F.I.E.R.O. Fire Station Design Symposium

2018 Schedule

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  • 3:00 - 6:00 pm: REGISTRATION
  • 5:00 - 7:00 pm: NETWORKING RECEPTION (patio of Jimmy V's Osteria + Bar)
  • 7:30 am: BREAKFAST and REGISTRATION (continuing)
  • 8:30 am: OPENING REMARKS
  • 8:50 am: The Good, The Bad, & the Ugly: Raising Your Awareness Level Before You Begin by Don Collins, Clemson University Fire Department (ret.), Fire Station Consultant
  • 9:35 am: A Foundation to Build Upon: Getting the Right Start for Your Fire Station by Ken Newell, Stewart-Cooper-Newell Architects
  • 10:20 am: BREAK
  • 10:40 am: Designed in America, Engineered to Last by Ted Galante, Galante Architecture Studio
  • 11:25 am: How to be an Effective Client by Lynn Reda and Keith Driscoll, HG Architects
  • 12:10 pm: LUNCH
  • 1:00 pm: Common Sense Solutions for Healthy Fire Station Design by Rob Manns, Manns Woodward Studios
  • 1:45 pm: The 50-year Fire Station: How Not to Fail Your Fire Fighters by Ashley Thornberry, Axis Architecture + Interiors
  • 2:30 pm: Site Selection by Jennifer Bettiol and Ray Holliday, BRW Architects
  • 3:15 pm: BREAK
  • 3:35 pm: Vehicle Exhaust Systems by Joe Mottola, H2M architects + engineers and Massapequa Fire Department
  • 4:20 pm: Community Support or Die Trying by Dennis Ross, Pacheco Ross Architects-a Division of H2M architects + engineers
  • 5:05 pm: DIAMOND SPONSORS ADDRESS THE AUDIENCE
  • 5:15 - 7:00 pm: EXHIBITS GRAND OPENING AND RECEPTION

TRACK A

  • 7:30 am: EXHIBITS and BREAKFAST
  • 8:15 am: Going Vertical: Case Studies in Multi-Story Fire Stations and Mixed Use Facilities by Chris Kehde, LeMay Erickson Willcox Architects
  • 9:00 am: Your Old Fire Station—Renovate or Knock it Down by Bob Mitchell, Mitchell Associates Architects
  • 9:45 am: EXHIBITS and BREAK
  • 10:30 am: Navigating the Process: Municipality & The Fire District by William Bussard and Joe Lear, Davis Partnership Architects
  • 11:15 am: From the Ground Up: 2-Station Project from Start to Finish by Chief Mike Bucy, Stevens 1 Fire-Rescue
  • 12:00 am: LUNCH
  • 1:00 pm: Leveraging the Power of Public/Private Partnerships by Fire Chief Matthew Sullivan, Chapel Hill Fire Department and Deputy Fire Chief Matt Lawrence, Burlington Fire Department
  • 1:45 pm: Funding, Design, and Building Rural Fire Stations by Todd Ficken, F&D International, LLC

TRACK B

  • 7:30 am: EXHIBITS and BREAKFAST
  • 8:15 am: Come Hell or High Water by Rob Manns, Manns Woodward Studios, and Patrick Stone, H2M architects + engineers and Massapequa Fire Department
  • 9:00 am: Immersive Design by Paul Erickson, LeMay Erickson Willcox Architects
  • 9:45 am: EXHIBITS and BREAK
  • 10:30 am: Size Matters by Michael T. Pry and J. Michael Taylor, DP3 Architects
  • 11:15 am: Solving Sleep Deprivation for First Responders by Craig Carter, BKV Group
  • 12:00 am: LUNCH
  • 1:00 pm: Not Just a Garage...The Anatomy of the Modern Apparatus Bay by Robert Manns, Manns Woodward Studios
  • 1:45 pm: Being in Control of the Construction Process Without the Responsibility by Greg Gilbert, Bignell Watkins Hasser Architects, PC
  • 2:30 pm: EXHIBITS and BREAK (return to General Session)
  • 3:15 pm: FED Talks 14 minutes each, 1 minute between speakers
    - On Your Mark, Get Set, Bend Over by Dennis Ross, Pacheco Ross Architects-a Division of H2M architects + engineers
    - Incorporating Practical Training "At" the New Firehouse by Ken Newell, Stewart-Cooper-Newell Architects
    - Fire Station Ideas Worth Considering by Ted Galante, Galante Architecture Studio
    - Gender Equality and Use of Bunk Rooms, Locker Rooms and Toilet/Shower Rooms by Greg Gilbert, Bignell Watkins Hasser Architects, PC
  • 4:15 pm: Fill Out the Box: The Response in Making an Honor Award Fire Station Design by Keith Carlyon, ADW Architects, Stephen Kromkowski, DLZ Architects, and Mark DuBois, Ohlhausen Dubois Architects
  • 5:15 pm: F.I.E.R.O. Design Awards Announcement by the Jurors
  • 5:30 pm: ADJOURN (Jurors will remain to field questions)
  • 7:00 am: BREAKFAST
  • 8:00 am: A Home Away From Home: Privacy & Relaxation in the Modern Station by Ashely Thornberry, Axis Architecture + Interiors
  • 8:45 am: Is Your Fire House a Fire Fighter Cancer Hazard? by Fire Fighter/Paramedic Keith Tyson, Miami-Dade Fire Rescue Department (ret.) & Vice-President of Education & Research for the Firefighter Cancer Support Network
  • 9:30 am: Hot Zone Design for Existing Fire Stations by Paul Erickson, LeMay Erickson Willcox Architects
  • 10:15 am: BREAK
  • 10:35 am: Real Life Scenarios to Take Home — Whose Project is it Anyway? — Dadgummit! by a cast of architects
  • 12:00 pm: ADJOURN

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