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The 2017 Fire PPE Symposium is sold out!

We are pleased to announce that the 2017 Fire PPE Symposium is sold out! We appreciate all of the attendees, sponsors, advertisers and exhibitors that make this symposium a success. If you were unable to register in time for this year's symposium please watch out website and social media channels for information on the next F.I.E.R.O. Fire PPE Symposium!

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Sheraton Raleigh Hotel

The Sheraton Raleigh Hotel is the host hotel for the PPE Symposium. The special rate has expired however some rooms remain at normal rates. Click on the link below to go to the Sheraton Raleigh Hotel website.
Sheraton Raleigh Hotel - 2017 F.I.E.R.O. Fire PPE Symposium

The Symposium is designed to be a hard hitting, factual series of presentations about the PPE that most firefighters use on a regular basis.

Future symposiums will address other less often used items and provide more detail on the subjects of the first symposium. A USB thumb drive of the presentations will be provided to attendees. There is a maximum of 300 participants.

Fire service participants should gain an understanding of the following:

  • PPE design & performance
  • PPE testing & certification
  • Selecting & purchasing PPE
  • PPE usage & storage
  • PPE cleaning & repairing
  • Sizing PPE
  • PPE interfaces
  • PPE limitations
  • Emerging PPE trends
  • Retiring PPE
  • Managing a PPE program
  • Legal issues involved in selecting, maintaining and using PPE
  • Establish a network of peers and experts for future reference

Target Audience is Emergency Services including:

  • Firefighters
  • PPE Committee Members
  • Training Officers
  • Safety Officers
  • Purchasing/Supply Officers
  • Chief Officers
  • Company Officers
  • Board Members
  • Elected Officials
  • Labor Leaders

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