Fire Department Safety Officers Association (FDSOA)

Farmington Hills, MI 48336


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33365 Raphael Road
Farmington Hills, MI 48336

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The Fire Department Safety Officers Association was established in 1989 as a non-profit Association and its mission is to promote safety standards and practices in the fire, rescue and emergency services community. The Association is led by a volunteer Board of Directors and has a small staff to handle the day to day operations. It is the Association dedicated to the issues that affect your critical role as Safety Officer in protecting and promoting the safety and health responsibilities you have to your department, your community and yourself. In fact, so critical is the role of the Safety Officer in every department in the country, that in a very short time in order to be a qualified Safety Officer, certification may be required. FDSOA works to help you achieve proficiency, promote the recognition of your skills and secure your future.

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Fire Department Safety Officers Association
Fire departments from across North America can showcase their best incident or health and safety officer by nominating that officer for this prestigious annual award.
Safety & Health

FDSOA Taking Nominations for Safety Officer of the Year

Oct. 10, 2023
Nominations can be submitted until November 10, with the winner being announced at FDSOA’s annual Health and Safety Conference.
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Safety & Health

“Lithium-Ion Batteries: Are You Ready?” Announced as Theme for Safety Stand Down

The week of Safety Stand Down (June 18-24) will cover topics relating to lithium-ion battery response and safety.
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Safety & Health

Weis Fire & Safety Equipment Names Draft Commander National Sales Director

Brian Brown brings more than 30 years of fire industry experience to directing Draft Commander sales efforts.
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Safety & Health

San Diego County Posthumously Recognizes Trainer

Aug. 8, 2022
Karl Beeman was still making edits to the San Diego County Fall Protection Policy in the final months before his passing. Now the policy is named after him.
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Registration Now Open for 2023 Health and Safety Conference

Aug. 4, 2022
The Conference will be held in conjunction with the First Responder Center for Excellence Health and Wellness Symposium, Jan. 17-20, 2023, in St Pete’s Beach, FL.
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Safety & Health

FDSOA Separates and Expands Conferences for 2023

April 4, 2022
The Fire Department Safety Officers Association has decided to separate the Apparatus, Safety and Equipment Conference and the Health and Safety Conference for 2023.
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Safety & Health

Safety Stand Down 2022 Announced

This year’s program will take place June 19-25 and the theme is “Situational Awareness: The Foundation for Good Decision-Making.”
Safety & Health

FDSOA, FIRST Take Fire Service Safety Culture Science to OH, WA

Nov. 12, 2021
Fire departments in Ohio and Washington will take part in the Center for Firefighter Injury Research and Safety Trends program funded by a $1.5 million FEMA grant.
Safety & Health

Valliere to Remain Chairman of FDSOA Board

Oct. 20, 2021
The Fire Department Safety Officers Association is pleased to announce that Eric Valliere will remain Board chairman for a second three-year term.
Careers & Education

FDSOA Director Speaks His Mind on Responder Safety Podcast

Chief Rich Marinucci, Executive Director of the Fire Department Safety Officers Association, is the most recent guest on the podcast.

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For the Record 2/22

Feb. 14, 2022
Mike Jerums was presented with the 2021 Emergency Vehicle Technician of the Year award during the opening ceremonies of the annual Fire Department Safety Officers Association ...
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Michael Jerums is an Emergency Vehicle Technician for the North Las Vegas Fire Department and was named the 2021 EVT of the Year.
Vehicle Services & Inspections

EVT of the Year Jerums Reflects on Career and Training

Jan. 11, 2022
Mike Jerums has been working on North Las Vegas Fire Department's fleet since 2006 and says training is key to keeping the fire apparatus fleet on the road.
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Careers & Education

Scuttlebutt 12/20

Dec. 1, 2020
David Picone is the recipient of the 2020 Chief Sandy Davis Safety Officer of the Year Award.

Videos & Resources

CO Emergency Vehicle Technician Talks About Winning Top Award
Professional Associations & Services

Top Emergency Vehicle Technician Talks About Winning Award

Jan. 24, 2018
Corey D. Lane reflects on winning the 2017 Emergency Vehicle Technician of the Year Award.

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Careers & Education

Registration Opens for 2022 FDSOA Conferences

Aug. 31, 2021
Registration is now open for the 2022 Fire Department Safety Officer Association's Fire Apparatus, Safety and Maintenance Conference and the Annual Health and Safety Conference...
Safety & Health

NFPA Releases Fact Sheet for 2021 Safety Stand Down

The National Fire Protection Association has released the new NFPA 1584 fact sheet to assist fire departments with the 2021 Safety Stand Down campaign, “Rebuild Rehab."
Safety & Health

FDSOA Receives Grant to Support New Traffic Incident Management Technician Certification

April 6, 2021
A grant from the FEMA Assistance to Firefighters grant program will support the Certified Traffic Incident Management Technician professional credential.

FDSOA Announces Virtual Apparatus Conference for 2021

March 22, 2021
The Fire Department Safety Officers Association in cooperation with Darley and the Fire Apparatus Manufacturers' Association will present the 2021 Virtual Fire Apparatus Conference...
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Battalion Chief/Health & Safety Officer (HSO) David Picone of the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department
Awards, Collectibles & Memorials

FDSOA Safety Officer Award Goes to CA Battalion Chief

Oct. 15, 2020
The Fire Department Safety Officers Association has awarded San Diego Battalion Chief/Health & Safety Officer David Picone with the Sandy Davis Safety Officer of the Year Award...

Sign Up for Virtual Screening of Ron Howard Camp Fire Film

July 9, 2020
On July 12, join director Ron Howard and others for a virtual screening of the documentary "Rebuilding Paradise," which details the aftermath of the devastating Camp Fire in Paradise...
Safety & Health

FDSOA Announces Keynote Speaker for 2021 Conference

June 17, 2020
The Fire Department Safety Officers Association has announced Gordon Graham as the keynote speaker for the 2021 Health and Safety Conference to be held in January in St. Pete ...

FDSOA Offers Guidlines to Reduce Station COVID-19 Exposures

April 15, 2020
The Fire Department Safety Officers Association recommends the following procedures in order to reduce and/or avoid cross contamination of on-duty staff.
Safety & Health

FDSOA Releases COVID-19 Safety Recommendations

March 24, 2020
The Fire Department Safety Officers Association (FDSOA) recommends implementing the following actions during the COVID-19 pandemic.