The Fire Department Safety Officers Association (FDSOA) and Firehouse, with the support of VFIS, are partnering to present five Incident Safety Officer Academies across the country.
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2018 Event Information
30th Apparatus Symposium and the FDSOA Annual Safety Forum
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
Safety Alert! FDSOA presenter Mike Wilbur, a respected apparatus specialist, issues a call for immediate action on fire apparatus tires.
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FDSOA congratulates John Tippett on his appointment. John has been a member of the FDSOA for over 5 years and is certified as a Health and Safety Officer through the FDSOA. Charleston mayor names interim fire chief Friday, March 24th 2017, 12:16 pm EDTFriday, March...read more
Newport News Fire Department Safety Officer Lt. Sidney Lucus was named Virginia’s Firefighter of the Year for a new mental health peer support program he organized and help launch
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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,...read more
Vision 20/20 and the Washington State Fire Marshals offer a great new guide on how to do Home Safety Visits and help high-risk residents.
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- They are looking for samples of SOPs/Protocols/Best Practices that fire departments have concerning behavioral health. Things like EAP confidentiality, peer support team information, etc. They would not use anything in the guide without the fire department’s permission. And they may just adjust some of the language from the documents for use in the Guide.
- They are looking to include some first-hand accounts of experiences with behavioral health. These can be anonymous as far as coming from “a fire chief” or “a firefighter” or can be something more specific like “a volunteer fire chief.”
Please, send Rick Best <firstname.lastname@example.org> any documents or input you may have available to you.
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.
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
2017 Safety Forum
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