8:00 AM-12:00 PM
Room: 101-102
Format: Pre-Conference 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
FDIC Take Homes

8:00 AM-12:00 PM
Room: 240-242
Format: Pre-Conference 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
Instructor
Doug Mitchell, Jr.
Captain
Fire Department of New York
United States
FDIC Take Homes

8:00 AM-12:00 PM
Room: 103-104
Format: Pre-Conference 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 (NC) Fire Department
United States
FDIC Take Homes

8:00 AM-12:00 PM
Room: 231-233
Format: Pre-Conference 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: H.O.T Evolution (Outside) 4 HOUR

With the increasing number of high-threat, mass casualty incidents, there is an immediate need for responders and agencies to adapt strategies and tactics, safely and efficiently mitigate the incident and provide care to the victims. The evidence-based content is consistent with the Committee for Tactical Emergency Casualty Care guidelines and ...read more...

Instructor
Mark Litwinko
Lieutenant
Fort Wayne Fire Department
United States

8:00 AM-12:00 PM
Format: H.O.T Evolution (Outside) 4 HOUR

This. program provides attendees with four major skill sets needed to be successful at fires in commercial occupancies like box stores, strip malls, warehouses, etc. These fires are becoming common, yet many departments have not adjusted their tactics to address these fires' size and complexity. The skills stations include 2½-inch ...read more...

Instructor
Aaron Heller
Captain
Hamilton Township (NJ)
United States

8:00 AM-12:00 PM
Room: 132-133
Format: Pre-Conference 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
Captain
Fairfax County Fire and Rescue
United States

8:00 AM-12:00 PM
Room: 125-126
Format: Pre-Conference 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 / Emergency Management Director
Andover Fire Department
United States
FDIC Take Homes

8:00 AM-12:00 PM
Room: 105-106
Format: Pre-Conference 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: H.O.T Evolution (Outside) 4 HOUR

It’s about creating the most effective tool on the fireground, the Engine Company! Students rotate through the following scenarios. In Handlines and Stretches, they  gain an understanding of the usefulness/limitations of preconnected and static loads, loads and stretches that reinforce pre-entry operation principles and discipline, and work as attack/backup teams ...read more...

Instructor
Anthony Piontek
Lieutenant
Green Bay Fire Department
United States
FDIC Take Homes

8:00 AM-12:00 PM
Room: Wabash 3
Format: Pre-Conference 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: H.O.T Evolution (Outside) 4 HOUR

Extrication station rotations  focus on stabilizing the vehicle in its physical orientation, providing new and modifying old extrication techniques for gaining access to patients with emphasis on making every movement, cut, and relief count in the “Art of Making Space.” A systematic fast paced approach to auto extrication focuses primarily ...read more...

Instructor
Marc Beal
Firefighter/Paramedic
Central Pierce (WA) Fire Rescue
United States

8:00 AM-12:00 PM
Room: 109-110
Format: Pre-Conference 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
FDIC Take Homes

8:00 AM-12:00 PM
Room: 236-237
Format: Pre-Conference 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
FDIC Take Homes

8:00 AM-12:00 PM
Room: Wabash 2
Format: Pre-Conference 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
Room: 120-122
Format: Pre-Conference 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
Room: 500 Reception (next to 500 Ballroom, Speedway Corridor)
Format: Pre-Conference 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
FDIC Take Homes

8:00 AM-12:00 PM
Format: H.O.T Evolution (Outside) 4 HOUR

Students gain proficiency in  Ladder Placement and Carries, Hand Tools and Building Construction, Overhaul, Conventional Forcible Entry, and Search and Victim Removal. The skill focus is on removing ladders from apparatus with adaptive techniques,ladder carries, maximizing body kinesiology for efficient deployment; understanding the principles of force and leverage with proper ...read more...

