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8:00 AM-12:00 PM
Room: 107-108
Format: Workshop (Inside) 4 HOUR



ATF Fire Research/Arson Programs: What the Fire Service Needs to Know



Fire Protection Engineer Adam St. John, Bureau of ATF, Fire Research Laboratory



The focus is on Fire Attack Hoseline Thermal Failure and Fire Flow Path Thermal Analysis, recent U.S. Department of Justice Bureau ...read more...

Instructor
Adam St. John
Fire Protection Engineer
Bureau of ATF, Fire Research Laboratory
United States

8:00 AM-12:00 PM
Room: 132-133
Format: Workshop (Inside) 4 HOUR

Through this powerful presentation, students learn to better define, understand, and deal with difficult people. They are first brought back to the fundamental mission of the fire service to learn each employee’s scope of duty and the organizational impact. Students learn to identify people who may pose problems for the ...read more...

Instructor
Jerry Streich
Fire Chief
Andover Fire Department
United States

8:00 AM-12:00 PM
Room: 138-139
Format: Workshop (Inside) 4 HOUR

What is firefighter functional movement? The needs and demands of firefighters are incredibly unique and require a specific set of movements. In this workshop, you'll learn how you can ensure you are functional as a firefighter through movement-based training. By conducting a needs assessment of common tasks performed by all ...read more...

Instructor
Jordan Ponder
Captain / Lead Peer Fitness Trainer
Firefighter Dynamic Performance Training
United States

8:00 AM-12:00 PM
Room: 127-128
Format: Workshop (Inside) 4 HOUR

Using facilitated conversation, this workshop addresses the challenges of today’s fire service leaders in attracting and retaining the appropriate quantity and quality of firefighters they need to support the delivery of emergency services in their communities. With keen insight from Xbox Generation firefighters, this offline conversation about today's online generation ...read more...

Instructor
Tiger Schmittendorf
Deputy Fire Coordinator
Erie County Department of Homeland Security & Emergency Services
United States

8:00 AM-12:00 PM
Room: Wabash 1
Format: Workshop (Inside) 4 HOUR

Compulsive Hoarding Disorder is not a “new” issue to the fire service, but it is a growing one. Firefighters are seeing these extreme cases on a daily basis. Identifying, adjusting, and attacking fires that occur in the cluttered environment are essential for victim rescue and firefighter safety. Students learn how ...read more...

Instructor
Ryan Pennington
Training Officer
Charleston (WV) Fire Department
United States

8:00 AM-12:00 PM
Room: 238-239
Format: Workshop (Inside) 4 HOUR

The focus is on elevating the average instructor to an above-average instructor. Students learn the importance of passion about teaching and the subject material and engaging with their students. Motivating and interactive videos demonstrate “teach-back” techniques. The inductive teaching method is examined and demonstrated to show how it encourages participation ...read more...

Instructor
Steve Crothers
Lieutenant
Seattle (WA) Fire Department
United States

8:00 AM-12:00 PM
Room: 236-237
Format: Workshop (Inside) 4 HOUR
The International Society of Fire Service Instructors presents this workshop to help you be the BEST instructor you can be by enhancing presentation skills, understanding how firefighters learn and retain information, and by practice. Key content areas include communication skills, working with objectives and training outcomes, testing and evaluation, and ...read more...
Instructor
Forest Reeder
Chief
Tinley Park (IL) Fire Department
United States

8:00 AM-12:00 PM
Room: 136-137
Format: Workshop (Inside) 4 HOUR

The focus is on great leadership behaviors: the characteristics of great leaders (honesty, forward looking, inspiring, and competent). Students partake in an exercise (a Behavioral Pattern Inventory) to determine their dominant personality styles. Interactive discussions center on what makes a great leader and examples of great ...read more...

Instructor
Steven Kraft
Fire Chief
Richmond Hill (Canada) Fire & Emergency Services
Canada

8:00 AM-12:00 PM
Room: 123-124
Format: Workshop (Inside) 4 HOUR

Often considered one of the most challenging events in the fire service, a line-of-duty death (LODD) can have long-term, lasting effects on an agency. This experience-based interactive program looks at the anatomy of an LODD and addresses the roles of leadership during and after such an event. Building on lessons ...read more...

Instructor
Paul Jockimo
Assistant Chief
Somers (NY) Fire District
United States

8:00 AM-12:00 PM
Room: 120-122
Format: Workshop (Inside) 4 HOUR

This program gives the newly promoted company officers the leadership skills and confidence to manage their companies when responding to alarms; when operating at roadway incidents; and when the company is first to arrive at fires in private and multiple dwellings, commercial occupancies, and vacant and abandoned buildings. It is ...read more...

