SAFER Meeting - October 2018
Oct
19
9:30 AM09:30

SAFER Meeting - October 2018

Please join the City of Carlsbad Fire Department as we are proud to host the October 2018 S.A.F.E.R Meeting

Carlsbad Fire Department Safety Training Center

5750 Orion Street

Carlsbad, CA 92010

Friday, October 19th

0930 - 1200

Our guest Speaker will be:

Mary Murphy EMS Manager of Carlsbad Fire Department will present

“Infection Control”

Please RSVP to:

Andy Spear

Andrew.Spear@Carlsbadca.gov

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SAFER Meeting - September 2018
Sep
21
9:30 AM09:30

SAFER Meeting - September 2018

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Please join the City of Corona Fire Department as we are proud to host the September 2018 S.A.F.E.R Meeting


City Of Corona Fire Department

365 N. Main Street, Corona (Circle City Center).


Friday, September 21st 
0930 - 1200

Our guest speakers will be: 

Jeremy Verderber of Marken PPE as  the new ISP in Corona and 
Chief  Cox will present "Lessons Learned from their experience of fires and flooding that have occurred during the past  two years" 



Please RSVP to:

Jeff Wilkerson
JWilker@cox.net

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SAFER Meeting - August 2018
Aug
17
9:30 AM09:30

SAFER Meeting - August 2018

Please join SAFER as the

Orange County Fire Authority

hosts the August 2018 meeting.

Location: 1 Fire Authority Road, Irvine, CA

Building A, Classroom 1

Join our guest speakers:

Captain Jeff Hughes, OCFA and

Dr. Jeff Burgess,

UA Zuckerman College of Public Health,

as they discuss:

"An Organizational Approach to Cancer Prevention and Awareness - One Year Later"

As you may already know, Cancer still is the greatest killer of firefighters, along with heart disease.  Much has been done to educate the fire service in the causes of cancer and the steps we can take to minimize exposures.  Great strides have been made but more work needs to be done.  Please join us and learn how you can be part of the solution!

Continental Breakfast will be served. 

Please RSVP to:

Russ Snider,  RussSnider@ocfa.org

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SAFER Meeting - July 2018
Jul
20
9:30 AM09:30

SAFER Meeting - July 2018

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Please join the Downey Fire Department as we are proud to host the July 20th 2018 SAFER meeting

 

Downey Fire Department

                    Station #1                         

12222 Paramount Blvd.,

Downey, CA 90240

Friday July 20th 0930 - 1200

       

Our guest speaker will be CJ Hamilton.  CJ spent 35 years in the field as an electric.  In 2011, CJ accepted the position as the electrical safety trainer for  Southern California First Responders, working for NECA/IBEW/LMCC.  He now has trained over 15,000 firefighters over the last 7 years.

Breakfast will be provided

Please RSVP to:  

Battalion Chief Mike Whitney

mike.whitney@downeyfire.org

(562) 299-5471

Parking on Orange Street would be best. There are 2 large gates to enter the fire station. They will both be open.

     

 

 

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SAFER Meeting - June 2018
Jun
15
9:30 AM09:30

SAFER Meeting - June 2018

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The Los Angeles Fire Department will host

June 15, 2018

0930-1200 Hours

Frank Hotchkin Memorial Training Center

1700 Stadium Way, Los Angeles, CA 90012

TOPIC:

UAS - "Drones" In the Fire Service

Presented by

Derrick Ward and Richard Fields

Come join us for the monthly S.A.F.E.R. meeting

Vendor display and networking.  Network starts at 0830 hours

Refreshments will be provided

Contact: Scott Quinn 213-434-1380

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SAFER Meeting - May 2018
May
18
9:30 AM09:30

SAFER Meeting - May 2018

Join SAFER as

VENTURA COUNTY FIRE DEPARTMENT

Hosts the May 18, 2018 Meeting, 0930-1200

at 2451 Latigo Ave. Oxnard, Ca  93030

TOPIC:

Oil Seepage Fires on the Thomas Incident

and Tour of the VCFD Vehicle Maintenance Unit and Supply Facility

Presented by:

DC John McNeil &

Capt. Pete Jensen

 

Hosted by:

BC Rob Szczepanek

Lunch will be provided,

Please RSVP to:

 BC Mike Weisenberg: Michael.Weisenberg@ventura.org

(805) 990-4326

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SAFER Meeting - April 2018
Apr
20
9:00 AM09:00

