2019 topics are forthcoming. Check back soon for updates.
F.I.E.R.O., host of the premier fire PPE conference in the country, is looking for cutting edge presentations for the 2019 symposium.
We are looking for presenters and presentations that will help us create a conference that engages, challenges and educates the
fire service in all things related to fire PPE.
Proposals are due by August 31, 2018. Learn more about presentation rules and how to submit your propsal.
This presentation will review the steps involved in designing and constructing a new fire station. It will provide an overview of the process, from identifying the size of fire station and site you will need, costs and budgeting, hiring of a design professional, types of bidding, characteristics of a qualified contractor and what to expect in construction. Using case studies and rules of thumb, this presentation will provide an insight into what to expect from start to finish of your new station. After this presentation, you will be able to:
HOT ZONE Design has taken root and is changing the fire industry. After advocating awareness of cancer in fire fighters and developing a system of categorizing spaces by risk within the fire station based on exposure to toxic chemicals and carcinogens, Paul Erickson has continued to advance fire station designs by including enhanced decontamination protocols and spaces within new and renovated stations. This presentation will illustrate the expanded recommendations for decontamination of equipment and personnel by using a case study methodology to show examples from recent design work. The presentation will start with an overview of HOT ZONE Design strategies to refresh those who are familiar and orient newcomers to the concepts. After the overview, the presentation will move into the main topic above and will close with a preview of the NFPA Federal Grant Study that is underway. The impact of HOT ZONE is demonstrated by the NFPA study and findings that will soon become available to the industry. You will learn the following:
At a busy fire station, responders can expect to be kept awake most of the night. As such, they will catch naps in the day room whenever they can. But even at a station with a moderate call volume, the 24-hour shift means that sleep deprivation becomes an issue for most fire fighters over their career. Bringing together scientists from different fields, this panel discussion will review the scientific literature on sleep deprivation as it applies to first responders, including the serious impacts on physical health, mental well-being, judgment, and decision making. The panel will also discuss ways the fire service can improve its response to this issue through architecture and policy. This presentation will show you: