Improving the Health & Safety of all Emergency Responders


FDSOA, in cooperation with FAMA, presents the

29th Annual Apparatus Specification & Maintenance Symposium

January 16-18, 2017

(Apparatus Symposium ends at Noon on Wednesday, January 18th)

Orlando, Florida


Sunday January 15th Pre-Cons:

Basics of Specifications Writing (4hrs) with Mike Wilbur and Tom Shand


Fire Pump and Accessories with Proper Pump Testing 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.



Vendor sponsorship information

Vendor Registration

FDSOA’s Annual Apparatus Symposium is the only conference dedicated to providing a better understanding of fire apparatus and ambulances to the emergency services industry.  Presentations from leading industry figures, as well as apparatus and equipment manufacturers, provide the attendee with a wide range of factual data.  Breakout sessions and networking events provide a forum for sharing personal experiences with your peers.  Last year’s event had 350+ attendees.  We expect even more this time!


Click here to REGISTER NOW


Fees (same as 2016)

General Attendee Registration Fees:

REGISTRATION FEES (same as 2016)
Conference ONLY
$425 member / $525 non-member
Walk In Registration Fee – $575

Conference plus Pre-Con
$475 member / $590 non-member
Walk In Registration Fee – $640




Wyndham Orlando Resort I-Drive

Orlando, Florida

Link to make Hotel Reservations

As an Added bonus for our attendees – you can purchase discounted Disney Tickets!!

For advance purchase of specially priced Disney Meeting/Convention Theme Park tickets, please call 407-566-5600 or CLICK HERE

Please note the cut-off date for advance purchase savings is January 15, 2017

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2018 Apparatus Symposium

Planning ahead or working on your 2018 budget? 2018 Apparatus Symposium will be held in Scottsdale, AZ, January 15th – 17th, 2018.

Scottsdale Plaza Resort (7200 N. Scottsdale Rd., AZ  85253)  —  Guest rooms start at $179

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The FDSOA appreciates our sponsors!


2017 Apparatus PLATINUM Sponsors


2017 Apparatus GOLD Sponsors