SAFER Meeting - April 2018

Please Join SAFER as the

San Miguel Consolidated Fire Protection District

Hosts the April 20, 2018 Meeting

2850 Via Orange Way, Spring Valley, CA 91978, 0900-1200

Presentation:

General Decon and Best Practices to Keep Gear and Crews Clean

By Chief Marugg

Please RSVP to:

Jeff Wilkerson, SAFER Board Member

jwilker@cox.net , (949)445-9512

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SAFER Meeting - March 2018
Mar
16
9:30 AM09:30

SAFER Meeting - March 2018

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CAL_FIRE-Riverside

will be hosting

March SAFER Meeting

Ben Clark Regional Training Center,

16902 Bundy Avenue,

Riverside, California 92518 

Presentation by Chief Tim Chavez

2018 Fire Behavior Predictions and my Experience on the Thomas Fire as a Fire Behavior Specialist

RSVP: Fire Captain Tom Wilson, H&S 2, 

Tom.Wilson@fire.ca.gov , 951-722-0042

 

 

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SAFER Meeting - February 2018
Feb
16
9:30 AM09:30

SAFER Meeting - February 2018

City of Glendale Fire Department

Will Host the February SAFER Meeting at

42l Oak Street, Glendale, CA 91204

Presentation will be:

"Three Stripes You're Out Revisited, Keeping Firefighters Safe"

                Presented by Brian Bulger, Captain, VNC, Retired (2013), Safety Officer                   FIRESCOPE Safety Subcommittee Chair when "Three Stripes, You're Out" was developed. Type 1 Safety Officer, CA Interagency IMT Team (CIIMT) 4

RSVP: Scott Quinn (213) 434-1380

Click here to visit their Website

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SAFER BOARD Meeting - New Date!
Jan
4
9:00 AM09:00

SAFER BOARD Meeting - New Date!

Due to Extreme Fire Weather, the Board Meeting has been rescheduled.  The new date is Thursday, January 4, 2018 at AllStar Fire Equipment, Arcadia.

Please continue to keep our brothers and sisters on the various fire lines in your hearts, minds and prayers!

SAFER will be holding a meeting of the Board at ALLSTAR Fire Equipment, located at 12328 Lower Azusa Roas, Arcadia, CA 91006.  Space is limited but all are welcome to attend.  Items to be discussed will be the upcoming year of programming to include potential hosts and presentations.  Nominations for Board positions that are due to expire this year.  The future of SAFER and how we can improve attendance, communication with members and others and other topics as needed.

Please RSVP to Tony Duran, Treasurer at Firetiger2013-SAFER@yahoo.com , or any other board member, if you plan to attend the meeting.

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SAFER Meeting - December 2017
Dec
15
8:30 AM08:30

SAFER Meeting - December 2017

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The Fentanyl Crisis and First Responders

Presented by Captain Brian Dejong LAFD

Joint Hazard Assessment Team

Come join us for the monthly S.A.F.E.R. meeting

Vendor display and networking.  Network starts at 0830 hours

Refreshments will be provided

Contact: Scott Quinn (213) 434-1380

If you would like to serve on the SAFER Board, please let a current board member know.  We will be reviewing the current board positions for vacancies. 

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June 2017 - Memorial Services Announcement
Jun
16
6:00 AM06:00

June 2017 - Memorial Services Announcement

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JUNE 2017 SAFER MEETING POSTPONED

In Lieu of:

FIREFIGHTER III KELLY WONG PRELIMINARY MEMORIAL SERVICES
ANNOUNCEMENT

The following notice will serve as the preliminary information for Firefighter III Kelly Wong Memorial services on Friday June 16, 2017 in Los Angeles, Ca. Further details will be forthcoming on the portal.

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SAFER Meeting - May 2017
May
19
6:00 AM06:00

SAFER Meeting - May 2017

Electrical Safety and Awareness

Instructed by Southern California Edison with a focus on firefighter safety and electrical emergencies.

 

Contact:

Battalion Chief Michael Weisenberg: michael.weisenberg@ventura.org

Or (805) 990-4326

Battalion Chief Rob Szczepanek:  Robert.Szczepanek@ventura.org

Or (805) 914-4021

 

Please RSVP by May 15, 2017


Breakfast snacks and lunch provided.

Come join us for the monthly S.A.F.E.R. meeting.  Vendor displays & networking.

