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Five Tom Brennan Lifetime Award Winners Speak.

And As More Cities Adopt IFC FARS Appendix L,

It Seems The Fire Service Is Listening 
by Joseph D. Rush III, MS, EFO
     This year in Indianapolis, IN, Fire Engineering Magazine will honor Fire Chief (ret.) Rick Lasky with FDIC’s annual Tom Brennan Lifetime Achievement Award.
     Chief Lasky is a second-generation firefighter and 36-year veteran of the fire service. Starting as a line firefighter and firefighter-paramedic, he rose through the ranks serving as a company officer, training officer and command-level officer. He has written over 200 fire related articles, two best-selling books and co-hosts the radio talk show “The Command Post.”
     Lasky joins an ever-increasing list of Tom Brennan Lifetime Achievement Award winners who have distinguished themselves amidst their peers. Collectively, these fire service icons share a common bond in their desire to improve our profession and their foresight in moving the fire service into the 21st Century one small change at a time.

     Several winners also share a common cause: each has been an advocate for firefighter air replenishment systems (FARS).

Take The FARS Demo At FDIC,  
Get An Autographed
Paul Combs
Cartoon Print

Meet Paul in Person
Thursday, April 27
1 p.m. till 2:45 p.m.
Friday, April 28
1 p.m. till 2 p.m.

     Stop by our booth at FDIC and take the FARS demo. You'll see how easy it is to refill your SCBA under full respiration at a fill station just like one firefighters use in buildings equipped with FARS. You'll see why no other method of air delivery can match FARS for the speed, volume, safety and reliability with which air replenishment is supplied.
    This is our first time exhibiting at FDIC. To thank the fire service for their support, we're an autographed copy of a cartoon by Paul Combs to the first 1,000 people who do the demo. 
     Paul is a classically trained artist, award winning illustrator,  firefighter/EMT and the author of "Drawn by Fire." His work appears in newspapers, magazines, books and on websites worldwide. He also contributes editorial cartoons to Fire Engineering magazine, Fire, JEMS, and Public Safety Communications on a monthly basis.
     We are honored to be working with him on this special keepsake.

Recommended FDIC Classroom Session: "Lost, Disoriented And Out of Air: Smoke Hazards In Large Structures" 

Chief Mario Trevino (ret.), Seattle Fire Department
Captain Mike Gagliano, Seattle Fire Department
     Smoke is just as dangerous as fire. This class will review the behavior and hazards of smoke in large structure fires. Chief Trevino and Captain Gagliano will help you get a better understanding of how smoke moves in these buildings, and the impact of wind, smoke density, smoke weight and smoke temperature. The group will discuss the imperative that firefighters always have ready access to water and air delivery systems, appropriate air management policies and available technologies to support fire attack. And they'll look at the emergent and latent hazards of smoke on the health and safety of firefighters. You'll come away with a better grasp of the changes that need to be made in tactics, strategy and standard operations and the need for the fire service to move away from a residential mindset to one that incorporates the more complex challenges posted by large structures.  All levels.
Thursday, April 27
1:30 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
Room 238-239
You can register for FDIC here.

Join Us On
Live From FDIC

     Captain Mike Gagliano and some special guests will be streaming live on Facebook from RescueAir's booth at FDIC on Thursday, April 27 at 4:45 p.m. EST.       
     Mike will guide you through a live demo of FARS and give you his insights into why FARS should be required in any complex structure where the delivery of replenishment air presents significant logistical challenges.
     See for yourself why so many thought leaders in the fire service say FARS are the smartest, fastest, safest way to deliver replenishment air to firefighters inside a building.
     In Indy for the show? Make sure to stop by booth 13133 and do the demo in person.  We'll have some notable FARS advocates and FDIC instructors on hand throughout the show, so come by and say hello!
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