S.A.F.E.R. is the dedicated forum for fire service individuals, agencies, and vendors to exchange information and coordinate fire equipment research.
Month Host SAFER POC Topic
January LACoFD @ Vernon FD Dick Weise New Vernon Training Facility
February Fillmore FD Keith Gurrola TBD
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
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.
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.
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.