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March 20-22, 2017

Sheraton Raleigh Hotel
421 S. Salisbury St.
Raleigh, NC 27601

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National Fallen Firefighter Foundation

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Sheraton Raleigh Hotel Online Hotel Reservations

F.I.E.R.O. has reserved a block of rooms for our Fire PPE Symposium guests at our host hotel, The Sheraton Raleigh Hotel. These rooms are available at a special symposium rate on a first come, first served basis. Act quickly to enjoy the convience of staying at the host hotel!
Sheraton Raleigh Hotel Online Reservations - 2017 F.I.E.R.O. Fire PPE Symposium

Call for Presentations - Deadline is August 30, 2016

F.I.E.R.O., host of the premier fire PPE conference in the country, is looking for cutting edge presentations for the 2017 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. Download a submission form below for more detailed information and instructions for submitting your proposal.

Download Call for Presentations Application

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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