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Alan Brunacini

The F.I.E.R.O. Board of Directors and staff mourn the passing of Fire Chief Alan Brunacini. Chief Brunacini led the initial movement to improve fire fighter health and safety and continued to lead this mission until his sudden and unexpected passing. He was an inspiration to all of us and we all owe him more gratitude than we can possibly express. Thank you, Chief, for always sharing your knowledge, insight, and encouragement. Rest in peace.

The next Fire PPE Regional Workshops are coming soon. Register now!

F.I.E.R.O. Regional Fire PPE Symposium

F.I.E.R.O. (Fire Industry Education Resource Organization) Regional Fire PPE Workshops are your source for PPE education with comprehensive instruction on National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) standards for the selection, care and maintenance of structural firefighting personal protective equipment. These workshops are held periodically around the country based on where you're located and the timing that works for your department or region.

Developed and run by fire service personnel, these regional, one-day fire PPE workshops are ideal for firefighters, training and safety officers, and any staff responsible for PPE in your department. Each workshop is customized to meet your department's unique education needs because you select from a variety of topics, including...

Firefighters will leave the workshop with the knowledge and confidence to select the right PPE for your department and maintain their gear for the long-term.

Let us know you're ready for a F.I.E.R.O. Regional Fire PPE Workshop in your area. Contact Robert Tutterow at 704-576-1386 or via email at

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Save the dates:
Fire Station Design Symposium: September 25-27, 2017
Fire PPE Symposium: March 11-13, 2019