Firefighter Training Topics – Issues and Challenges in Today’s Fire Service
Chief (Ret.) Rick Lasky, Lewisville (TX) Fire Department, Battalion Chief (Ret.) John Salka, Fire Department of New York, and Chief (Ret.) Bobby Halton,
The fire service is faced with a vast array of issues and challenges. For 86 years, FDIC has been the place where honest discussions have led to workable solutions to these issues and challenges. This Big Room Session features three of North America’s most outspoken and informed practitioners. Join Rick Lasky, John Salka, and Bobby Halton as they tackle the most critical issues facing the fire service today in a no-holds-barred session. From pike poles to pensions, from VES (vent-enter-search) to VSP (victim survivability profiling), and from staffing to science, join the chiefs as they discuss the biggest issues in frank, open, and straightforward language.
The mission of the Michigan Firehouse Museum is “to enhance the appreciation for firefighting history through engaging and informative exhibits, as well as teaching and promoting fire safety and prevention.” The museum is housed in a restored firehouse, where visitors can view 25 changing exhibits, including antique fire trucks, tools, equipment and the largest collection of antique fire truck bells in the country. The museum is part of the Motor Cities National Heritage Area.
The focus of the museum is the history of firefighting in the State of Michigan and the technology that has been developed over the years. You can learn more about the museum on their website, Facebook page or this video they have created on YouTube.
We had a great time at FDIC 2012! We enjoyed sharing our newly released FX-R turnout gear and FDX G1 Structural Gloves with those in fire service. Of course, we also enjoyed meeting firefighters and other first responders from all across the country.
Enjoy our video recap of our newly released gear and the winning faces of our Fire-Dex Challenge winners. See you next year!
Pat Burrows and Judy Mellot were working at Fire-Dex in Medina on 9/11/01. They talk candidly about the day and their feelings.
Abby Lehman is the Marketing Coordinator at Fire-Dex. She recalls her day on September 11, 2001. She was a college student at Baldwin Wallace College in Berea, Ohio. And, yes, she called her mom.
Fire-Dex Remembers is a video series that was recorded at the Fire-Dex headquarters in Medina, Ohio on August 9th. As the 10 year anniversary approaches, remembering the thoughts, feelings and events of that day are different for each person.
As we recorded these videos, many employees at Fire-Dex became interested in the others’ responses. It was a moving, therapeutic day for all involved. In the coming weeks, more videos of employee remembrances will be shared.
We start with Lance Matiste. Lance is the Director of Product Design & Engineering at Fire-Dex. He was in New York City meeting with FDNY very close to the World Trade Center. This is his riveting account of that day.
The “Kickin’ It…Summer 2011” Fire-Dex leather fire boot promotion continues. Take 33 seconds, enjoy the music, check out our boots and see the question at the end. We want to know “where your fire boots went today!”
Have fun and keep it clean. Good luck!