The IAFC is excited to invite you to the second annual FRI Research symposium held in collaboration with Oklahoma State University on August 6 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta. The Research Symposium is being held in conjunction with Fire-Rescue International (FRI), the annual conference and expo of the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC). The goal of the Research Symposium is to create a space where researchers and contemporary fire service leaders can interact informally. Researchers will present relevant research in a format that fire service leaders can use to make decisions, write policy or procedures, and have a greater understanding of topics that impact firefighters. In some cases, information learned at the research symposium may be applied at the local level to improve fire service operations. There will be additional opportunities during the conference to highlight your work with your poster presentation in the exhibit hall during FRI. Contact Richard Miller at: firstname.lastname@example.org. To attend please go to Specialty Education Sessions at Register Now
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Using research requires reading it – an often challenging effort given the commitment of time and attention. Research is written in highly technical language, often without definitive, actionable outcomes. While it can make sure research difficult to apply, it also allows for research to continuously improve and refine our understanding of the world around us.
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Welcome to FSTAR! Our new flagship website, fstaresearch.org, includes a searchable research library and user-friendly summaries of cutting-edge research. We’ve gathered together over 200 research studies for you. Pick a keyword and start your search! Check out our new video on how to use the FSTAR website.
The first 50 website testers will receive an FSTAR luggage tag!
As we prepare for a full launch of the Firefighter Safety Through Advanced Research (FSTAR) project at Fire-Rescue International in August, we need your help in testing its website. We are making this process as simple and easy as possible. No previous experience or special equipment is required!