Instructor
Bill Gustin
Captain
Miami-Dade (FL) Fire Rescue
United States

8:00 AM-12:00 PM
Room: 125-126
Format: Workshop (Inside) 4 HOUR

Drawing on more than 100 acquired structures, from single-family dwellings to large multistory high-rises, this workshop presents an insight into truck company tactics that have been proven and implemented on the fireground. Topics include forcible entry and vertical ventilation to window-to-door conversions; details on some of the researched drills and ...read more...

Instructor
Jason Joannides
Captain
Columbia Fire Department
United States

8:00 AM-12:00 PM
Room: 109-110
Format: Workshop (Inside) 4 HOUR

Firefighters are arriving to incidents faster, with better equipment, and are encountering structures with high heat release rates that develop significantly faster than in the past. Therefore, our fundamental skill sets should be solid and executed with efficiency and speed to meet these greater demands. Participants learn the importance of ...read more...

Instructor
Andrew Starnes
Captain
Charlotte (NC) Fire Department
United States

8:00 AM-12:00 PM
Room: 231-233
Format: Workshop (Inside) 4 HOUR

This workshop provides essential tools and practice in making rapid street reads on buildings. Emphasis is on classifying a building using a Type/Era/Use/Size model and then developing an understanding of the strengths and weaknesses (hazards) of a given building using that model. Rapid-read visual clues are explored and practiced during ...read more...

Instructor
David Dodson
Battalion Chief (Ret.)
Response Solutions, LLC
United States

8:00 AM-12:00 PM
Room: 206-207
Format: Workshop (Inside) 4 HOUR
Fire department assessment centers are challenging. Most fire departments offer promotional assessment centers annually; some offer them every two years. Assessment centers are used for all ranks, from competing to be a first-line supervisor--lieutenant, captain, or sergeant--to competing for a mid/senior level officer--battalion/assistant chief. Most fire departments contract with vendors ...read more...
Instructor
Michael Barakey
District Chief
Virginia Beach (VA) Fire Department
United States

8:00 AM-12:00 PM
Room: Wabash 3
Format: Workshop (Inside) 4 HOUR
This course guides the participant through the difficult process of specifying fire apparatus. It covers justification, use of NFPA 1901, conducting research, options and features, boilerplate information to protect the purchaser, converting manufacturer's specifications into your own, controlling frills, holding a successful preconstruction conference, how to do a thorough final ...read more...
Instructor
William Peters
Battalion Chief (Ret.)
Jersey City (NJ) Fire Department
United States

8:00 AM-12:00 PM
Room: Wabash 2
Format: Workshop (Inside) 4 HOUR

Are you prepared to handle a situation when everything is going wrong and your people are panicking? Can you identify the markers of stress? Can you identify the people who are prime candidates for reactions to “fire service” stress? Are you prepared to help in these circumstances? This class is ...read more...

Instructor
Ric Jorge
Firefighter
Tactical Resiliency Training
United States

8:00 AM-12:00 PM
Room: 234-235
Format: Workshop (Inside) 4 HOUR

What is an incident commander (IC) seeing, thinking, and feeling when he supervises a fire operation? Tactics may vary at different incidents, but the one constant is the IC's thought process. How is his view of a fire different, and how can his perspective make you a more effective firefighter, ...read more...

Instructor
Thomas Dunne
Deputy Chief
Fire Department of New York
United States
Handout(s)

8:00 AM-12:00 PM
Room: 134-135
Format: Workshop (Inside) 4 HOUR

In most cases, today’s leaders of volunteer or small combination fire departments rise through the ranks one year at a time, gaining their knowledge through fire service course work or hands-on experience. Often, they do not receive training specifically relating to management concepts and principles based on business strategies and ...read more...

Instructor
Michael Dallessandro
President
Grand Island (NY) Fire Company
United States

8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Format: Workshop (Inside) 4 HOUR

The Blue Card program is a local hazard zone command training and certification program. It is designed for fire department members who respond to and manage NIMS type 4 and 5 IDLH incident operations. Blue Card embeds safety, incident command, management, strategy and tactics into a single command system. ...read more...

Instructor
Alan Brunacini
senior advisor
Blue Card Command
United States
Instructor
John Brunacini
Training Chief
Clay Fire Territory
United States
Instructor
Nick Brunacini
Shift Commander (Ret.)
Phoenix (AZ) Fire Department
United States

1:30 PM-5:30 PM
Room: Wabash 1
Format: Workshop (Inside) 4 HOUR

Statistically, the residential building is where the majority of our operational line-of-duty deaths (LODDs) and civilian casualties occur and where we most frequently fight fire. These facts reinforce the need for all firefighters to have a thorough knowledge of the residential building, how to execute sound firegound strategies and tactics, ...read more...

Instructor
Dan Shaw
Deputy Fire Chief
Fairfax County (VA) Fire & Rescue Department / Traditions Training, LLC
United States

1:30 PM-5:30 PM
Room: 231-233
Format: Workshop (Inside) 4 HOUR

This class describes some of the most common problems encountered in these most difficult of fires. Lack of access and ventilation, potentially high life hazards, and limited hose stream application points are a few of the difficulties to be dealt with. Early recognition of the problems and having a set ...read more...

Instructor
John Norman
Deputy Assistant Chief (Ret.)
Fire Department of New York (Ret.)
United States

1:30 PM-5:30 PM
Room: 234-235
Format: Workshop (Inside) 4 HOUR

This interactive multimedia discussion addresses the most effective, evidence-based leading and coaching methods used by fire officers to improve firefighter performance of real-world skills and tactics. The program focuses on specific leading and coaching techniques that improve firefighter performance that can be applied by the fire officer at no cost. ...read more...

Instructor
Brian Crandell
Fire Chief(ret.)
Rae and Sourdough Fire Depts
United States

1:30 PM-5:30 PM
Room: Wabash 2
Format: Workshop (Inside) 4 HOUR

Cancer is the most dangerous threat to firefighter health and safety today. Cancer caused 60 percent of line-of-duty deaths for career firefighters between 2002-2014, according to International Association of Fire Fighters data. The U.S. Fire Administration's firefighter fatality statistics do not include cancer-related deaths, but it's a stark reality: Firefighting ...read more...

Instructor
Russell Osgood
Firefighter
Portsmouth Fire Department
United States

1:30 PM-5:30 PM
Room: 107-108
Format: Workshop (Inside) 4 HOUR

Chief officers, company officers, firefighters can all glean invaluable knowledge of the issues related to fighting fire in these highly unique structures. They are low-frequency, high-impact events, and it behooves the fire service to train consistently for fires that can immediately affect thousands of lives within minutes. This "walk about" ...read more...

Instructor
Curtis Massey
Founder
Massey Emergency Management
United States
Handout(s)

1:30 PM-5:30 PM
Room: 236-237
Format: Workshop (Inside) 4 HOUR

This course was developed by the International Society of Fire Service Instructors (ISFSI) to teach instructors how to teach the Principles of Modern Fire Attack using the Underwriters Laboratories/National Institute of Standards and Technology fire behavior research data that the ISFSI and UL/NIST have partnered on for more than two ...read more...

Instructor
Brian Kazmierzak
Chief of Training
ISFSI - PENN FIRE
United States

1:30 PM-5:30 PM
Room: 132-133
Format: Workshop (Inside) 4 HOUR

Effective leadership is not just a function of understanding academic theories and textbook definitions. Real leadership takes courage, motivation, and skill to translate these theories into actions that are effective in today’s fire service culture. Unlike many leadership programs which only describe the characteristics and traits leaders should possess, “Leadership ...read more...

Instructor
Robert Burns
Battalion Chief (Ret)
Fire Department of New York
United States
Handout(s)

1:30 PM-5:30 PM
Room: 127-128
Format: Workshop (Inside) 4 HOUR

This informative program begins with a brief overview of the NFPA 1403 standard, including its history and recent changes, misconceptions, near misses, and line-of-duty deaths involving live fire training. Participants will concentrate on the key functional roles of instructor in charge, safety officer, ignition officer, and the instructors in an ...read more...

Instructor
Chris Hubbard
Battalion Chief
Hanover Fire EMS
United States
Handout(s)

1:30 PM-5:30 PM
Room: 134-135
Format: Workshop (Inside) 4 HOUR

A look inside the Illicit Manufacturing of Marijuana Concentrates and Illegal Grow Operations: Safety for First Responders. On January 1, 2012, the State of Colorado enacted Amendment 64, which made recreational use and possession of Marijuana and Hash Oil legal for people 21 years of age and older. As a ...read more...

Instructor
Siegfried Klein
Captain
Aurora Fire Department
United States

1:30 PM-5:30 PM
Room: 138-139
Format: Workshop (Inside) 4 HOUR

Researchers have made substantial progress in developing technologies and tactics to improve firefighter safety, but firefighter training and dissemination have not kept pace, and the gap between science-based interventions and widespread firefighting practice remains large. Many factors contribute to the number of deaths and injuries, but a likelihood is that ...read more...

Instructor
Erik Smith
Captain, Fire Department of New York (FDNY)
United States
Instructor
Prabodh Panindre
Sr. Research Scientist and Faculty
New York University
United States
Handout(s)

1:30 PM-5:30 PM
Room: 136-137
Format: Workshop (Inside) 4 HOUR

As individuals ascend the ranks, the vast majority of the job involves dealing with people, engaging in politics, and solving problems. Generally, most firefighters and officers do not get much training and education in these areas. However, like most aspects of the job, these are skills that can be learned ...read more...

Instructor
Richard Marinucci
Chief (Retired)
Farmington Hills (MI) Fire Department
United States
Handout(s)

1:30 PM-5:30 PM
Room: 109-110
Format: Workshop (Inside) 4 HOUR

There is a direct connection between fire department activities and the law. Every action taken by the fire service, either by the department or leadership, can result in litigation. The threat of a lawsuit places our fire departments, fire officers, firefighters, and emergency medical services personnel in harm’s way when ...read more...

Instructor
John Murphy
Deputy Fire Chief (Ret)
Murphy Law Group
United States

1:30 PM-5:30 PM
Room: 206-207
Format: Workshop (Inside) 4 HOUR

Every fire talks to us through the four key fire behavior indicators: smoke, air, heat, and flame (SAHF). When read in the context of the building and environmental factors (BE), the SAHF assessment can greatly assist firefighters to determine the location of the fire; stage of development; and, most importantly, ...read more...

Instructor
Shan Raffel, AFSM EngTech CFIFireE
Station Officer
Queensland Fire and Emergency Services
Australia
Handout(s)

1:30 PM-5:30 PM
Room: 238-239
Format: Workshop (Inside) 4 HOUR

This presentation will discuss fire service response to all aspects of violent scenes. This will include the single-company response to a victim of domestic violence through to the multiagency active shooter response. Elements of terrorism response will also be evaluated. The instructor will define a scene of violence, terrorism, active ...read more...

Instructor
Steven Hamilton
Lieutenant
Fort Jackson Fire Department
United States

1:30 PM-5:30 PM
Room: 123-124
Format: Workshop (Inside) 4 HOUR

The main message continues to be "Being a professional firefighter has nothing to do with earning a paycheck but has everything to do with attitude, appearance, commitment, and dedication." It includes how members approach the job, how they prepare and train, how they take care of their equipment, how they ...read more...

Instructor
Thomas Merrill
Past Chief - Current Fire Commissioner
Snyder Fire Department
United States
Handout(s)

1:30 PM-5:30 PM
Room: Wabash 3
Format: Workshop (Inside) 4 HOUR
This workshop presents information that will enhance firefighter/fire officer understanding of wood-frame buildings, from older buildings of legacy construction to the modern buildings constructed with lightweight building materials. The focus is on safe strategy and tactics based on knowledge and understanding of how fire develops and spreads in wood-frame buildings ...read more...
Instructor
Paul Dansbach
Fire Marshal
Rutherford (NJ) Bureau of Fire Safety
United States

8:00 AM-12:00 PM
Room: Wabash 1
Format: Workshop (Inside) 4 HOUR
A look at modern-day best practices for incident management.The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) has identified the top contributing factors in fireground line-of-duty deaths (LODDs) , yet incident commanders (ICs) and company officers (COs) continue to repeat the same mistakes over and over. Maybe its complacency or ...read more...
Instructor
Lawrence Schultz
Assistant Fire Chief of Operations
City of Alexandria VA, Fire Department
United States

8:00 AM-12:00 PM
Room: 103-104
Format: Workshop (Inside) 4 HOUR

Private dwelling fires are the most common structure fires in North America. More than 2,500 civilians die in residential fires every year. Historically, more than 75 percent of the civilian fire deaths occur in residential dwellings. In addition, about 47 percent of firefighter combat deaths occur in these residential structures. ...read more...

