FRI 2022: Top tweets from the big show
FOMO got you down? Follow along with tweets of the general sessions, exhibit hall floor, award winners and educational sessions
By FireRescue1 staff
SAN ANTONIO, Texas — There's so much to see and do at conferences. So many educational sessions, networking opportunities and exhibitor booths. It's impossible to do it all.
If you're worried you missed something at the show, check out some of the tweets from #FR12022, the IAFC and many conference-goers. And if you couldn't attend the show, FOMO no more. These tweets will get you up to speed.
Host city love
The city of San Antonio, the San Antonio Fire Department and Chief Charles Hood offer a warm welcome.
This is SAFD's new Platform 1. It is dedicated to our fallen brother Greg Garza, and is on display @IAFC #FRI2022 here in SA. pic.twitter.com/hV846Hf913— SAFD (@SATXFire) August 25, 2022
Today, @DrLoriUSFA spent the afternoon with @SATXFire to hear about the challenges firefighters are facing when protecting our communities.— Jeremy M. Edwards (@jeremymarrell) August 24, 2022
Tomorrow, she will join @SecMayorkas and deliver remarks at @IAFC’s Fire-Rescue International 2022.
Stay tuned: https://t.co/cTKMBINfO5 pic.twitter.com/0Uefr0eElc
“It’s our time.” @SATXFire Chief Charles Hood welcomes members and attendees to #FRI2022 #RECHARGE #FireService #Leadership pic.twitter.com/tCv9SXgqy0— IAFC (@IAFC) August 24, 2022
General sessions and keynote speeches
The big room packs a big crowd this year to see several big names.
I met w/ Fire Chiefs from across the country at the @IAFC conference in San Antonio to discuss issues of funding, supply chain, & the wellbeing of first responders. There’s an urgency to work together to ensure people who save lives don’t struggle for the resources to save lives. pic.twitter.com/j8z7VlySu8— Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas (@SecMayorkas) August 24, 2022
BREAKING NEWS: The @IAFC installs its new officers for 2022-23: Chief Donna Black, President; Chief John Butler, 1st VP; Chief Josh Waldo, 2nd VP; Chief Steven Locke, Treasurer. #FRI2022 #RECHARGE #Diversity #Equity #Inclusion pic.twitter.com/S97WyOGSPj— IAFC (@IAFC) August 26, 2022
Bob Norton, founder and CEO of our partner Tenzinga, gets the attendees’ attention with his walk on. #FRI2022 #RECHARGE #TakeThisJobAndShoveIt pic.twitter.com/8PLZrBgRxx— IAFC (@IAFC) August 25, 2022
“We still have a fire problem. America is still burning.” Dr. Lori Moore-Merrell opening #FRI2022. pic.twitter.com/lzWyFyz1P9— U.S. Fire (USFA) (@usfire) August 24, 2022
One of the best parts of the conference is honoring deserving firefighters.
Backstage with the IAFC Fire Chief Of The Year award winners, Volunteer Chief Marshall Turbeville and Career Chief Gary Ludwig. #FRI2022 #RECHARGE pic.twitter.com/nTLurVdeIK— IAFC (@IAFC) August 24, 2022
The Ben Franklin Award for Valor recipients from @Colerain_Fire #FRI2022 #RECHARGE #Valor #Service. Learn more, https://t.co/90BqHwIwjK #FRI2022 pic.twitter.com/DCTxBJOG6J— IAFC (@IAFC) August 25, 2022
Congratulations to Andrew Neal, recipient of the Chief Sandy Davis Safety Officer of the Year Award! pic.twitter.com/mlgzk3aJye— IAFC SHS Section (@IAFC_SHS) August 25, 2022
Honor to nominate @NNFire @Jefffire89 for the Alan Brunacini Fire Service Executive Safety Award @IAFC_SHS @LifeScanSaves @IAFC #FRI2022 @DanKerrigan911 @FireChiefT @LifeScanSaves @IAFFLocal42 @KCMOFireChief @ChiefRubin @Chief600KJ @ChiefOttoDrozd @vfca @IFD_CHIEF @IAFFLocal42 pic.twitter.com/1ohIRFfRFv— Todd J. LeDuc (@ToddJLeDuc) August 25, 2022
Congratulations to Jeff Shapiro being awarded the @IntlCodeCouncil and @IAFC Fire Service Excellence Award. #fri2022 @IAFCPresident #codes #leadership pic.twitter.com/lrPIyvvVoM— Fire and Life Safety (@IAFCFLSS) August 25, 2022
Congratulations to my friend Captain @J0HNVWHITE for today being awarded the 2022 VCOS Training Officer Award, presented by the International Association of Fire Chiefs’ (IAFC) Volunteer and Combination Officers Section (VCOS), at #FRI2022. Job well done! pic.twitter.com/iP1dymkEln— Jon Olson (@jaolson_nc) August 25, 2022
With so many SMEs lining the speaker roster, it's hard to know how to divide the time.