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SAFER Meeting - April 2017
Apr
21
6:30 AM06:30

SAFER Meeting - April 2017

“Fire Department’s Response to Tactical Law Enforcement Incidents”

Presented by LAFD Battalion Chief Don Reyes

Contact: Fire Chief Keith Gurrola 805-558-0932

Please RSVP

Breakfast snacks provided.


Come join us for the monthly S.A.F.E.R. meeting.  Vendor displays & networking.

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Jan
20
6:30 AM06:30

SAFER MEETING - January 2017

LOS ANGELES COUNTY FIRE will host

Topic: NFPA 1851 Past, Present and Future

Presented by Chief Kirk Owen

Plano, TX Fire Department (retired)

Former Chair of NFPA 1971/1851 Committee

 

Breakfast snacks will be served

VENDOR DISPLAYS AVAILABLE THROUGHOUT

Contact: Captain Dick WeiseSAFER, VP

rweiselacofd@yahoo.com   (951) 808-1914 (C)

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SAFER Meeting - December 2016
Dec
16
6:30 AM06:30

SAFER Meeting - December 2016

December 2016 SAFER Meeting 

 

Hosted by City of Santa Fe Springs California

 

Escondido Bomb Factory Response  

PRESENTED BY 

Nick Vent, County of San Diego, Environmental Health Department, Hazardous Materials Division (Retired)


Escondido Bomb Factory Response – 
Or how do you get to the point that the only good option is to burn down the house?


Summary:

The course will quickly cover an overview of how the response unfolded from November 18, 2010 to December 9, 2010 when the house was burned to the ground in 45 minutes.  Unified command (60 agencies involved) was essential to the success of this response and gaining the support of the community was a must.  We will talk about how EOD, Hazmat, and SWAT were blended to complete this task. How the air modeling programs you think work did not come through in the beginning but were modified by various groups to provide the info we really needed.   
 
This bomb-making factory response required the use of many unique analytical tools, field instrumentation, sampling, and interagency cooperation in work planning and public safety. It also required the use of a comprehensive command structure we all strive to have in place during these types of events.  An incident of this kind truly shows how the Next Generation of Hazmat responses won’t look like what we have expected to see in the past. 
 
Nick Vent retired as a Supervising Environmental Health Specialist from the County of San Diego, Environmental Health Department, Hazardous Materials Division (HMD) in March 2014. He managed the County of San Diego’s Hazardous Incident Response Team (HIRT), which responds to all hazardous chemical releases in a jurisdiction of 4200 square miles with 18 cities. Mr. Vent is an award winning, state certified hazardous materials response instructor with 30 plus years’ experience training and certifying fire, law enforcement, and environmental professionals who respond to chemical emergencies.


Breakfast snacks provided
 
Come join us for the monthly S.A.F.E.R. meeting.  Vendor displays & networking.


Meeting Contact:  Tony Durán, Treasurer
Cell: 626- 590-2991
Firetiger2013-safer@yahoo.com

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SAFER Meeting - October 2016
Oct
21
6:00 AM06:00

SAFER Meeting - October 2016

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OCTOBER 2016 - SAFER MEETING

Topic:   Firefighter Behavioral Health

Presented by LAFD Assistant Chief, Corey Rose

Hosted by : Los Angeles Fire Department

Contact:  Battalion Chief Ellsworth Fortman, LAFD, SAFER President
Ellsworth.fortman@lacity.org
(213) 700-0668

Agenda:

0900-0945    Vendor display on drill deck
1000-1130       Presentation – AC Rose
1130-1200       Roundtable

Light breakfast will be provided 

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SAFER Meeting - September 2016
Sep
16
6:30 AM06:30

SAFER Meeting - September 2016

Ammonia Safety

By
Tony Durán, Captain, LACoFD, Retired

HOSTED BY : Orange County Fire Authority

Tony Durán, former Safety Officer and Hazardous Materials Coordinator for the Los Angeles County Fire Department, will present an overview of the ASTI program and the concepts and tactics developed by ASTI to prevent or mitigate emergencies involving the use and transport of ammonia.  Shipped as a non-flammable gas, ammonia does have a flash point and flammable range that has created disastrous fires endangering unsuspecting first responders.

