This pre-conference seminar features subject matter experts who will cover the all aspects of building a training facility including exploration of various construction options and costs; health and safety considerations including reducing training-related occupational cancer risks; the pros and cons of fixed facilities, modular training buildings, and mobile training kits; the costs and benefits of constructing mixed use facilities; and review of new technology that can make training both safer and more realistic.
It can be a challenge to build a fire station that's safe, functional, and productive while being a good steward of your community's resources. When you attend the F.I.E.R.O. Fire Station Design Symposium you will experience two and a half days of informative sessions presented by subject matter experts on a variety of topics related to all aspects of the fire station construction process, including identifying your department's needs; determine when to renovate versus rebuild; advice on selecting an architect and selecting a site; learn what to expect during each phase of the project - from planning & design to selecting finishes & furniture; review health and safety considerations for facility design; and suggestions on how to harness community support and funding for your project.
Spend an hour reviewing your ideas and/or plans with an architect who specializes in fire facility design. You can bring your team or meet individually with this industry expert to receive valuable feedback on your project.
After the last session on Wednesday, take a complimentary tour of three area fire stations (including a F.I.E.R.O. Design Award Winner). Transportation will be provided. The tour leaves at 1 PM from the hotel lobby and participants will be returned no later than 5 PM. Luggage can be held by Bell Services during the tour.
The Fire Station Design Awards program, judged by fire service personnel who have degrees and expertise in architecture, highlights the best examples of fire station design from the prior year. All current Award entries will be on display and winners will be announced during the general session.