Yesterday the first day of HOT (Hands On Training) started in Baltimore for Firehouse EXPO 2011. Today more HOT and pre-conference classes are taking place, and tomorrow the opening ceremony, more classes and exhibit hall open.
If you are coming up for the conference several other events are taking place like the Central Maryland FOOLS night at Camden Yards http://firehouseexpo.com/orioles.html
The 9/11 Stair Climb http://firehouseexpo.com/stair_climb.html
The Baltimore Firefighters Local 734 Open House/Tailgate Party http://firehouseexpo.com/z-pdf/2011/Expo_Picnic.pdf
And Lastly but surely not least the Baltimore Firefighter Meet Up @ Uno’s Chicago Grill 201 E. Pratt St. http://firedaily.com/2011/07/nfff-special-activities-at-firehouse-expo-in-baltimore-next-week/ This event is even better because Uno’s will be donating 20% of all proceeds to the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation. You will have the chance to meet some of the brightest minds in the Fire/EMS blogosphere, Fire Rescue Magazine, and several other publications.
If you have ever been to Baltimore for the EXPO you also know that the night life is always happening so there will be a party (or several) every night somewhere!
However if you can not make it to the EXPO follow along in the web. This website http://www.firehouse.com/Firehouse-Expo-2011 will provide daily updates from the EXPO and you can even follow along on twitter with Firehouse.com. Also check out your favorite blogger and I am sure they will be tweeting. While I am only going to be there for a short time I will be tweeting what I am doing so you can follow along with me www.twitter.com/averagejakeff
Lastly Rhett over at www.firecritic.com is entering into a new adventure…..
He has just launched the site Daily911deals.com which a site based on collective buying focusing on the fire, Ems, and law enforcement markets. He describes it as groupon, or living social JUST BETTER! So go to the site and subscribe so that you will be emailed with all fo the great deals. They are also seeking people who have merchandise to sell if you’re in that category then go here http://Business.Daily911Deals.com, you can also follow them on twitter http://twitter.com/Daily911Deals
and Facebook http://www.facebook.com/Daily911Deals
Well that is it for today, I will be heading to Baltimore in the am. Do not forget to follow along on twitter. As usual thanks for reading, spread the word, and STAY SAFE!