(MURFREESBORO) Fire chiefs from across the southeast will be in Murfreesboro this weekend and next week. Pre-conference classes will be held at the Embassy Suites Hotel and Conference Center this weekend, along with leadership training sessions starting Tuesday.
Murfreesboro Fire Chief Mark Foulks explained . . .
He noted that this is the first time the southeast U.S. fire chiefs have held their leadership conference here, but the fourth visit for Tennessee chiefs.
Classes will include what to do in pediatric, trauma and active shooter situations.
Some of the ballrooms will be used for exhibitor space, but with firefighting--the displays become quite large. For example, large fire trucks and special safety equipment will be displayed. It will offer the fire chiefs an opportunity to have a "hands-on" with the latest technology.
Murfreesboro Fire and Rescue is a leader among Tennessee and southeast fire organizations. It is one of the rare departments with an I.S.O. rating of 2. The letters I.S.O. stands of "Insurance Service Office", and it gives an evaluation of the quality of the fire department's equipment, staff, and service. One is the "best" and 10 is the "lowest".
Chief Foulks indicated that Murfreesboro Fire and Rescue is nearing a major evaluation, with a goal of achieving an I.S.O. rating of one, as well as being "accredited" . . .
They are working on meeting all of those requirements in the near future.
In the meantime, when you see visiting fire chiefs in Murfreesboro for their conference--welcome them to our community!
Murfreesboro Fire Chief Mark Foulks
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