Select Criteria: Format = Classroom Session (Single Speaker/1.45 HOUR)
10:30 AM-12:15 PM
Room: 101-102
Format: Classroom Session (Single Speaker/1.45 HOUR)

Chief Dennis Rubin has developed his personal list of "rules to live by" over the past three decades.  Rubin will be sharing these 13 "Mission Critical" rules in an open, honest, and humorous way. Chief Rubin has just completed publishing the book, that delivers these 13 Rules in a textbook ...read more...

Instructor
Dennis Rubin
Fire Chief
De Pere Fire Dept
United States

10:30 AM-12:15 PM
Room: 134-135
Format: Classroom Session (Single Speaker/1.45 HOUR)

This course focuses on ways to improve how YOUR company will perform on your next fire. The course focuses around 10 main aspects that directly affect the safety, effectiveness and efficiency of company level operations. The course looks at today's modern fire environment and how these changes affect our tactical ...read more...

Instructor
Brian Zaitz
Captain/Training Officer
Metro West Fire Protection District
United States

10:30 AM-12:15 PM
Room: 109-110
Format: Classroom Session (Single Speaker/1.45 HOUR)

An emergency involving hundreds of victims, 50,000 gallons of burning jet fuel, unexploded ordinance, jagged metal, and a pinch of structure fire mixed in for good measure, is a recipe for chaos and confusion. At any given time, your district is at risk of experiencing an emergency involving a Downed ...read more...

Instructor
Nick Palmer
Manger
Carrol L. Herring Fire & Emergency Training Inst.
United States

10:30 AM-12:15 PM
Room: Wabash 2
Format: Classroom Session (Single Speaker/1.45 HOUR)
Firefighters engaging in offensive interior fireground positions must have a solid mental and physical foundation developed in emergency escape parameters should something go wrong. Rapidly changing conditions can force firefighters to revert to their secondary escape options within seconds. This program covers the situational awareness skills that help firefighters to ...read more...
Instructor
Daniel DiRenzo
Captain
Cherry Hill, NJ Fire Department/Safety & Survival Training, LLC
United States

10:30 AM-12:15 PM
Room: 236-237
Format: Classroom Session (Single Speaker/1.45 HOUR)

The Fight or Flight response, how the human body responds to stressors, and related subjects are the focus. Topics include the stress hormone cortisol, PTSD, suicide, and other behavioral health issues plaguing the fire service. Students learn how their departments can address these issues and help their members.     ...read more...

Instructor
Daniel DeGryse
Battalion Chief
Chicago Fire Department
United States

10:30 AM-12:15 PM
Room: 206-207
Format: Classroom Session (Single Speaker/1.45 HOUR)
My proposal is an update to FDIC 2016. I will overview three key areas that will produce success for engine driver operators. I will instruct on how to prepare the engine at start of shift, correct positioning, getting water with a tank to pump operation along with talking about supply ...read more...
Instructor
Chad Szeklinski
HEO
Milwaukee Fire Department WI.
United States

10:30 AM-12:15 PM
Room: 240-242
Format: Classroom Session (Single Speaker/1.45 HOUR)
Flashover can and will be devastating causing injury and in many cases the deaths of firefighters. The devastating scars left behind after a flashover occurs will last a lifetime not only the physical scars but the mental ones as well. This class will perform two case studies of incidents where ...read more...
Instructor
Bryan Winzer
Lieutenant
Fire Department City of New York
United States

10:30 AM-12:15 PM
Room: Wabash 1
Format: Classroom Session (Single Speaker/1.45 HOUR)
Fully Involved is geared toward fire service professionals who wish to expand their abilities in leadership. This presentation is aimed at anyone who wishes to lead at any level. Fully Involved is rooted in improving team performance and has application in both the public and private sectors. Fully Involved has ...read more...
Instructor
Mark vonAppen
Fire Captain
Palo Alto Fire Department
United States

10:30 AM-12:15 PM
Room: 123-124
Format: Classroom Session (Single Speaker/1.45 HOUR)
Students work to identify the challenges and solutions involved in successfully implementing a fire behavior/dynamics training program in their departments. Various primary logistical, culture, and training challenges are discussed and explored in detail. Core educational concepts are examined. Students will receive a two-day fire behavior training program curriculum and presentation ...read more...
Instructor
Ian Bolton
Firefighter/Lead Fire Behavior Instructor & Program Coordinator
District of North Vancouver
Canada

