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8:00 AM-12:00 PM
Format: Workshop (Inside) 4 HOUR
The focus is on the critical relationship between the incident commander and the company officer. The complexity of today's fireground--including fire behavior, building construction, task saturation, and a lack of operational experience--necessitate innovative strategies for managing incidents. This workshop addresses the top five contributing line-of-duty factors as identified by the ...read more...
Instructor
Lawrence Schultz
Assistant Fire Chief of Operations
City of Alexandria VA, Fire Department
United States

8:00 AM-12:00 PM
Format: Workshop (Inside) 4 HOUR
The commercial building fire is a lower-frequency fire event than the residential building fire for the American fire service. However, the annual number of line-of-duty deaths (LODDs)  for this type of structure fire has remained consistent year after year. The lack of a decline in injuries and LODDs is attributable ...read more...
Instructor
Dan Shaw
Deputy Fire Chief
Fairfax County (VA) Fire & Rescue Department / Traditions Training, LLC
United States

8:00 AM-12:00 PM
Format: Workshop (Inside) 4 HOUR
The engine company is the most basic building block of any fire department. This workshop thoroughly examines all that is Engine. The focus is on building in each department represented by attendees an engine company that is fit for battle, versatile, effective at all incidents. and proficient in engine company ...read more...
Instructor
Jonah Smith
Captain
Charlotte Fire Department
United States

8:00 AM-12:00 PM
Format: Workshop (Inside) 4 HOUR
This workshop 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

8:00 AM-12:00 PM
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, abilities of the specific task. Although protocols and manuals are a great foundation for a fire department (career or volunteer), they are just that. Once the ...read more...
Instructor
Scott Kraut
Lieutenant
Fairfax County Fire and Rescue
United States

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

Students learn to better define, understand, and deal with difficult people. Attendees are  brought back to the fundamental mission of the fire service to learn each employee’s scope of duty and organizational impact, learn how to identify people who may pose problems for the organization, how to defuse the problems, ...read more...

Instructor
Jerry Streich
Fire Chief
Andover Fire Department
United States

8:00 AM-12:00 PM
Format: Workshop (Inside) 4 HOUR
The focus is on the the key factors necessary to build and grow an effective firefighter mental and emotional wellness program. The essential components of a healthy mental wellness program and the keys to maintaining the emotional health of your firefighters are discussed. Topics covered include the following: The components ...read more...
Instructor
Jeremy Hurd
EMS Captain
Palm Beach County Fire Rescue
United States

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

This p revised and updated program demonstrates to the attendees that a complete, thorough, and comprehensive investigation of each and every fire scene is of paramount importance and that all fire scenes, large or small, need to be investigated with the same degree of thoroughness per National Fire Protection Association ...read more...

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

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

Municipal firefighters who are expected to respond to manufacturing or industrial facilities often are not fully prepared for those situations, both from a fire and a rescue standpoint. Additionally, catastrophic losses can be compounded by a fire department’s lack of proactive efforts and a poorly planned response. From combustible dust ...read more...

Instructor
Benjamin Peetz
Assistant Chief
Napoleon Volunteer Fire Department
United States

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

The private dwelling fire is the most common structure fire in North America. More than 2,500 civilians die in residential fires each 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 ...read more...

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

8:00 AM-12:00 PM
Format: Workshop (Inside) 4 HOUR
Normally, firefighters enter the front door of a structure to access a fire to extinguish it. This approach, enabled by the personal protective equipment firefighters wear, has provided positive results, especially if the firefighters can easily locate the fire from their point of entry. However, there have been many cases ...read more...
Instructor
Daniel Madrzykowski
Research Engineer
UL Firefighter Safety Research Institute
United States

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

You do not need a $30,000 gym to improve firefighter fitness. Fitness is essential to every fire department, but expensive fitness equipment continues to delay programs. Firefighter Fitness Tools is your department's solution! It will train you to use the BE DYNAMIC training system with affordable and versatile tools with ...read more...

