ROUNDTABLES

Roundtable Sessions will be offered on Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons from 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Each session will be an open forum, where participants will have the opportunity to present questions and discussion on important safety and health topics. These are informal sessions and are not pre-assigned. All registrants are invited to attend one session each afternoon.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009: Roundtable Sessions  

  1.  Writing Winning Grants Roundtable:  Fire Act, AFG, SAFER and Beyond

Grant funds are available to help fire departments pay for safety and health equipment and programs, apparatus, staffing and training.  Learn the fundamentals of how to apply for a grant.

   2.  Fire Fighters Cancer: The NLC/TriData Paper  

Discuss the rebuttal developed by the IAFF for the flawed NLC/TriData paper on cancer presumptive laws.  Get answers to you concerns on the unique risks fire fighters face, which unfortunately, result in a significant correlation between fire fighting and fire fighters developing occupational cancers.

   3.  Fire Apparatus Safety   

You heard the program; the roundtable will provide a further opportunity to get answers to your questions from the experts on apparatus specifications and procurement, standards development, accident investigations and components of the IAFF and USFA programs.

   4.  Ask the Doc: The Physician Roundtable  

An open roundtable discussion on the medical needs and physician involvement in fire department occupational health and medical programs. This is an opportunity to further address issues addressed by physicians presenting during this symposium.

  5.  Ask the Coordinators and Proctors:  WFI/CPAT  

Discuss the all the updates in the 3rd Edition of the WFI, including protocol changes and implementation tools as well as the 2nd Edition of CPAT, including new orientation requirements, data collection and the new licensure policy. 

  6.  Ask the Statisticians and Programmers:  WFI Data Collection

Discuss the updates to the IAFF WFI Medical Data base collection system.  Learn about our current project with the University of Maryland, which upon completion will allow the transfer of data from a fire department's medical data base system to the IAFF database. There will be opportunities to address the IAFF occupational health and cancer registry. 

Wednesday, November 11, 2009: Roundtable Sessions  

  1.  Writing Winning Grants Roundtable:  FireAct, SAFER and Beyond

Grant funds are available to help fire departments pay for safety and health equipment and programs, apparatus, staffing and training.  Learn the fundamentals of how to apply for a grant.

   2.  Fire Fighters Cancer: The NLC/TriData Paper  

Discuss the rebuttal developed by the IAFF for the flawed NLC/TriData paper on cancer presumptive laws.  Get answers to you concerns on the unique risks fire fighters face, which unfortunately, result in a significant correlation between fire fighting and fire fighters developing occupational cancers.

   3.  Fire Apparatus Safety: Beyond the IAFF Initiative  

You heard the program; the roundtable will provide a further opportunity to get answers to your questions from the experts on apparatus specifications and procurement, standards development, accident investigations and components of the IAFF and USFA programs.

   4.  Ask the Trainer: The PFT Roundtable  

The IAFF has certified over 4,000 Peer Fitness Trainers. This open roundtable provides the opportunity to network and discuss successful strategies for fire department fitness and wellness programs.

   5.  Ask the Doc: The Physician Roundtable  

An open roundtable discussion on the medical needs and physician involvement in fire department occupational health and medical programs. This is an opportunity to further address issues addressed by physicians presenting during this symposium.

  6.  WFI/CPAT Roundtable  

Discuss the all the updates in the 3rd Edition of the WFI, including protocol changes and implementation tools as well as the 2nd Edition of CPAT, including new orientation requirements, data collection and the new licensure policy.