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, August 16, 2010: Roundtable Sessions  

  1.  Ask the Doc:  The Physicians' Discussion on Fire Issues

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.

  2.  Ask the Medical Director - EAGLES Answer 

The U.S. Metropolitan Municipalities EMS Medical Directors Consortium (The “Eagles” Coalition) is comprised of most of the jurisdictional EMS Medical Directors for the nation's 20 - 25 largest cities 9-1-1 systems as well as the FBI and the U.S. Secret Service. In essence, this small cadre of leading emergency specialists not only oversee the medical aspects of day-to-day 9-1-1 calls and early resuscitative care in the nation’s most populous cities, but most of them are also responsible for much of the medical aspects of homeland security in these high-risk venues in which nearly 50 million Americans dwell and make their livelihood. This round table will provide participants with an opportunity to ask about the most cutting edge information on EMS research, management issues, lessons learned and newly-proposed advanced patient care techniques.

    3.  Ask the Feds - EMS Federal Partner Agencies

Spend face-to-face time with leaders from our Federal EMS Partner agencies.  Agencies include, Department of Homeland Security, Health and Human Services, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, U.S. Fire Administration and more.   Federal Partners coordinate with each other through the Federal Interagency Committee on EMS (FICEMS).  FICEMS addresses many areas that affect EMS at the national, state and local level including:

  • EMS data standardization and collection

  • EMS disaster preparedness

  • National EMS Assessment

  • EMS research funding review

  • Improved medical oversight

  4.  Ask the Trainer: The WFI/CPAT/PFT/FGS  

Discuss 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. The new Fire Ground Survival (FGS) program will also be discussed.

  5.  Ask the Engineer:  Fire Apparatus Design and 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.

  6.  Writing Winning Grants:  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.

Wednesday, August 17, 2010: Roundtable Sessions  

  1.  Ask the Doc:  The Physicians' Discussion on Fire Issues

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.

  2.  Ask the Medical Director - EAGLES Answer 

The U.S. Metropolitan Municipalities EMS Medical Directors Consortium (The “Eagles” Coalition) is comprised of most of the jurisdictional EMS Medical Directors for the nation's 20 - 25 largest cities 9-1-1 systems as well as the FBI and the U.S. Secret Service. In essence, this small cadre of leading emergency specialists not only oversee the medical aspects of day-to-day 9-1-1 calls and early resuscitative care in the nation’s most populous cities, but most of them are also responsible for much of the medical aspects of homeland security in these high-risk venues in which nearly 50 million Americans dwell and make their livelihood. This round table will provide participants with an opportunity to ask about the most cutting edge information on EMS research, management issues, lessons learned and newly-proposed advanced patient care techniques.

  3.  Ask the Feds - EMS Federal Partner Agencies

Spend face-to-face time with leaders from our Federal EMS Partner agencies.  Agencies include, Department of Homeland Security, Health and Human Services, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, U.S. Fire Administration and more.   Federal Partners coordinate with each other through the Federal Interagency Committee on EMS (FICEMS).  FICEMS addresses many areas that affect EMS at the national, state and local level including:

  • EMS data standardization and collection

  • EMS disaster preparedness

  • National EMS Assessment

  • EMS research funding review

  • Improved medical oversight

  4.  Ask the Trainer: The WFI/CPAT/PFT/FGS  

Discuss 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. The new Fire Ground Survival (FGS) program will also be discussed.

  5.  Ask the Engineer:  Fire Apparatus Design and 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.

  6.  Online Fire Science Degree Program

Penn Foster College is offering an online A.S. Degree Program in Fire Science in partnership with the IAFF and exclusively for the IAFF members. This session will cover the specifics of this program, the curriculum, transfer credit, pricing, how the online program works (including the mobile delivery option), and much more.

7.  Writing Winning Grants:  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.