Fire Rescue International to Kick off this Week
Arguably FRI is the top program for leaders in the fire service which kicks off this week in Atlanta! There has been a huge push to involve more top notch instructors in the community risk reduction programs and this program shows! It seems that many of you will be there and we hope you will attend many of the programs listed below. If yoiu can’t attend, and a peer in your organization is recommend to attend one of these programs.
There are other great programs, but it is critical in this current enviroment that Fire Chief’s attend one of the many great programs about Fire Prevention.
There are several programs which are aimed to provided the communities Fire Chief, Fire Marshal, and senior staff with tools to ensure communities are working to reduce the impact of fire on the community. These include:
- Fire Marshal More then a Badge! WK93 Friday, 08/26/2011 3:00PM – 4:30PM , Room B311This program looks at the critical role of the fire marshal within an organization and provides tools for the fire chief and fire marshal in understanding demands on the position. The course will look at tips that can be implemented by a Fire Marshal or Fire chief to ensuring success of a fire marshal in the first year. The course discusses the need for project management, customer service, code development, and time management to name a few.
- Fire Fighters Involvement in Code Development: WK1 Wednesday, 08/24/2011 1:00PM – 2:30PM , Room B405, All areas of the fire service need to be involved in the codes and regulations that impact the responders environment. Presentors share the method and procedures in which fire fighter safety and preservation of community assets are brought together and moved forward with regulations, training, and operational discussions. Regulations developed in green building, emergency communications buildings, fire sprinklers, light-weight construction impact safety and fire fighting tactics and strategies.
- Fire Prevention on a Shoestring Budget WK77 Wednesday, 08/24/2011 1:00PM – 2:30PM , Room B311 The reinvention of fire prevention is key in this economy. Developing strategic partners beyond fire trucks is key to ensuring a continued message is delivered in your community. This program will look at the needs of a fire department to deliver various programs and what partnerships are available. This program is intended to look at code enforcement to public education budget and how to give the biggest bang for your buck!
- How Politics Changes Fire Prevention:WK76 Wednesday, 08/24/2011 1:00PM – 2:30PM , Room B310 The politics of fire inspection, prevention, and overall community fire protection end in the politic red tape of government. It is important that the Senior staff work together to help reduce the risk of fire in a community and develop strategies to be in front of the political curve. This class gets beyond donkey’s and elephants and dives deep into how local politics can change the success of projects.
- Engine Companies do More then Extinguishment WK78 Wednesday, 08/24/2011 3:00PM – 4:30PM , Room B310 This class is going to look into gaining buy in of operation crews for involvement in the code inspection arena. Specifically looking toward creating a safer working environment for responding crews.
- Strategic Development of Community Fire Protection WK84 Thursday, 08/25/2011 1:00PM – 2:30PM Room B310 Code Development, State Mandated Codes, ISO, and planning commissions all too often place demands on developers beyond fire prevention. This program will explore opportunities of placing fire safety in the drivers of new buildings and development.
- Credentials, What’s in your wallet Thursday, 08/25/2011 1:00PM – 2:30PM , Room B311 Why does the fire marshal need certification? Do Credentials for your staff in fire prevention truly matter? Is it about taking a test or attending a course? Are some credentials more important then others? This course will look at the options for development for staff in code enforcement and prevention. This will include how to include new programs from the Center for Public Safety Excellence as well as traditional programs from the ICC or NFPA.