Improving the Health & Safety of all Emergency Responders


FDSOA In partnership with the IAFC – Safety,health and Survival Section     

proudly presents the 2017

Annual Safety Forum

January 16-20, 2017

 Orlando, Florida

Join safety officers from across the country for a week full of education, awareness and networking! All are welcome!

Vendor sponsorship information

Vendor registration


Click here to Register

Pre-Conference Agenda


Mon & Tues, Jan 16-17
Incident Safety Officer or Health & Safety Officer Academy

Dave Dodson and Shadd Whitehead will present the ISO class based upon Dave’s 3rd Edition of the Incident Safety Officer.

Steve Raynis and Dan Melia will present the HSO Academy.

ISO class and exam are based on the 3rd Edition of Dave Dodsons book, Fire Department Incident Safety Officer.  HSO class and exam are based on James Angles, 4th Edition, Occupational Safety and Health in the Emergency Services.

Both books are highly recommended. Please visit our shop to purchase your copy ($80 ea) and have it mailed to you (free shipping). Limited number of copies will be available on site for purchase.

Upon completion of the 16-hour Academy, you are eligible to take the exam for National Certification onsite Tuesday or Wednesday evening, or by using an approved local proctor at a later date.

Tuesday January 17th – 1:30pm – 4:00pm
Pre-Con:  ISO/HSO  Train the Trainer for Instructors   (3hrs)

***MUST be certified to the 2015 NFPA Standard to register for this pre-con.


To verify your Certification – visit the Pro Board registry

Tuesday January 17th – 5:00pm – 6:30pm

Reception With The Vendors – All Attendees – light apps, beer & wine provided.  Cash bar for mixed drinks.


Conference (Wednesday thru Friday, Jan 18-20, Conference ends Friday at noon)


Wednesday Opening General Session Keynote Speaker:

Dr. David Griffin

Friday Closing General Session Keynote Speaker:

Mike Gagliano,  Seattle FD



2017 Fees (same as 2016)

2017 FDSOA Member FDSOA Non-Member
ISO or HSO 2-day Academy(includes Certification Exam) $395 $495
Conference Only $430 $530
Conference plus ISO or HSO Academy $700 $800
Tuesday Pre-Con Add-On (Cannot attend if already attending either Academy) Additional $50 Additional $65



Wyndham Orlando Resort I-Drive

Orlando, Florida

Link to make 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 Safety Forum

Planning ahead or working on your 2018 budget? 2018 Safety Forum will be held in Scottsdale, AZ, January 17th – 19th, 2018. (PreCons January 15th-16th, 2018)

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

The FDSOA appreciates our sponsors!


2017 Safety Forum PLATINUM Sponsors



2017 Safety Forum GOLD Sponsors