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

8:00 AM-12:00 PM
Format: Workshop (Inside) 4 HOUR
This presentation is aimed at all officers and aspiring officers. Its objectives are based on what it takes to be an effective officer and an integral part of the organization. Discussed will be the use of command boards and how the accountability officer and incident commander can maintain a cooperative ...read more...
Instructor
Anthony Avillo
Deputy Chief
North Hudson (NJ) Regional Fire and Rescue
United States

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

The Fire Service is called upon to respond to High Rise Offices buildings for many reasons other than FIRE and preparedness is key. This class will introduce and provide you with the “Know before you Go” approach and awareness of the high rise challenge, whether it be for a Fire ...read more...

Instructor
Gerald Tracy
Battalion Commander (Ret.)
Fire Department of New York
United States

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

The focus is on tunnels and underground transportation systems, which are "man’s largest buildings": safety factors, safety installations, location and structure, incident services, self-rescue, traffic, tunnel fires. Incidents in tunnels (mostly in Europe) are discussed and analyzed with regard to fires: heat in combination with air flow, long distances, and ...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

8:00 AM-12:00 PM
Format: Workshop (Inside) 4 HOUR
Recent trends in the transportation industry has shown the number of hybrid (HEV) and electric vehicles (EV) as well as gaseous-fuels and fuel-cell vehicles on the roads continues to grow. This workshop gives an overview of the vehicles that use these types of alternative drive systems and the impact emergency ...read more...
Instructor
Jason Emery
Captain
Waterbury (CT) Fire Department/NFPA
United States

8:00 AM-12:00 PM
Format: Workshop (Inside) 4 HOUR
Take your training program design and delivery to the next level! Learn what to Start Doing, Stop Doing, and Continue Doing in your training program. Back for its 18th year, this program presents the latest on improving knowledge and skill retention and easy steps to use when creating training classes. ...read more...
Instructor
Forest Reeder
Chief
Tinley Park (IL) Fire Department
United States

8:00 AM-12:00 PM
Format: Workshop (Inside) 4 HOUR
Each year, fire officers get jammed up professionally, personally, publicly, and emotionally when the conditions deteriorate under their command. From company officers to chief officers and those who wannabe, the slogan "never forget" turns out to be just another memorial T-shirt and sticker. This program provides and hammers the attendees ...read more...
Instructor
Billy Goldfeder
Deputy Chief
Loveland-Symmes (OH) Fire Department
United States

8:00 AM-12:00 PM
Format: Workshop (Inside) 4 HOUR
This exciting and interactive presentation has been updated. Building upon the Fire Engineering Books and Videos training DVD “Responding to Scenes of Violence,” students will be provided instruction on all aspects of fire and EMS response to violent incidents. Instruction will include the single-unit response to scenes of violence as ...read more...
Instructor
Steven Hamilton
Lieutenant
Fort Jackson Fire Department
United States

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

My mistakes of getting “sidetracked” on arrival could have 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 ...read more...

Instructor
Joseph Pronesti
Assistant Fire Chief
Elyria Fire
United States

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

Congratulations, you have been promoted to company officer. Now what? This workshop  focuses on all those aspects not covered in any book or manual. Students engage in leadership lessons from the firehouse and come to understand more fully the difference between leading in the station and managing the fireground and ...read more...

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

8:00 AM-12:00 PM
Format: Workshop (Inside) 4 HOUR
The focus is on the four types of wood-frame construction: post and beam, balloon frame, platform frame, and lightweight wood-frame. Detailed information on the methods and materials used in each of these types of wood frame buildings is presented. The collapse and the fire spread potential are reviewed in detail. ...read more...
Instructor
Paul Dansbach
Fire Marshal
Rutherford (NJ) Bureau of Fire Safety
United States

1:30 PM-5:30 PM
Format: Workshop (Inside) 4 HOUR
Each year, more research, information, and experience on the training ground and the fireground lead to a better understanding of the modern residential firefight. There is much “real estate” between the so-called “aggressive” interior attack and “surround and drown.” Identifying this real estate and learning how to occupy it is ...read more...
Instructor
Peter Van Dorpe
Fire Chief
Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Fire Protection District
United States

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

This workshop features 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, and engineered structural and construction systems and their direct relationship on structural firefighting operations, firefighter survivability, and the ...read more...

