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2021 F.I.E.R.O. PPE Conference
2021 F.I.E.R.O. PPE Conference
F.I.E.R.O. CONFERENCE
Sun, March 14, 2021 — Wed, March 17, 2021
 
THIS EVENT IS 100% FREE!

Early Bird Registration is Open Until February 19!


F.I.E.R.O. PPE Conference & Pre-Con Seminar

Hyatt Regency Downtown Greenville

Greenville, SC


The 2021 PPE Conference is being held in beautiful downtown Greenville, SC. We are hosting a pre-conference seminar Sunday, March 14 that will feature both classroom and hands-on-training (HOT) sessions. Come learn about topics such as:


  • COVID-19 Lessons Learned
  • Inspection and Maintenance of Structural Firefighting Gear
  • PPE Alternatives for Incident Response
  • Proper PPE Cleaning, Drying, and Storage
  • PPE Program Management
  • How to Conduct a Risk Assessment & Wear Trials
  • Selecting an ISP
  • Cancer Awareness and Cancer Prevention Relating to PPE
  • PPE Capabilities & Limitations
  • Innovations Involving and Related to PPE
  • NFPA PPE Standards Development Process Explained in Fire Fighter's Language


Registration includes:


  • Sunday Night Welcome Reception
  • Monday Night Exhibit Hall Grand Opening Reception
  • Breakfast on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday
  • Lunch on Monday and Tuesday
  • Snacks and refreshments during all breaks
  • Full access to the exhibit hall with dedicated, scheduled times
  • Professionally published Resource Guide full of information to take back to your department
  • Electronic access to all presentations at the end of the event


$495 Early Bird Registration (price increases to $595 after February 19, 2021)


Registration: Open
Event Dates
MAR
14
SUNDAY
to
MAR
17
WEDNESDAY
Registration Closes
MARCH 16, 2021 @ 12:00 AM
Location
Address
Hyatt Regency Greenville
220 N Main St
Greenville, SC  USA
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Early bird registration is now open for the 2021 F.I.E.R.O. PPE Conference!

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NEW AGENDA
 
Sunday, March 14
  7:00 AM to 9:00 AM
REGISTRATION (continued from Saturday's 4-6 pm)
  9:00 AM to 9:15 AM
Welcome and Opening Remarks
  9:15 AM to 10:20 AM
Conducting a Proper PPE Inspection
  9:15 AM to 10:20 AM
Preliminary Exposure Control Demonstration
  9:15 AM to 10:20 AM
Tactical Thermal Imaging--Max Fire Box
  10:20 AM to 10:40 AM
BREAK
  10:40 AM to 12:00 PM
Previous Sessions continue
  12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
LUNCH
  1:00 PM to 2:20 PM
Morning Sessions continu
  2:20 PM to 2:40 PM
BREAK
  2:40 PM to 3:45 PM
Sessions Continue
  3:00 PM to 6:00 PM
REGISTRATION (Main Symposium)
  3:45 PM
ADJOURN
 
Monday, March 15
  7:00 AM to 8:00 AM
BREAKFAST, NETWORKING, and continued REGISTRATION
  8:00 AM to 8:15 AM
Welcome and Opening Remarks
  8:15 AM to 9:00 AM
Current & Future Impact of COVID-19 on PPE
  9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
PPE and its Limitations
  9:45 AM to 10:05 AM
BREAK
  10:05 AM to 10:50 AM
Urban Interface & Wildland PPE—The Future is NoW
  10:50 AM to 11:35 AM
COVID-19 Response Exposure Characteristics
  11:35 AM to 11:45 AM
Bruce Teele Excellence Award
  11:45 AM to 12:45 PM
LUNCH and NETWORKING
  12:45 PM to 1:30 PM
Basis for 2 Indexes to Measure Heat Strain
  1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
BREAK and NETWORKING
  1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Killing Ourselves Slowly—Minimizing FF Exposure
  2:35 PM to 3:20 PM
Fire Fighting Hoods: Pros and Cons of Modern PPE
  3:20 PM to 4:05 PM
Skin Deep: Assess Dermal Carcinogen Absorption
  4:05 PM to 4:50 PM
Current Trends & the Future of PPE—Panel Discuss
  4:50 PM to 5:00 PM
Comments from Diamond Sponsors
  5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
EXHIBIT GRAND OPENING, RECEPTION and NETWORKING
 
Tuesday, March 16
  7:00 AM to 8:00 AM
BREAKFAST and NETWORKING
  8:00 AM to 9:00 AM
FED Talks
  9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Understanding the Cleaning of Different PPE
  9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
BREAK, EXHIBITS, and NETWORKING
  10:30 AM to 11:15 AM
Impact of Repeated Exposure & Cleaning of PPE
  11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Decontamination & Life Cycle Topics for PPE
  12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
LUNCH and NETWORKING
  1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Department Based Cleaning and Repairs of PPE
  1:45 PM to 2:30 PM
How to Build a Proper Decon/Laundry
  2:30 PM to 3:15 PM
BREAK, EXHIBITS, and NETWORKING
  3:15 PM to 4:00 PM
Consequences-Reduction in Protection-Pilot Study
  4:00 PM to 4:15 PM
Have Something to Say About NFPA Standards?
  4:15 PM to 5:00 PM
Update on the Latest with NFPA 1971 and NFPA 1851
  5:00 PM
ADJOURN
 
Wednesday, March 17
  7:00 AM to 8:00 AM
BREAKFAST and NETWORKING
  8:00 AM to 8:45 AM
PPE for Fire & EMS Personnel at Roadway Incidents
  8:45 AM to 9:30 AM
The Path to PFAS-Free PPE
  9:30 AM to 10:15 AM
Assessing PFAS Contamination in Turnout Gear
  10:15 AM to 10:35 AM
BREAK and NETWORKING
  10:35 AM to 11:20 AM
PPE Lessons from COVID-19 for First Responders
  11:20 AM to 12:05 PM
FF’s Perspective-FEMSA OFFICIAL USER's GUIDE
  12:05 PM to 12:15 PM
(5)-$100 Gift Card Drawings (must be present)
  12:15 PM
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