S.A.F.E.R. is the dedicated forum for fire service individuals, agencies, and vendors to exchange information and coordinate fire equipment research. 









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  • Blue Cards are back!
  • February Meeting Announcement - Glendale FD
  • March Meeting Announcement - CAL_FIRE - Riverside
  • We will now be able to take dues payments at the meetings via credit or debit cards per member requests!
  • Minutes to the January 2018 meeting.
  • 2018 Board of Directors
  • 2018 Meeting Schedule Plan
  • January 4, 2018 Annual Board if Directors meeting minutes
  • NEWS! Firehouse World announces move to Los Angeles, March 2019
  • NEWS! Thomas Fire - Potential Hazardous Chemical Exposure Report
  • NEWS! Link to the Creek Fire Rollover Blue Sheet 
  • UPDATED! Hyperlinks to Vendor Member websites, submit logos and url's to webmaster
  • Hyperlinks to Member Departments, submit department logos and url's to webmaster
  • NOTICE!  Due to a potential security breach attempt, the SAFER financial balances will no longer be reflected in the meeting minutes.  These will be reported verbally at the meetings and are available to any member upon request.  Please contact the SAFER Treasurer for any questions.  Thank you.

Month            Host                          SAFER POC                 Topic

January        LACoFD @ Vernon FD      Dick Weise          New Vernon Training Facility

February      Glendale FD                     Scott Quinn        "Three Stripes, You're Out - Revisited for FF Safety"

March          CAL_FIRE (Riverside)       Dick Weise           2018 Fire Behavior Predictions and the Thomas Fire, a personal prespective

April            San Miguel FD                 Jeff Wilkerson      TBD

May             Ventura County FD          Rob Szczepanek   Thomas Fire

June            LAFD                              Scott Quinn          UAV in the Fire Service

July             AllStar Fire Equip            Joe Sposato          TBD

August         OCFA                            Russ Snider           TBD

September   TBD   (SAFER)                Workgroup            PPE Symposium

October       Carlsbad FD                  Tracy Rabe            TBD

November    Newport Beach FD        Tracy Rabe.           TBD                               

December    Santa Fe Springs FD      Chuck Seely         TBD         

Come to Learn; Spread the Word


Once a month, SAFER holds meetings at pertinent locations to provide the opportunity for fire service individuals, agencies and vendors to discuss information on specific topics. This information is also communicated to members through the publication of meeting minutes and other web-based news.


Latest firefighting technique discussions

Latest firefighting technique discussions

Vendor Field Trips

Vendor Field Trips

Equipment innovations and improvements

Equipment innovations and improvements

Current topics of interest to the fire service.

Current topics of interest to the fire service.

Meeting locations throughout Southern California

Meeting locations throughout Southern California

Subject matter expert presentations

Subject matter expert presentations

Your Department's Experience is Critical to Advancing Firefighter and Public Safety


SAFER is designed to act as a mouthpiece for our member departments in the development of standards for firefighter safety, protective clothing and equipment. We offer input to state and national agencies such as CAL/OSHA, N.I.O.S.H., and NFPA - only through your experiences can we make these standards better for current and future generations. 



We all love shiny things. Learn, Inspire, Share.


Through SAFER, our members can work with manufacturers of equipment for the Fire Service on product research and development. Many of our vendor members have an active interest in the recommendations of firefighters to improve on current equipment, or develop new ideas.