A View from the Streets Reading Buildings: San Antonio @iafc #FRI2022 Every building, occupancy and structure along every block, lot and alleyway tells a story and provides reads and insights that will influence company and command decision-making..https://t.co/AGwGdxVq2d pic.twitter.com/wEnyiRHY3s— Christopher J. Naum, SFPE (@Commandsafety) August 25, 2022
A great day at #FRI2022 today! @BillyGoldfeder and #GordonGraham presented on personal accountability and #leadership in the #fireservice. Come say hi to Lexipol at Booth #251. @IAFC pic.twitter.com/7CTw4Q9kPB— Lexipol (@Lexipol) August 24, 2022
Next up, @DeccanIntl uses Moneyball as an analogy for improving Fire and EMS using analytics. @IAFC #FireDataAnalysis— @DFireRisk (@DFireRisk) August 22, 2022
Jon Elson says "it isnt about great achivements, but the cumulative value of small gains." pic.twitter.com/Ob8e1SQneo
Walking the exhibit hall
Who doesn't love the gear and gadgets?
If you're at #FRI2022, come visit our Loose Equipment Division in the Siddons-Martin booth! We have several products you can put your hands on. Jonathan Mercer, our Director of Loose Equipment Sales, and his team are here to showcase our inventory of products. pic.twitter.com/c962iYqB84— Siddons-Martin Emergency Group (@SiddonsMartin) August 25, 2022
If this prestigious @IAFC group can stop by our booth at #FRI2022 we hope you will too! And one more thing...join our foundation president Richard Price at 1:30 today for the session on Verified Responder for professional users (Room 301C). pic.twitter.com/08ShTbJ8Hj— PulsePoint (@pulsepoint) August 25, 2022
At #FRI2022? Stop by booth 2638 and see the latest 3M Scott product solutions, including the Air-Pak X3 Pro SCBA, Vision C5 Facepiece with Radio Direct Interface and much more! pic.twitter.com/0jDtysL2Ob— 3M Scott Fire & Safety (@3MScott) August 25, 2022
Finding friends, new and old
And, of course, it's always great to run into old friends and make some new ones, even canine pals.
Great connecting with South Florida colleagues @IAFC @FireRescueIntl #FRI2022 @ChiefKerr @DelrayBeachFire @floridaFFsafety @FlFireChiefs @chiefdonnablack @PIOMarkBrady @ChiefRubin @FireChiefT pic.twitter.com/cEnUqEqG3U— Todd J. LeDuc (@ToddJLeDuc) August 24, 2022
My all time fave instructor! #GordonGraham at @IAFC 🚒🚒— Brita Horn (@RealBritaHorn) August 25, 2022
So kind that we took a moment to chat in the hallways at #FRI2022. #AlwaysAFan!! @Lexipol @IAFC_VCOS 🚒🚒 pic.twitter.com/LBy9C54MJN
@RoswellGAFire Deputy Chief Pabel Troche and I ran into @AlbanyFireDept Fire Chief Cedric Scott, CFO, EFO, MIFireE and @CollegePark_Ga Fire Chief Wade Elmore in San Antonio, TX at #FRI2022 #GAreunion #GAfireservice #iafc #proffesionaldevelopment pic.twitter.com/6cvOvfF1IC— Chief Joe Pennino (@joseph_pennino) August 25, 2022
We found the sweetest service pups while walking around the #FRI2022 Exhibit Hall! 😍 Moose and Chief are pawsitively the best! pic.twitter.com/xmlrxfNuL2— mySidewalk (@mysidewalkHQ) August 25, 2022
Enjoy the show ... or at least following along via Twitter!