I.A.F.C. Safety Officer of the Year (co-sponsored by MSA Safety and the Fire Department Safety Officers Association)

The 2014 Safety Officer of the Year is District Chief Kevin Maloney Worcester Fire Department, Worcester, MA.

Everyone Goes Home – Safety Health and Survival

2015 Apparatus Symposium in partnership with

January 18-20, 2015

 Orlando, Florida

Wyndham Lake Buena Vista Resort 

27th Annual FDSOA Apparatus Specification

and Safety Symposium  


$$  Get the most out of your apparatus investments!  $$

Stay up to date with the latest equipment

standards and trends.




Pricing for General Attendees

The price for pre registrations remains the same as last year:
pre registered FDSOA Members pay $395pp
pre registered Non-Members pay $495pp 
ALL Walk in Registrations pay $525pp

The Annual Apparatus Symposium is the only conference dedicated to providing a better understanding of fire apparatus and ambulances to the emergency services industry. Presentations from leading industry figures, apparatus and equipment manufacturers provide the attendee with a wide range of factual data. Break-out sessions and networking events provide a forum for sharing personal experiences with your peers. 

ISO and HSO testing available Sunday, January 18th.  Add’l registration & fee required – call FDSOA office 248-880-1864 to register

EVT Certification Commission exams will be offered on Sunday, January 18.  A separate pre-registration with the EVT Certification Commission is required.   To register online go to www.evtcc.org, then “Register Online”, then choose Florida from the drop down state list and highlight Site ID FL11815.  You must register at least 15 days in advance.  For more information go to www.evtcc.org or call 847-426-4075.

Vendor Registration and Sponsorship Opportunities Available


The Fire Department Safety Officer Tribute

While firefighters strive to get the job done, the fire department safety officer ensures we’re #1.
While operating on a scene, from above or below, survival is our mission, starting centuries ago.
The fire department safety officer: that “tap on the shoulder”
Works hard in their job, to ensure we get older.
Operating to remind us, before conditions worsen,
The safety officers mission, albeit it a challenge….each and every person.
Often thankless and difficult, they may feel alone,
But we salute their efforts, to insure we all go home.

By: Billy Goldfeder