10:30 AM-12:15 PM
Room: 120-122
Format: Classroom Session (Single Speaker/1.45 HOUR)
Many people associate the term aggressive with unsafe, particularly when it comes to truck company functions. The fireground can actually be made safer through the intelligent execution of truck functions. This presentation stresses the importance of intelligently aggressive truck functions and their positive impact on fireground safety. As a result ...read more...
Instructor
Jimm Walsh
Division Chief
Winter Park (FL) Fire Department
United States

10:30 AM-12:15 PM
Room: 243-245
Format: Classroom Session (Single Speaker/1.45 HOUR)
Program places great emphasis on rescuers not taking a passenger vehicle approach to a large truck extrication. Students will gain working knowledge of large truck construction including air, electrical, and suspension systems. Instructor will explain options for use of electric, pneumatic and hydraulic tools to stabilize, gain access and perform ...read more...
Instructor
Steve White
Battalion Chief
Fishers Fire Department
United States

10:30 AM-12:15 PM
Room: 103-104
Format: Classroom Session (Single Speaker/1.45 HOUR)

this class is about fire attack on large volume fires in regards to matching the BTUs with an overwhelming amount of GPM. Too often fire departments pull up on either well involved or fully involve structures and attack the fire with inferior flows. How often do you see large fires ...read more...

Instructor
Paul Shapiro, NA
Director
Fire Flow Technology
United States
Handout(s)

10:30 AM-12:15 PM
Room: 105-106
Format: Classroom Session (Single Speaker/1.45 HOUR)

This class focuses on viewing dramatic videos and photos depicting moments captured on the fireground that illustrates how firefighter's aggressive actions can lead to danger and interfere with the task at hand, leaving firefighters at risk for injury or death. Fire scene command, accountability, safety, polices, procedures, SOP's, vehicle placement ...read more...

Instructor
David Traiforos
Fire Training Instructor / Retired Fire Chief / Firefighter
NIPSTA Training Academy in Glenview, IL / Hamburg Township Fire Department Hamburg, MI
United States

10:30 AM-12:15 PM
Room: Lucas Oil Stadium Meeting Room 1-2
Format: Classroom Session (Single Speaker/1.45 HOUR)

Machinery entrapments occur all across the United States and Canada. Is your department capable of handling one? This program provides responders with the knowledge to help manage incidents involving extrication of patients from various types of machinery--common machinery and machinery specific to locations within your response area. This is a ...read more...

Instructor
Mark Gregory
Captain
FDNY Ladder 142
United States

10:30 AM-12:15 PM
Room: 132-133
Format: Classroom Session (Single Speaker/1.45 HOUR)
This session will be an interactive lecture that will explore the elevated risks associated with engine companies assigned to structure defense at a WUI incident. Common terminology and tactical actions will be reviewed to ensure consistency in operations and greater safety and effectiveness, the process of top down triage will ...read more...
Instructor
Todd McNeal
Chief
Twain Harte (CA) Fire Department
United States

10:30 AM-12:15 PM
Room: Wabash 3
Format: Classroom Session (Single Speaker/1.45 HOUR)

Gas emergencies are common. High pressure steam emergencies are not, but you might have high pressure steam in your response area and not be aware of it. High pressure steam can be found in electrical generating stations, hospitals housing projects, industrial complexes and other occupancies. Both types of incidents can ...read more...

Instructor
Frank Montagna
Battalion Chief (Retired)
Fire Department of New York
United States

10:30 AM-12:15 PM
Room: 125-126
Format: Classroom Session (Single Speaker/1.45 HOUR)

As the population grows heavier, it is becoming more difficult to lift and move larger patients. Simply getting these patients out of their homes has become a challenge. New and innovative tools and techniques are being developed to safely transport obese, or bariatric patients as they are sometimes referred to, ...read more...

Instructor
Jeff Kaplan
Captain
Englewood Fire Department
United States
Handout(s)

10:30 AM-12:15 PM
Room: 107-108
Format: Classroom Session (Single Speaker/1.45 HOUR)

Being a rural fire officer comes with unique requirements for leadership and knowledge, skills, and abilities pertinent to running your volunteer or combination department. This presentation will focus on the leadership needs and differing strategies and tactics faced by small, combination departments. Establishing an organizational philosophy and applying national programs ...read more...