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

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

The volunteer fire service is experiencing its biggest challenge to date with volunteer firefighter recruitment and retention. With today’s era of competing demands on the volunteer/potential volunteer firefighter, the question becomes, “What strategies are volunteer fire departments using to successfully recruit and retain volunteer firefighters?” This workshop is based on ...read more...

Instructor
Candice McDonald
Firefighter/Public Information Officer
Sebring Fire Department
United States

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

This workshop presents lessons learned and best practices that are common among high-performing combination fire departments. Topics include developing local ordinances that establish authority for organizational consolidation, establishing a healthy relationship with all stakeholders, developing training standards for volunteer and paid members, policies and procedures for career and volunteer members, ...read more...

Instructor
Eddie Buchanan
Assistant Chief
Hanover Fire & EMS
United States

1:30 PM-5:30 PM
Format: Workshop (Inside) 4 HOUR
This workshop is geared toward fire service professionals who wish to expand their leadership abilities at any level. It is rooted in improving team performance and has application in the public and private sectors.The concepts featured have worked for more than 40 years in professional football and are now working ...read more...
Instructor
Mark vonAppen
Fire Captain
Palo Alto Fire Department
United States

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

The principles of fire dynamics and fire ventilation are important for fighting fires in buildings. The balance between rescue operations and fire extinguishment is a tactical necessity and is directly linked to these principles. Estimating the burning regime and performing proper fire ventilation are essential for safe operations on the ...read more...

Instructor
Michael Reick
Regional Fire Chief / Prof. Dr.-Ing.
Regional Government
Germany

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

This workshop reviews the application and use of the Eight-Step Process as a tool for the tactical management of hazardous materials and special operations incidents. Workshop materials and content are based on information from the textbook "Hazardous Materials: Managing the Incident" (4th edition).                ...read more...

Instructor
Gregory Noll
Program Manager
South Central (PA) Regional Task Force
United States

1:30 PM-5:30 PM
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

1:30 PM-5:30 PM
Format: Workshop (Inside) 4 HOUR
Be the BEST instructor you can be: Enhance your presentation skills and your students' capacity to learn and retain information. Key content areas include communication skills; working with objectives and training outcomes;and testing, evaluating, and maintaining a safe training environment. Students will be introduced to simple and easy-to-remember steps for ...read more...
Instructor
Forest Reeder
Chief
Tinley Park (IL) Fire Department
United States

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

Leadership style before, during, and after potentially traumatic events (PTEs) influences how their subordinates will respond to the PTEs in relation to post traumatic stress disorder, delayed healing, recovery, or resilience. Based on a 2011 study from the University of Nebraska- Lincoln and the U.S. Department of Defense, this workshop ...read more...

Instructor
Jada Hudson
M.S., LCPC, CADC
Hudson Clinical Counseling, Owner
Illinois Firefighter Peer Support, Board Member, Clinical Director of Program Development
United States

1:30 PM-5:30 PM
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 that 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

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

Fire department assessment centers are challenging. Most fire departments offer promotional assessment centers annually or every two years. Assessment centers are used for all ranks, from competing to be a first-line supervisor-- i.e., lieutenant, captain, or sergeant--to competing for a mid/senior level officer-- i.e,. battalion/assistant chief. Most fire departments contract ...read more...

Instructor
Michael Barakey
District Chief
Virginia Beach (VA) Fire Department
United States

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

Problems are part of every officer’s day. Some are fun to deal with; others a minor inconvenience; and some can ruin your day, week, or month. There are “routine” problems that need to get addressed and major issues that require the proper solution. Problem solving is a learned skill, and ...read more...

