Fire-Rescue International 2021

July 28, 2021 – July 30, 2021, All Day

Charlotte Convention Center – 501 S College Street, Charlotte, NC
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Exhibit Hall Hours:

Wednesday, July 28, 2021
4:00 – 7:00 pm

Thursday, July 29, 2021
10:30 am – 4:30 pm

Friday, July 30, 2021
10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Visit the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation Booth #7106.
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Uniformed Support Program Overview

Thursday, July 29, 2021
4:30 – 5:00 pm

John J. Tippett, Jr., Director of Fire Programs
Ian J. Bennett, National Local Assistance State Team Coordinator
National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

Deputy Chief James Price
Toledo Fire and Rescue (OH)

Fire Chief Michael T. Gerin
Pineville Fire and Rescue (NC)

When a firefighter dies in the line of duty, fire departments customarily respond with an outpouring of support to ensure the family is taken care of and the firefighter is honored appropriately. Afterwards, firefighters will assist each other through the healing process and, at times, utilize available peer support and behavioral health resources. However, there are certain positions within the organization that can become isolated through the grieving and recovery phases due to a wide range of unique emotional, personal, political, social, legal, and relational aspects. Only someone who has experienced such an event can truly relate to these situations. To address the distinct need to support these individuals in their healing and recovery, and in an effort to ensure no one has to “walk alone” after a line-of-duty death, the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation has developed several uniformed outreach program initiatives. This presentation will discuss the Chief-to-Chief, Incident Commander-to-Incident Commander, Company Officer-to-Company Officer and Co-worker-to-Co-worker programs. Speakers will include personnel who have experienced a line-of-duty death to share their story and relate to the importance of these programs.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the various National Fallen Firefighters Foundation Fire Service Programs that are available to assist personnel and departments
  • Understand the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation Uniformed Outreach Program concept including development and implementation
  • Understand the components of the Fire Chief, Incident Commander, Company Officer and Co-worker programs
  • Understand the need for these programs through presentations by personnel who have experienced a line-of-duty death and share their experience

Preventing the Preventable

Friday, July 30, 2021
3:30 – 5:00 pm

Chief Keith Brower CFO
National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

CCommunity Risk Reduction (CRR) encompasses many areas of fire service activities. While the public benefit of CRR is clearly known, it is often not internalized by firefighters as a risk management component for reducing line-of-duty deaths (LODDs) and related injuries and illnesses. The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation, through its Preventing the Preventable initiative, has developed this class to demonstrate to fire service leaders how CRR, fire prevention and public education specifically, is in interrelated to our survival. We must have leaders who truly promote Firefighter Life Safety Initiatives 14 (Public Education) and 15 (Code Enforcement and Sprinklers) if we are to continue our success in ensuring Everyone Goes Home.

Learning Objectives:

  • Demonstrate and understanding of how effective public fire safety education assists with firefighter line-of-duty death and injury prevention
  • Demonstrate an understanding of how effective code enforcement and support of sprinklers assists with firefighter line-of-duty death and injury prevention
  • Discuss how certain tragic LODD incidents could have potentially been prevented through effective public eeducation, code enforcement and the presence of sprinklers
  • Develop an effective press release tool to ensure appropriate “root cause’ messaging for preventable incidents
  • Understand the many agencies and organizations who are resources in the CRR environment