Symposium Agenda – Friday

Friday, September 8, 2017

7:00 – 8:00 am

Breakfast

8:00 – 8:30 am

Overview of Presumptive Legislation

 

This workshop will build on the general discussion regarding current presumptive legislation, and advocacy for additional state and national level mandates. Maneuvering through the claims process will also be discussed.

8:30 – 9:00 am

Support After the Cancer Diagnosis

 

A general discussion of peer and other support mechanisms at the individual and organizational level for the firefighter after receiving the news that he/she has cancer.

9:00 – 10:30 am

Workshops (Choose One)

 

The Role of the Chief Officer in Cancer Prevention, Education, and Support

 

The Chief Officer is accountable for providing strong and consistent leadership in preventing exposures, educating firefighters and company officers regarding prevention, and supporting members after a cancer diagnosis. This workshop will also discuss collaboration with labor management/membership to create a culture that is proactive in addressing cancer at every level.

 

The Role of Company/Safety/Training Officers in Cancer Prevention, Education, and Support

Panel Discussion – Facilitator: Allan Rice
Panelists: Captain Seth Barker, Chief Jim Keiken, Eric Valliere, and Mike Wieder

 

This panel discussion will cover ways the Company Officer, Safety Officer, and Training Officer can proactively educate firefighters about the dangers and exposures of cancers, reduce risk through prevention, and support members after they have been diagnosed with cancer. Ways to incorporate cancer prevention training into academies and recruit schools will be discussed.

 

Exposures Related to Stations and Vehicles

 

An in-depth discussion will focus on cancer prevention through interventions related to apparatus and the fire station environment, including design, reengineering, and industrial cleaning. Topics covered will include the IFSTA/USFA station design study, diesel particulate monitors, NIOSH health hazard evaluation, and best practice case studies in Boston and Tucson.

 

Cancer Prevention through Healthy Lifestyle

 

This workshop will address reducing risk, increasing protective factors, and building resilience through a healthy lifestyle. Wellness best practices regarding diet, exercise, smoking cessation, and sleep, as well as successful programs such as WFI’s Human Performance Optimization and those in Denver and Indianapolis will be discussed.

10:30 – 11:00 am

Break

11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Workshops (Choose One)

 

The Role of the Chief Officer in Cancer Prevention, Education, and Support

 

The Chief Officer is accountable for providing strong and consistent leadership in preventing exposures, educating firefighters and company officers regarding prevention, and supporting members after a cancer diagnosis. This workshop will also discuss collaboration with labor management/membership to create a culture that is proactive in addressing cancer at every level.

 

The Role of Company/Safety/Training Officers in Cancer Prevention, Education, and Support

Panel Discussion – Facilitator: Allan Rice
Panelists: Captain Seth Barker, Chief Jim Keiken, Eric Valliere, and Mike Wieder

 

This panel discussion will cover ways the Company Officer, Safety Officer, and Training Officer can proactively educate firefighters about the dangers and exposures of cancers, reduce risk through prevention, and support members after they have been diagnosed with cancer. Ways to incorporate cancer prevention training into academies and recruit schools will be discussed.

 

Exposures Related to Stations and Vehicles

 

An in-depth discussion will focus on cancer prevention through interventions related to apparatus and the fire station environment, including design, reengineering, and industrial cleaning. Topics covered will include the IFSTA/USFA station design study, diesel particulate monitors, NIOSH health hazard evaluation, and best practice case studies in Boston and Tucson.

 

Cancer Prevention through Healthy Lifestyle

 

This workshop will address reducing risk, increasing protective factors, and building resilience through a healthy lifestyle. Wellness best practices regarding diet, exercise, smoking cessation, and sleep, as well as successful programs such as WFI’s Human Performance Optimization and those in Denver and Indianapolis will be discussed.

12:30 – 1:30 pm

Lunch

1:30 – 2:15 pm

The Boston Experience

 

A case study in effective joint labor/management collaboration and leadership in cancer prevention, education, and support.

2:15 – 3:00 pm

The Danger of Today’s Fires

Daniel Madryzkowski

 

The materials in our homes and businesses have changed, and with it the risks associated with fighting fire in those domains. Research tells us that heat and speed of growth have both increased, but we still don’t have adequate information regarding the toxicity of the by-products of combustion of synthetic materials and fire retardants. This presentation will cover what we know, and what we don’t know, and will include information from the IAFF dust studies.

3:00 – 3:30 pm

Closing Comments/Charge to the Group


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