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FFMIA Guidance on In-Person Attendance

As the COVID 19 pandemic begins to wane, the FFMIA is exploring options on how to safely return to in-person training and meetings for the membership.  Please know that FFMIA is committed to providing a safe environment for all and will continue to follow guidance issued by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) along with state and local mandates/guidance. FFMIA staff will follow all local requirements which may include, but not be limited to social distancing, restricting attendance numbers based on available space, providing sanitizer stations as needed and require the wearing of facial coverings (masks) where required by local government, or private venue.   Please see the guidance document below for more details.  

Please click here for the full guidance document 

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Upcoming events

    • June 15, 2021
    • 8:00 AM (EDT)
    • June 18, 2021
    • 12:00 PM (EDT)
    • Wyndham Lake Buena Vista - Walt Disney World
    Register

                                          


    The Florida Fire Marshals and Inspectors Association
    present the joint conference of the
    33rd Annual Florida Association of Fire and Life Safety Educators and
    The 76th Annual Florida Arson Seminar

    When: June 15-18, 2021

    Where: Wyndham Lake Buena Vista - Walt Disney World
                  1850 Hotel Plaza Blvd
                  Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830

    Program of Events: Click here for the full conference program


    Click here for the FFMIA Guidance on In Person Attendance

    Up to 27 hours of continuing education credits available for full conference attendees.

    The full conference program will be posted at a later date.
      
    Exhibitor and sponsors can register here, or also get the full conference forms.

    Individual and unique sponsorship opportunities can also be found on the forms.   

    Wyndham  Resort Link:  (tower) $129.00 a night

    Remember folks can also contact us directly on our in-house Resort reservation voice line:  1-800-624-4109

    https://www.wyndhamhotels.com/groups/hr/faflse-and-ffeia-2021-joint-conference 

    Wyndham Garden Link: (low rise) $109.00 a night

    Remember folks can also contact us directly on our in-house Garden reservation voice line:  1-844-482-8444

    https://www.wyndhamhotels.com/groups/gn/faflse-and-ffeia-2021-joint-conference


    Please note the following regarding the resort:

    • A daily parking fee is applicable to everyone parking at the hotel (self or valet).
    • The resort fee of $35.00 is WAIVED for individuals who register through the FFMIA link.
    • Complimentary internet (a $12.95 savings) is also provided in the guest rooms and conference area to those who register through the FFMIA link.
    • The room rate is available 3 days prior to and after the event for those who wish to stay over and register through the FFMIA link.  

     

    • June 29, 2021
    • 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM (EDT)
    • East Manatee Fire Rescue Station 1, 3200 Lakewood Ranch Blvd., Bradenton, FL 34211
    • 35
    Register

     

        

    The Florida Fire Marshals and Inspectors Association

    in conjunction with Two Way Technology presents:

    Distributed Antenna Systems 101 - 2 hr. In Person Training

    Click here for FFMIAs in Person Training Guidelines

    This course provides a basic understanding of DAS or Public Safety Two Way Radio Enhancement Systems. The training will provide information at a practical level that will aid inspectors and Fire Marshals in the their ability to understand the operation of these systems, recognize their components, decide on appropriate rules for their municipality, and inspect them more effectively.

    Two contact hours approved for Fire and Life Safety Educator, Fire Code Administrator, Fire Investigator I and II, Fire Safety Inspector I and II, and Instructor I, II, III with these courses.  

    Date: June 29th, 2021
    Time: 9:30 am - 11:30 am.
    Location: 
    East Manatee Fire Rescue Station 1, 3200 Lakewood Ranch Blvd., Bradenton, FL 34211

    Cost: Free for members of the FFMIA            

    Not an FFMIA member? Complete the New Member application and pay the membership fee of $75.00 to be able to use the member rate.

    Instructors: Lenn Marella

    Lenn Marella - DAS/BDA Systems Manager, PartnerTwo Way Technology Systems Corp.
    Lenn has 36 years experience in primarily mission critical wireless communications technologies including:

    • 19 years with Motorola
    • 17 years with various Motorola and Harris Affiliates

    Technology applications and Market experience:

    • DAS/BDA Systems
    • Mission Critical Mobile Radio Systems
    • Secure Communications Systems
    • Mobile Data Communications Systems
    • Fixed Data Communications Systems
    • iDen/Nextel development Team
    • Trunked Communications Systems (local and wide area)
    • P25 Radio System
    • Tactical / Satellite Communications
    • Safety, Federal and Enterprise Markets
    • Sales and Sales Management
    • Market Development