Instructor
Jim Duffy
Battalion Chief / Shift Commander
Wallingford (CT) Fire Department
United States

8:00 AM-12:00 PM
Room: 127-128
Format: Workshop (Inside) 4 HOUR
The number of hybrid, electric, and gaseous fuels and fuel cell vehicles (AFV) in use continues to increase nationally and internationally. As a result, it is important that firefighters and other emergency responders remain up to date with respect to their hazards and the tactics used to mitigate emergency situations. ...read more...
Instructor
Jason Emery
Captain
Waterbury (CT) Fire Department/NFPA
United States

8:00 AM-12:00 PM
Room: 101-102
Format: Workshop (Inside) 4 HOUR

The most basic building block of any fire department is the engine company. This course thoroughly examines all that is Engine. The class will discuss and examine building an engine company that is fit for battle in each department represented by the attendee. The foundation of the program is the ...read more...

Instructor
Jonah Smith
Captain
Charlotte Fire Department
United States

8:00 AM-12:00 PM
Room: 125-126
Format: Workshop (Inside) 4 HOUR

The answer to successful officer training, both initial and ongoing, lies beyond National Fire Protection Association 1021 certification. Successful programs, although based on professional standards and references, are also tailored to the specific needs of the department. This workshop links certification training with realistic job requirement training. Rather than teaching ...read more...

Instructor
Rudy Horist
Deputy Chief
McHenry Township (IL) Fire Protection District
United States

8:00 AM-12:00 PM
Room: Wabash 2
Format: Workshop (Inside) 4 HOUR

In a protocol-driven industry, there has to be a means by which to train/mentor firefighters to think on their own, given the knowledge, skills, and abilities of the specific task. While protocols and manuals are a great foundation for a fire department (career or volunteer), they are just that. Once ...read more...

Instructor
Scott Kraut
Lieutenant
Fairfax County Fire and Rescue
United States

8:00 AM-12:00 PM
Room: 236-237
Format: Workshop (Inside) 4 HOUR
This is the latest version of an evolving workshop previously presented at FDIC. We will discuss the common pitfalls new and seasoned instructors alike often experience--the designing of training exercises that often create an expectation of failure on the part of the instructor, the participants, or both. Sometimes this in ...read more...
Instructor
Bob Carpenter
Captain
Miami-Dade (FL) Fire Rescue
United States

8:00 AM-12:00 PM
Room: 138-139
Format: Workshop (Inside) 4 HOUR

The presentation has been revised to include recent news and media articles that highlight the overturn of convictions in arson cases in the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s because they were based on "junk science." The program is designed to demonstrate that a comprehensive, thorough, and systematic examination of every fire ...read more...

Instructor
Adrian Cales
Operations Systems Manager
Public Service Enterprise Group
United States

8:00 AM-12:00 PM
Room: 206-207
Format: Workshop (Inside) 4 HOUR

xtreme Leadership focuses on how to lead, coach, or mentor through the use of interpersonal dynamics. Learn how to capture an audience whether leading from the right front seat, within the firehouse, or on the training ground. Learn how to step up your Leadership and Instructorship Game! Most leadership classes ...read more...

Instructor
William Greenwood
Assistant Chief - Training Division
MBAFD
United States

8:00 AM-12:00 PM
Room: Wabash 3
Format: Workshop (Inside) 4 HOUR
Welcome to 2017. This is the most challenging time in the history of the North American fire service. Be it the operational or the "people" factor, this workshop clears the smoke and helps ease the challenge so you increase your "survival" chances on all grounds.When things go right on the ...read more...
Instructor
Billy Goldfeder
Deputy Chief
Loveland-Symmes (OH) Fire Department
United States

8:00 AM-12:00 PM
Room: 120-122
Format: Workshop (Inside) 4 HOUR

This program describes and explains the value and importance of effective leadership skills in the fire service. Many of today’s problems in the firehouse and on the fireground can be traced back to insufficient and ineffective leadership skills. The instructors talk about their experiences in various ranks and how they ...read more...

Instructor
John Salka
Battalion Chief (Ret.)
Fire Department of New York
United States
Instructor
Rick Lasky
Fire Chief (ret.)
Lewisville (TX) Fire Department
United States

8:00 AM-12:00 PM
Room: 134-135
Format: Workshop (Inside) 4 HOUR
Flawed situational awareness is consistently identified as one of the leading contributing factors in first responder casualty reports. This program helps participants understand how to develop and maintain situational awareness while working at high-stress, consequence emergency scenes. Specific examples and case studies are used to demonstrate the challenges responders face. ...read more...
Instructor
Richard B. Gasaway, PhD
Chief Scientist
Situational Awareness Matters
United States

