RescueAir supported and participated in the recent Tampa2 Summit in Tampa, FL, which was organized by the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF). More than 350 leaders from throughout the national fire service attended. Tampa2 marks the 10th anniversary of the groundbreaking Life Safety Summit that was the first attempt by the fire service to curb line-of-duty deaths. Out of that summit came the NFFF’s Everyone Goes Home program, along with 16 Firefighter Life Safety Initiatives that have shaped the way fire organizations and departments have addressed firefighter safety ever since. Tampa 2 was held March 10-12, 2014, 10 years to the day from the first Summit held at the same hotel in Tampa. The goal Tampa2 was to bring together leaders in the fire service, technology experts, innovators and others to expand upon and update the efforts from the first event. “For 10 years now, we’ve been following the strategy that came out of that summit,” says Ron Siarnicki, executive director of the NFFF. “Now we want to revisit the initiatives, discuss changes, check to see if we’re current. We want to ask where we go from here. What does the next 10 years look like?” RescueAir representatives sat on the technology committee. Recommendation from Tampa2 will be released later this year.
Published March 15, 2014