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

1:30 PM-5:30 PM
Format: Workshop (Inside) 4 HOUR
This workshop is based on the newly released Fire Engineering Book "The Complete Handbook of Occupational Health and Safety for the Fire Service." We delve into the responsibilities for safety and health across all ranks of the fire service emphasizing good industry practices and using leadership techniques to accomplish goals. ...read more...
Instructor
Ron Kanterman
Chief
Wilton FD, Connecticut
United States

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

This program was created for firefighters by firefighters. Based on the book "Firefighter Functional Fitness," the workshop offers a holistic and simple approach to making fitness functional for the job of firefighting. The" Big 8" concept is a comprehensive approach to firefighter fitness that incorporates (1) Core Strength, (2) Cardiovascular ...read more...

Instructor
Dan Kerrigan
Deputy Chief Fire Marshal/Department Health and Fitness Coordinator
East Whiteland Fire Department
United States

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

This workshop guides the participant through the difficult process of specifying fire apparatus. It covers justification, the use of National Fire Protection Association 1901, conducting research, options and features, boilerplate information to protect the purchaser, converting manufacturer's specifications to your own, controlling "frills," holding a successful preconstruction conference, the methods ...read more...

Instructor
William Peters
Battalion Chief (Ret.)
Jersey City (NJ) Fire Department
United States

1:30 PM-5:30 PM
Format: Workshop (Inside) 4 HOUR
This program is for any officer, someone wanting to become an officer, or chief officer who has to give a company or department-wide drill. Presented are methods and tricks to help facilitate an informative and well-prepared drill. This required task can be daunting and frightening to firefighters and fire officers ...read more...
Instructor
Michael Dugan
Captain ret.
Fire Department of New York
United States

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

This focus is on the first five minutes of a response and how actions taken during that time impact the remainder of the response. These first few minutes can be a challenging time for the first-due officer/firefighter in terms of interpreting what is seen when rolling up on an incident, ...read more...

Instructor
Mark van der Feyst
Firefighter
Woodstock (Ontario, Canada) Fire Department
Canada

1:30 PM-5:30 PM
Format: Workshop (Inside) 4 HOUR
This course draws on several disciplines to aid participants in identifying the key characteristics of successful officers and managers. Through discussion and activities, the participants will be introduced to seven  traits  critical to professional growth. Among the issues covered will be barriers that hinder cultural change, transforming from firefighter to ...read more...
Instructor
John Alston
Fire Chief
New Haven Fire Department
United States

1:30 PM-5:30 PM
Format: Workshop (Inside) 4 HOUR
Research has shown that when implemented correctly incident simulation training is a powerful educational tool. In this interactive workshop, Ted Nee shares his more than 20 years of experience designing, developing, and training with incident simulations. Lecture, demonstration, and group activities are used to illustrate best practices for incorporating incident ...read more...
Instructor
Ted Nee
Deputy Chief (retired)
Albuquerque Fire Department
United States

1:30 PM-5:30 PM
Format: Workshop (Inside) 4 HOUR
As adults, we spend 35 percent 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 percent seem easier to manage. Positive psychology and human behavior are two of the primary sciences that ...read more...
Instructor
Cynthia Ross Tustin
Fire Chief
Essa Fire Department
Canada

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

This interactive class gives participants an opportunity to gain valuable insight about their career development plans, goals, and aspirations. It offers an opportunity to ask questions about preparing to apply for a chief officer's position and explores the steps in the hiring process from reading and understanding the job posting, ...read more...

Instructor
Les Stephens
Fire Chief
San Marcos (TX) Fire Department
United States

8:00 AM-12:00 PM
Format: Workshop (Inside) 4 HOUR
Today’s fireground, buildings, and occupancies present increasing challenges that have redefined strategic and tactical fireground operations and impact these operations on a wide variety of levels that often include adverse compartment fire conditions, structural compromise, collapse, and predicable building performance. Attendees will gain insight into  the fundamentals of building construction, ...read more...
Instructor
Christopher Naum, SFPE
Chief of Training
Command Institute, Washington, DC & NY
United States

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

Do your recruitment and retention efforts leave you feeling like you’ve lost the battle and the war? Do you feel outgunned in managing the friendly fire of human dynamics shelling your organization? Are you ready to call in reinforcements? It’s time to lead the charge and create the Call to ...read more...

