2017 Apparatus Specification & Maintenance Symposium
FDSOA, presents the 29th Annual Apparatus Specification & Maintenance Symposium
January 16-18, 2017
Sunday January 15th Pre-Cons:
Basics of Specifications Writing (4hrs) with Mike Wilbur and Tom Shand
Fire Pump and Accessories with Proper Pump Testing with Brian Brown
(Apparatus Symposium ends at Noon on Wednesday, January 18th)
Attorney Neil Rossman to keynote at FDSOA
Neil Rossman, the attorney who handled the landmark case against a fire truck manufacturer in 1985 and changed fire truck designs forever, will be the keynote at the Fire Department Safety Officers Association’s annual Apparatus Symposium and Safety Forum, Tuesday, January 17th, 2017, in Orlando, Florida.
Thirty-five years ago, Firefighter Joseph Tynan, Jr., fell off a fire engine in Brookline, Mass. Rossman, a former firefighter, took the case of the permanently disabled Tynan because it was too common for firefighters to be hurt from the open-cab design of fire trucks. In 1985, a Boston jury found the Wisconsin fire truck manufacturer liable for Mr. Tynan’s injuries. The impact was revolutionary on the industry and within a year fire trucks were radically re-designed.
Neil Rossman is a partner in the law firm of Rossman & Rossman and specializes in Superior Court trials involving medical malpractice, products liability and personal injury. He was a firefighter in the U.S. Army while on active duty and a professional firefighter for 6-1/2 years with the Swampscott, Mass., Fire Department. He has spoken over 45 times to fire service groups in the United States and Canada about fire service liability and firefighter occupational safety and health.
Rossman will be presenting during the Apparatus Symposium. The Apparatus Symposium and the Safety Forum will be co-located at the Wyndham Orlando Resort on I-Drive, Orlando, Florida. The Apparatus Symposium, January 16-18, will feature apparatus and ambulance specification and maintenance topics.
FDSOA’s Annual Apparatus Symposium is the only conference dedicated to providing a better understanding of fire apparatus and ambulances to the emergency services industry. Presentations from leading industry figures, as well as apparatus and equipment manufacturers, provide the attendee with a wide range of factual data. Breakout sessions and networking events provide a forum for sharing personal experiences with your peers. Last year’s event had 350+ attendees. We expect even more this time!
Fees (same as 2016)
General Attendee Registration Fees: