At various times during the conference, free presentations will take place in “The Hot Box” on the exhibition floor, featuring Billy Goldfeder, deputy fire chief of Loveland-Symmes (Ohio) Fire Department and Firehouse Magazine Contributing Editor, and Ron Moore, training chief of the McKinney (Texas) Fire Department.
Goldfeder will speak on the hazards of “ho-hum” non-structural fires, such as car fires, Dumpster fires and automatic alarms. He will point out the pitfalls of complacency and its potentially devastating results. He will also have a separate class on what to do at fires with occupants trapped and the initial decision that can affect the ultimate results.
Moore will offer a presentation on “The Challenges of Extrication Involving Vehicles with Advanced Steel Structures.” In the presentation, Moore will discuss the use of ultra high-strength steel alloys in vehicles and how to extricate patients from vehicle wrecks.
For more information on the conference and to register for the event, go to www.firehouseworld.com.