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

8:00 AM-12:00 PM
Format: Workshop (Inside) 4 HOUR
The focus is on evaluating yourself as an instructor and developing new skills. You must challenge yourself as an instructor to break away from the status quo. Only in a state of discomfort can you experience growth. Powerful instructors who are subject matter experts in their fields are essential to ...read more...
Instructor
Steve Crothers
Lieutenant
Seattle (WA) Fire Department
United States

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

Whether you’re a new officer or in need of a mentor, this workshop is a must-have leaderhsip program you will turn to over and over again. You will gain boundless information regardless of your rank. The workshop is fun, street oriented, interactive,and logical, and addresses real-world issues you will recognize. ...read more...

Instructor
Chase Sargent
Division Chief/Paramedic Retired
Emergency Medicine Physicians Assistant
Retired Virginia Beach Fire and Rescue
United States

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

This is not a command chiefs program but rather a detailed guide for field chiefs to follow from their first hour in the firehouse to their last assignment of the shift. Attendees are walked through numerous vital skills and abilities chief officers need to be successful. Departments that use the ...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
Format: Workshop (Inside) 4 HOUR

Leading today's dynamic group of men and women into battle can be challenging for even the best officers. Extreme Leadership provides "the science behind leadership" as students become acquainted with the three phases of Human Dynamics. Learn how (IQ) Intellectual Intelligence, (EQ) Emotional Intelligence, and (ID) Interpersonal Dynamics work for ...read more...

Instructor
William Greenwood
Assistant Chief - Training Division
MBAFD
United States

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

Now more than ever, fire departments have the incredible ability to take the stage, tell their story, and enhance their relationship with the community and news media. Using social media before, during, and after incidents occur is vital to growing trust in organizations.This workshop provides a recipe for success that ...read more...

Instructor
Eric Hurst
Public Information Officer
South Metro Fire Rescue
United States

8:00 AM-12:00 PM
Format: Workshop (Inside) 4 HOUR
This workshop 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 recommendations and case studies on poor outcomes in fire departments that lacked sufficient ...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
Format: Workshop (Inside) 4 HOUR

The answer to successful officer training, both initial and ongoing, lies beyond just NFPA 1021 certification. Successful programs, while 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 one version ...read more...

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

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

Cancer impacts firefighters on a daily basis. The Firefighter Cancer Support Network (FCSN) education team focuses on the health of firefighters by providing cancer awareness and prevention for programs nationwide. The program is designed to educate firefighters about the increased risk of developing cancer; encourages actions and behaviors that reduce ...read more...

Instructor
Russell Osgood
Firefighter
Portsmouth Fire Department
United States

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

This program will help students with developing a Professional Development model for their organization. Professional development is a planned, progressive, and lifelong process of education, training, self-development, and experience gained while preparing for and engaging in your career. It is a critical element of a leader and a professional in ...read more...

Instructor
Douglas Cline
Assistant Chief
Horry County Fire Rescue
United States

8:00 AM-12:00 PM
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 in determining 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

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

This intensive workshop was designed to mold participants into principle-focused leaders in fire safety. Participants learn the EMPOWER model. Internalized, this model imbues participants with tools engineered to maximize the ability to balance their personal efficiency and effectiveness. Participants then attempt to apply the model in prearranged high-energy, deep-impact scenarios ...read more...

Instructor
David Conley
Creative Director
LDC LLC
United States

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

Updated for 2018, this workshop is dynamic and interactive and encourages audience participation. Raw fire scene videos depict the scenario before the fire department arrives or just as operations are getting underway. The focus is on the first-due engine's strategy and tactics. Heavy emphasis is on points of entry, identifying ...read more...

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

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

The focus is on size-up, developing strategy based on that size-up, and command and control to handle escalating incidents. Students gain insight into the strategies and tactics employed in the Fire Department of New York starting with the receipt of the alarm to the "Under Control" to bring every incident, ...read more...

