On Saturday, February 6th, approximately 400 firefighters, most from the New York metropolitan area, as well as a number for out of state, attended the Lt. Andy Fredericks, FDNY, Memorial Seminar and Exhibits. Firefighters were treated to an excellent presentation on the following:
“Decision making on the fireground: interior versus exterior operations.”
by Captain Mike Gagliano, Seattle Fire Department.
Captain Gagliano focused his presentation on a number of different scenarios, which included numerous action videos and involved a lot of audience participation.
Attendees also visited a large number of vendors, including Firefighting and EMS equipment, medical screening, FD communications equipment, FD jewelry, FD t-shirts, Firefighters for Christ, Con Edison, The New York State Firemen’s Home, Burn Care Everywhere, etc.
Members of Andy’s company, FDNY Squad Company 18, were in attendance, as always, selling company t-shirts and interacting with the seminar attendees.
In addition to the training and vendors, substantial funding was raised for the four charities that we support: Lt. Andy Fredericks Scholarship Fund, Lt. Tyler Rush Scholarship Fund, the New York State Firemen’s Home and Burn Care Everywhere.
We look forward to the 2017 Seminar with Battalion Chief Jim Silvernail, Metro West Fire Protection District, St. Louis County, who will be speaking on “Suburban Firefighting.”
All photos by EFD Firefighter/EMT Richie Tom