Instructor
Devon Wells
1st Vice President
International Society of Fire Service Instructors (ISFSI)
United States
Handout(s)

10:30 AM-12:15 PM
Room: 136-137
Format: Classroom Session (Single Speaker/1.45 HOUR)
This presentation includes a discussion on the highest rated fire service leadership traits. Among them are loyalty, adaptability, determination, enthusiasm, empathy, courage and honor. This class, which is based on Chapter 2 of the book "Step Up and Lead" is a collection of stories and lessons followed by action steps ...read more...
Instructor
Frank Viscuso
Deputy Chief
Kearny (NJ) Fire Department
United States

10:30 AM-12:15 PM
Room: 238-239
Format: Classroom Session (Single Speaker/1.45 HOUR)

This classroom session is designed to stimulate fire ground decision making by utilizing scenarios from the presenter’s text and DVD, Suburban Fire Tactics from the Right Seat (Fire Engineering Books and Videos, 2015). The lecture will identify the fireground factors which affect decision making and create challenges through a variety ...read more...

Instructor
Jim Silvernail
Fire Chief
Kirkwood (MO) Fire Department
United States

10:30 AM-12:15 PM
Room: 231-233
Format: Classroom Session (Single Speaker/1.45 HOUR)
The toughest and most critical decisions you make in your career typically revolve around committing to an interior attack or choosing another route. Seasoned officers know the difference between "We can get it" and "It's lost."  Students will learn how to use a simple framework to build on their experiences ...read more...
Instructor
Mike Gagliano
Captain
Seattle (WA) Fire Department
United States

10:30 AM-12:15 PM
Room: Lucas Oil Stadium Meeting Room 3-4
Format: Classroom Session (Single Speaker/1.45 HOUR)

Paul Combs has been creating fire service editorial cartoons for more than a decade and has the stories, successes, failures, and backlash scars to show for it! During The Art of Making a Difference, you will get an inside look at Paul’s creative process and see what makes one of ...read more...

Instructor
Paul Combs
Lieutenant
City of Bryan Fire Department
United States

10:30 AM-12:15 PM
Room: 138-139
Format: Classroom Session (Single Speaker/1.45 HOUR)

"Extinguish fire to allow rescue" this is the essential tactic especially when it comes to fire in Underground Transportation Facilities or in areas where the distance from the entry point to a location to the fire makes it critical for both:  Firefighters as well as victims, either humans or other creatures.



Whether ...read more...

Instructor
Markus Vogt
Head Consulting and Instructor
International Fire Academy, Europe‘s leading fire academy for instruction and training in underground transportation facilities. An expert team delivers the Swiss tunnel training.
Switzerland

10:30 AM-12:15 PM
Room: Lucas Oil Stadium Meeting Room 5-7
Format: Classroom Session (Single Speaker/1.45 HOUR)

Over the past several years, the UL Firefighter Safety Research Institute has been working with the fire service to examine fire dynamics and firefighting tactics. More than two hundred experiments have examined the changes in the fire environment over time, the impact of ventilating ventilation-limited fires, and the implications of ...read more...

Instructor
Stephen Kerber
Director, UL Firefighter Safety Research Institute
Underwriters Laboratories
United States

10:30 AM-12:15 PM
Room: 234-235
Format: Classroom Session (Single Speaker/1.45 HOUR)

Chiefs Richardson and Blatus will facilitate an in depth discussion concerning operational tactics and procedures at the different types of residential multiple dwelling/multi-family structure fires. Condominium complexes, townhouse developments, multi-story structures, and mixed occupancies will all be discussed. Construction hazards, operational difficulties, and tactical decisions will be explored and reviewed ...read more...

Instructor
Thomas Richardson
Deputy Chief
FDNY
United States

10:30 AM-12:15 PM
Room: 127-128
Format: Classroom Session (Single Speaker/1.45 HOUR)

Volunteer Leadership – A Point of View: This workshop is built on interactive learning and participant engagement. There can be many points of view from an officer’s perspective on how to handle a situation both inside and outside the firehouse. Key messages are delivered in an often entertaining, but educational ...read more...

Instructor
Chris Niebling
Co-Owner Ascend Leadership
Ascend Leadership, LLC
United States

10:30 AM-12:15 PM
Room: Lucas Oil Stadium Meeting Room 10-12
Format: Classroom Session (Single Speaker/1.45 HOUR)
Can you improve your fireground success by training on single topic / skills? This back to basics training program will provide simple to use templates and subjects to help the attendee develop an year-long calendar of skills that can enhance and become the backbone of your training program. These skill ...read more...
Instructor
Forest Reeder
Chief
Tinley Park (IL) Fire Department
United States

1:30 PM-3:00 PM
Room: 103-104
Format: Classroom Session (Single Speaker/1.45 HOUR)

Chief Leeb will present, through the use of a case studies, successful tactics that may be employed to combat church fires. The fire service has few standard operating procedures for managing fires in places of worship, specifically the gothic type. There are many distinct and unique construction features that are ...read more...

