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S7 Sunrise Sessions

The Sunrise Sessions are an incredibly popular feature at the Symposium, and it is an opportunity to learn, in more detail, about products and services that may help you in your CRR efforts.

Please read through the descriptions below and then sign up for one of the Sunrise Sessions that you are most interested in. Please note that if you sign up for a Sunrise Session you are not automatically registered as there are a limited number of spots and the session sponsor reserves the right to select the session attendees from those that have signed up. You will receive a confirmation if you are selected to attend.   Breakfast is included!

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FirstNet – Nationwide Public Safety Broadband Network (NPSBN)

Participants of this session will leave with a clear understanding of the components of the Nationwide Public Safety Broadband Network (NPSBN) administered by the FirstNet Authority.  In addition, they will get a glimpse of how the NPSBN is being used today to address of 5 Es of Community Risk Reduction.  Based upon presented examples, participants will participate in a discussion, with other participants, on how agencies are levering the NPSBN or other network carriers to exploit LTE/Broadband technologies to reduce risks within their communities.

Who would be interested?

The ideal audience member is one who understands the current needs of their community and has a sense of the “Art of the Possible”.  Like any other tool available to folks in Community Risk Reduction, the how to use piece is where we can make our communities safer.  We’re looking for those members of the CRR discipline who have vision and desire to provide quicker, better and more effective services to their communities.

Johns Hopkins Center for Injury Research and Policy – Where Do We Go from Here? Soliciting input from Fire Service Leaders about National Prevention Priorities

Calling all prevention pioneers, risk reduction renegades and general movers and shakers! We need your input and vision! In this Sunrise Session, attendees will have the opportunity to react to the data shared in the previous day’s session, US Fire Department Prevention Priorities and Practices: Results of a National Survey. We will propose to you a set of preliminary recommendations to guide fire service capacity-building in prevention programming and community risk reduction strategies, solicit your ideas for other priority recommendations, and then engage all attendees in a participatory process to finalize the recommendations.

Who would be interested?

The ideal candidate is one who:

    • has a passion for prevention and risk reduction programming, and can contribute to capacity building in the fire service around these important priorities
    • can use their position, resources and/or expertise to identify recommendations and help to make them a reality.
    • All are welcome: Fire Chief, Deputy Chief, Battalion Chief, Captain, Lieutenant, Fire Inspector/ Investigator, Fire & Life Safety Educator, CRR Coordinator.

KIDDE – In Your Corner for Residential Fire Safety

Community Risk Reduction has never been more important. Sadly, in just the first 2 weeks of 2022, residential fire records were broken – a disturbing trend following 2020 and 2021’s residential fire increase. As a leading manufacturer, Kidde is partnering with fire departments to ensure families have the knowledge and tools they need to be safe at home. Join us as we review advances in fire detection, local CRR platforms, prevention with special populations, and best practices. Kidde’s top priority is the health and safety of YOUR citizens. We invite you to help us in this shared mission. Every fire department attendee will receive a donation for their local community of 6 smoke alarms and 6 CO alarms with 10 year batteries.

Who would be interested?

Fire Chief, Deputy Chief, Battalion Chief, Captain, Lieutenant, Fire & Life Safety Educator, CRR Coordinator, and other residential fire safety stakeholders interested in CRR resources available for local areas.

Knox Safety – Should Smoke and CO Alarms Be Better Communicators?

We know that most of our citizens do not understand the sounds coming from their smoke/CO alarms, and in many cases do not know what to do in case of an emergency. When it comes to the future of alarms, the industry has focused on sensor technologies, but maybe the future should be for the alarms to be better communicators. We will discuss why carbon monoxide incidents are expected to increase, how COVID plays a role in low-level CO exposure, and new technology that informs and educates the residents about what the alarm is telling them and the proper action to take. We will also review how this technology provides an answer for the tough-to-educate Hispanic communities. If time allows, we will discuss how first responders can quickly and safely enter the home of a fall victim without property damage.  All attendees will receive one new Knox Safety CO alarm with the TRIO warning system.

Who would be interested?

Public educators, those who coordinate and execute home safety visits, those who deal with the Hispanic and senior communities, general community risk reduction officials who focus on residential safety.

Sound Off – Briefing for State and Local Teams

This Session is exclusively for active members of State and Local Team members implementing Sound Off with the Home Fire Safety Patrol.  Agenda includes: 1) review of most recent Sound Off evaluation data; 2) briefing on FY20 grant deliverables including a new lesson video on home fire drills; and 3) overview of the development and field-testing of Sound Off Online, a new virtual platform that will connect State and Local Sound Off Teams with teachers in their states who opt in to access free Sound Off teaching materials.  It also allows families to report that they conducted a home fire drill, allowing fire service leaders to benchmark and track progress in motivating this crucially important behavior change.

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