Instructor
Katie Johnson
Fire Lieutenant
Prince George's County Fire/EMS
United States

8:00 AM-12:00 PM
Room: 138-139
Format: Pre-Conference 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
Director / retired Deputy Chief
Monmouth County (NJ) Fire Academy / North Hudson (NJ) Regional Fire and Rescue
United States
FDIC Take Homes

8:00 AM-12:00 PM
Format: H.O.T Evolution (Outside) 4 HOUR

This focus is on incidents not typical of what we commonly see. The practical scenarios present students with hands-on experience with new tools and techniques that will help save lives. You will be working with local tow and recovery operators who are experienced in working with loads not as familiar ...read more...

Instructor
Todd Taylor
Battalion Chief
Advanced Rescue Solutions
United States
FDIC Take Homes

8:00 AM-12:00 PM
Room: 243-245
Format: Pre-Conference 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
FDIC Take Homes

8:00 AM-12:00 PM
Room: 136-137
Format: Pre-Conference 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
Room: 127-128
Format: Pre-Conference 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
Room: Wabash 1
Format: Pre-Conference 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: H.O.T Evolution (Outside) 4 HOUR

This comprehensive hands-on class takes participants through a series of in-depth skill stations that addressed everything about the saw. Participants learn by disassembling and assembling fire service chain and rotary saws and becoming acquainted with industry recommendations for cleaning, trouble shooting, and repairing. Tips to ensure maximum performance and longevity ...read more...

Instructor
Scott Kleinschmidt
Captain
Wichita Fire Department
United States

8:00 AM-12:00 PM
Room: 234-235
Format: Pre-Conference Workshop (Inside) 4 HOUR
Firefighting is strenuous work that includes many dangers and risks. Despite all the dangers on the fireground, it is the physiological or pathophysiological response to firefighting that kills most firefighters. Too many firefighters are injured or killed on the fireground or in training by a cardiac ...read more...
Instructor
Denise Smith
Professor
Skidmore College & Illinois Fire Service Institute
United States

8:00 AM-12:00 PM
Format: H.O.T Evolution (Outside) 4 HOUR

Each year nearly,3000 civilians are killed in structure fires. Despite advances in technology and personal protective equipment, these numbers do not seem to go down. Could our “passive search culture” be a contributing factor? This class makes a case for completing an aggressive primary search within the first 10 minutes ...read more...

Instructor
Grant Schwalbe
Lieutenant
Estero Fire Rescue (Fort Myers, FL)
United States
FDIC Take Homes

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

The focus is on fire service response to violent scenes, from the single-company response to a victim of domestic violence to the multiagency active shooter event. Elements of terrorism in the United States are also evaluated. The instructor will define a scene of violence, ...read more...

Instructor
Steven Hamilton
Lieutenant
Fort Jackson Fire Department
United States
FDIC Take Homes

8:00 AM-12:00 PM
Room: 134-135
Format: Pre-Conference 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: H.O.T Evolution (Outside) 4 HOUR

Instructors present challenging, difficult extrication scenarios requiring advanced skills to stabilize the vehicles, gain entry, and remove patients entrapped and entangled in the wreckage. There will be plenty of "tool time" for all students. This class is a "hybrid" advanced class that includes cars, SUVs, vans, and school buses. Students ...read more...

Instructor
Leigh Hollins
Battalion Chief
Cedar Hammock (FL) Fire Department (ret)
United States

8:00 AM-12:00 PM
Format: H.O.T Evolution (Outside) 4 HOUR

This class focuses on basic and advanced forcible entry. It covers forcing inward/outward swinging doors, roll-down gates, padlocks, carriage bolts and through-the lock techniques. Attendees will leave knowing that they learned something new or increased their knowledge pertaining to forcible entry.                    ...read more...

Instructor
Chris Minichiello
Fireman
FDNY - East Coast Rescue Solutions
United States

8:00 AM-12:00 PM
Format: H.O.T Evolution (Outside) 4 HOUR

In this intensive course, the focus is on effective size-up of vehicle construction features, how the accident has affected those structures, and the desired outcome. Participants will  polish basic and advanced techniques. Aggressive, efficient methodology is applied to each task assigned. Among the task components of the class are dash displacement ...read more...