Instructor
Frank Leeb
Battalion Chief
FDNY
United States

1:30 PM-3:15 PM
Room: Lucas Oil Stadium Meeting Room 10-12
Format: Classroom Session (Single Speaker/1.45 HOUR)
APPARATUS MAINTENANCE AND SAFETY In the past few years, there has been a substantial increase in the number of apparatus accidents caused by the lack of or deferred maintenance. National Fire Protection Association Standard (NFPA) 1911 covers maintenance; many fire departments do not even know that it exists. Students become ...read more...
Instructor
Michael Wilbur
Lieutenant Ret.
Fire Department of New York
United States

1:30 PM-3:15 PM
Room: 234-235
Format: Classroom Session (Single Speaker/1.45 HOUR)

This class goes against the grain of traditional firefighting and offer an innovative approach to firefighting that is most effective for today's structural fires. For years, the fire service has been preaching to attack from the Unburned side. This isn't always the best tactic. The modern fireground is evolving more ...read more...

Instructor
Sean Gray
Lieutenant
Cobb County (GA) Fire and Emergency Services
United States

1:30 PM-3:15 PM
Room: Wabash 2
Format: Classroom Session (Single Speaker/1.45 HOUR)
A fire that spreads or starts inside the structure may become a total loss because it is complicated to access the seat of the fire. Students are shown how to handle any unoccupied space inside a house more effectively and efficiently. Options presented are based on research done all over ...read more...
Instructor
Lars Ågerstrand
Former Battalion Chief
Swedish Firenerd
Sweden

1:30 PM-3:15 PM
Room: Lucas Oil Stadium Meeting Room 1-2
Format: Classroom Session (Single Speaker/1.45 HOUR)

The focus is on an incident in which a firefighter near miss occurred as a result of a flashover at a dwelling fire. Students hear the events that led up to the flashover, the changes in conditions that occurred, and the subsequent bailout and view a video of prearrival conditions. ...read more...

Instructor
Jonathan Rigolo
Captain
Virginia Beach (VA) Fire Department
United States

1:30 PM-3:15 PM
Room: Lucas Oil Stadium Meeting Room 3-4
Format: Classroom Session (Single Speaker/1.45 HOUR)

An unconscious victim has never been saved by a crew standing outside the building. We will focus on the actions to follow that are imperative to effect the recuse. Coordinating Command, Search, Ventilation and Fire Attack to control the building along with company tactics that can improve your effectiveness. The ...read more...

Instructor
Frank Ricci
Battalion Chief, Drillmaster & Union President
New Haven (CT) Fire Department
United States

1:30 PM-3:15 PM
Room: 240-242
Format: Classroom Session (Single Speaker/1.45 HOUR)
Building upon the NFPA's outstanding programs for Alternative Fueled Vehicles, their new program; Fire Service Awareness Training Sizable Energy Storage Systems is designed to educate you on the most advanced forms of electrical storage systems that are being installed in buildings in your district and beyond. It is critical for ...read more...
Instructor
Matthew Paiss
Captain
San Jose (CA) Fire Department
United States

1:30 PM-3:15 PM
Room: 243-245
Format: Classroom Session (Single Speaker/1.45 HOUR)
Presentation Outline~ Large Truck & Trailer Incident Response: 1. Big truck anatomy 2. Arrival, Setup procedures and Hazard control 3. Sustained stabilization 4. Patient access 5. Overcoming height 6. Side wall openings 7. Roof operations 8. Disentanglement 9. Patient removal 10. Scene termination considerations. Bus Extrication: 1.Response issues & Social ...read more...
Instructor
Randy Schmitz
Lieutenant
Calgary Fire Department (Alberta Canada)
Canada

1:30 PM-3:15 PM
Room: 236-237
Format: Classroom Session (Single Speaker/1.45 HOUR)
First due: trench rescue operations, in Spanish "primero en la escena: operaciones de rescate en zanjas" will provide in detail information concerning recognition of a trench and resources needed to commit to the rescue operation, current regulations and requirements involving excavations, the anatomy of a trench, and key information needed ...read more...
Instructor
Nelson Ojeda
Firefighter and occupational health and safety trainer and consultant
Firefighter at Tulsa Fire Department, Rescue Specialist USAR Oklahoma Task Force 1, owner of Ojeda Consulting Group LLC.
United States