8:00 AM-12:00 PM
Room: 238-239
Format: Workshop (Inside) 4 HOUR
High-rise firefighting is exponentially more complicated and dangerous than most other fireground operations. From a room-and-contents apartment fire to the well-involved fire floor of a commercial high-rise to the ever-present threat of a terrorist attack, you must be prepared! This workshop helps prepare attendees for battle. It addresses the challenges ...read more...
Instructor
David McGrail
Assistant Chief
Denver (CO) Fire Department
United States

8:00 AM-12:00 PM
Room: 105-106
Format: Workshop (Inside) 4 HOUR

Kill the Flashover has conducted numerous live burns in acquired structures and captured gigabytes of video that demonstrate the effectiveness of enhanced water streams (EWS). During this session, the focus is on the Enhanced Water Streams leg of the Kill the Flashover stool: how to deliver and apply EWS on ...read more...

Instructor
Shawn Oke
Chief
Albemarle (NC) Fire Department
United States
Handout(s)

8:00 AM-12:00 PM
Room: 123-124
Format: Workshop (Inside) 4 HOUR
Although changes are being made, most of the print literature available to firefighters and fire service instructors on the topics of fire behavior and lightweight construction practices is woefully inadequate. Most building construction texts and curriculum are based on legacy construction practices and use the model building code’s traditional division ...read more...
Instructor
Peter Van Dorpe
Fire Chief
Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Fire Protection District
United States

8:00 AM-12:00 PM
Room: 107-108
Format: Workshop (Inside) 4 HOUR

This class reviews the top policies every fire department must have to prevent liability, firefighter injuries, and public embarrassment. The suggested policies are derived from Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requirements and National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) recommendations and case studies on poor outcomes in fire departments that lacked ...read more...

Instructor
Bradley Pinsky
Fire Chief/Attorney at Law
Attorney, Pinsky Law Group, PLLC, Manlius Fire Department
United States

8:00 AM-12:00 PM
Room: 132-133
Format: Workshop (Inside) 4 HOUR

My mistakes of getting “sidetracked” on arrival could’ve led to a serious problem on one of my fireground commands. Don’t let yourself be sidetracked at your next serious event. While not a military veteran, I have tons of respect for and consider myself an avid reader and student of military ...read more...

Instructor
Joseph Pronesti
Assistant Fire Chief
Elyria Fire
United States

8:00 AM-12:00 PM
Room: 231-233
Format: Workshop (Inside) 4 HOUR

This is the class made popular by FDIC and is considered a MUST for all FDIC attendees. Often, smoke issuing from a building is the only clue available to predict fire behavior and the likelihood of a flashover or rapid fire spread. First-arriving officers, incident commanders, and safety officers MUST ...read more...

Instructor
David Dodson
Battalion Chief (Ret.)
Response Solutions, LLC
United States
Instructor
Phil Jose
Deputy Chief
Seattle (WA) Fire Department
United States

8:00 AM-12:00 PM
Room: 136-137
Format: Workshop (Inside) 4 HOUR

In this interactive workshop, Ted Nee shares his more than 20 years experience designing, developing, and training with incident simulations. Using lecture, demonstration, and group activities, he illustrates best practices for incorporating incident simulation training in your department. When implemented correctly, incident simulation training is a powerful educational tool. The ...read more...

Instructor
Ted Nee
Deputy Chief (retired)
Albuquerque Fire Department
United States

8:00 AM-12:00 PM
Room: 234-235
Format: Workshop (Inside) 4 HOUR

This class covers in depth operational tactics and procedures at commercial building incidents. Discussions will include various types of commercial structures (factories, strip malls, industrial, and mixed commercial occupancies). This workshop will enhance participants' knowledge about the construction features, operational strategies, and potential hazards present in a wide range of ...read more...

Instructor
Richard Blatus
Battalion Chief
Fire Department of New York
United States

8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Format: Workshop (Inside) 4 HOUR

The Blue Card program is a local hazard zone command training and certification program. It is designed for fire department members who respond to and manage NIMS type 4 and 5 IDLH incident operations. Blue Card embeds safety, incident command, management, strategy and tactics into a single command system. ...read more...

Instructor
Alan Brunacini
senior advisor
Blue Card Command
United States
Instructor
John Brunacini
Training Chief
Clay Fire Territory
United States
Instructor
Nick Brunacini
Shift Commander (Ret.)
Phoenix (AZ) Fire Department
United States

1:30 PM-5:30 PM
Room: 134-135
Format: Workshop (Inside) 4 HOUR

This workshop offers a concentrated examination of current and future trends and methods in modern building construction with an emphasis on the green construction building materials, modern building construction methods, risk assessment, engineered structural and construction systems, and their direct relationship on structural firefighting operations, firefighter survivability, and the command ...read more...

