2017 Apparatus Symposium
January 16-18 (half day)
Pre-Con January 15th
Basics of Specifications Writing (4hrs) with Mike Wilbur and Tom Shand
Fire Pump and Accessories with Proper Pump Testing (4hrs) with Brian Brown
Why is fire pump and pump testing so important?
It’s easy to stand at the panel and flow water, but what really makes it work? Why does a small willow leaf on the intake screen of the fire pump restrict the flow by as much as 10%? How many departments do annual pump testing per NFPA 1911? How many departments do acceptance testing for new apparatus at their location and elevation before they accept the truck and write the check?
Brian Brown, South Metro Fire Rescue’s (SMFR) Fleet Services Bureau, will answer these questions to help departments understand the process, the purpose, knowledge and keep their trucks, crews and department out of a potential safety/liability issue.
2017 Safety Forum
January 18-20 (half day)
Pre-Cons on 16th and 17th
Monday and Tuesday Pre-Con
ISO Academy with Dave Dodson and Shadd Whitehead
HSO Academy with Steve Raynis and Dan Melia
Tuesday Only Pre-Con (3 hrs)
Train the Trainer, ISO/HSO Instructor – Must be certified to the 2015 NFPA Standard to register for this pre-con.
Wyndham Orlando Resort I-Drive ($145/nt)
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
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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