Instructor
Brock Archer
Assistant Chief - Retired
Hopland Fire District
United States

8:00 AM-12:00 PM
Format: H.O.T Evolution (Outside) 4 HOUR

Flashover offers firefighters the opportunity to observe fire behavior and the signs that lead up to flashover. In Phase #1-Training from Swede Survival Systems, you observe and experience in a controlled environment how fire develops and grows up to and through the flashover stage. You will then witness how ventilation ...read more...

Instructor
Joseph Berchtold
Deputy Chief
Teaneck Fire Dept
United States
FDIC Take Homes

8:00 AM-12:00 PM
Format: H.O.T Evolution (Outside) 4 HOUR

The focus is on safety in and round elevator equipmen and responding to an elevator emergency. After a dynamic one-hour lecture-slide presentation, students are rotated through four skill stations that cover the use of door keys/pick tools,an  elevator equipment tour, manually lowering a hydraulic elevator, and removing a top escape ...read more...

Instructor
Michael Dragonetti
Deputy Chief Aide
Dragon Rescue Management, Inc. Stamford Fire Department in Stamford, CT.
United States

8:00 AM-12:00 PM
Format: H.O.T Evolution (Outside) 4 HOUR

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 highly specialized skill set, and caring for victims/patients entrapped in machinery necessitates that providers be trained in ...read more...

Instructor
Mark Gregory
Captain
FDNY - Ladder 176
United States
FDIC Take Homes

8:00 AM-12:00 PM
Format: H.O.T Evolution (Outside) 4 HOUR

Students will participate in five stations: 1. Vent-enter-search above the fire; 2. Searching off  a charged hoseline. 3. Searching with a 21/2-gallon water can and keeping the fire in check; 4. Primary searching without a hoseline; and 5. (if the roof prop is put in place) roof operations.      ...read more...

Instructor
Joseph Alvarez
Captain
City of Maplewood (NJ) Fire Department
United States

8:00 AM-12:00 PM
Room: 107-108
Format: Pre-Conference 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
Metro West Fire Protection District
United States
FDIC Take Homes

8:00 AM-12:00 PM
Format: H.O.T Evolution (Outside) 4 HOUR
You will put your knowledge and skills to the test in several realistic life-threatening emergencies. Team work, action plans, and time compression are all part of this class. You provide the solution while being supervised and mentored by experienced instructors. Blind shaft elevator rescue. Lowering a downed firefighter using a ...read more...
Instructor
Ray McCormack
Lieutenant
Fire Department of New York
United States

8:00 AM-12:00 PM
Format: H.O.T Evolution (Outside) 4 HOUR

This workshop will introduce students to the emerging technology of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) while demonstrating how UAS can be used by emergency responders. Participants will experience hands-on demonstrations in the areas of Live Fire (Structural and Wildland), Hazmat, Search and Rescue, and photography/videography UAS operations. Six certified ...read more...

Instructor
Traci Ann Johnson
Lieutenant
Broward Sheriff's Office Fire Rescue (FL)
United States

8:00 AM-12:00 PM
Format: H.O.T Evolution (Outside) 4 HOUR

Learn how the modern fireground impacts ventilate, enter, isolate, and search (VEIS) and what to do to provide the highest level of survival and safety for the victim and firefighter. Topics include flow path control, survival profiling, heat release rates, and the limitations of modern personal protective equipment. Techniques for ...read more...

Instructor
Loren Tewes
Lieutenant
Indianapolis Fire Department
United States
FDIC Take Homes

8:00 AM-12:00 PM
Room: 238-239
Format: Pre-Conference 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

8:00 AM-4:00 PM
Format: H.O.T Evolution (Outside) 8 HOUR

The class focus is on a a system for managing and handling hose in a fire attack. The program creates psychomotor connections between the how's and the why's of fire attack and is methodical instead of a grab bag of techniques. Participants adopt the aspects that fit their agency and ...read more...