Instructor
John Shafer
Chief of Training & Safety
Washington Township/ Avon (IN) Fire Department
United States

1:30 PM-5:30 PM
Room: 103-104
Format: Workshop (Inside) 4 HOUR

Illinois Fire Fighter Peer Support (ILFFPS) was created in 2013 in the basement of one of the Bolingbrook, Illinois, fire stations. A group of highly motivated firefighter/paramedics and a professional counselor took their ideas about what was missing in the everyday interactions among fire service personnel following difficult calls, personal ...read more...

Instructor
Matt Olson
Lieutenant
Bolingbrook (IL) Fire Department
United States

1:30 PM-5:30 PM
Room: 125-126
Format: Workshop (Inside) 4 HOUR

Students learn to develop Tactical Decision Games (TDGs)  for all incident scene operations. Requirements for developing meaningful training and the Recognition Primed Decision Making (RPDM) mental model are reviewed. Students actively participate in exercises with various levels of complexity and learn to add realism and stress factors for the “hot ...read more...

Instructor
Brian Ward
Chief of Emergency Operations
Georgia Pacific - Madison, GA.
United States

1:30 PM-5:30 PM
Room: Wabash 2
Format: Workshop (Inside) 4 HOUR

Professional development is the culmination of the planned, progressive, and lifelong process of education, training, self-development, and experience. In the fire service, professional development is a critical element in becoming a leader and a professional. When we step up to accept the responsibility of leadership, we also accept an obligation ...read more...

Instructor
Douglas Cline
Assistant Chief
Horry County Fire Rescue
United States

1:30 PM-5:30 PM
Room: 231-233
Format: Workshop (Inside) 4 HOUR
This workshop features an extensive collection of company drills, tricks of the trade, and engine and ladder company evolutions assembled throughout the instructor's career. They come from senior seasoned firefighters (now retired) and  training manuals that are out of print and unavailable. Many are the instructor's original drill concepts. Some ...read more...
Instructor
Raul A. Angulo
Captain Emeritus, Ladder Company 6
Seattle (WA) Fire Department (Retired)
United States

1:30 PM-5:30 PM
Room: 238-239
Format: Workshop (Inside) 4 HOUR

A look at the ever-growing field of sustainable design and how these ideas and technologies affect the fire service. The workshop reviews alternate energy sources as well as construction techniques designed to build faster and more economically. The challenges they present for the fire service are discussed. Strategy and tactics ...read more...

Instructor
Ronald Spadafora
Assistant Chief
FDNY
United States

1:30 PM-5:30 PM
Room: 120-122
Format: Workshop (Inside) 4 HOUR

A goal of this workshop is to instill in the students minds: "As the incident commander or officer on the fireground, the burden of the everyone-goes-home philosophy rests with you, and you cannot take this responsibility lightly or ever fail to hold up your end of the mission." To this ...read more...

Instructor
Anthony Avillo
Deputy Chief
North Hudson (NJ) Regional Fire and Rescue
United States

1:30 PM-5:30 PM
Room: 136-137
Format: Workshop (Inside) 4 HOUR
A really difficult challenge for a boss is to somehow receive feedback on his her personal effectiveness. In spite of all the writing, teaching, and effort directed toward leadership development, there is a lack of a simple, understandable way for a manager to develop a personal effectiveness evaluation and improvement ...read more...
Instructor
Alan Brunacini
senior advisor
Blue Card Command
United States

1:30 PM-5:30 PM
Room: Wabash 3
Format: Workshop (Inside) 4 HOUR
Every aspect of the modern fire service demands a craftsmanship approach. Every day is a learning day. Being a great fire service instructor deserves the same effort. Beyond the course description and the course objectives. Beyond the simple transfer of information. Craftsman instructors want to understand how to get students ...read more...
Instructor
Phil Jose
Deputy Chief
Seattle (WA) Fire Department
United States

1:30 PM-5:30 PM
Room: 236-237
Format: Workshop (Inside) 4 HOUR
New and experienced attendees are challenged to learn and apply new instructional development and delivery techniques in this fast-moving and proven workshop. Back for its 17th year, this program presents the latest on improvement knowledge and skill retention and easy steps to use when creating training classes. Attendees who have ...read more...
Instructor
Forest Reeder
Chief
Tinley Park (IL) Fire Department
United States

1:30 PM-5:30 PM
Room: 107-108
Format: Workshop (Inside) 4 HOUR

O2X is a company that provides world-class education and training on maximizing human performance. The O2X team includes U.S. Navy SEALs & U.K. Special Forces with more than 50 years experience, 10 plus years in Naval Special Warfare Development Group, 25 plus human performance specialists with passion for helping others ...read more...

