COURSES/COMING EVENTS

COURSES/COMING EVENTS

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September 9-11—The National Association of Fire Investigators will sponsor the 25th ANNUAL TRAINING SEMINAR ON DETERMINING THE CAUSE AND ORIGIN OF FIRES, ARSON, AND EXPLOSIONS. The seminar will be held at the Bismarck Hotel in Chicago, III. Lectures will cover the following subjects: the chemistry of fire and the characteristics of fire behavior, fire patterns analysis, searching the fire and explosion scene, and more. Contact Fire Seminar, National Association of Fire Investigators, Suite 1000, 20 East Jackson Blvd., Chicago, IL 60604; telephone (312) 939-6050.

September 14-17—The apparatus and equipment division of the Washington State Association of Fire Chiefs will hold its annual WORKSHOP at the Conference Center of Central Washington University in Ellensburg, Wash. Classes will include diesel and gas engine maintenance, aerial ladder testing, fire pump theory, and overhaul. Contact Assistant Chief Mike Patti, Education Chairman, Washington State Fire Chiefs Association, 4402 Blacklake-Belmore Rd., S.W., Olympia, WA 98502; telephone (206) 352-7288 (days) or (206) 352-7610 (evenings).

September 14-17—The National Fire Protection Association will hold a NATIONAL ELECTRICAL CODE PROBLEM AREAS WORKSHOP in Lexington, Ky. Contact NFPA, Continuing Education Division, Batterymarch Park, Quincy, MA 02269; telephone (617) 770-3000.

Spetember 14-17—The National Fire Protection Association will hold a LIFE SAFETY CODE SEMINAR in Oklahoma City, Okla. See September 14-17 entry above for contact.

September 15—The National Fire Protection Association wall hold a REGIONAL MEETING in Vancover, British Columbia, Canada. Contact Kenneth E.H. Backman, Director of External Affairs, NFPA, Batterymarch Park, Quincy, MA 02269; telephone (617) 770-3000.

September 17—The National Fire Protection Association will hold a REGIONAL MEETING in Reno, Nev. See September 15 entry for contact.

September 19-20—The Meadowood County Area Fire Department in Fitzwilliam, N.H., will hold its semiannual FIRE SCHOOL. Fifteen one-day and 10 two-dav fire and rescue courses will be offered. Most are from the NFPA 1001 curriculum. Contact the Meadowood County Area Fire Department, Box 969, Keene, NH 03431; telephone (603) 352-3882 or (603) 242-3806.

September 21-22—The National Fire Protection Association will hold a WORKSFIOP ON UNDERSTANDING FIRE ALARM SYSTEMS PLANS—REVIEW THROUGH ACCEPTANCE TEST in Chicago, 111. See September 14-17 entry for contact.

September 21-25—The Federation of British Fire Organizations will hold the EIRE ’87 EXHIBITION AND CONFERENCE in the Bnstol Exhibition Centre in the United Kingdom. The exhibition will include displays of alarm systems, extinguishers, ventilation systems, and other firefighting equipment. The conference will include discussions and workshops. Contact Pam Gudge, FIRE ’87 Exhibition, Room 302, Queensway House, 2 Queensway, Redhill, Surrey RH1 IQS, England; telephone 0737 68611.

September 26—The Suffolk County Chiefs Council will hold its fifth annual CHIEFS CONVENTION AND FIRE MANUFACTURERS EXPOSITION at the Fire Training Center in Yaphank, N.Y. Chiefs and commissioners will be able to view fire equipment in a business-type atmosphere. The entire field facilities at the fire academy will be available if you wish to demonstrate your products. Contact Chief Donald J. Manning, Suffolk County Fire Academy, P.O. Box 128, Yaphank, NY 11980; telephone (516) 924-6822.

September 28-30—The National Fire Protection Association will hold an AUTOMATIC SPRINKLER PLANS REVIEW WORKSHOP in Charlotte, N.C. See September 14-17 entry for contact.

September 28-October 1—The National Fire Protection Association will hold a LIFE SAFETY CODE SEMINAR in Flint, Mich. See September 14-17 entry for contact.

September 29—The National Fire Protection Association will hold a REGIONAL MEETING in Hartford, Conn. See September 15 entry for contact.