Instructor
Aaron Fields
firefighter
Seattle Fire Department
United States

8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Room: Lucas Meeting Room 5-7
Format: FDSOA Incident Safety Officer Academy

The FDSOA ISO 2-day class provides the students with the basic knowledge to function as an ISO and prepares the student for the FDSOA ProBoard certification examination. The course is based upon the NFPA 1500, 1521, and 1561 standards and the 3rd Edition of Incident Safety Officer by Dave Dodson.  ...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

8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Format: H.O.T Evolution (Outside) 8 HOUR

The course is especially relevant for departments outside big city limits where staffing is lean but fireground objectives still necessitate urban tactics. When faced with limited staffing on apparatus, efficiency in fireground duties become paramount. Although the American Fire Service does not support short staffing,it, unfortunately, is a part of ...read more...

Instructor
Charlie Fadale
Chief of Safety and Training
Fishers Fire Department, IN
United States

8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Format: H.O.T Evolution (Outside) 8 HOUR

Students gain a realistic understanding of the hazards and difficulties of the fireground and what they can expect to encounter in the streets. Too often, firefighters are trained in empty burn buildings with scant furnishings and in situations with high heat, zero visibility without the means to flow water. They ...read more...

Instructor
Kiel Samsing
Lieutenant
Newport News Fire Department
United States

8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Format: H.O.T Evolution (Outside) 8 HOUR

Rapid intervention team (RIT) training should be realistic and to the point. When a RIT deploys into a burning building for a Mayday, each team member is taxed to the limit, both physically and mentally.This hands-on program trains and evaluates RIT members in performing these RIT ...read more...

Instructor
James Crawford
Assistant Fire Chief
Midway (SC) Fire Rescue
United States

8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Format: H.O.T Evolution (Outside) 8 HOUR
This five station, hands-on training class incorporates live fire, interior fire attacks, basic search and rescue, hose selection/placement/management, and buddy rescue techniques. The focus is on the initial actions of the first-arriving crews at fires involving structures and ...read more...
Instructor
Doug Stephenson
Lieutenant
Georgia Smoke Diver Association
United States

8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Format: H.O.T Evolution (Outside) 8 HOUR

Technical rescue personnel gain hands-on experience in operating on an actual communications tower. Proper techniques for climbing tower structures, RF monitoring and awareness, rescue rigging, and victim packaging techniques are among the areas covered. Students are trained to the National Fire Protection Association 1670 and 1006 Tower Rescue Operations Level.  ...read more...

Instructor
Nathan Paulsberg
Lieutenant Palatine (IL) Fire Department
Co-Owner of Elevated Safety LLC
Elevated Safety LLC./Palatine Fire Department/PMI's Vertical Rescue Solutions
United States
FDIC Take Homes

8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Format: H.O.T Evolution (Outside) 8 HOUR

In this interactive class, students rotate through a series of stations to get a “taste” of truck company operations. At the Forcible Entry station, each student will force inward- and outward-opening doors and cut simulated window bars and roll-down gates. At the Ladders station, they will learn portable ladder operations ...read more...

Instructor
Michael Ciampo
Lieutenant
Fire Department of New York
United States
FDIC Take Homes

8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Format: H.O.T Evolution (Outside) 8 HOUR

This class demonstrates how to operate efficiently using firefighter safety research to enhance fireground tactics. Controlling the flow path is the cornerstone of the course. Students receive instruction on fire attack with door control, search, and fire behavior. Three rotating stations provide a high-fidelity interactive experience with an experienced international ...read more...

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

1:00 PM-5:00 PM
Format: H.O.T Evolution (Outside) 4 HOUR

With the increasing number of high-threat, mass casualty incidents, there is an immediate need for responders and agencies to adapt strategies and tactics, safely and efficiently mitigate the incident and provide care to the victims. The evidence-based content is consistent with the Committee for Tactical Emergency Casualty Care guidelines and ...read more...