1:30 PM-3:15 PM
Room: 125-126
Format: Classroom Session (Single Speaker/1.45 HOUR)
Many people may have heard the term flipped training but really do not understand the concept, or how it can greatly improve department training. In this presentation I will share our story of transformation in which we took a failing training division and built it into an amazingly successful program ...read more...
Instructor
Frank Lipski
Co-Owner Lead Instructor
Engine House Training LLC
United States

1:30 PM-3:15 PM
Room: Wabash 1
Format: Classroom Session (Single Speaker/1.45 HOUR)

This class moves beyond the concept of simply “working out” and gives firefighters a comprehensive approach to improving their fireground performance. Students will be shown  how to reduce the risk of injury and line-of-duty deaths and to improve their chances for a long, healthy career and retirement. Among the topics ...read more...

Instructor
Dan Kerrigan
Assistant Fire Marshal
East Whiteland Township Fire Department, PA
United States

1:30 PM-3:15 PM
Room: 127-128
Format: Classroom Session (Single Speaker/1.45 HOUR)

Students are given an overview of the assessment center process, including answers to the question: What is an assessment center? and What are the typical exercises present in the assessment? Students are given a summary of various exercises along with examples of what are considered "good" responses and "excellent" responses. ...read more...

Instructor
Lisa Baker
Battalion Chief
Oakland Ca
United States

1:30 PM-3:15 PM
Room: 238-239
Format: Classroom Session (Single Speaker/1.45 HOUR)
The risks we face as firefighters are constantly evolving: The fuels in the structures we respond to are changing,and  the training ground is undergoing rapid changes. In addition to the hazards from rapid fire progression, building collapse, and the limitations of personal protective equipment, there are other insidious threats that ...read more...
Instructor
Gavin Horn
Director of Research
Illinois Fire Service Institute
United States

1:30 PM-3:15 PM
Room: Wabash 3
Format: Classroom Session (Single Speaker/1.45 HOUR)

This presentation is a high-energy and highly motivational instructor development program that provides for attendees a series of specific skills needed to improve their overall credibility and competency when supervising or delivering firefighter training on a drill ground. The three primary assignments of drill ground instructors are highlighted. Students learn ...read more...

Instructor
Bill Hopson
Captain. Beachwood (NJ) Fire Department
Beachwood (NJ) Fire Department
United States

1:30 PM-3:15 PM
Room: 109-110
Format: Classroom Session (Single Speaker/1.45 HOUR)

Manufactured housing accounts for about 10% of the new homes built each year. Learn what makes trailers different from “regular” wood-frame structures and how to safely operate within this challenging environment. Tactics for suppression and ventilation, as well as strategies for operating in high-density mobile home communities are also presented. ...read more...

Instructor
Joseph Polenzani
Battalion Chief
Franklin (TN) Fire Department
United States
Handout(s)

1:30 PM-3:15 PM
Room: 134-135
Format: Classroom Session (Single Speaker/1.45 HOUR)

This class connects old methods with the modern aspects of fire behavior and emphasizes life safety. The focus is on making the best choice for the unprotected civilians during an interior attack and building awareness that there is an expected outcome for every action taken on the fireground. Students come ...read more...

Instructor
Aaron Fields
firefighter
Seattle Fire Department
United States

1:30 PM-3:15 PM
Room: 123-124
Format: Classroom Session (Single Speaker/1.45 HOUR)

A good firefighter or fire officer is not judged solely on his ability to make a good decision at the right time, he is also judged on his ability to correct a mistake or problem when it occurs. This program breaks these issues down into two categories: mistakes and problems. ...read more...

Instructor
Jason Rivera
Firefighter
City of New Haven (CT) Fire Department
United States
Handout(s)

1:30 PM-3:15 PM
Room: 105-106
Format: Classroom Session (Single Speaker/1.45 HOUR)

This expanded version of past classes on this topic includes an overview of what it takes to preplan your community for a wildland fire.components include identifying target hazards, accurately creating an incident action plan, and creating an overall strategy for the local fire department and responding agencies to follow. Learn ...read more...

Instructor
Seth Barker
Captain / Training Officer
Big Sky Fire Department
United States

1:30 PM-3:15 PM
Room: 107-108
Format: Classroom Session (Single Speaker/1.45 HOUR)

So many times we hear of the lack of a RIT crew staged and ready when reading NIOSH LODD reports. Worse yet is the fact that so many of the crews staged at many fires are nothing more than a fulfillment of the NFPA requirement. Many have little, if any ...read more...

