John P Redmond Symposium/Dominick F Barbera EMS Conference




The Redmond Health and Safety Symposium and Barbera EMS Conference includes an innovative presentation platform and cutting-edge technology to enhance the educational experience, including general sessions and topic-specific workshops.

This year’s Redmond Symposium and Barbera EMS Conference in New York City marks 20 years since our 343 FDNY brothers lost their lives on September 11, 2001. Honoring each of the lives lost on September 11 and in the years since and remembering their service and sacrifice is our solemn duty. During the conference, we will pay respects to our fallen brothers to remind the world that we will Never Forget.

Attention United States Local Officers: Due to FIREPAC auditing restrictions, you can only register yourself for FIREPAC donations.

If you register someone else first, you will be unable to register yourself for FIREPAC.  Therefore if you want to register for FIREPAC please register yourself first, check out and then re-login to register your company/local members as non FIREPAC.

When
9/6/2021 - 9/10/2021
Where
1335 Avenue of the Americas NEW YORK, NY 10019

Program

   

09/07/2021 -FIREPAC

 
Category
09/07/2021 -FIREPAC
9/7/2021

09/07/2021-Tuesday Pre-Conference

 
Fire fighters are at special risk for burn injury and the quality of care received immediately after the injury has a major impact on long-term survival.  Understanding the dynamics of Advanced Burn Life Support (ABLS) is crucial to providing the best possible outcomes for any patient. This course focuses on the first 24 hours post-burn and steps to minimize the risk of further injury. CEU credits are available.
Category
09/07/2021-Tuesday Pre-Conference
Time
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
9/7/2021 8:00 AM

Fire fighters are at special risk for burn injury and the quality of care received immediately after the injury has a major impact on long-term survival.  Understanding the dynamics of Advanced Burn Life Support (ABLS) is crucial to providing the best possible outcomes for any patient. This course focuses on the first 24 hours post-burn and steps to minimize the risk of further injury. CEU credits are available.
Category
09/07/2021-Tuesday Pre-Conference
Time
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
9/7/2021 8:00 AM

Fire fighters are at special risk for burn injury and the quality of care received immediately after the injury has a major impact on long-term survival.  Understanding the dynamics of Advanced Burn Life Support (ABLS) is crucial to providing the best possible outcomes for any patient. This course focuses on the first 24 hours post-burn and steps to minimize the risk of further injury. CEU credits are available.
Category
09/07/2021-Tuesday Pre-Conference
Time
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
9/7/2021 8:00 AM

This workshop uses case studies and practical activities to lay out a step-by-step process to designing comprehensive exercise programs for any fire fighter. Attendees will learn to interpret information regarding fire fighters’ interests, barriers, motivation, mobility, physical literacy and physical capacity. The design of exercise sessions that suit a range of activity levels and training environments will be emphasized. A series of resources to assist with the design and implementation of exercise programs will also be provided to attendees.
Category
09/07/2021-Tuesday Pre-Conference
Time
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
9/7/2021 8:00 AM

This workshop uses case studies and practical activities to lay out a step-by-step process to designing comprehensive exercise programs for any fire fighter. Attendees will learn to interpret information regarding fire fighters’ interests, barriers, motivation, mobility, physical literacy and physical capacity. The design of exercise sessions that suit a range of activity levels and training environments will be emphasized. A series of resources to assist with the design and implementation of exercise programs will also be provided to attendees.
Category
09/07/2021-Tuesday Pre-Conference
Time
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
9/7/2021 8:00 AM

This workshop uses case studies and practical activities to lay out a step-by-step process to designing comprehensive exercise programs for any fire fighter. Attendees will learn to interpret information regarding fire fighters’ interests, barriers, motivation, mobility, physical literacy and physical capacity. The design of exercise sessions that suit a range of activity levels and training environments will be emphasized. A series of resources to assist with the design and implementation of exercise programs will also be provided to attendees.
Category
09/07/2021-Tuesday Pre-Conference
Time
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
9/7/2021 8:00 AM

IAFF Resiliency Training is a one-day classroom program delivered by IAFF master peer support instructors. Through a combination of self-assessment, didactic instruction, group discussion and video, participants will gain an essential foundation for personal resiliency on and off the job.
Category
09/07/2021-Tuesday Pre-Conference
Time
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
9/7/2021 8:00 AM

IAFF Resiliency Training is a one-day classroom program delivered by IAFF master peer support instructors. Through a combination of self-assessment, didactic instruction, group discussion and video, participants will gain an essential foundation for personal resiliency on and off the job.
Category
09/07/2021-Tuesday Pre-Conference
Time
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
9/7/2021 8:00 AM

IAFF Resiliency Training is a one-day classroom program delivered by IAFF master peer support instructors. Through a combination of self-assessment, didactic instruction, group discussion and video, participants will gain an essential foundation for personal resiliency on and off the job.
Category
09/07/2021-Tuesday Pre-Conference
Time
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
9/7/2021 8:00 AM

