Bringing the Nation's Best Educators, to Meet our Best Leaders.
The Senior Fire Officer Forum (SFOF) series provides Massachusetts chief officers the opportunity to learn directly from national fire service experts without the time and expense of traveling to a national conference. Any Massachusetts fire officer can attend these programs at no cost. The 5-hour forums run from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. and include an opportunity to interact with the presenter during lunch. (Lunch is at your own expense). Each year, the forums address the new challenges confronting our leaders. All of these programs are eligible for continuing education hours toward Fire Chief Credentialing. Register using the standard MFA procedures.
May 10 Firefighter Death and Injury Survival Program
Chief Billy Goldfeder, of www.FirefighterCloseCalls.com will be presenting a Senior Fire Officer Forum on Firefighter Death & Injury Survival Program, May 10 in Springfield. This wake up lecture by Chief Goldfeder is an in-depth program featuring specific, recent fireground events with a strong focus on dwelling fires-that ended with tragic results. He will examine the lessons learned from these fires; why some firefighters did not go home and some did. This is a very personal, high-energy direct and frank presentation on operations and tactics. This seminar will help you understand how and why.
May 12, 2014 Senior Fire Officer Forum: Building Construction and Building Collapse
Deputy Fire Chief James P. Smith, retired from the Philadelphia Fire Department, will present a Senior Fire Officer Forum on Building Construction and Building Collapse, May 12 at DFS in Stow. This presentation will increase the awareness of the different types of building construction including reviewing strong points and weaknesses relevant to different construction types. It will review collapse indicators, various types of building collapse and case studies. It stresses safe incident scene operations. Various types and methods of construction will be reviewed including lightweight parallel chord truss, wooden “I” beams, steel bar joist and heavy timber truss. Knowledge of the indicators of collapse in different types of construction is becoming increasingly critical for firefighter safety.