FAIR LAWN, NJ—Fire Apparatus & Emergency Equipment has partnered with the F.I.E.R.O. Fire Station Design Symposium as the official media sponsor. Fire Apparatus & Emergency Equipment will assist F.I.E.R.O. in expanding its reach within the fire service by augmenting its content with the results of the Fire Station Design Symposium Awards Program and other fire-station-related content.
“Partnering with F.I.E.R.O. as media sponsor for its Fire Station Design Symposium just makes sense for Fire Apparatus & Emergency Equipment,” says Chris Mc Loone, Fire Apparatus & Emergency Equipment editor. “Our readers are charged with specifying and purchasing apparatus and equipment. More and more we see that legacy stations cannot adequately house a department’s apparatus and equipment to keep firefighters safe from cancer-causing contaminants present from vehicle exhaust or on their personal protective equipment. Departments are faced with the decision to build new stations or rehabilitate existing structures. As a leader in the fire service, it is our responsibility to educate the fire service in all aspects of station design as they apply to fire apparatus and equipment.”
“F.I.E.R.O. is excited for the opportunity to work with Fire Apparatus & Emergency Equipment, the official media sponsor of the F.I.E.R.O. Fire Station Design Symposium,” says Robert Tutterow, F.I.E.R.O. president. “With fire apparatus and emergency equipment housed in fire stations, it is fitting that the reading audience learn as much as possible about fire stations. F.I.E.R.O. will provide content related to fire station design, and the magazine will allow F.I.E.R.O. to reach a broader audience and, hopefully, help more fire departments build the most efficient, effective fire stations for their citizens and firefighters.”
F.I.E.R.O. (Fire Industry Equipment Research Organization) was founded in September 1990 and is based in the southeastern United States. The organization was modeled after the SAFER (Southern Area Fire Equipment Research) organization in Southern California. The original purpose of F.I.E.R.O. (like SAFER) was to network fire service personnel and fire equipment manufacturers/distributors/dealers about firefighting equipment and firefighter safety. As fire service members started communicating with each other, they realized they had many common equipment and safety problems.
F.I.E.R.O. realized that the fire service needed information about design and construction of fire stations. In March 2000, F.I.E.R.O. offered its first Fire Station Symposium—the first of its kind anywhere. The response was so overwhelming that it has become an annual event.
In 2007, F.I.E.R.O. saw a need for a PPE Symposium. Realizing the complexities of PPE, especially after 9-11, an educational task group with the PPE project of NFPA worked with F.I.E.R.O. to develop the first ever PPE Symposium in March of 2009. Currently, this symposium is a biennial event.
F.I.E.R.O. is a not-for-profit, organization under the guidance of a Board of Directors. Its purpose is to improve firefighter health and safety through providing educational conferences.
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