Instructor
Mark Litwinko
Lieutenant
Fort Wayne Fire Department
United States

1:00 PM-5:00 PM
Format: H.O.T Evolution (Outside) 4 HOUR

This. program provides attendees with four major skill sets needed to be successful at fires in commercial occupancies like box stores, strip malls, warehouses, etc. These fires are becoming common, yet many departments have not adjusted their tactics to address these fires' size and complexity. The skills stations include 2½-inch ...read more...

Instructor
Aaron Heller
Captain
Hamilton Township (NJ)
United States

1:00 PM-5:00 PM
Format: H.O.T Evolution (Outside) 4 HOUR

This class focuses on basic and advanced forcible entry. It covers forcing inward/outward swinging doors, roll-down gates, padlocks, carriage bolts and through-the lock techniques. Attendees will leave knowing that they learned something new or increased their knowledge pertaining to forcible entry.                    ...read more...

Instructor
Chris Minichiello
Fireman
FDNY - East Coast Rescue Solutions
United States

1:00 PM-5:00 PM
Format: H.O.T Evolution (Outside) 4 HOUR

It’s about creating the most effective tool on the fireground, the Engine Company! Students rotate through the following scenarios. In Handlines and Stretches, they  gain an understanding of the usefulness/limitations of preconnected and static loads, loads and stretches that reinforce pre-entry operation principles and discipline, and work as attack/backup teams ...read more...

Instructor
Anthony Piontek
Lieutenant
Green Bay Fire Department
United States
FDIC Take Homes

1:00 PM-5:00 PM
Format: H.O.T Evolution (Outside) 4 HOUR

Extrication station rotations  focus on stabilizing the vehicle in its physical orientation, providing new and modifying old extrication techniques for gaining access to patients with emphasis on making every movement, cut, and relief count in the “Art of Making Space.” A systematic fast paced approach to auto extrication focuses primarily ...read more...

Instructor
Marc Beal
Firefighter/Paramedic
Central Pierce (WA) Fire Rescue
United States

1:00 PM-5:00 PM
Format: H.O.T Evolution (Outside) 4 HOUR

Students gain proficiency in  Ladder Placement and Carries, Hand Tools and Building Construction, Overhaul, Conventional Forcible Entry, and Search and Victim Removal. The skill focus is on removing ladders from apparatus with adaptive techniques,ladder carries, maximizing body kinesiology for efficient deployment; understanding the principles of force and leverage with proper ...read more...

Instructor
Katie Johnson
Fire Lieutenant
Prince George's County Fire/EMS
United States

1:00 PM-5:00 PM
Format: H.O.T Evolution (Outside) 4 HOUR

This focus is on incidents not typical of what we commonly see. The practical scenarios present students with hands-on experience with new tools and techniques that will help save lives. You will be working with local tow and recovery operators who are experienced in working with loads not as familiar ...read more...

Instructor
Todd Taylor
Battalion Chief
Advanced Rescue Solutions
United States
FDIC Take Homes

1:00 PM-5:00 PM
Format: H.O.T Evolution (Outside) 4 HOUR

The focus is on safety in and round elevator equipmen and responding to an elevator emergency. After a dynamic one-hour lecture-slide presentation, students are rotated through four skill stations that cover the use of door keys/pick tools,an  elevator equipment tour, manually lowering a hydraulic elevator, and removing a top escape ...read more...

Instructor
Michael Dragonetti
Deputy Chief Aide
Dragon Rescue Management, Inc. Stamford Fire Department in Stamford, CT.
United States

1:00 PM-5:00 PM
Format: H.O.T Evolution (Outside) 4 HOUR

This comprehensive hands-on class takes participants through a series of in-depth skill stations that addressed everything about the saw. Participants learn by disassembling and assembling fire service chain and rotary saws and becoming acquainted with industry recommendations for cleaning, trouble shooting, and repairing. Tips to ensure maximum performance and longevity ...read more...

Instructor
Scott Kleinschmidt
Captain
Wichita Fire Department
United States

1:00 PM-5:00 PM

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 highly specialized skill set, and caring for victims/patients entrapped in machinery necessitates that providers be trained in ...read more...