As an inhalation hazard, the control of an escaping gas cloud must be contained quickly to prevent injuries to employees, neighboring populations and first responders.
Ammonia Safety & Training Institute (ASTI) is a Nonprofit Public Benefit Corporation organized and operating within Section 501 (c) 3 of the Internal Revenue Service Code. ASTI was formed in 1987 through a partnership between industry and the fire service (Doug Hill, CEO of Hill Brothers Chemical, and Gary Smith, Fire Chief for the City of Watsonville). ASTI incorporated as a non-profit in 1991. ASTI’s mission is to eliminate ammonia-related accidents and injuries by promoting prevention, mitigation, preparedness, and the One Plan. ASTI provides support for industry, fire service, and regulators to address safety and emergency challenges. ASTI vows to learn and promote change to prevent emergencies or stop them when they are small!

Private-sector preparedness is not a luxury; it is a cost of doing business in the post-9/11 world. It is ignored at a tremendous potential cost in lives, money and national security.
— The 911 Commission Report
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SAFER Meeting - July 2016
Jul
15
6:00 AM06:00

SAFER Meeting - July 2016

Air-Ops Presentation
On Willand Fire Retardant
 

Friday July 15, 2016


9:00 — Light Breakfast
9:30 —11:00 Rick Griggs—Battalion Chief Cal-Fire
11:00 —12:00 Member Round Table
12:00 —1:00 Lunch & Vendor Displays

All are welcome, Breakfast & Lunch Provided

Hosted by:

Allstar Fire Equipment Inc.
12328 Lower Azusa Rd.
Arcadia, Ca 91006
626-652-0900

Sponsors: 

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SAFER Meeting - June 2016
Jun
17
6:30 AM06:30

SAFER Meeting - June 2016

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LOS ANGELES FIRE DEPARTMENT

Frank Hotchkin Memorial Training Center
1700 Stadium Way, Los Angeles, 90012
June 17, 2015    0930-1230
Room 205

Presentation
 

FIRE SERVICE GRANTS - 101
The basics of the grant application process

PRESENTED BY

Battalion Chief Corinne Tipton


Refreshments will be served

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SAFER Meeting - May 2016
May
20
6:00 AM06:00

SAFER Meeting - May 2016

UAS Integration into the Fire Service

Please join us in the review of the new unmanned aircraft systems potential use in the fire service for hazard identification and risk analysis. Wildland firefighting and hazardous materials incidents will be the primary focus.

Hosted by
Ventura County Fire Department

WHEN:

May 20, 2016
0900 - 1500
         
WHERE:

Ventura County Fire Department
Regional Training Center
Sheriffs Multi-purpose Room
106 Durley Ave., Camarillo, CA 93010

CONTACT:

Captain Michael Weisenberg: michael.weisenberg@ventura.org
or (805) 990-4326
Battalion Chief Rob Szczepanek:  Robert.Szczepanek@ventura.org
or (805) 914-4021 

Please RSVP by May 13, 2015 to michael.weisenberg@ventura.org

Breakfast snacks and lunch provided.

Come join us for the monthly S.A.F.E.R. meeting.  Vendor displays & networking.

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Apr
22
6:00 AM06:00

SAFER Meeting - April 2016

Please note that the April 2016 SAFER Meeting is cancelled due to scheduling conflicts of key personnel and organizers. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. 

We are working hard on our next three meetings, starting with an exciting information session on UAV protocols on May 20th 2016 in Ventura County.

Please stay tuned for more details.

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SAFER Meeting - March 2016
Mar
18
6:00 AM06:00

SAFER Meeting - March 2016

North Las Vegas Fire Department

will host

TOPIC: HRC COSMOPOLITAN RESORT FIRE

(Fire Alarm Office Incident # 5227127 - July 25, 2015 12:16 Hours)

Speaker: First Due CCFD Battalion Chief & CCFD Engine Co. 32 Captain

 

 

March 18, 2016     0900 – 1300

The Las Vegas Resort Corridor and Strip is a popular tourist destination location throughout the year. During the summer months however, the resort corridor population can swell by more than 300,000 people over a weekend. These are the events of the Cosmopolitan Resort High Rise Fire Response. You will have the distinct opportunity to hear from the first due Engine Captain as well as the first due Battalion Chief for this multiple alarm fire.

Meeting Location,Time & Contact:

 North Las Vegas Fire Department 4040 Losee Rd.

