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FDSOA Celebrates 30th Anniversary

The Fire Department Safety Officers Association will celebrate its 30th anniversary January 12-16, 2020, in Scottsdale, AZ.

“The FDSOA Board of Directors is very excited to be celebrating our 30th year anniversary of the FDSOA and with our new logo commemorating this milestone,” said Eric Valliere, chairman, FDSOA.

CLICK to hear FDSOA Executive Director, Rich Marinucci, discuss FDSOA goals and current programs.

 

Click here for your personal invitation to attend the Health and Safety Conference – ISO Academy

FDSOA Fire Apparatus, Safety and Maintenance Conference
and the FDSOA Annual Health and Safety Conference

Together again!

January 12-16, 2020   –    Scottsdale, AZ

Scottsdale Plaza Resort

Click on the boxes below to see all the exciting news, updates and registration for each event! Can’t wait to see you in Scottsdale!


 

2020 FDSOA Annual Health and Safety Conference
January 13-16, 2020
Scottsdale, AZ

VENDOR – Tabletop and Sponsorship
2020 FDSOA 30th Annual Health and Safety Conference
January 15-16, 2020
Scottsdale, AZ

Lunch Sponsor

General Session Speaker Sponsor

 

 

We LOVE and APPRECIATE our SPONSORS

2020 Fire Apparatus, Safety and Maintenance Conference
January 12-15, 2020
Scottsdale, AZ

VENDOR – Tabletop and Sponsorships
2020 Fire Apparatus, Safety and Maintenance Conference
January 13-14, 2020
Scottsdale, AZ

Click here for current Fire Apparatus, Safety and Maintenance Conference Schedule

Sunday Evening Reception Sponsor

Morning General Session Sponsor

 

 

 

Afternoon Break Sponsor

 

 

We LOVE and APPRECIATE our SPONSORS

Click here to REGISTER NOW

Early Bird Pricing thru October 1st!!  

FDSOA Safety Officer Scholarship Award

Would you like to attend the FDSOA 2020 Health and Safety Conference – but your department doesn’t have the funds to send you???

Then check out the opportunity to receive a scholarship award to attend.
FDSOA Safety Officer Scholarship sponsored by VFIS

Deadline for submission is October 15, 2019

Click here for more information and the application.

 

Nomination Period Open for Annual EVT Award

Firehouse, in partnership with the Fire Department Safety Officers Association (FDSOA), is encouraging chief officers to submit their nominations for the 2019 Emergency Vehicle Technician (EVT) of the Year award. 

CLICK for more details!

Deadline for submission is November 8, 2019

The 2019 EVT of the Year Award is sponsored by Spartan Motors and will be presented at the FDSOA’s Fire Apparatus, Safety and Maintenance Conference, Jan. 13-15 in Scottsdale, AZ.

The FDSOA is committed to providing our members and emergency responders with premier safety, and professional development training.

See what we can do for you……

THE 5 READS

A NEW program for Incident Safety Officers
who have completed FDSOA ISO Training

The 5 Reads is a class developed by the Fire Department Safety Officers Association (FDSOA) for Company Officers, Incident Safety Officers and Chief Officers where they can learn to take their ability to Read 5 Critical Factors at any emergency response to the next level.

 “A real world look at how to manage the fireground from people that have been there.”

Click here to learn more about this NEW offering by the FDSOA.

Onsite EVT Training Programs

NEW EVT program, the FDSOA will bring EVT Training Programs to your location—in the USA and Canada. Programs include the most current NFPA compliant, EVT preparatory training with FDSOA-approved EVT Instructors from across North America.

TARGET AUDIENCE: This EVT Training Program is designed specifically for Emergency Vehicle Technicians, but also provides unique criteria for Apparatus Committee Members, Engineers and management.

Click here to learn more about this NEW offering by the FDSOA

ISO and HSO Academies

Looking to get certified as a Incident Safety Officer and/or a Heath and Safety Officer?

Check out the upcoming Academies

Interested in bringing an Academy to your fire department, or to your area – contact us at Programs@fdsoa.org!

Departments can apply for training grants from the FEMA  Assistance to Firefighters Grants program to receive ISO and HSO certification courses. More information here.

Incident Safety Officer Training Course

Tuesday, October 8 – Wednesday, Oct 9, 2019

Registration for this Firehouse Expo Pre-Conference Course, ISO Academy, is available only at the Firehouse registration website.

Class INFO – Click here

Class REGISTRATION – Click here

Incident Safety Officer Training Course

Monday, October 21 – Tuesday, October 22 

Registration for this Colorado Fire Chiefs Fire Leadership Challenge Pre-Conference Course, ISO Academy, is available only at the Colorado Fire Chiefs registration website.

Colorado Fire Chiefs Fire Leadership Challenge Conference INFO – Click here

Class INFO – Click here

Class REGISTRATION – Click here

 


See what Gordon Graham has to say about the importance of the Incident Safety Officer (ISO) and the Health and Safety Officer (HSO)!

 

Everyone Goes Home® Speak Up – Rich Marinucci, Executive Director, Fire Department Safety Officers Association

“Part of the role of role of the safety officer is to make sure that people are staying as focused as possible throughout their entire career, so they don’t get complacent.” – Rich Marinucci

Chief Rich Marinucci, Executive Director of the FDSOA, speaks on the importance of on-scene incident safety officers and health & safety officers who manage wellness programs in in their departments. He identifies three mindsets of firefighters – complacency, competence and cockiness — which need to be countered by on-scene and management safety officers to promote “round trip tickets” for everyone in the crew. Of the three, complacency, can lead to a lack of awareness and focus which, in turn, can lead to line-of-duty injuries and deaths that are preventable. Chief Marinucci emphasizes the safety officer’s job is largely one of keeping firefighters focused and aware.

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FDSOA Celebrates 30th Anniversary

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Click image to view the full NFFF 2018 Report

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

Report: NFPA’s “Firefighter Fatalities in the United States – 2018”
Author: Rita F. Fahy and Joseph L. Molis
Issued: June 2019

Annual report on Firefighter fatalities in the US
https://www.usfa.fema.gov/data/statistics/ff_fatality_reports.html