The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation invites those interested in improving firefighter health and safety to attend the 4th Firefighter Life Safety Summit in San Antonio (TX), September 19-21, 2022.
This important gathering builds on the advances from previous Life Safety Summits in Tampa (FL) and Truman Fire Forums (2019 and 2022) to move firefighter health and safety strategies forward. A keynote speaker for the event is Chief Fire Officer (CFO) Sabrina Cohen-Hatton, West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service, whose in-depth work on command decision-making revolutionized the British Fire Service’s approach to incident command.
CFO Cohen-Hatton’s keynote ties directly into the Summit’s themes of exploring critical decision-making and crew resource management. In addition, the Summit will review the 16 Firefighter Life Safety Initiatives, which were developed in 2004 by representatives of the major fire service constituencies to help ensure that firefighters and medics return home safely after every shift. Over the years, these initiatives have informed the emerging safety culture in the U.S. Fire Service—and continue to serve as the bedrock for thousands of fire departments and EMS organizations across the country.
Summit registration is limited to the first 200 registrants and seats are filling fast. Fire chiefs are encouraged to attend with one of their “rising stars,” or send two “rising stars” to participate. In fact, attendees represent the full spectrum of the Nation’s fire service: large and small agencies, career and volunteer, fire academies, partners of attending firefighters, emergency managers, risk reduction advocates, public works, city managers, and those involved with curriculum development.