Instructor
Joe Nedder
Firefighter (Ret)
Cross St. Associates
United States

1:30 PM-3:15 PM
Room: Sagamore 3-4-5
Format: Classroom Session (Single Speaker/1.45 HOUR)
Failure is due to brittle systems, not human error. Systems operate successfully due to sources of resilience, usually hidden or underappreciated. Explaining accidents as due to an error by a person hides the operation of the systemic factors that create brittleness and undermine resilience. Breakdowns in learning lead organizations ...read more...
Instructor
David Woods
United States

1:30 PM-3:15 PM
Room: 231-233
Format: Classroom Session (Single Speaker/1.45 HOUR)

The focus is on low-frequency, high-hazard technical rescue incidents, particularly from the perspective of departments that don't have the ability or the financial resources to develop a technical rescue team. Being unprepared can end in tragedy for all involved. You will learn how to "size-up" your community and estimate your ...read more...

Instructor
Art Bloomer
Captain
Kearny (NJ) Fire Department
United States
Handout(s)

1:30 PM-3:15 PM
Room: Lucas Oil Stadium Meeting Room 5-7
Format: Classroom Session (Single Speaker/1.45 HOUR)
Natural gas emergencies are the most common hazmat call for fire departments across the nation. Gas emergencies dont get the respect they required relative to the threat they present, until a response goes bad. This presentation takes attendees from a common call that went bad...natural gas main struck by a ...read more...
Instructor
Jerry Knapp
CHIEF, ROCKLAND COUNTY HAZMAT TEAM
Rockland County Fire Training Center, Pomona, NY
United States
Handout(s)

1:30 PM-3:15 PM
Room: 132-133
Format: Classroom Session (Single Speaker/1.45 HOUR)

Ventilation is a vital fire ground function that, when executed appropriately, facilitates firefighting operations. No other action, however, has the propensity to negatively impact the development of fire. The changes to the fire environment have exacerbated this fact by reducing the fire’s reaction time to ventilation, and subsequently, its window ...read more...

Instructor
Nicholas Papa
Lieutenant
City of New Britain (CT) Fire Department
United States

1:30 PM-3:15 PM
Room: 138-139
Format: Classroom Session (Single Speaker/1.45 HOUR)
This program is designed for anyone from command staff to a line firefighter. The class will cover essential aspects of Engine Company Operations, such as size-up, job assignments, and managing the initial attack line. Additional topics to be discussed are overcoming difficult stretches, estimating the stretch, and using the reach ...read more...
Instructor
Steve Robertson
Lieutenant
Columbus (OH) Division of Fire
United States

1:30 PM-3:15 PM
Room: 136-137
Format: Classroom Session (Single Speaker/1.45 HOUR)

The class focuses on increasing fireground proficiency through direct and deliberate training. Methods for prescriptively determining training needs are the springboard for the course. Analyzing the effectiveness and efficiency of training programs to meet standards is the measure of proficiency. Assessment tools & a toolbox to create scenario based training ...read more...

Instructor
Kevin Milan
Assistant Chief
South Metro (CO) Fire Rescue Authority
United States

1:30 PM-3:15 PM
Room: 206-207
Format: Classroom Session (Single Speaker/1.45 HOUR)

As adults, we spend 35% of our lives at work, some of us more. Getting to know and understand how people think and behave can reduce your stress, and make that 35% seem easier to manage. Positive psychology and human behavior are two of the primary sciences that have helped ...read more...

Instructor
Cynthia Ross Tustin
Fire Chief
Essa Fire Department
Canada

1:30 PM-3:15 PM
Room: 101-102
Format: Classroom Session (Single Speaker/1.45 HOUR)

NFPA estimates that from 2002-2011, U.S. fire departments responded to an average of 398,000 residential fires annually. These fires caused an estimated annual average of 2,820 civilian deaths and 13,780 civilian injuries. More than 70% of the reported home fires and 84% of the fatal home fire injuries occurred in ...read more...

Instructor
Robin Zevotek
Research Engineer
UL Firefighter Safety Research Institute
United States

1:30 PM-3:30 PM
Room: 120-122
Format: Classroom Session (Single Speaker/1.45 HOUR)

In the past few years, firefighter suicides have outnumbered line-of-duty deaths. FBHA estimates only a 50 percent reporting, so we are missing data on our lost brothers and sisters. This presentation involves a careful examination of firefighter and EMT suicides within the fire and EMS services. Emphasis is placed on ...read more...

