Firehouse Expo Opens July 17 – 21 in Baltimore
BALTIMORE, July 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ –
WHAT: Firehouse Expo is the largest event on the East Coast for firefighters and EMS/paramedics. WHERE: Baltimore Convention Center, Baltimore, Maryland WHEN: July 17 - 21, 2012 KEYNOTE: John Farrell, Director, Greene County Department of Emergency Services, Cairo, NY Farrell will recount the actual events that took place during the first 72 hours of Hurricane Irene, including the need for major mutual aid, swiftwater rescue teams and the National Guard. The loss of radio communications for dispatching fire and EMS on the mountaintop (seven towns, 10 fire companies and five EMS agencies) and how Greene County managed their immediate needs will also be addressed. ATTENDEES: Commanding officers - fire chief, deputy chief, chief of training Lt./Captains Firefighters/Engineers Directors/Coordinators/Paramedic
ADDITIONAL INFO: More than 20 instructors and dozens of classes being presented for the first time at the event. Sessions are based on real-life experiences, research and changes in building construction, laws, and technology.
Exhibit Hall Hours
Thursday, July 19 / 10:15 AM – 5:00 PM
Friday, July 20 / 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Saturday, July 21 / 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Tuesday and Wednesday, July 17 & 18
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Click here for directions to hands-on training locations. Great photo opportunities.
- Firehouse Expo and 9-11 Patch Project presents: The Fully Involved Comedy Tour at the Sheraton Baltimore City Center (featuring comedian Ralphie May). Proceeds to go toward four charities: 9-11 Patch Project, NYC Bravest Scholarship Fund, Terry Farrell Fund, FEAL Good Foundation.
- NFFF Stair Climb – Noon – 2:00 PM, Thursday, July 19. Honoring firefighters who made the ultimate sacrifice on Sept. 11, 2001. Second year being held at the Hilton Baltimore.
- NVFC Jr. Firefighter Academy – 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM / Saturday, July 21.
- Outdoor Promo Demos / 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM Camden Yards featuring the latest products and tools form Euramco and TNT Rescue. Special Ride and Drive with Rosenbauer.
- Working closely with the Maryland State Chiefs as a liaison to develop education, outreach, and training to meet the needs of the Maryland fire service.
SOURCE Firehouse Expo