Instructor
Daniel Sheridan
Battalion Chief
Fire Department of New York, Mutual Aid Training Group
United States

8:00 AM-12:00 PM
Format: Workshop (Inside) 4 HOUR
All of the basics of starting a drone program from how to pick the best equipment, what to include in a good training curriculum, Federal Aviation Administration requirements and how to fulfill them,  developing the appropriate standard operating procedures, mutual aid, and finding the best grants to pay for your ...read more...
Instructor
Matt Sloane
CEO
Skyfire Consulting
United States

8:00 AM-12:00 PM
Format: Workshop (Inside) 4 HOUR
This workshop addresses five Laws of Adult Learning as well as the psychology of learning and performing under stress. Students are introduced to the psycho-physiological changes that occur under duress and tend to impede learning. Students will see the science behind the failures as well as the successes. Company officers ...read more...
Instructor
Bob Carpenter
Captain
Miami-Dade (FL) Fire Rescue
United States

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

Although this presentation is modified and enhanced based on feedback and comments received from students every time it is presented, 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." The ...read more...

Instructor
Thomas Merrill
Past Chief - Current Fire Commissioner
Snyder Fire Department
United States

8:00 AM-12:00 PM
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 various incidents, but the one constant is the incident commander's thought process. How is his view of a fire different, and how can his perspective make you a more effective ...read more...

Instructor
Thomas Dunne
Deputy Chief
Fire Department of New York
United States

8:00 AM-12:00 PM
Format: Workshop (Inside) 4 HOUR
There is nothing quite like a firehouse. It can be the most incredible experience of your life or a miserable exile to purgatory. It can be a place of learning where skills are honed and techniques refined or a stagnant cesspool where competence erodes into ineffective complacency. What is it ...read more...
Instructor
Mike Gagliano
Captain
Seattle (WA) Fire Department
United States

8:00 AM-12:00 PM
Format: Workshop (Inside) 4 HOUR
The workshop establishes a foundation of knowledge in safety, planning, and operations for responders to railroad or pipeline incidents with the focus on flammable liquids and gases. Slides, video, lecture, and case studies are brought together through exercises and discussion. The safety aspect covers operations on the right-of-way, rail and ...read more...
Instructor
Jeffrey Moran
Captain
Woodbridge NJ Fire Department
United States

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

This workshop has been slightly revised to place more emphasis on positions with new training responsibilities.  The training officer, company officer, and other members with training responsibilities become familiar with an organized thought process for developing training that focuses on success and survival in the fire service.Discussed in detail are ...read more...

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

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

Seconds count. Exsanguination is still the leading cause of prehospital death in the United States. Warm Zone trauma care is not just scenes of mass violence. It applies to our daily operations on any call with violence and to accidental trauma as well. Hemorrhage control requires speed, technique, and aggressiveness ...read more...

Instructor
Robert Lorenz
Deputy Fire Marshal/SWAT Medic
Central Pierce Fire & Rescue
United States

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

The FDSOA Incident Safety Officer (ISO) program provides students with the basic knowledge to function as an ISO and prepares the student for the FDSOA ProBoard certification examination. The course is based on the National fire Protection Association 1500, 1521, and 1561 standards and the 3rd Edition of "Incident Safety ...read more...

Instructor
Mike Richardson
Major/Division Chief of Training & Safety
St Matthews (KY) Fire Department
United States
Instructor
Richard Marinucci
Chief (Retired)
Farmington Hills (MI) Fire Department
United States
Instructor
Shadd Whitehead
Fire Chief
Livonia Fire & Rescue
United States

1:30 PM-5:30 PM
Format: Workshop (Inside) 4 HOUR
This is a high-energy, intense, and one-of-kind workshop that you can't miss. We must get back to rescuing civilians in the context of modern fire behavior and building construction. Attendees are taken inside the incident command post (ICP) with new footage and radio traffic of multiple incidents, including live rescues, ...read more...
Instructor
Anthony Kastros
Battalion Chief
Sacramento Metro (CA) Fire District
United States

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

Firefighters of all ranks are continuously presented with options that have the potential for phenomenal or catastrophic effects on them and the communities they serve. From tactical and leadership decisions to legislative and health choices, this workshop will help firefighters up through chiefs to make choices that will improve life ...read more...

