Improving the Health & Safety of all Emergency Responders

Join us for the

FDSOA Annual Health and Safety Forum

 

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

 


January 23-24, 2019

Pre-conferences – Monday and Tuesday, January 21-22

Orlando, FL

 Breakfast and Lunch will be provided on Monday and Tuesday for Academy PreCons, Tuesday “Five Reads” PreCon,  and Wednesday and Thursday for Conference.

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Coming to the 2019 FDSOA Safety Forum

Opening Speaker – Wednesday, January 23, 2019


Janine Driver
The NBC Today Show’s Leading Body Language Contributor

Opening Session titled – You Say More Than You Think.

Also conducting a breakout session titled Upgrade Your Rapport & Influence With Everyone You Interact With.


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

NEW FDSOA Safety Officer Scholarship Award

Would you like to attend the FDSOA 2019 Health and Safety Forum – 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 Dave Dodson

Deadline for submission has passed.  Scholarship will be offered again for the 2020 Health and Safety Forum

Pre-Conference Options
Monday and Tuesday, January 21-22, 2019

Dave Dodson

Shadd Whitehead

ISO Academy

Monday and Tuesday 8a-5p

Breakfast and Lunch included

Incident Safety Officer 2-Day Academy
This course is an in-depth, fast paced class that focuses on the knowledge and experience-elements required of an effective ISO. It gives participants the opportunity for situational exercises and scenario practice. The ISO Academy is an excellent tool to help participants prepare for the FDSOA ISO Certification Exam. The course is ideal for any fire officer who has been newly appointed as a Safety Officer or is likely to fill the Incident Safety Officer role.

Recommended Text – Incident Safety Officer, 3rd Edition. David W. Dodson
(Available for $85 through FDSOA Shop)

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. Exam fee included in Academy registration.

Dan Melia and Steve Raynis

 HSO Academy

Monday and Tuesday 8a-5p

Breakfast and Lunch included

Health and Safety Officer 2-Day Academy

This course is an in-depth, fast paced class that focuses on the knowledge and experience – elements required of an effective HSO. It gives participants the opportunity for situational exercises and scenario practice. The HSO Academy is an excellent tool to help participants prepare for the FDSOA HSO Pro Board Certification Exam. The course is ideal for any fire officer who has been newly appointed as a Safety Officer or is likely to fill the Health and Safety Officer role.

Recommended Text – Occupational Safety and Health in the Emergency Services, 4th edition, by James S. Angle
(Available for $85 through FDSOA Shop)

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. Exam fee included in Academy registration.

“The 5 Reads”  (8hrs)*

Tuesday January 22nd – 8:00am – 5:00pm

Breakfast and Lunch included

The most significant aspect of being a successful Incident Safety Officer is the ability to continually improve on The 5 Reads. This front loading helps in determining risks facing firefighters during and after the incident. This pre-conference will be lead by FDSOA instructors who have experience presenting the 2 day ISO academy and will offer more detail and depth to help improve in these vital areas.

* You cannot be enrolled in the ISO or HSO Academy running concurrently.

A Sample of what’s to come……….

Sara Jahnke, Ph.D.
Director of the Center for Fire, Rescue and EMS Health Research at the National Development and Research Institutes, Inc.

Risks beyond the Fire Ground
Firefighters face intense and taxing work environments that require a high level of preparedness. Rates of line of duty deaths and injuries are alarming among firefighters. In addition to risks related to fire ground operations, research is increasingly pointing to the importance of modifiable risk factors as key predictors of injury and loss. Current data suggests that, due to occupational risk factors, the fire service faces high rates of obesity and low fitness, high rates of heavy and binge drinking, poor cardiovascular health profiles, increased risk of several kinds of cancer, and concerns related to behavioral health. Mitigating these risks requires not only individual, but also system level changes in policies, practices, and cultural norms by fire departments. Improving the readiness of firefighters and decreasing line of duty injuries and deaths requires fire service leaders to be knowledgeable about and engaged in health promotion for their personnel.

John Whitney IV
Division Chief,   Scottsdale Fire Department

From Start to Finish: Safety Considerations of Active Shooter Response Integration

This session is designed to assist Fire Service leaders in the safety aspects of planning, training and implementation of enhanced Active Shooter response practices.

Don Wilson
Vice President, SafeStart

War Against Complacency

Hear proven strategies to dramatically improve safety both in the workplace and off the job for your employees. You’ll learn: the scope of the current accidental injury and death problem and the shortcomings of traditional safety management; how complacency and other states are factors involved in virtually all injuries; simple safety skills people can use everywhere; and the business case for improving employee safety 24/7.

Ed Mann
Director of Training and Education – Provident

Leadership and Politics for Safety Officers

In today’s environment of political correctness it can be difficult to be brutally honest with superiors, government officials and the public without offending someone. The truth is you will never please everyone regardless of how you approach the subject. However, it’s possible to make your point and survive the politics.

Some of the Breakout Topics:

♦  Cancer in the Fire Service  ♦  Nutrition  ♦  Peer Support  ♦  Firefighter Leadership  ♦  Thermal Imaging Cameras for Safety   Officers  ♦  Mayday  ♦  Fire Research and Firefighter Safety  ♦  Violence / Active Shooter  ♦  NFFF

FDSOA Annual Safety Forum

General Attendee Registration Fees

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PreCon
ISO or HSO 2 day Academy
 
$495 FDSOA member / $595 non-member
Walk In Registrations $695
Included: Breakfast and Lunch each day
PreCon – Tuesday

Five “Reads” – (8hrs)
 
$225 FDSOA member / $325 non-member
Walk In Registration – $425
Included: Breakfast and Lunch
Academy PreCon and Conference
Monday  through Thursday
 
$845 FDSOA member / $945 non-member
Walk In Registrations $1045
Included: Breakfast and Lunch all days
Conference Only
FDSOA Annual Safety Forum Conference

Wednesday and Thursday

 
$495 FDSOA member / $595 non-member
Walk In Registrations – $695
Included: Breakfast and Lunch both days

Conference Location and Hotel Information

Wyndham Orlando Resort I-Drive

8001 International Drive

Orlando, FL  32819

Guest Rooms starting at $153. Resort Fee has been waived as part of the FDSOA room block agreement.

MAKING RESERVATIONS
A dedicated website is now available for attendees to book their hotel rooms online.

Click Here for Reservations

Additional option:
Phone: 407-351-2420 / 1-800-421-8001 – Be sure to say you are with the FDSOA Conference!

To purchase specially priced Disney Meeting/Convention Theme Park tickets, please call 407-566-5600 or CLICK HEREPlease note the cut-off date for advance purchase savings is January 19, 2019

Disney currently provides exclusive After 1PM and After 5PM Twilight Tickets and special discounted multi-day tickets to meeting & convention groups that are not available at our Ticket Windows. The multi-day tickets include an additional complimentary admission to an additional Disney experience like a day at a Water Park, or game of Mini Golf. 

https://mydisneygroup.com/fdsoa19

 

The FDSOA appreciates our event sponsors!

Multiple opportunities for each Sponsorship

Breakfast Available
Lunch Available
Afternoon Break Provident
Morning General Session Speaker Blue Card
General Support Available

2019 Health and Safety Forum
Keynote Speaker Sponsor

2019 Health & Safety Forum
Afternoon Break Sponsor

 


2020 Safety Forum

Planning ahead or working on your 2020 budget? 2020 Health and Safety Forum will be held in Scottsdale, AZ.
Wednesday and Thursday, January 15-16, 2020 .
(PreCons Monday and Tuesday, January 13-14, 2020). Same hotel as 2018

 

Scottsdale Plaza Resort
7200 N. Scottsdale Rd., AZ  85253

Phone  (480)948-5000