Instructor
Jeff Dill
Captain (Ret.)
Palatine Rural Fire Protection District
United States
Sponsored by: Phenix Fire Helmets

3:30 PM-5:15 PM
Room: Lucas Oil Stadium Meeting Room 10-12
Format: Classroom Session (Single Speaker/1.45 HOUR)

This presentation creates a Plan A to attack whatever (fire) you have with all you have. Arriving at a room-and-contents fire up to an entire building on fire, we must have a plan for swift action. The foundation of this concept is our three most common tools: the 1¾-inch attack ...read more...

Instructor
Brian Brush
Firefighter
Edmond Fire Department
United States

3:30 PM-5:15 PM
Room: 101-102
Format: Classroom Session (Single Speaker/1.45 HOUR)

Participants of this training session will learn about the dangers of fire smoke and how to incorporate atmospheric monitoring on the fire ground as a means of helping to ensure the safety of responders on the fire ground. The dangers of fire smoke exposures will be discussed as well as ...read more...

Instructor
Jason Krusen
Special Operations Chief
Charleston (SC) Fire Department
United States
Handout(s)

3:30 PM-5:15 PM
Room: 243-245
Format: Classroom Session (Single Speaker/1.45 HOUR)
As EMS matures and standards of care evolve to become increasingly complex, our exposure to liability increases. Every EMS leader needs an understanding of where their greatest risks lie and how their department and EMS providers can best protect themselves, their patients, their departments, and their families from harm. Just ...read more...
Instructor
Mike McEvoy, PhD, NRP, RN, CCRN
EMS Chief
Saratoga County, New York
United States
Handout(s)

3:30 PM-5:15 PM
Room: 231-233
Format: Classroom Session (Single Speaker/1.45 HOUR)

This student interactive, high energy multi-media based presentation will discuss the presence and effects of complacency in the fire service along with how & why we must combat it. Tips on the readiness of your own attitude & equipment will be offered for the engine and truck company, rapid intervention ...read more...

Instructor
Richard Riley
President
Traditions Training
United States

3:30 PM-5:15 PM
Room: 125-126
Format: Classroom Session (Single Speaker/1.45 HOUR)

This is a look at a rope assisted search technique that can be used in large buildings with common hallways. Large building layouts can become a maze for search crews on the fire ground. This course will explain a technique that is meant to maximize efficiency, crew accountability, and speed. ...read more...

Instructor
Josh Pearcy
Lieutenant
Oklahoma City Fire Dept.
United States

3:30 PM-5:15 PM
Room: Lucas Oil Stadium Meeting Room 1-2
Format: Classroom Session (Single Speaker/1.45 HOUR)
Step by step presentation of the Bronx fire on January 23, 2005 in which 6 firefighters where forced to bail out of a 4 story Bronx ...read more...
Instructor
Eugene Stolowski
Firefighter
Fire Department City of New York
United States

3:30 PM-5:15 PM
Room: 236-237
Format: Classroom Session (Single Speaker/1.45 HOUR)

Fire is sometimes regarded as something mysterious, random and it has even described as a living creature. This is not the case. Fire is a process of combustion and it is driven by laws of nature. Such laws describe how various phenomena in nature are related and affect each other. ...read more...

Instructor
Stefan Svensson
Associate Professor/Crew commander
Lund University, Sweden
Sweden

3:30 PM-5:15 PM
Room: Wabash 2
Format: Classroom Session (Single Speaker/1.45 HOUR)
This presentation is designed for the incident commander, (IC) whether a company officer or a chief, who must size-up the incident and make appropriate command decisions. The IC has the awesome responsibility for the safety of the public and operation personnel. Standard operating procedures are the frame work for our ...read more...
Instructor
George Healy
Deputy Chief
Fire Department of New York
United States
Handout(s)

3:30 PM-5:15 PM
Room: 132-133
Format: Classroom Session (Single Speaker/1.45 HOUR)

This classroom session will present today's lab environment to attendees so that they may understand the unique challenges and hazards these facilities present to firefighters. Discussion will focus on ways firefighters, company officers, training officers, and chief officers can improve their abilities and skills for responses to incidents involving laboratories ...read more...

Instructor
Greg Jakubowski
Past Chief
Lingohocken Fire Co.
United States
Handout(s)

3:30 PM-5:15 PM
Room: Lucas Oil Stadium Meeting Room 3-4
Format: Classroom Session (Single Speaker/1.45 HOUR)

This program provides insight into elite performers and elite team performance. Talent is good, but it is never enough. Case studies of elite performers are used to identify common behaviors that firefighters can leverage to improve their performance in the station, on the fireground, and as part of their company. ...read more...

