Thursday, January 24, 2013

Florida Fire Equipment Dealers Association

In this month's issue of The Flame we would like to introduce you to our featured speakers.  
They will be speaking at this year's 2013 Annual Conference, Tradeshow and Celebration. 
Keep an eye out for next month's issue to keep you up-to-date on everything related to the upcoming event in June of 2013! We are celebrating with a sports theme, so don't miss the Charity Golf Tournament, the Trade Show and All Stars Breakfast and the Fifty Years with FFEDA Anniversary Celebration Dinner!
  We are pleased to introduce our Featured Speakers - Bruce Carter and J.R. Nerat
If you have attended FFEDA conferences in the pa st, chances are, you have met Bruce Carter. From extinguisher technician to sales representative to vice president of sales, Bruce Carter has truly "been there" in our industry, boasting fire equipment and new account sales production records that have remained  unbroken for nearly thirty years!
Carter has equally impressive credentials as a seminar leader and keynote presenter as well. As a former speaker for his Dallas based training organization, Bruce was groomed by the legend and world's number one motivational speaker, himself ... Zig Ziglar.
As the President of North American Fire Sales, Bruce travels two hundred days each year, sharing rock solid sales strategies with fire equipment professionals across the United States and Canada. He teaches them how to increase market share while maintaining solid profit margins.

Bruce has been a featured speaker for many organizations including the National Association of Fire Equipment Distributors (NAFED), the Fire Apparatus Manufacturers Association (FAMA), the Automatic Fire Alarm Association (AFAA) and the Fire Equipment Dealers Associations of Texas, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Georgia, to name a few.
In addition to conducting large association and corporate training events each year, Bruce also conducts 150 in-house sales and motivational seminars annually exclusively for the fire equipment industry and provides one-on-one success coaching for sales and service technicians, sales representatives and managers.

J.R. Nerat is the Technical Manager for Badger
Fire Protection and one of the industry's most recognized technical experts. His extensive experience and background within the fire protection industry is highly regarded both domestically and internationally. He also has extensive experience in areas of product design, testing, installation, application and service of fire protection equipment.
Mr. Nerat holds appointments on several NFPA technical committees including:
  • NFPA-10 Portable Fire Extinguishers
  • NFPA-17 Dry Chemical Systems
  • NFPA-17A Wet Chemical Systems
  • NFPA-610 Motorsports Venues
  • NFPA-385 Tank Vehicles for Flammable & Combustible Liquids
  • NFPA-410 Aircraft Maintenance
  • NFPA Industrial Section on the Portable Fire Extinguisher Technical committee
J.R. consults for various national and state organizations, major corporations, legal firms, insurance interests, approval agencies, foreign governments and lectures at various industry related functions, including the International Industrial Fire School at Texas A&M University, where he serves as a "Master Instructor". He is Pro Board Certified for Fire Service Instructor 1041 and Industrial Fire Brigade Advanced Exterior 1081. He also holds a position on the Extinguisher Technician Certification Board through the ICC (International Code Council).
You will not want to miss Bruce Carter, J.R. Nerat, and many other exciting speakers at this year's 50th Anniversary! They all have a wealth of knowledge to share with you!    

More Information
We Need Your Help!
Join us in celebrating by submitting photos, videos and stories about FFEDA during the past 50 years. We are interested in collecting:
● Old and new photos of FFEDA events, members and attendees.
● Stories about your experiences with the association and at our events.
● Videos of you and your team wishing FFEDA a happy anniversary
● Any materials that you feel show what FFEDA has become in the past 50 years!
Send all materials to the FFEDA Office as soon as possible so we can incorporate them into our onsite conference presentations!
Keep an eye out
for next month's issue of the Flame where we will highlight more exciting events that will be happening during our 2013 Annual Conference, Trade Show & 50th Anniversary Celebration!


Florida Fire Equipment Dealers Association | | |
325 John Knox Road, L103
Tallahassee, FL 32303

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