F.I.E.R.O. (Fire Industry Education Research Organization) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization run by current and former fire service personnel. It develops and administers high quality symposia including an Annual Fire Station Design Symposium and a Biennial PPE Symposium. It also conducts one-day PPE Workshops. All of its educational offerings are non-commercial in nature and its presenters are all subject matter experts. The information presented is material every fire department should know before embarking on building a new fire station or remodeling an existing fire station. PPE selection, care, and maintenance are now one of the biggest challenges facing departments, and F.I.E.R.O.’s symposium helps make for informed decisions. A couple of common refrains from attendees attending our events are: “I would have never thought of that” and “It was time and money well-spent”.