Instructor
Eddie Buchanan
Assistant Chief
Hanover Fire & EMS
United States

3:30 PM-5:15 PM
Room: 105-106
Format: Classroom Session (Single Speaker/1.45 HOUR)
Compared to the approximately 100 LODDs every year in the US the number of LODD in Germany is small. Is this because of different safety and training standards? This workshop gives background information about safety regulations and training standards in the German Fire Service and shows differences to the US ...read more...
Instructor
Susanne Klatt
Division Chief
Essen Fire Department
Germany

3:30 PM-5:15 PM
Room: 109-110
Format: Classroom Session (Single Speaker/1.45 HOUR)

"Shake and Bake," "Nazi Method," "Red-P," and "Breaking Bad" meth labs are everywhere, even on TV. Since the advent of the "one pot" method meth lab, responses are on the rise again. What is really going on? What are our hazards? How do we decontaminate responders and limit on-scene time? ...read more...

Instructor
Tobias Frost
Captain
Lafayette Fire Department
United States

3:30 PM-5:15 PM
Room: 136-137
Format: Classroom Session (Single Speaker/1.45 HOUR)
All structures may vary in construction, size and access, but one thing typically holds true; they all have a rear. No matter how many challenges a structure may present us, we must overcome them to perform our fire ground tasks. This class will focus on covering the rear for apparatus ...read more...
Instructor
Curtis Patterson
Firefighter
District of Columbia Fire Department
United States

3:30 PM-5:15 PM
Room: 107-108
Format: Classroom Session (Single Speaker/1.45 HOUR)

Volunteer fire departments face a staffing challenge that is different from combination and career departments. Staffing the incident for volunteer firefighters is largely based on when the emergency occurs. Because of work schedules, family, and other responsibilities, there are limits on when volunteers are able to respond. So how can ...read more...

Instructor
Richard Ray
Captain
Durham (NC) Fire Department
United States
Handout(s)

3:30 PM-5:15 PM
Room: Sagamore 3-4-5
Format: Classroom Session (Single Speaker/1.45 HOUR)
The instructor uses a "walk-the-walk, talk-the-talk" approach that does not include slides, note reading, or teleprompter. First-timers will benefit from an introduction to the reading smoke principles using fireground video from real-world incidents (no simulations). Returning participants benefit from several new video examples that allow them to practice/maintain ...read more...
Instructor
David Dodson
Battalion Chief (Ret.)
Response Solutions, LLC
United States
Handout(s)

3:30 PM-5:15 PM
Room: 103-104
Format: Classroom Session (Single Speaker/1.45 HOUR)

In late 2015, law enforcement and EMS responded to a routine "check the welfare" of an individual based on early morning concerns by the family. On arrival, the law enforcement officers were overwhelmed by noxious fumes and backed out of the doorway. EMS was staged pending hazardous materials response. Because ...read more...

Instructor
Phil Ambrose
Captain
Glendale CA/HazMatNation.com
United States
Handout(s)

3:30 PM-5:15 PM
Room: 134-135
Format: Classroom Session (Single Speaker/1.45 HOUR)

Instructors: Todd J. LeDuc, MS, CFO, CEM, FIFirE Assistant Fire Chief, Broward County (FL) Sheriff Fire Rescue and Sara Jahnke, Ph.D., Director, Center for Fire, Rescue, and EMS Health Research, National Development and Research Institutes. This energetic and high impact presentation is modeled on the International Association of Fire Chiefs’ ...read more...

Instructor
Todd LeDuc
Assistant Fire Chief
Broward County Fire, FL
United States

3:30 PM-5:15 PM
Room: 240-242
Format: Classroom Session (Single Speaker/1.45 HOUR)

Company drills are a crucial function in any department. Participants will observe a company (of attendees) with officer ( the instructor) perform six company drills that they can conduct immediately upon returning from FDIC as well as learn the skills to create their own company drills. For training officers this ...read more...

Instructor
Drew Smith
Fire Chief
Prospect Heights (IL) Fire District
United States
Handout(s)

3:30 PM-5:15 PM
Room: 120-122
Format: Classroom Session (Single Speaker/1.45 HOUR)

The class examines standpipe firefighting tactics and strategy, various types of standpipe systems and components, supplying fire department connections (FDCs), and methods of stretching and advancing hoselines from standpipe outlets.