At this year’s FDIC, Ken Folisi of Lewis University will present “Designing a Safe and Effective Emergency Response Plan.”
This workshop will provide participants with a practical understanding of the elements of a safe and effective emergency response to fire and other related incidents in relation to current standards and best practices. The major elements of emergency response planning and design–including risk assessment, response time, fire behavior, company readiness, setup time, number of response personnel, and risk vs. benefit–will be covered. Current standards and best practices from major fire service organizations including the National Fire Protection Association, National Institute of Standards and Technology, International Association of Fire Chiefs, International Association of Fire Fighters, Center for Public Service Excellence, and Insurance Services Office will be reviewed. Risk assessment techniques will be demonstrated using National Fire Academy methodology enhanced concepts of setup time, company readiness, current fire behavior research, and risk benefit. Practical methods of response design will be presented, giving participants practical, useful techniques they can apply in their jurisdictions.
KEN FOLISI joined the Lewis University Department of Justice, Law, and Public Safety Studies as an assistant professor in 2006 after retiring from a 25-year fire service career. He held the ranks of firefighter/paramedic, lieutenant, captain, and battalion chief. He has a bachelor’s degree in fire science and master’s degrees in management and organizational leadership. He has State of Illinois fire officer III certification.
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