Improving the Health & Safety of all Emergency Responders

FDSOA Fire Apparatus, Safety and Maintenance Conference
and the
FDSOA 30th 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 30th 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

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

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.

 

Chief Sandy Davis Safety Officer of the Year Award Winner

This year’s winner is Assistant Chief John Whalen, with the Coral Springs Fire Department.

The award will be presented during the section’s annual meeting during FRI. This year’s event will occur on Wednesday, August 7, at 1 PM in room B206 in the Convention Center.

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.


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

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Chief Sandy Davis Safety Officer of the Year Award Winner

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Fire Service Behavioral Health Symposium

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Resources for teaching Roadway Safety from ResponderSafety

 

ResponderSafety.com now offers Roadway Safety Teaching Topic Packages to assist instructors, executive officers, fire officers, and safety officers in teaching critical roadway safety and traffic incident management to responders from all agencies. Ten packages covering ten different topics are available

 

 

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