Events

Firehouse Expo 2022

September 26, 2022 – September 30, 2022, All Day

Location
Greater Columbus Convention Center – 400 N High Street, Columbus, OH
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Exhibit Hall Hours

Wednesday, September 28
10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Thursday, September 29
9:30 am – 5:30 pm

Friday, September 30
9:30 am – 1:00 pm

Firehouse Expo 2022

Visit the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation in Booth #732 while you’re at Firehouse Expo.
For more information visit Firehouse Expo’s website.


Take part in great training opportunities at Firehouse Expo

When Ordinary Construction Isn’t so Ordinary

Thursday, September 29, 2022
8:00 – 9:30 am

Deputy Chief Tim Cowan, Dewitt Fire District (NY); Everyone Goes Home® Advocate
Ordinary construction has been in our hometowns for more than a century. Unfortunately, many firefighters have died in the line of duty fighting fires in these buildings. This interactive presentation will give the strategy and tactics necessary to succeed when faced with fires in these buildings. These buildings have often changed occupancy, had alterations done, and have been neglected through the years, creating unique challenges. Ordinary construction has many special features and facets that cannot be taken for granted. Often, new construction has been used within these buildings, hiding their features while still looking like ordinary construction. Fires in these buildings require a different approach than the typical residential or commercial fire-tactics. This presentation will review the construction features and provide firefighters and fire officers with the tools needed for fireground success.

National Fallen Firefighters Foundation Uniformed Support Groups

Thursday, September 29, 2022
1:15 – 2:15 pm

Ian Bennett – National LAST Coordinator, National Fallen Firefighters Foundation
When a firefighter dies in the line of duty, departments 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. 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 Coworker to Coworker programs. The program will include an overview of the NFFF fire service programs, a discussion of the NFFF Uniformed Outreach Program concept, including development and implementation, an outline of the Fire Chief, Incident Commander, Company Officer and Coworker Uniformed Support Group programs, and presentations by personnel who have experienced a LODD to share their experience.

Strategic Vision Planning: How to Seek Continuous Organizational Improvement

Thursday, September 29, 2022 1:15 – 2:15 pm
Battalion Chief John Dixon, Teaneck Fire Department (NJ); Everyone Goes Home® Advocate
The presenter will discuss the “What, How, and Why” of this National Fallen Firefighters Foundation document, briefly describing what a strategic vision actually means, how the NFFF document flows, how the Teaneck, NJ, Fire Department utilized it, and ultimately why they decided to implement it. The presenter will build on the four-terminal learning objectives—Initiating, Creating, Executing and Monitoring. The goal of the presentation is to teach the attendees about the NFFF document, so they become motivated to promulgate a similar committee in their own organizations.

Discipline, Common Sense & Water: Sound Like Your Fireground?

Friday, September 30, 2022
8:00 – 9:00 am

Deputy Fire Chief Billy Goldfeder, Loveland-Symmes Fire Department (OH); National Fallen Firefighters Foundation Board of Directors
The fireground can be complex, or not, depending on numerous factors. Many of those factors were there before—as well as on arrival and part of your size up. However, when things go wrong—there were often some common denominators that were blatantly predictable just moments, days or years prior. The presenter will walk you through some factors that can—and have lead—to some horribly devastating fireground outcomes—and how your department can learn from them and avoid repeating history.

Truck Company Competencies

Friday, September 30, 2022
8:00 – 9:00 am

Captain Sean Eagen, City of Buffalo Fire Department (NY); Everyone Goes Home® Advocate
You don’t have to have a truck company in your jurisdiction to perform truck work. Truck companies will have to perform many functions from forcible entry, laddering, search and overhaul. This session will lay the foundation for truck company operations.

Improving Extrication Operations with Crew Resource Management

Friday, September 30, 2022
1:15 – 2:45 pm

Firefighter/Chief (Ret.) Anthony Correia, Burlington Township Fire Department (NJ); Everyone Goes Home® Advocate
Vehicle extrication & complex highway incidents require collaboration, coordination, and integration of multiple agencies and personnel for a common mission. Lack of collaborative interaction can have a significant impact on patient outcomes. Not recognizing significant bleeding or performing extrication functions before treating for crush injury are just two examples of how lack of coordination, improper or untimely tactics can negatively impact mortality and morbidity. Vehicle extrication and complex highway incidents require collaboration, coordination, and integration of multiple agencies and personnel for a common mission. This program will discuss how the integration of Crew Resource Management (CRM) as part of the incident management system can improve effectiveness while reducing conflict and errors towards the improvement of overall incident performance. This program will discuss the effective integration of CRM at extrications. This program details the priorities of patient care and extrication in all phases of extrication and complex highway incidents. Lack of coordination and poor leadership, not the tactics or performance of the personnel that causes an extrication to become chaotic and problematic. It’s how the incident is managed. How well these agencies and personalities integrate and work in a cooperative manner will impact the outcome of mortality and morbidity at these types of incidents. This program will discuss in detail how the five components of CRM, (teamwork, communication, situational awareness, decision making and task allocation) integrate into ICS, as well as task performance towards improved incident efficiency and effectiveness. CRM has been proven to be effective in Pit Crew CPR. CRM Can also improve extrication outcomes.


Show Your Support During Firehouse Expo

Firehouse Expo 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb

Firehouse Expo 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb

September 30, 2022
7:00 am – 12:00 pm
Huntington Park – Columbus, OH

The 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb is not a timed race, but a way to remember the FDNY firefighters who died on 9/11/2001. The event benefits FDNY CSU and the programs provided by the NFFF to support the families of our nation’s fallen firefighters.

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