor and Commitment - Can't make Commitment Weekend but still want to do something big for your marriage?
Grab a copy of our book, Honor and Commitment, to read solo, together or individually.   We hit 17 big topics in Fire Marriages today with sections for both the spouse, and the firefighter. 

Available in single copies, fun bundles,  and eBook! 

Buy a 10 Pack - SAVE BIG. Over 40% off when you buy bundles of 10. Great for departments, academy graduations and gifting.