2017 NFPA Responder Forum

As an invited speaker at the 2017 NFPA Responder Forum, Paul Erickson presented “Fire Station Design and Exposure Control” to fire service leaders and the inaugural NFPA Responder Forum class. The graduates were nominated by thirteen top fire service organizations in 2015, and received a three-year scholarship from NFPA to connect technology, research, standards and people for the betterment of the fire service. Since 2015, participants have explored persistent fire concerns and emerging issues including data; smart technology; firefighter health and wellness; occupational exposure; energy storage systems; wood buildings; hostile events; civil unrest; natural disasters; and fire service cultural shifts. They worked on white papers, engaged in breakout discussions, spoke on panels, and connected with fire service innovators from 35 states, Canada and the United Kingdom.*

Mr. Erickson is honored to have been part of this years’ NFPA Responder Forum and would like to congratulate all the graduates. We thank you for your commitment to advancing the fire service and wish you the best of luck in your careers!

NFPA Responder Forum:

Rather than react to day-to-day operational and tactical issues, members of the NFPA’s Responder Forum strive to get ahead of real-world problems by developing strategies that are proactive, purposeful and progressive. It is made up of forward-thinkers from the following organizations:

International Association of Arson Investigators (IAAI)
International Association of Black Professional Firefighters (IABPF)
International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC)
International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF)
International Association of Women in Fire and Emergency Services (IWomen)
International Society of Fire Service Instructors (ISFSI)
Metro Chiefs
National Association of Hispanic Firefighters (NAHF)
National Association of State Fire Marshals (NASFM)
NFPA Fire Service Section (FSS)
National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC)
North American Fire Training Directors (NAFTD)
United States Fire Administration (USFA)

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*Note: Graduate image and program information obtained from NFPA Blog