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Fire Service Presentations

Recent Fire Service Presentations     

Smith, D.L. “Combatting Cardiovascular Disease”. International Association of Fire Fighters. Affiliate Leadership Training Summit. Lake Buena Vista, FL., January 20, 2020.

Smith, D.L. “Firefighter Health and Safety: Combatting Cardiovascular Disease and Decreasing Cancer Risk”. Northern Virginia Fire & Rescue Leadership Development Institute. VA, October 21, 2019.

Smith, D.L., and Haigh, C. “Firefighter Health and Safety”. Vermont Fire Academy Training Seminar. Pittsford, VT, October 19, 2019.

Smith D.L. “Physiological Status Monitoring for Firefighters: Potential and Challenges”. Fire Service Innovation in Safety Symposium. Philadelphia PA, September 24-26, 2019

SmithD.L. “Firefighter Survival: The Two Major Types of Cardiovascular Disease.” View From the Top: A Chiefs Briefing on Firefighter Health Research. Kansas City, KS, September 13, 2019.

Smith D.L. “A 360 Medical Size-Up: Understanding and Mitigating CVD Risk”. International Fire Service Journal of Leadership and Management Research Symposium 19. Tulsa, OK, July 13, 2019.

Smith, D.L. “Cardiovascular Risks of Firefighting”. Surviving The Fire Service. Oregon State Training Acamedy. Salem, OR, May 13, 2019.

Smith, D.L. “Firefighter Survival: The Two Major Types of Cardiovascular Disease”. Fire Department Instructors Conference. Indianapolis, IN, April 10, 2019.

Haigh, C.A., Wilkson, A., Smith, D.L. “The Right Gear for the Job: Balancing Protection vs. Physiologic Strain”.  F.I.E.R.O. PPE Symposium. Raleigh, NC. March 13, 2019.

Smith, D.L. “Understanding and Preventing Cardiovascular Events”. Northern Virginia Fire & Rescue Leadership Development Institute. Front Royal, VA, October 15, 2018.

Smith, D.L. “Understanding and Preventing Cardiovascular Events”. South Metro Fire Rescue. Denver, CO, June 19, 2018.

Smith, D.L., Horn, G., Madrzykowski, Zevotek, R., Fent, K. “Science in the Fire Service”. Fire Department Instructors Conference. Indianapolis, IN, April 26, 2018.

Smith, D.L. “Potential Use of Technology to Address Major Health and Safety Concerns in the Fire Service”. Fire Department Instructors Conference. Indianapolis, IN, April 23, 2018.

Smith, D.L. and Kales, S.N. “Cardiovascular Disease in the Fire Service”. International Association of Fire Fighters. Affiliate Leadership Training Summit. Lake Buena Vista, FL., January 30, 2018.

Smith, D.L. “Understanding and Combatting CVD in the Fire Service.” NYSPFFA Health and Safety Conference. Syracuse, NY, September 19, 2017.

Horn, G. and Smith, D.L. “Critical Lessons from the IFSI Cardiovascular & Chemical Exposure Risk Studies”. International Association of Fire Fighters, Occupational Health, Safety, and Medicine Conference. Charlotte, NC, July 25, 2017.

Smith, D.L. “Combatting Cardiovascular Disease in the Fire Service: Translating Research to Fire Ground Safety”. Oregon Fire Chiefs Association. Spring Conference. Redmond, OR, May 12, 2017.

Smith, D.L. “The Heart of a Firefighter”.  Featured speaker, Fire Department Instructors Conference. Indianapolis, IN, April 27, 2017.

Smith, D.L. “Heart Attack in the Fire Service”. NY Fire Coordinators, 2017 Spring Fire Coordinators Conference. Montour Falls, NY, April, 6, 2017.

Stewart, D.F., Kales, S., Smith, D.L., “Cardiovascular Disease in the Fire Service”. International Association of Fire Fighters. Affiliate Leadership Training Summit. Anaheim, CA, January 26, 2017.

Smith, D.L. “Health & Safety in the Fire Service”. Northern Virginia Fire Chiefs Working Group Leadership Development Institute. Front Royal, VA, October 15, 2016.

Smith, D.L. “Understanding and Preventing Sudden Cardiac Events in the Fire Service”.  Assistance to Firefighters Grant Meeting.  San Antonio, TX, August 18, 2016.

Smith, D.L., and Batalin, M. “Physiological Monitoring of Firefighters”. NFFF Fire Service Technology Summit. Oakland, CA, July 24-26, 2016.

Smith, D.L., Kales, S., and Horn, G. “Cardiovascular Disease in the Fire Service”. A. Michael Mullane Health and Safety Symposium. Boston, MA, May 19-20, 2016.

Smith, D.L., and Haigh, C. “Firefighter Incident Rehabilitation: Reducing Risk and Enhancing Performance”. Fire Department Instructors Conference. Indianapolis, IN, April 20, 2016.

Smith, D.L., Fent, K., Kerber, S., and Horn, G. “Cardiovascular and Chemical Exposure Risks on the Modern Fireground”. Fire Department Instructors Conference. Indianapolis, IN, April 19, 2016.

Smith, D.L. “Cardiovascular Stress of Firefighting”. Institution of Fire Engineers – USA Branch Annual General Meeting (AGM) Educational Session. Orlando, FL, March 14, 2016.

Smith, D.L. “Cardiac Strain and Sudden Cardiac Events”. FireHouse World. San Diego, CA, February 3, 2016.

Smith, D.L. and Horn, G. “Firefighter’s Leading Health Risks on the Modern Fireground”. FireHouse World. San Diego, CA, February 2, 2016.

Smith, D.L., and Haigh, C. “Firefighter Incident Rehabilitation: Reducing Risk and Enhancing Performance”. Vincent J. Bollon Affiliate Leadership Training Summit. Lake Buena Vista, FL, January 20-21, 2016.