FSTAR Townhall in Brighton, MI on April 8th

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FSTAR Townhall in Brighton, MI on April 8th

The Brighton Area Fire Authority, in association with the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) and UL Firefighter Safety Research Institute (FSRI) present a Firefighter Safety Through Advanced Research (FSTAR) Townhall. The townhall is a one-day training event focused on modern fire behavior research, science and the tactical considerations that can be used to reduce risk to firefighters operating on structure fires.

Event Name:                   FSTAR Townhall
Event Date & Time:      9:00 AM – 4:00 PM, Friday, April 8, 2016
Event Location:             2|42 Community Church • 7526 Grand River Ave • Brighton, MI 48114
Lunch:                              $20.00 per registrant will be collected at the door by Brighton Area Fire Authority to cover lunch and breaks

How to Register

Certificates of Attendance will be available on request based upon your registration information.
Questions? Contact us at 703-896-4823 or fstar@iafc.org


Dan Madrzykowski – is a fire protection engineer with the UL Firefighter Safety Research Institute (FSRI). Dan spent the past 30 years conducting fire research at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and will be sharing fire dynamics research results from both organizations.

Captain John Ceriello – is a 28-year veteran of the New York City Fire Department, 14 of those years was spent in Special Operations Command. He is a Captain and currently assigned to the 11 Division. He has been an integral part in the FDNY & NIST Wind Impacted Fires Project. He also was part of the implementation of the new concepts of ventilations and flow-path control to the FDNY.

Captain Jeffery King – is a 15-year veteran of the Houston Fire Department. He is a Captain and currently assigned to the Professional Development Office. He holds a Masters of Science in Emergency Services Management. He will be sharing the shift in tactics at the HFD using scientific findings from fire dynamics research.

Event Schedule

Part 1: Review: Modern Fire Dynamics Research
FSTAR speakers will explain the outcomes of modern fire behavior research that impact the fire service.

Part 2: Scenarios
FSTAR speakers will use case studies to apply lessons learned from modern fire dynamic research.

Part 3: Question and Answer
This informal, town-hall style format provides attendees with the opportunity to ask questions and share personal incident scenarios. The speakers will apply the best practices concepts to real life emergency responses as experienced by the audience.