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Where is the FDSOA going?

Please stop by and visit us!!

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

Check out the upcoming Academies

Interested in hosting an Academy at your department or area – contact us at!

2018 Event Information

30th Apparatus Symposium and the FDSOA Annual Safety Forum
Together again!

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

Latest News and Information from FDSOA

Is the fire service getting soft?

Is the fire service getting soft? Published on February 24, 2017 Janet A. Wilmoth Journalist/Director, Project Management   Is the fire service getting soft? What’s happened to the macho, charge-in American firemen of bygone days? The traditional, work-hard,...

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“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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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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The FDSOA appreciates our event sponsors!

2017  PLATINUM Sponsors

2017  GOLD Sponsors

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