IAFF John P. Redmond Symposium on the

Occupational Health & Hazards of the Fire Service

in conjunction with the

Dominick F. Barbera Emergency Medical Services Conference

"Our fire fighters and paramedics continue to face traditional hazards and emerging threats during an economic crisis where budgets are being cut across North America.  The IAFF continues on the frontline to sustain and improve the safe, efficient and effective operational environments of our members.  This yearís IAFF Redmond Symposium and Barbera EMS Conference reflects our commitment to ensure the survival of our members on the fireground and on EMS scenes with research, new programs, initiatives and tools.

Harold A. Schaitberger, IAFF General President


The IAFF and the John P. Redmond Foundation have been on the frontline of every major health and safety initiative in the fire service. The IAFF Redmond Symposium reflects our commitment to explore the cause of every IAFF memberís death, injury or illness and address solutions to further protect our membership. Charged with defending North America from new and reemerging hazards, our members must be armed with the knowledge and tools necessary to protect our fire fighters and paramedics now and in the future.

The Dominick F. Barbera EMS Conference explores all aspects of fire based emergency medical services. From the tenets of emergency response system design and operations, to medical direction and privatization and from quality assessment and data collection to billing for transport, this Conference covers the most relevant topics affecting fire service-based EMS systems.

In 2011, the IAFF is combining the John P. Redmond Symposium and Dominick F. Barbera EMS Conference into a single event featuring an innovative presentation platform and new technology to enhance the educational experience. This Health, Safety and EMS Symposium/Conference is an excellent educational forum for fire fighters, paramedics, medical directors, physicians, occupational safety, health and fitness experts and others. The detailed program includes two days of plenary sessions and two days of topic specific-workshops, briefings and roundtable discussions.

In addition, fire service manufacturers, fitness companies, and other vendors will exhibit their products during August 14-17.

Can't Make it to the IAFF Redmond Symposium and EMS Conference?
Attend one or more live webinars!

This upcoming IAFF John P. Redmond Symposium and Dominick F. Barbera EMS Conference in New York City will include several live webinars that will allow participants to attend some important classroom sessions live via the internet.

The first webinar is FREE briefing session, "Protecting Responders and the 9/11 Health and Compensation Act" (Zadroga bill) on Monday, August 15 from 2:30-4:00 p.m.

For $20 each day, you can also register to participate in webinars of six additional classroom sessions - three on Tuesday, August 16 and three more on Wednesday, August 17.

Webinar Schedule

Monday, August 15 - FREE
2:30-4:00 p.m. - Protecting Responders and the 9/11 Health and Compensation Act (Zadroga)

Tuesday, August 16 - $20 buys webinar access for the day

  • 8:30-10:00 a.m. - Residential Fireground Field Experiments

  • 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. - Physical Demands of Fire Fighting

  • 1:30-3:00 p.m. - Economics of Fire Fighter Wellness

Wednesday, August 17 - $20 buys webinar access for the day

  • 8:30-10:00 a.m. - Staying Competitive in Ambulance Transport

  • 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. - Behavioral Wellness: Mental Aspects of Performance

  • 1:30-3:00 p.m. - Marketing a Fire-Based System

The courses being made available via live webinar will not be accessible online at a later date like most other Redmond Symposium/EMS Conference courses. You will only be able to access these courses by signing up for the live webinar.

To register for these informative live classes via webinar, click here.

The John P. Redmond Symposium and Dominick F. Barbera EMS Conference is scheduled for August 14-18 at the Hilton New York.

Click here to view all the presentations from the 20th Symposium held November 8 - 12, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. 

Click here to view all the presentations from the 19th Symposium held October 21-25, 2007 in Chicago, Illinois.