2020 FDSOA Fire Apparatus, Safety and Maintenance Conference
January 13-15 (ends at 10am), 2020
Pre-conference – Sunday, January 12 (full day off site or half day on-site)
Scottsdale Plaza Resort
FDSOA’s Annual Fire Apparatus, Safety and Maintenance Conference 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.
Breakfast and Lunch will be provided on Monday and Tuesday. Breakfast only on Wednesday.
Breakfast and Lunch will be provided for full day pre-con.
In cooperation with
Fire Dept Safety Officers Association – Firefighter Safety and Cancer Support Fundraising Event
Pipes and Drums Play-off
Tuesday January 14th at 6:30p
Join us in Downtown Scottsdale!
Kelly’s at Southbridge
7117 E. Sixth Ave Scottsdale AZ 85251
Funding to Support , Firefighter Cancer Support Network, Everyone Goes Home, & The FDSOA
Sponsored by Hughes Fire Equipment and Pierce Manufacturing
We LOVE and APPRECIATE our SPONSORS
FDSOA Canadian EVT Scholarship
If you work in Canada,and you would you like to attend the 2020 FDSOA Fire Apparatus, Safety and Maintenance Conference – but your department doesn’t have the funds to send you???
Then check out the opportunity to receive a scholarship award to attend.
FDSOA Canadian EVT Scholarship sponsored by Safetek Emergency Vehicles Ltd.
Deadline for submission is December 2, 2019
Sunday, January 12th, 2020
PreCon – Basics of Specifications Writing (4hrs)
Buying a new fire apparatus can be overwhelming, expensive and compounded by evolving national standards. Tom Shand and Mike Wilbur are industry experts when it comes to helping you understand and write a fire apparatus specification for your department.
“Purchasing a piece of fire apparatus today can become a complex process of determining your department’s needs, meeting with manufacturers’ representatives, specification development and securing adequate financial support from your community’s purchasing authority,” said Shand.
The duo will also cover a host of purchasing options: using a nationally-recognized consortium, tagging on to a neighboring department’s contract or writing your own specification. Which is best, which is most cost effective and how do you make sure you actually get what you asked for? These and many other topics, issues and concepts will be covered in the fast paced, four-hour class.
FDSOA has partnered with EVT Certification Commission to host a test site as part of the Annual FDSOA Apparatus Symposium
Sunday, January 12, 2020
EVT testing will be held 1pm – 5pm
You must register for the test on the EVTCC.org website.
Registration must occur 16 days in advance of the test. So register soon!
Contact the EVT office (847-426-4075) if you have any questions regarding testing.
Click here for Current Schedule
PreCon – Fire Pump and Accessories with Hands-On Pump Tear Down (8hrs)
A sound vehicle and maintenance and testing program is important to government agencies of all sizes. Be it a volunteer, combination or career department, reliable vehicles and equipment in appropriate working order are essential to providing public services to the communities served in a professional and timely manner.
That’s why understanding proper fire pump maintenance and pump testing are so important.
The instructors will cover fire pump and accessories theory and operation along with a dynamic hands-on experience to understand the current 1901 and 1911 testing standards. This is a great opportunity to learn about different brands and types of fire pumps, how to properly perform multiple tests along with hands on training!
This Precon will be held off-site.
Transportation, continental breakfast and lunch will be provided.
Attendees must provide their own PPE.
Brian Brown – Retired -South Metro Fire Rescue (SMFR), CO, Fleet Services Bureau
The Pump PreCon is held offsite.
Mesa Fire Mechanical Division
708 W. Baseline Rd,
Mesa AZ 85210
If you need transportation to the location – please meet in the lobby of the Scottsdale Plaza Resort hotel at 7am. We will shuttle you over to the location.
Class will be run 8am – 5pm. Breakfast and Lunch will be included.Click here for class details and itinerary
A Sample of what’s to come……….
Some of the Breakout Topics:
♦ Clean Cabs ♦ Telematics ♦ Aerials; Mid-mount vs Rear-mount ♦ Future Driving Technology Applied to Emergency Vehicles ♦ Emergency Warning Device Automation ♦ Electrical System Maintenance ♦ Wildland Apparatus ♦ Urban Apparatus ♦ Clean Cab ♦ Ambulance ♦ Maximize Tool and Equipment Layouts ♦ Pump Control Layouts ♦ Aerial Needs Assessment ♦ Developing Apparatus Specifications ♦ Fire Apparatus Weight Management ♦ Apparatus Crashes and Close Calls ♦
FDSOA Fire Apparatus, Safety and Maintenance Conference
General Attendee Registration Fees
Basics of Apparatus Specifications Writing
Half Day – Classroom Training
Fire Pump and Accessories with Proper Pump Testing
Attendee MUST have all of their own PPE as outlined
Annual Apparatus Symposium Conference
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday til 10am.
Conference Location and Hotel Information
Scottsdale Plaza Resort
7200 N. Scottsdale Rd., AZ 85253
This link is the direct for the group – anyone who follows it can book within the FDSOA Event group.
Anyone is also welcome to call if they’d like. The reservations number is 800-832-2025.
Guest rooms start at $179
Be sure to say you are with the FDSOA Conference!
The McCormick Scottsdale
7421 N. Scottsdale Rd.
Scottsdale, AZ 85253
Deadline to reserve a room there is Dec 20th.
Group Block available January 12-16, 2020
Area Attraction Links:
Hall of Flame Fire Museum
Papago Park, 6101 E Van Buren St, Phoenix, AZ 85008
The FDSOA appreciates our event sponsors!
We LOVE and APPRECIATE our SPONSORS
2021 Fire Apparatus, Safety and Maintenance Conference
Planning ahead or working on your 2021 budget?
2021 Fire Apparatus Safety and Maintenance Conference will be held at the
TradeWinds Island Grand
5500 Gulf Boulevard, St. Pete Beach, Florida 33706
January 18-20(ends at noon), 2021
Precons on Sunday, Jan 17, 2021