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Please stop by and visit us!!

2017 Apparatus Symposium and 2017 Safety Forum

held in Orlando, Florida, are in the books.

It was an awesome week filled with exceptional speakers and awesome networking!!

2017 Safety Forum

Pre-Cons held on 16-17th, Conference January 18-20th, 2017

Attendance increased 20% over 2016

“For one to truly excel, he needs to work on continual learning and improvement,” Rich Marinucci, Exec. Dir., at FDSOA Orlando conferences.

Pre-Conference Agenda

Conference Agenda


2017 Apparatus Symposium

Pre-Cons held on 15th, Conference January 16-18th, 2017

Attendance increased 24% over 2016

Invest a little and gain a lot. The FDSOA Apparatus Symposium attendees invested time and money to learn how to save money on new apparatus, preventive maintenance and extending apparatus life expectancy.



2017 Apparatus Symposium


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2017 Safety Forum


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2018 Event Information

Planning ahead or working on your 2018 budget?
2018 events will be held in Scottsdale, AZ, January 15th – 19th, 2018.

Scottsdale Plaza Resort (7200 N. Scottsdale Rd., AZ  85253)  —  Guest rooms start at $179

The FDSOA appreciates our event sponsors!

2017  PLATINUM Sponsors

2017  GOLD Sponsors

Latest News and Information from FDSOA

“Whats New” in the 2016 Emergency Response Guidebook

The following link explains "Whats New" in the 2016 Emergency Response Guidebook. Also on the website has a PowerPoint on how to use the guide and a self study quiz. From Hazmat Solutions*. *The FDSOA is not endorsing...

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NFPA issues safety bulletin on firefighter protective hoods

January 27, 2017 – The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has issued a safety bulletin on firefighter protective hoods. It is well-documented that firefighter Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is exposed to a wide range of toxins, pathogens and other...

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NFPA 1982 Personal Alert Safety Systems (PASS) Amendment

Fire Service Alert – Personal Alert Safety Systems (PASS) Notice of Change to the Current Edition of NFPA 1982–2013 Standard on Personal Alert Safety Systems (PASS) December 21, 2016 The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has issued a Tentative Interim...

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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