09/08/2021-Wednesday Session 1

 
Although a handful of fire departments in Canada offer seamless EMS patient care and transport, most departments provide medical care through contractual agreements with the province. However, through hard work and political strength, these limitations are shrinking. This workshop will highlight the opportunities and advancements of medical response in Canada.
Category
09/08/2021-Wednesday Session 1
Time
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
9/8/2021 1:30 PM

If 2020 taught us anything, it was to expect the unexpected. Besides a record-breaking hurricane and wildfire season and a global pandemic, nationwide protests and civil unrest presented a broader range of challenges for our members who often lacked needed resources. Join us as we discuss the lessons learned, provide an overview of disaster resources available to our members and identify steps we can all take to prepare for future disasters.
Category
09/08/2021-Wednesday Session 1
Time
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
9/8/2021 1:30 PM

There are many threats and opportunities that start at the national level with the intention of trickling down to the state, provincial and local level. Although these may seem as if they are above the pay grade and concern of fire fighters and EMS providers, the fact remains that these policies will potentially influence our working conditions and wages. This course is a comprehensive review of emerging/ongoing threats and opportunities in EMS, and the IAFF’s position on them.
Category
09/08/2021-Wednesday Session 1
Time
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
9/8/2021 1:30 PM

The terrorist attack on 9/11/01 forever changed lives and how services are delivered, not only in the FDNY, but throughout the fire service. We discuss the 20 years since the attacks, the continued effects on members and additional efforts undertaken to address occupational cancers, including work by Local 94, Local 854 and the IAFF to pass the Zadroga Act. This legislation ensures vital support is provided to thousands of families as they cope with the impacts of that horrific day.
Category
09/08/2021-Wednesday Session 1
Time
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
9/8/2021 1:30 PM

Regular exercise can help and is recommended as one of the first options for treating and preventing chronic conditions afflicting far too many fire fighters. However, education and mandated fitness programs are not the answer. Emerging evidence highlights the need for behavioral solutions to improve the physical activity habits of fire fighters. The IAFF is leading an innovative charge to improve fire fighter health and wellness by launching the FIT TO THRIVE program, a comprehensive initiative designed to help more fire fighters be more active. more often. We will outline the program’s commitment to education, training, support and mentorship, and provide tips to assist with members seeking to implement a fitness program that works.
Category
09/08/2021-Wednesday Session 1
Time
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
9/8/2021 1:30 PM

The IAFF Peer Support training program continues to transform the behavioral health conversation in the fire service. Attendees will learn how to access peer support training through locals and departments. We will also introduce a 10-step model to developing a successful peer support program. Topics include how to obtain program buy-in, select peer team members, utilize mental health clinicians in your community, conduct program outreach, evaluate your impact to stakeholders and more. Attendees will be provided with practical strategies and IAFF resources to build or enhance an existing peer support program.
Category
09/08/2021-Wednesday Session 1
Time
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
9/8/2021 1:30 PM

We provide an overview of cancer in the fire service, the IAFF’s network of partners, prevention programs and patient support services that assist our members diagnosed with cancer or that know someone with cancer. We highlight the newly established partnership between the IAFF and American Cancer Society (ACS) and our partnership with the Firefighter Cancer Support Network (FCSN), which led to designating January as Fire Fighter Cancer Awareness Month. Attendee questions and concerns about cancer prevention, treatment and suggested assistance programs will be addressed.
Category
09/08/2021-Wednesday Session 1
Time
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
9/8/2021 1:30 PM

When COVID-19 first began, the IAFF was working on a plan to support members before the federal U.S. and Canadian governments acted. This workshop will review the IAFF COVID-19 response from the start of the pandemic to our current efforts. It will discuss the resources created by the IAFF to help locals cope with the pandemic and what departments should do to prepare for future pandemics.
Category
09/08/2021-Wednesday Session 1
Time
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
9/8/2021 1:30 PM

On May 16, 2020, a massive fireball engulfed Los Angeles City fire fighters while they were battling a commercial building fire in downtown Los Angeles. Listen to their experiences and recovery and learn about the cause of this event and what the IAFF is doing to make fire fighters aware of these hazards.
Category
09/08/2021-Wednesday Session 1
Time
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
9/8/2021 1:30 PM

With the ever-growing threats facing first responders and the need for agencies to have operational medicine programs, how do you choose the most practical and efficient warm zone EMS program for your agency? We view operational medicine as applying best practice, evidence-based medicine to casualties in a tactically challenging operational environment that is influenced by multiple factors. These are not your everyday EMS calls. In this presentation, we will take an in-depth look at the four warm zone EMS models and discuss the pros and cons of each. We will cover the needed competencies for EMS, fire and law enforcement for warm zone EMS.
Category
09/08/2021-Wednesday Session 1
Time
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
9/8/2021 1:30 PM