October 1-2—The National Fire Protection Association will hold a WORKSHOP ON UNDERSTANDING FIRE ALARM SYSTEMS PLANS—REVIEW THROUGH ACCEPTANCE TEST in Charlotte, N.C. See September 14-17 entry for contact.

October 6-9—The National Fire Protection Association will hold a NATIONAL ELECTRICAL CODE PROBLEM AREAS WORKSHOP in San Francisco, Calif. See September 14-17 entry.

October 8—The National Fire Protection Association will hold a REGIONAL MEETING in Milwaukee, Wis. See September 15 entry for contact.

October 12-15—The National Fire Protection Association will hold a NATIONAL ELECTRICAL CODE PROBLEM AREAS WORKSHOP in Dallas, Texas. See September 14-17 entry.

October 19-21—The National Fire Protection Association will hold an AUTOMATIC SPRINKLER PLANS REVIEW WORKSHOP in Seattle, Wash. See September 14-17 entry’ for contact.

October 19-22—The National Fire Protection Association will hold a LIFE SAFETY CODE SEMINAR in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. See September 14-17 entry for contact.

October 22-23—The National Fire Protection Association will hold a WORKSHOP ON UNDERSTANDING FIRE ALARM SYSTEMS PLANS—REVIEW THROUGH ACCEPTANCE TEST in Seattle, Wash. See September 14-17 entry for contact.

October 23-25—The 11th ANNUAL NEW ENGLAND EMERGENCY MEDICAL TRAINING SEMINAR will be held at the Springfield (Mass.) Marriott Hotel. The seminar is sponsored by the Human Services Training Institute at Springfield College and will be hosted by the City of Springfield Emergency Medical Services Commission. Topics of interest will include auto rescue, hazardous materials, bums, and more. Preregistration is required. Contact I.R. Desrosiers, Human Services Training Institute, Box 1567, Springfield College, Springfield, MA 01109; telephone (413) 788-3409.

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July 29-31—Fire Service Training, Oklahoma State Univeristy, will host its annual OKLAHOMA PUBLIC FIRE EDUCATION CONFERENCE at the Sheraton Inn in Stillwater, Okla. The conference will feature national public fire education speakers who will present information for new and veteran fire educators. Contact Michael Conley or Cindy Finkle at Fire Service Training, Fire Building, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK 74078; telephone (405) 624-5727.

August 3-6—Williams & Associates will hold its AIRCRAFT INCIDENT MANAGEMENT SEMINAR in Orlando, Fla. The program is designed to help transportation officials, airport management workers, and fire department, police department, and emergency medical personnel develop and implement plans of action to be followed in the event of a mass-casualty accident within their jurisdiction. Contact Williams & Associates, P.O. Box 750781, Memphis, TN 38175; telephone (901) 366-6904.

August 10-28—THE FIRE PROTECTION TRAINING DIVISION of the Texas Engineering Extension Service is offering a wide range of courses in industrial, municipal, and hazardous material firefighting. These include courses in recruit fire training, industrial firefighting, and industrial rescue. These courses will be held at the Brayton Firemen Training Field in College Station, Texas. Contact Judith I. Huchton, Texas A & M University System, Texas Engineering Extension Service, College Station, TX 77843; telephone (409) 845-7641.

August 13-16—The 50th ANNUAL OHIO STATE FIREFIGHTERS’ CONFERENCE will be held at the new Holiday Inn Metroplex in Youngstown, Ohio. The conference will feature discussions by fire and EMS educators from across the country. Contact Charles Plott, 2785 Warren Burton Rd., Southington, OH 44470; telephone (216) 898-2611.

August 16-19—LAFC CONFERENCE will be held in St. Louis, Mo. Contact the International Association of Fire Chiefs, 1329 18th Street, NW, Washington, D.C. 20036; telephone (202) 833-3420.

August 21—The University of Louisville will sponsor a BUSINESS & INDUSTRY CONFERENCE on its Shelby Campus in Louisville, Ky. Sessions will include Legal Liability for a Spill, Leaking Underground Storage Tanks, and Haz-Mat Ordinances. Contact Center for Continuing Studies, University of Louisville, IxmisviUe,KY 40292.

August 22-23—The University of Louisville will sponsor an EMERGENCY RESPONDER SCHOOL on its Shelby Campus in Louisville, Ky. Classes will include Confined Space Rescue, Setting Up a Haz-Mat Team, and Pipeline Incident Response. Contact Center for Continuing Studies, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY 40292.