The 2019 Redmond Symposium and Barbera EMS Conference includes an innovative presentation platform and cutting-edge technology to enhance the educational experience, including general sessions, topic-specific workshops and information sessions.

Exhibitors include fire service and EMS equipment manufacturers, fitness companies and other vendors. Fire fighters, EMS providers, medical directors, physicians, occupational safety professionals and fitness trainers are all encouraged to attend.

The John P. Redmond Symposium, established in 1971, focuses on the occupational health and safety hazards of the fire service and features a combination of workshops, discussions and exhibits designed to keep fire and emergency service professionals up to date on the latest strategies and tools for staying safer on the job. The John P. Redmond Foundation was established as a nonprofit organization at the IAFF Convention in 1958 in the memory of John P. Redmond, the IAFF’s fourth general president, long-time 8th district vice president and president of Chicago, IL Local 2 who died in office in 1957 from occupational heart disease.

The Dominick F. Barbera EMS Conference explores all aspects of fire-based emergency medical services and is designed to help improve the effectiveness of EMS by providing the tools necessary to develop and enhance response capability and protect working conditions. The first EMS Conference was held in 1991. In 1998, IAFF Convention delegates voted to rename the conference the Dominick F. Barbera Emergency Medical Services Conference, effective upon Barbera’s retirement in 2006. Vice President Emeritus Barbera served as IAFF 12th district vice president from 1984 to 2006, and as Local 1403 president from 1980 to 1993 and again from 2000 to 2003.

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