Improving the Health & Safety of all Emergency Responders

Our goals are to provide you with the information to:

  • Ensure Safety for your personnel from rookie to chief
  • Ensure Safety for your emergency vehicles, current and future
  • Ensure Compliance with applicable safety regulations
  • Ensure your department is current in innovations and technology

FDSOA is a non-profit association founded in 1989. It was established in direct response to a demand for more education and networking among Safety Officers. Today, FDSOA represents over 12,000 Safety Officers, fire officers and fire fighters internationally. FDSOA focuses on your issues, shares your concerns and represents your point of view.

Do you want to lead your department in risk reduction? Then join ….. FDSOA

Membership Benefits

FDSOA provides industry news via emails, is a vehicle for networking, and conducts educational programs to make sure that you are able to keep your skills sharp and your knowledge up to the minute. Here’s what you’ll receive as a member:

  • Member Discount on the Annual Safety Forum and Annual Apparatus Symposium
  • Access to the Monthly SafetyGram
  • A voice and a vote in the affairs of the Association
  • Representation on NFPA Technical Committees
  • Representation at the national level

Classes of Membership

Active For any individual who is actively involved in a position with responsibility for department or rescue personnel safety and training. $99.00 per year
Organizational Any public or private fire, rescue and emergency services agency or others as determined by the Board. $399.00 per year
Corporate Any company, corporation, individual, association, firm or limited liability corporation who desires to support the purposes of FDSOA. $599.00 per year

What To Do

Just go to on-line application on our secure server. You can pay by credit card, PayPal or check. You will start receiving the benefits of membership immediately. Once you are a member, please let us hear from you. Your ideas, your thoughts, your articles are important to us, your colleagues and the fire service.

Printable Membership Application

Fire Department Safety Officers Association

5967 Bedford Pl., Ann Arbor, MI 48105

Or Fax to: 248-479-0491

If you have any questions please call the office at 248-880-1864
Please make checks payable to FDSOA. Must be in U. S. Funds drawn on a U. S. Bank.


As a member of FDSOA you do not have to go it alone. The people you meet and exchange ideas with at all of the Association events have the same problems, challenges and needs as you do. FDSOA believes that meeting with your colleagues in an atmosphere of cooperative assistance may be one of the most effective training tools around.

Each Individual, Department, or Corporate membership has one vote in the affairs of the Association.

Yes, the Board of Directors are members just like you and are ready to listen to what you want FDSOA to be to its members.


We encourage you to submit information to share with your colleagues. Simply email us your ideas. Remember sharing ideas and thoughts or just plain comments will allow all of us to learn.

Payment Privacy Policy: This Policy covers how we use your personal information. We take your privacy seriously and will take all measures to protect your personal information.

Any personal information received will only be used to fill your order. We will not sell or redistribute your information to anyone.

Refund and Cancellation Policy: Refunds up to 14 days after membership registration is complete with a written request to email – provide your name and membership number.