Events

Fire-Rescue International 2022

August 24, 2022 – August 26, 2022, All Day

Location
The Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center – 200 E Market Street, San Antonio, TX
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Exhibit Hall Hours:

Wednesday, August 24, 2022
4:00 – 7:00 pm

Thursday, August 25, 2022
10:30 am – 4:30 pm

Friday, August 26, 2022
10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Each summer, thousands of the most prominent fire and emergency service leaders from across North America and around the globe come to FRI to learn, network and collaborate together.

FRI attracts hundreds of exhibitors to showcase the newest fire service innovations in apparatus, technology, equipment, gear and more. If you’re a fire/EMS chief, chief officer or company officer – this is YOUR conference for leadership education.

Visit the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation Booth #2450.
For more information visit Fire-Rescue International’s website.


Take part in great training opportunities at Fire-Rescue International

Several of the fire service’s most respected members will be presenting at Fire-Rescue International, including friends and associates of the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation. Please be sure to catch their presentations while you are in San Antonio.

Personnel Accountability Requires Personal Accountability: Company Officer Leadership in 2022

Wednesday, August 24, 2022
1:30 – 2:30 pm


Deputy Chief Billy Goldfeder, Loveland-Symmes Fire Department (OH), NFFF Board of Directors
Gordon Graham, Co-Founder, Lexipol

Every incident, every shift, every training exercise, the company officer is responsible for their crew. Many fire departments address this responsibility by stressing personnel accountability—the use of standardized riding positions and assignments, radio discipline and sound command and control. But a company officer’s ability to hold their personnel accountable starts with personal accountability. As leaders, company officers must be willing to take responsibility, enforce departmental policies, and hold themselves to the highest standards. This session will use recent examples of fire service leadership failures and successes to identify critical leadership traits for company officers and how to develop them.

Three Departments Into One – Making a Melting Pot of Shifts

Wednesday, August 24, 2022
2:45 – 3:45 pm


Fire Chief Tom C. Jenkins, City of Rogers Fire Department (AR), NFFF Advisory Board
A common struggle among departments is the consistency and interaction of the various shifts that makeup the organization. It is regularly said that most fire departments are actually several different fire departments all wearing the same uniform. Reliability and consistency among shifts is not only important to the function and culture of an organization, it is essential to the citizens who need help. This session explores the problem and shares real life lessons and commentary on how you can improve the interaction between shifts.

National Fire Service Study on the Wellness-Fitness Initiative and Current Best Practices

Thursday, August 25, 2022
10:30 – 11:45 am


Sara Jahnke, PhD, Director & Senior Scientist at NDRI-USA, Friend of the NFFF
Richard Miller, IAFC
Kerry Kuehl MD DrPH, Professor of Medicine, Chief Health Promotion & Sports Medicine Medical Director Portland Fire & Rescue
David Frost, PhD, RKin, CSCS, University of Toronto
Nathan J. Trauernicht – UC Davis Fire Department
Grady A. Valencis – IAFF

The International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) and International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) are thrilled to announce the launch of a ground-breaking joint labor-management initiative designed to assist with the implementation of firefighter wellness and fitness programs. Motivated by the health and safety of every first responder, this great alliance between IAFF Labor and IAFC Management, needs your assistance.

Company Officer: Stuck in the Middle

Thursday, August 25, 2022
4:00 – 5:00 pm


Chief John Oates, MS/EFO; CEO, International Public Safety Data Institute; Everyone Goes Home® Advocate
How to lead your people and follow your boss in the fire station and on the fire ground. A look at the challenges and opportunities created by being exactly in the middle of the fire service leadership continuum. You are a boss; you have a boss and both are equally demanding. Join us as we talk about how to meet their needs (which are a lot more similar than you think).

Training Officer’s Toolbox, Brought to You by the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

Friday, August 26, 2022
10:15 – 11:15 am


Chief Eric B. Hagman, Fire Hero Learning Network Manager
Battalion Chief Ben West, Gallatin Fire Department (TN); Deputy Advocate Manager, Everyone Goes Home® Program

The Training Officers Toolbox presentation will showcase the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF) training opportunities that are available to any fire based organization in the United States. Many are no cost such at the 14+ training modules found on the Fire Hero Learning Network at https://www.fireherolearningnetwork.com/, while other offerings are low cost as the NFFF is not for profit, or available for free in a classroom format through grant funding sources. All training offerings utilize the NFFF 16 Life Safety Initiatives with the goal of reducing fireground injuries (and line-of-duty deaths) through safer operations, all without compromising the needs of an incident.

Landing a Fire Chief’s Job

Friday, August 26, 2022
3:15 – 4:15 pm


Chief Trisha Wolford, MS, EFO, CFO, CFM, FSEDI, NREMTP; Anne Arundel County Fire Department (MD), Everyone Goes Home® Advocate
Fire Chief Josh Waldo, Bozeman Fire Department (MT); NFFF Supporter
Jennifer L. Flaig, M.S.; Director – Human Capital Division, ESCI
Fire Chief Joseph W. Dixon, Sr., EFO, CFO, MS, CEM, CFPS, MIFireE; Gainesville Fire & Rescue (FL)
Fire Chief Tiffany D. Green, Prince George’s County Fire and Emergency Services Department (MD)


Show Your Support at Fire-Rescue International

2022 FRI Street Party

2022 FRI Street Party

Wednesday, August 24, 2022
7:00 – 11:00 pm

San Antonio Fire Museum
While your in the mission city for Fire-Rescue International 2022, join the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation in partnership with the San Antonio Fire Museum on Wednesday, August 24, 2022, beginning at 7:00 pm for the 2022 FRI Street Party.