APPARATUS & PPE
PURCHASING COMMITTEES
September 16 - 17, 2021

ABOUT THE APPARATUS PURCHASING COMMITTEE:

 

The Firehouse Expo Apparatus Purchasing Committee is a free service and event that provides qualified Apparatus Committee members with exclusive education in apparatus design during the specification writing process. If your department is going to bid for apparatus, don’t miss this exceptional opportunity to receive free education and consultation from subject matter experts, and to network with other departments and agencies that are also in the process of researching, spec’ing and buying their next apparatus.

 

Thursday, September 16, 2021, 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Apparatus Purchasing: From Specifications to the Final Inspection

Acquiring new fire apparatus is a complex process that involves many facets including needs assessment, meetings with prospective vendors, specification development, bid proposal reviews, contract award, pre-construction conference, mid and final inspections. The Apparatus Architects will review each of these areas and practical recommendations to assist your departments apparatus committee during the procurement process.

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ABOUT THE PPE PURCHASING COMMITTEE:

 

The Firehouse Expo PPE Purchasing Committee is designed to educate attendees about the latest advances in firefighting and rescue PPE to ensure the proper gear is being purchased for your members. The speakers will talk about the changes to NFPA 1851 PPE standards, trends in fabrics and materials and what fire departments need to consider when outfitting its members with gear that's functional, comfortable and provide ultimate protection.

 

Thursday, September 16, 2021, 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Firefighting PPE Evaluations: From the Need to the Selection

This PPE class takes the attendee from the need for new or updated firefighting PPE through the entire evaluation process, including the selection and distribution of the item. All five elements of the firefighter ensemble (helmet, hood, gloves, coat/pant and boots) will be discussed. The certification testing methods will be presented to give the attendee a working knowledge of their value as it relates to the item. Actual items will be presented in an already dissected format in order to explain the need of the individual layers as they relate to the finished item.

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BENEFITS OF PARTICIPATION:

 

Qualified participants receive:

  • admission to the Firehouse Expo exhibit floor, Opening Ceremony and Keynote Session
  • discount on conference pricing and packages
  • education from Firehouse contributors and industry experts, and time to consult with the speaker & major apparatus manufacturers at Firehouse Expo 2021 
  • guided tour of the exhibit floor
  • networking roundtable with experts

 

HOW TO PARTICIPATE:

To participate in these unique programs, please submit your request for qualification by clicking the buttons above.