Instructor
Adam La Reau
Co-Founder O2X
O2X Human Performance
United States

1:30 PM-5:30 PM
Room: 138-139
Format: Workshop (Inside) 4 HOUR

The workshop establishes a foundation of knowledge in the area of safety, planning, and operations for emergency responders to railroad and pipeline incidents, focusing on flammable liquids and gases. Power Point slides, video segments, lecture, and case studies are all brought together via tabletop exercise and discussion. The safety aspect ...read more...

Instructor
Jeffrey Moran
Captain
Woodbridge NJ Fire Department
United States
Handout(s)

1:30 PM-5:30 PM
Room: 101-102
Format: Workshop (Inside) 4 HOUR

Investigations following fires and explosions in manufacturing or industrial facilities often point to areas that might never have been considered a real threat by fire personnel. Additionally, catastrophic losses can be compounded by a fire department’s lack of proactive prevention efforts and a poorly planned response when an event occurs. ...read more...

Instructor
Benjamin Peetz
Assistant Chief
Napoleon Volunteer Fire Department
United States
Handout(s)

1:30 PM-5:30 PM
Room: 123-124
Format: Workshop (Inside) 4 HOUR

The purpose of the Public Information Officer (PIO) is to assist the fire chief, staff officers, and incident commanders (ICs) with providing correct and factual information to the general public, other government agencies or departments, and the news media when requested. The PIO coordinates the movement of the media on ...read more...

Instructor
Michael Fronimos
Battalion Chief/Public Information Officer
Williston Fire/EMS, Williston, ND
United States

1:30 PM-5:30 PM
Room: 127-128
Format: Workshop (Inside) 4 HOUR

This highly dynamic and interactive workshop uses audience participation as a key component. Raw fire scene videos that start prior to the fire department's arrival on scene and progress through the arrival of the first-due engine are used. The videos' contents are than broken down at the strategic and tactical ...read more...

Instructor
Tom Sitz
Lieutenant
Painesville Township (OH) Fire Department
United States

1:30 PM-5:30 PM
Room: 206-207
Format: Workshop (Inside) 4 HOUR
The theme is achieving diversity and an inclusive culture necessary to ensure sustainability of the modern fire service. The barriers to inclusion and how to facilitate a practical scenario-based workshop to identify solutions and outcomes transferable to all departments are discussed. Key concepts include a two-dimensional diversity model,  performance management ...read more...
Instructor
Michelle Young
Chief Superintendent
Queensland Fire and Emergency Services
Australia

1:30 PM-5:30 PM
Room: 234-235
Format: Workshop (Inside) 4 HOUR

Are you riding in the Right Seat or the Hot Seat? The company officer has to make time-sensitive, often critical personnel decisions. The decisions that hurt officers are more often related to their leadership and supervisory abilities than their technical skills. This new, fast paced, and often humorous program is ...read more...

Instructor
Dave Casey
Managing Partner
Ascend Leadership
United States

1:30 PM-5:30 PM
Room: Wabash 1
Format: Workshop (Inside) 4 HOUR

This entertaining program uses firehouse stories, off-the-wall videos, and examples from a successful collegiate football program to stir that emotion that you may have lost when you first became a member of the fire service.. It has been described as "inspiring" and "personally challenging." From the new recruit to chief ...read more...

Instructor
Jerry Wells
Battalion Chief
Lewisville (TX) Fire Department
United States

1:30 PM-5:30 PM
Room: 109-110
Format: Workshop (Inside) 4 HOUR

This course has been slightly revised from last year based on student input that more emphasis be placed on firefighters who have taken on new training responsibilities. Training Basics and Essentials discusses in detail five areas essential for maximizing training in the modern fire service. Drawing on personal experiences and ...read more...

Instructor
Scott Thompson
Chief
The Colony (TX) Fire Department
United States

1:30 PM-5:30 PM
Room: 105-106
Format: Workshop (Inside) 4 HOUR

This class is designed to teach first responders a principle-focused approach to fire safety. Participants learn The E.M.P.O.W.E.R model to enhance practical fire safety training by strengthening personal leadership. First responders internalize this model and by living it, create an improved brand of principle-focused fire safety professionals. Participants learn this ...read more...

Instructor
David Conley
Creative Director
LDC LLC
United States