Instructor
Marc Bashoor
Fire Chief, Retired
Prince George's County MD Fire/EMS
United States

1:30 PM-5:30 PM
Format: Workshop (Inside) 4 HOUR
According to the International Association of Fire Fighters, 70 percent of the line-of-duty deaths in  2016 were due to CANCER! It's time to recognize that we are killing ourselves by not changing and effectively recognizing and reducing our occupational exposures to carcinogens. This intense workshop addresses some alarming cancer statistics ...read more...
Instructor
Keith Tyson, Firefighter Cancer Support Network
Vice President, Education and Research
Firefighter Cancer Support Network
United States

1:30 PM-5:30 PM
Format: Workshop (Inside) 4 HOUR
This informative program begins with an overview of NFPA 1403: its history and recent changes, misconceptions, near misses, and line-of-duty deaths. Participants will concentrate on the key functional roles of instructor in charge, safety, ignition, and the instructors. Next, the focus will be on simplifying and explaining the NFPA 1403 ...read more...
Instructor
Chris Hubbard
Battalion Chief
Hanover Fire EMS
United States

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

A workshop on basic to advanced patient care monitoring including invasive and non-invasive blood pressure, fluid volume status, pulse oximetry, capnography, ultrasound, and lactic acid. The curriculum covers interesting capnography cases, technology trends in EMS and the hospital world, wearable defibrillator vests, the wide variety of implanted pacemakers and defibrillators, ...read more...

Instructor
Mike McEvoy, PhD, NRP, RN, CCRN
EMS Chief
Saratoga County, New York
United States

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

A summary analysis, enhanced by a slide presentation, of how and why the Toledo Fire Rescue Department (TFRD) experienced  two line-of-duty deaths on January 26, 2014. The focus  is what exactly took place and the lessons learned from those events. Students will view scene photos, photos of the deceased members ...read more...

Instructor
Michael Benadum
Captain, Professional Standards Bureau
Toledo Fire-Rescue Department
United States

1:30 PM-5:30 PM
Format: Workshop (Inside) 4 HOUR
Examines and distributes more than 37 years of “in the trenches” experience in training drills, teaching points, and tricks of the trade. It’s a fact that structure fires are down. Real-world experience is hard to come by, and  there has to be “outside the box” training that goes beyond the ...read more...
Instructor
Raul A. Angulo
Captain Emeritus, Ladder Company 6
Seattle (WA) Fire Department (Retired)
United States

1:30 PM-5:30 PM
Format: Workshop (Inside) 4 HOUR
The focus is on fire suppression  and advanced life safety systems and building controls from the perspective of  first responders integrating these systems in their response and planning activities. Attendees will become familiar with overviews of various types of water-based and nonwater-based fire suppression systems, control functions, detection methods, and ...read more...
Instructor
Christopher Campion
Managing Member
Eastern Fire & Safety, LLC
United States

1:30 PM-5:30 PM
Format: Workshop (Inside) 4 HOUR
This workshop explores a practical approach to leadership and how to avoid the pitfalls of command. It covers the operational realities we all face from the day-to-day politics to the tactical mistakes. Far too many leaders and firefighters have a myopic view of our service. This program addresses where we ...read more...
Instructor
Frank Ricci
Battalion Chief, Drillmaster & Union President
New Haven (CT) Fire Department
United States

1:30 PM-5:30 PM
Format: Workshop (Inside) 4 HOUR
This interactive, multimedia, evidence-based discussion addresses the most pressing decision-making issues facing fire officers today. The program focuses on decision-making skills for the company officer in the roles of responding to structure fires, leading the fire company, and preparing the fire company for safe operations in life-threatening situations. Three practical, ...read more...
Instructor
Brian Crandell
Fire Chief(ret.)
Rae and Sourdough Fire Depts
United States

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

A look at all aspects of technology in the fire service including fireground, training, and management. The focus is on adapting this technology to students' fire departments, increasing effectiveness. There are several takeaways to facilitate students' immediate implementation of this technology in their departments.              ...read more...