Despite the growing number of women in firefighting, structural turnout suits are predominately designed and manufactured to fit the male body type. This workshop will explore the relationship between gender specific anthropometrics, turnout suit fit and turnout ensemble range of motion.
Category
09/08/2021-Wednesday Session 1
Time
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
9/8/2021 1:30 PM

“Firehouse”, “fire station”, “fire hall” – whatever we call it, it is our second home; a safe haven from the events we witness when we leave to help others. How do we prevent violence from entering these four walls? What happens if it does? Worse yet, what if it is precipitated by “one of our own”? What steps can we take to ensure we are safe? This workshop discusses the rising trend in workplace violence and steps we can take to recognize signs of impending violence, prevent violence and ensure our safety to reinforce the quote, “There’s no place like home!”
Category
09/08/2021-Wednesday Session 1
Time
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
9/8/2021 1:30 PM

09/09/2021-Thursday Session 2

 
An open discussion with medical professionals serving the fire service regarding fire fighters’ medical needs, physician involvement in fire department occupational health, and medical programs and occupational health research.
Category
09/09/2021-Thursday Session 2
Time
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
9/9/2021 8:00 AM

From data curation and cleaning to data analytics and modeling, one of the most important jobs in a fire department will soon be data related. Fire department data experts, including those responsible for data collection, management, protection, governance, analysis, and results translation, will become more valuable. The impact of data on the fire service is often underestimated. There are numerous areas within a fire department where data are essential. Some data assets are readily available and others more elusive. Regardless, data are necessary for immediate and long-term decision-making for risk reduction, prevention, response operations, station location, staffing, and responder exposure tracking. This session will address the multiple data assets available to fire service leaders and how to procure them including FireCARES and the National Fire Operations Reporting System (NFORS).
Category
09/09/2021-Thursday Session 2
Time
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
9/9/2021 8:00 AM

A strong relationship between EMS personnel and medical directors is crucial to enhance patient care and stay on the cutting edge of treatment protocols. Additionally, relationships between dispatch, emergency departments and local public health can also assist with enhancing the overall patient experience and service to the community. This course will review the Detroit Fire Department’s investment in rebuilding their EMS response system.
Category
09/09/2021-Thursday Session 2
Time
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
9/9/2021 8:00 AM

Unfortunately, assaults against the first responder are becoming more common. Dr. Taylor will provide data and up-to-date statistics on paramedic assaults. Often, these assaults go underreported due to the EMS provider blaming an underlying medical condition or fearing further retaliation. This workshop will discuss the need for properly reporting assaults (verbal and physical) and what steps can be taken to protect yourself from being put in harm's way.
Category
09/09/2021-Thursday Session 2
Time
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
9/9/2021 8:00 AM

CBT, DBT, MI, EMDR, CPT. What does this “alphabet soup” all mean? If you seek clarity on today’s most widely used, evidenced-based therapies to treat challenging behavioral health conditions, join us for a straight-forward talk that will demystify behavioral health treatment. This workshop is ideal for trained peers, peer team coordinators and fire department behavioral health champions.
Category
09/09/2021-Thursday Session 2
Time
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
9/9/2021 8:00 AM

Cancer is a leading cause of fire service deaths. The toxic environments that fire fighters live and work in create adverse effects on fire fighter health. Fire fighters are exposed to many chemicals that are known to cause cancer in humans, including PFAS and PFOA. This workshop discusses recent studies on exposures and their effects on fire fighters, including the Canadian Dust Study. Strategies to reduce occupational exposures (and their effectiveness), the NFORS exposure app and flame retardants are also discussed.
Category
09/09/2021-Thursday Session 2
Time
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
9/9/2021 8:00 AM

The IAFF/IAFC Joint Labor Management Wellness-Fitness Initiative (WFI) is a system created to provide guidelines that define wellness, outline considerations to support wellness, establish best practices to restore wellness and offer strategies to promote wellness. NFPA standards, including 1582 and 1583, further support this system and its guidelines. The IAFF’s new Fit to Thrive (F2T) program provides education, training, support and mentorship to put these guidelines into practice. We outline a series of practical strategies, using the F2T program, that can be used by every local and department to support implementation of the WFI and follow NFPA recommendations.
Category
09/09/2021-Thursday Session 2
Time
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
9/9/2021 8:00 AM

On December 25, 2020, a man detonated a bomb in an RV in downtown Nashville, killing himself, wounding several and damaging dozens of buildings. This course will discuss how Nashville Fire responded to the incident and how they managed their safety during mitigation and while investigating.
Category
09/09/2021-Thursday Session 2
Time
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
9/9/2021 8:00 AM

New technologies, new construction methods and new materials are being introduced at a