The Charleston Fire Department Memorial Safety Survival Seminar 2008 will take place on Saturday April 26th and Sunday April 27th.This inaugural event will host a group of nationally renowned fire service speakers and instructors. The conference will raise funds to be presented to the Charleston Memorial Fund the proceeds will aid in the creation of a memorial tribute to the Charleston Nine. The program is open to all members of the Fire EMS Rescue service.The Safety Survival Seminar will be held at The Gailliard Auditorium 77 Calhoun St. in downtown Charleston SC. SCHEDULED SPEAKERS PRESENTATIONSSaturdayFireground ResponsibilityBattalion Chief John Salka FDNY Battalion 18 Getting Ambushed on the Fireground.Deputy Chief Michael Smith ret District of Columbia Fire Rescue Store taxpayer strip mall FiresDeputy Assistant Chief John Norman ret FDNY Chief of Special Operations Training the Rapid Intervention CrewDeputy Chief Robert Cobb Jersey City Fire Department SundayFire Service Thermal Imagers What you should know today and expect tomorrowFirefighters Robert Knabbe Robert Athanas – Rescue 3 FDNY Worcester – 8 Years LaterCaptain Kevin Maloney District Chief John Sullivan Worcester Fire Department Closing presentationLessons LearnedDrifting into FailureHarvey Eisner Editor in Chief Firehouse MagazineRobert Halton Editor in Chief Fire Engineering Magazine All proceeds will be donated to the Charleston Firefighters Memorial Fund. If anyone is interested in this seminar please contact Training Officer Mike Rose. For more information click the link inside the story.