2021 Fire Apparatus, Safety and Maintenance Conference
2021 Health and Safety Conference
Planning ahead – 2021 Both conferences will be held at the
TradeWinds Island Grand
5500 Gulf Boulevard, St. Pete Beach, Florida 33706
Rooms starting at $169.00 USD per night
Apparatus – Monday – Wednesday (half day), January 18-20, 2021, PreCon Sunday
Safety – Wednesday and Thursday, January 20-21, 2021, PreCons Monday and Tuesday
The Fire Department Safety Officers Association (FDSOA) announces Gordon Graham, board member and cofounder of Lexipol, will be the keynote speaker Wednesday morning covering both conferences.
Safety, Health and Survival Section
The annual Safety, Health, and Survival Section Award nomination period is open. See all awards and full details HERE
Chief Sandy Davis Safety Officer of the Year
Cosponsored by FDSOA and MSA, this award is presented to a safety officer who has made a significant contribution to their organization or the fire service as a whole.
Nomination deadline has been extended to 11:59 PM ET on July 24
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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.”
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.
Looking to get certified as a Incident Safety Officer and/or a Heath and Safety Officer?
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)!
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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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