Instructor
Mark Gregory
Captain
FDNY - Ladder 176
United States
FDIC Take Homes

1:00 PM-5:00 PM
Format: H.O.T Evolution (Outside) 4 HOUR

Each year nearly,3000 civilians are killed in structure fires. Despite advances in technology and personal protective equipment, these numbers do not seem to go down. Could our “passive search culture” be a contributing factor? This class makes a case for completing an aggressive primary search within the first 10 minutes ...read more...

Instructor
Grant Schwalbe
Lieutenant
Estero Fire Rescue (Fort Myers, FL)
United States

1:00 PM-5:00 PM
Format: H.O.T Evolution (Outside) 4 HOUR

Instructors present challenging, difficult extrication scenarios requiring advanced skills to stabilize the vehicles, gain entry, and remove patients entrapped and entangled in the wreckage. There will be plenty of "tool time" for all students. This class is a "hybrid" advanced class that includes cars, SUVs, vans, ...read more...

Instructor
Leigh Hollins
Battalion Chief
Cedar Hammock (FL) Fire Department (ret)
United States

1:00 PM-5:00 PM
Format: H.O.T Evolution (Outside) 4 HOUR

In this intensive course, the focus is on effective size-up of vehicle construction features, how the accident has affected those structures, and the desired outcome. Participants will  polish basic and advanced techniques. Aggressive, efficient methodology is applied to each task assigned. Among the task components of the class are dash displacement ...read more...

Instructor
Brock Archer
Assistant Chief - Retired
Hopland Fire District
United States

1:00 PM-5:00 PM
Format: H.O.T Evolution (Outside) 4 HOUR

Flashover offers firefighters the opportunity to observe fire behavior and the signs that lead up to flashover. In Phase #1-Training from Swede Survival Systems, you observe and experience in a controlled environment how fire develops and grows up to and through the flashover stage. You will then witness how ventilation ...read more...

Instructor
Joseph Berchtold
Deputy Chief
Teaneck Fire Dept
United States
FDIC Take Homes

1:00 PM-5:00 PM
Format: H.O.T Evolution (Outside) 4 HOUR

Students will participate in five stations: 1. Vent-enter-search above the fire; 2. Searching off  a charged hoseline. 3. Searching with a 21/2-gallon water can and keeping the fire in check; 4. Primary searching without a hoseline; and 5. (if the roof prop is put in place) roof operations.      ...read more...

Instructor
Joseph Alvarez
Captain
City of Maplewood (NJ) Fire Department
United States

1:00 PM-5:00 PM
Format: H.O.T Evolution (Outside) 4 HOUR
You will put your knowledge and skills to the test in several realistic life-threatening emergencies. Team work, action plans, and time compression are all part of this class. You provide the solution while being supervised and mentored by experienced instructors. Blind shaft elevator rescue. Lowering a downed firefighter using a ...read more...
Instructor
Ray McCormack
Lieutenant
Fire Department of New York
United States

1:00 PM-5:00 PM
Format: H.O.T Evolution (Outside) 4 HOUR

This workshop will introduce students to the emerging technology of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) while demonstrating how UAS can be used by emergency responders. Participants will experience hands-on demonstrations in the areas of Live Fire (Structural and Wildland), Hazmat, Search and Rescue, and photography/videography ...read more...

Instructor
Traci Ann Johnson
Lieutenant
Broward Sheriff's Office Fire Rescue (FL)
United States

1:00 PM-5:00 PM
Format: H.O.T Evolution (Outside) 4 HOUR

Learn how the modern fireground impacts ventilate, enter, isolate, and search (VEIS) and what to do to provide the highest level of survival and safety for the victim and firefighter. Topics include flow path control, survival profiling, heat release rates, and the limitations of modern personal protective equipment. Techniques for ...read more...

Instructor
Loren Tewes
Lieutenant
Indianapolis Fire Department
United States
FDIC Take Homes

1:30 PM-5:30 PM
Room: 123-124
Format: Pre-Conference 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
FDIC Take Homes