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Alan Brunacini

The F.I.E.R.O. Board of Directors and staff mourn the passing of Fire Chief Alan Brunacini. Chief Brunacini led the initial movement to improve fire fighter health and safety and continued to lead this mission until his sudden and unexpected passing. He was an inspiration to all of us and we all owe him more gratitude than we can possibly express. Thank you, Chief, for always sharing your knowledge, insight, and encouragement. Rest in peace.

Save the Date: March 11-13, 2019

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Dates: Shearaton Raleigh Hotel March 11-13, 2019

New research and special project page

F.I.E.R.O. is excited to add a new research and project page to our website. Here you will find cutting edge research data, NFPA related project information, and how it applies to firefighter safety and survival.

A Fire Fighter’s Guide to Test Methods for Fire Fighting by Battalion Chief Safety Command Dan Melia, FDNY (ret.) and Driver-Operator/Paramedic Tim Tomlinson, Addison Fire Department

Download the full PowerPoint presentation with videos (350Mb, ~5-30 minute dowload)

Download a copy of the presentation (2.62 Mb Adobe Acrobat file, ~30 sec-2 minute download)

Since 2009, the Fire Industry Education Resource Organization (F.I.E.R.O.) has held biennial conferences on firefighter personal protective equipment (PPE). Geared toward fire service personnel at all levels of your organization, the F.I.E.R.O. Fire PPE Symposium offers comprehensive coverage of the design and performance requirements applied to your PPE.

The F.I.E.R.O. Fire PPE Symposium features more than 20 presentations over two-and-a-half days. Presenters are at the leading edge of all things PPE and come from the fire service or have committed their lives to the fire service. Firefighters present best practices and failures, while leading researchers present the results of their work and the impact those studies will have on future design and performance requirements.

Your department members will understand how your PPE performs, the rationale behind why the minimum requirements for design and performance are set where they are, and how research will impact those standards going forward.

Past topics have covered SCBA, electronic safety, TPP and THL, cancer prevention, laboratory tours, and more…

  • Assessing the effectiveness of PPE cleaning procedures
  • Measuring the effect of repeat thermal exposures on SCBA facepiece properties
  • Reducing your exposure to contaminants
  • Applying best practices in risk assessment
  • Understanding third party PPE certification
  • Explaining the purpose of required PPE testing in a manner fire fighters understand

When you leave the F.I.E.R.O. Fire PPE Symposium you'll have the knowledge to make the best decisions about purchasing and maintaining PPE. Plus, you'll be part of a network of peers and experts that can be a valuable, ongoing source of guidance.

Register now for the next F.I.E.R.O. Fire PPE Symposium, and sign up for our emails, or join us on Facebook for conference updates!

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