    Contact Person: Philip Oakes, Training Coordinator 307-433-8078 or admin@firemarshals.org or Eric Center FFMIA Regional Director, ecenter@chfr.org or 941-727-2076

    Class Numbers: 114247

    Course Numbers: RN:15234


     

    • June 29, 2021
    • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM (EDT)
    • East Manatee Fire Rescue Station 1, 3200 Lakewood Ranch Blvd., Bradenton, FL 34211
    • 36
    Register

     

        

    The Florida Fire Marshals and Inspectors Association

    in conjunction with Two Way Technology presents:

    Distributed Antenna Systems Inspection and Compliance
    2 hr. In Person Training

    Click here for the FFMIA In Person Training Guidance

    This course provides a next level look at DAS/BDA systems for the inspector in the field. The training will provide information and best practices at a practical level that will aid inspectors and Fire Marshals in their ability to inspect, assess and evaluate the compliance of these systems, recognize their components and be more confident and 

    The class objective is to provide a solid base of knowledge for non-industry professionals so that they will be more effective in understanding the technology involved, what to look for in design and operation and the safety benefits derived from these systems.

    Attendee take-away

    A better understanding of DAS/BDA systems to include:

    • Understanding in-building radio coverage
    • Signal strength in -dBm vs DAQ
    • Best practices for the signal test report pre installation and post
    • Reading the RSSI signal survey
    • System types
    • Terminology
    • Identifying system hardware
    • NFPA code coverage requirements
    • The critical components to inspect
    • Understanding the overall process that the integrator must go through from initiation to optimization and acceptance.

    Two contact hours approved for Fire and Life Safety Educator, Fire Code Administrator, Fire Investigator I and II, Fire Safety Inspector I and II, and Instructor I, II, III with these courses.  

    Date: June 29th, 2021
    Time: 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm.
    Location: East Manatee Fire Rescue Station 1, 3200 Lakewood Ranch Blvd., Bradenton, FL 34211
    Cost: Free for members of the FFMIA            

    Not an FFMIA member? Complete the New Member application and pay the membership fee of $75.00 to be able to use the member rate.

    Instructors: Lenn Marella

    Lenn Marella - DAS/BDA Systems Manager, PartnerTwo Way Technology Systems Corp.
    Lenn has 36 years experience in primarily mission critical wireless communications technologies including:

    • 19 years with Motorola
    • 17 years with various Motorola and Harris Affiliates

    Technology applications and Market experience:

    • DAS/BDA Systems
    • Mission Critical Mobile Radio Systems
    • Secure Communications Systems
    • Mobile Data Communications Systems
    • Fixed Data Communications Systems
    • iDen/Nextel development Team
    • Trunked Communications Systems (local and wide area)
    • P25 Radio System
    • Tactical / Satellite Communications
    • Safety, Federal and Enterprise Markets
    • Sales and Sales Management
    • Market Development

    Contact Person: Philip Oakes, Training Coordinator 307-433-8078 or admin@firemarshals.org or
    Eric Center, FFMIA Regional Director, 941-727-2076 or ecenter@chfr.org

    Class Numbers: 114248

    Course Numbers: RN:16900


     

    • November 01, 2021
    • 8:00 AM (EDT)
    • November 04, 2021
    • 12:00 PM (EDT)
    • Fort Lauderdale Marriott Coral Springs, 11775 Heron Bay Blvd., Coral Springs, FL 33076
    Register


    The Florida Fire Marshals and Inspectors Association

    Presents the

    The 73rd Annual Florida Fire Prevention Conference

    Zooming into New Opportunities

    Monday November 1st, 2021 through

    Thursday November 4th, 2021

    At the Fort Lauderdale Marriott Coral Springs 

    11775 Heron Bay Blvd.

    Coral Springs, FL 33076


    You can always register through this site, but if you need a registration form:

    Book your hotel room now:

    Book your group rate for Florida Fire Marshals and Inspectors Association

    Last day to book:10/11/18 for 129$ USD  per night

    Please note: An NFPA 1 and 101 course with the 7th Edition of the FL Amendments will be offered at this location (for FFMIA members), on Thursday  November 4th.  This is separate event from the conference, and if you wish to attend the 1 and 101 course you must register for that separately.  You can register for that course under the events tab of the FFMIA website (www.ffmia.org).  

    No refunds for this event are possible after October 15th.  


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