North Las Vegas, NV 89030

Scott Schuster/ (702) 669-3343/ SchusterS@cityofnorthlasvegas.com

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SAFER Meeting - Feburary 2016
Feb
19
6:30 AM06:30

SAFER Meeting - Feburary 2016

 

 Long Beach Fire Department

WILL HOST

February 19, 2016, 0930 hrs.

 AT

Long Beach Fire Headquarters

3205 Lakewood Boulevard, Long Beach, CA 90808

 

Contact: Battalion Chief Paul Alvarado, SAFER Board Member Paul.alvarado@longbeach.gov       (562) 570-3003

 

Topic:   Annual Pump/Equipment Testing

 

Presented by LBFD Engineer Paul Meiers

 

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SAFER Meeting - January 2016
Jan
15
6:30 AM06:30

SAFER Meeting - January 2016

  • 4810 N. Oak Grove Drive La Cañada, CA 91011 USA (map)
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Training Topic

The Blue Card Program
Presented by Presented by Alan & Nick Brunacini
Phoenix Fire Department


A command training and certification program for fire department officers who manage IDLH incident operations. There are 3 major components to the program:

 1. 50 hour online training program.
2. 3-day certification lab.
3. Train the Trainer program. 
 
Our website is www.bshifter.com has much  information regarding the program. We also produce a quarterly magazine called BShifter. It is a free online magazine that contains quite a bit of content that support the program. Each issue is available on the website. 
 
Here are a list of individuals in California that are currently using the Blue Card system. 
 
North Zone of San Deigo County. This includes the Oceanside, San Marcos, Vista, Escondido plus 13 other fire departments that operate together in the North Zone. Joe Ward just got promoted to Ops Chief. He was the Training Chief that helped deliver the training over the last couple of years. His contact info:
Joe Ward - jward@ci.oceanside.ca.us 760-214-3399
 
Air Force Space Command - This is all Air Force bases that launch stuff into outer space and includes Vandenberg Air Force Base. Mark Smith and Sean Glaser are both chiefs in that department (Mark is also a Section Chief on a Type2 overhead team). Sean’s contact info is sean.glaser@af.mil.us 805-478-2322
 
The Anaheim FD is currently using Blue Card. AC Derek Alkonis, the Training Chief for LA County has a group of officers evaluating the program. 
 
The San Jose FD and Santa Clara County have been doing Blue Card for several years now. 
 
California is one of the fastest growing Blue Card markets.
 
One of the biggest Blue Card customers is the Federal Government - FEMA has been providing grant money for Blue Card for the last 4-5 years. 
 
Blue Card supports and is 100% compatible with  NIMS. 
 
It would be our pleasure to come present a 90 minute overview of the system at your January 15 Chief’s meeting. 

Alan Brunacini
Fire Chief (ret.) Phoenix Fire Department

Alan Brunacini joined the Phoenix Fire Department in 1958. He served in every department position. He was promoted to Fire Chief in 1978 and retired in 2006. He is a graduate of the Fire Protection Technology program at Oklahoma State University. He has a degree in Political Science and MPA from Arizona State University. He is the past Chairman of the Board of the National Fire Protection Association and the NFPA Fire Service Occupational Safety Committee (standard 1500). He is the current Chairman of the NFPA Career Fire Service Organization and Deployment Committee (standard 1710). He and his two sons John and Nick have developed and are teaching the local command level Blue Card hazard zone management program. This is being distributed globally by their partner Global Risk Innovations/Medteq Solutions CA Ltd.

They also present workshops, seminars and conferences to fire departments throughout North America on various topics. He is the author of Fire Command, Command Safety, Timeless Tactical Truths, Essentials of Fire Department Customer Service and The Anatomy and Physiology of Leadership. He is currently working on several other fire service books.
 

Nick Brunacini

Deputy Chief (ret.) Phoenix FD, AZ

Nick Brunacini began his fire career in 1980. He worked as a firefighter for 7 years, 10 years as a captain, 5 years as a battalion chief and 7 years as a shift commander. He is a co-author of the Blue Card training and certification program. In 2002 Nick was a member of the group that produced the first Command Training Center. He has co-authored Fire Command, Command Safety and the Anatomy & Physiology of Leadership. Nick has also written the book, B-Shifter, A Firefighter’s Memoir. 
 
BREAKFAST SNACKS PROVIDED


VENDOR DISPLAYS AND NETWORKING DURING BREAKS AND AFTER PRESENTATION.

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