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

1:30 PM-5:30 PM
Format: Workshop (Inside) 4 HOUR
Mental Health First Aid for Fire and EMS is a newly developed 8-hour specialty course that builds on the foundation of the original program and teaches a 5-step action plan encompassing the skills, resources and knowledge to help an individual in crisis connect with appropriate professional, peer and self-help care. ...read more...
Instructor
Michelle Fayed
Firefighter/Paramedic, Miami, FL
Miami-Dade Fire Rescue
United States

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

This workshop is a condensed version of the tactics and strategy portion of a two-week Company Officer Development program. It is intended to give the newly promoted company officer the leadership skills and confidence to manage his/her company responding to alarms, operating at roadway incidents, and when the company is ...read more...

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

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

Knowledge of the law and well-crafted policies are important in preventing litigation and managing risk in your organization. The cornerstone of a well-organized and managed department is understanding the means and methods to prevent an adverse legal process. The goal of legal education is to inform the firefighters and fire ...read more...

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

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

Using more than 130 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 span from forcible entry and vertical ventilation to window-to-door conversions to researched drills and the "not so expected ...read more...

Instructor
Jason Joannides
Captain
Columbia Fire Department
United States

1:30 PM-5:30 PM
Format: Workshop (Inside) 4 HOUR
This workshop provides an overview of many sustainable design issues that firefighters are or will be confronted with in the modern world. Topics include alternate energy technologies (wind turbines, microturbines, fuel cells, battery energy storage systems), alternate fuels (hydrogen, bio-gas, CNG); solar panels both PV and heat production; passive construction ...read more...
Instructor
Ronald Spadafora
Chief of Fire Prevention
Fire Department of New York (FDNY)
United States

1:30 PM-5:30 PM
Format: Workshop (Inside) 4 HOUR
There are approximately 1,570 fires in places of worship annually in the United States. Many times, these fires are extensive and result in structural collapse of part or all of the structure. Civilians and firefighters have been injured and killed during these fires. Yet, the fire service has few standard ...read more...
Instructor
Frank Leeb
Battalion Chief
FDNY
United States

1:30 PM-5:30 PM
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 the Type/Era/Use/Size model to understand the positive and negative attributes of that building during structure fires. Ample time will be spent viewing videos of 360 walk-arounds, allowing participants an opportunity ...read more...
Instructor
David Dodson
Battalion Chief (Ret.)
Response Solutions, LLC
United States

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

The company officer has to make time-sensitive, often critical, personnel decisions. Call it leadership or interpersonal dynamics; these decisions hurt officers more often than their technical or tactical decisions. This updated, fast paced and often humorous program is meant to add to the company officer’s “Toolbox” by involving the participants ...read more...

Instructor
Dave Casey
Managing Partner
Ascend Leadership
United States

1:30 PM-5:30 PM
Format: Workshop (Inside) 4 HOUR
Can you identify the markers of stress? Do you know how these markers are created in training and real-world scenarios? This focus of this workshop, specifically created to identify the problems we could potentially face on the job and how to overcome them, is on developing resiliency. Discussions cover the ...read more...
Instructor
Ric Jorge
Firefighter
Tactical Resiliency Training
United States

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

This workshop has been a work in progress for just about 32 years. It has something for the new recruit as well as the chief officer. We all have one thing in common: We have experienced the anticipation and excitement of the firehouse. But, do you still enjoy that excitement ...read more...

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

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

Volunteer firefighters respond every day to a wide array of emergencies across the country including fires, emergency medical incidents, natural disasters, hazardous materials incidents, and other general public service calls. Adequate preparation is needed to meet these challenges. A number of  factors must be in place to achieve success. Use ...read more...

Instructor
Richard Ray
Battalion Chief
Durham (NC) Fire Department
United States