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2020 F.I.E.R.O. Webinar Series & Design Awards Program
2020 F.I.E.R.O. Webinar Series & Design Awards Program

F.I.E.RO. is excited to bring you a webinar series on all things relating to fire stations & their design! Check back often as new sessions will continue to be released. If you would like a certificate of attendance, please e-mail after the webinar. Please click the link of the webinar to register. Visit our website to view previously aired webinars.

Webinar 7 - Monday, December 7 at 12:00 PM (ET)

Decon Now-Designing Hot Zone Transitions

by Katie Atwater, Project Manager and Christopher Khede, Principal, LeMay Erickson Willcox Architects

Building on the principles of Hot Zone Design, this presentation focuses on the design of transitional decontamination spaces within a fire station. The design of these spaces is a critical part of controlling and containing contaminant exposure, and there is not a one size fits all solution. Decontamination design must be customized based on each department’s health-safety goals, operational procedures, staffing demands, and budget. This presentation will present a series of decon design solutions.

Anatomy of the Apparatus Bay

by Rob Manns, Principal, Manns Woodward Studios

This two-part presentation will focus on strategies that are utilized to develop effective and functional apparatus bays and support spaces for operational efficiency and training. The first part of the presentation shall cover how apparatus bays have evolved over the years and what factors now drive their cost. The second part of the presentation will review more detailed items such as spatial requirements, lighting, mechanical systems, vehicle exhaust systems, fire protection, etc.

Webinar 8 - Monday, December 14 at 12:00 PM (ET)

Report from the Jury—Announcement of 2020 Fire Station Design Awards Program Winners

by Captain Rob Main (ret.), Honolulu Fire Department


This will be the announcement of the Annual F.I.E.R.O. Fire Station Design Awards Program. Highlights of the winning stations will be presented.

Webinar 9 - Monday, December 21 at 12:00 PM (ET)

Vehicle Exhaust Extraction Systems 101 - What You Really Need to Know

by Patrick Stone, Deputy Director of Emergency Services, H2M architects + engineers

Presented from the point of view of the design professional (and long-time volunteer firefighter) that specializes in the design of fire stations using these types of systems, attendees will learn how to analyze and select the system that best suits their needs. Real life examples and case studies will help illustrate the types and uses of the systems available.


How Fire Station Design and Data are Influencing Mental and Physical Health and Well-Being of Our Local Heroes

by Tim Wiley, Project Manager and Chad Edwards, Principal, emersion DESIGN

The mental health and physical well-being of firefighters is becoming more prevalent in the today's world. With new building standards such as Fitwel and WELL, architects and users are putting a higher focus on the way occupants interact with their facilities. Because first responders have much higher levels of stress than the typical office worker, extra emphasis on healthy building strategies must be taken to provide spaces for decompression.


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