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Dust Symposium
 
The Fire Protection Research Foundation and NFPA will offer the 2011 Dust Symposium in Detroit from September 20 - 21, 2011.

Hear from the industry leaders and stay at the forefront of your field with education sessions covering dust explosion fundamentals, hazards assessments, hazard control, and more. Register now! 

  • Hear from the CSB on recent combustible dust incident investigations
  • Find out what inspectors look for during an inspection
  • Learn about changes made to NFPA® combustible dust standards and plans to consolidate the combustible dust project
  • Participate in breakout sessions focusing on best practices for conducting a process hazard analysis and implementing effective control measures for various industry segments.
  • Sponsored networking reception

The Fire Protection Research Foundation is an independent nonprofit whose mission is to plan, manage and communicate research in support of the NFPA mission.

http://www.healthy-firefighter.org/healthweekNational Firefighter Health Week National Firefighter Health Week 2011 is being held this week, August 14-20. This year's theme is: "When it comes to your health, you're always on duty." Each day of the week focuses on a different topic to help first responders take steps towards a healthy lifestyle.

The National Firefighter Health Week Resource Center focuses each day on a particular topic, and provides resources, tools, and activity ideas specific to each.

Our Fire Service Today blog has been reviewing these topics all week - so be sure to check out those posts and come back through the end of the week for more!

Monday, August 15 - CRISIS: Understanding the Risk
Increase awareness and understanding of health risks to firefighters and EMS personnel.

Tuesday, August 16 - DISPATCH: Get Support
Solicit buy-in from the community, department overhead, and family to improve first responder health.

Wednesday, August 17 - SIZE-UP: Make a Plan
Set goals and develop a plan of action to improve first responder health and wellness.

Thursday, August 18 - ATTACK: Take Action
Work with department and community partners to implement change in health behaviors.

Friday, August 19 - OVERHAUL: Live Life
Continue to practice healthy behaviors at the department and at home in the long-term.

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