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
Instructor
Doug Mitchell, Jr.
Captain
Fire Department of New York
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: 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: 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
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: 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: 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: 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

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: 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

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
Jeff Pugh
Lieutenant
Central Pierce Fire & Rescue / PXT
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: 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
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: 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

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

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: 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
22 year veteran firefighter. 17 years assigned to Rescue 1. Presently a 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 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
Lieutenant
Wichita 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: 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 142
United States

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
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

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: 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

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

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
Format: Blue Card IC Certification Simulation Evaluation
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 ...read more...
Instructor
John Brunacini
Training Chief
Clay Fire Territory
United States
Instructor
Nick Brunacini
Shift Commander (Ret.)
Phoenix (AZ) Fire Department
United States

8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Format: 2-Day Workshop

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
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
City of Johns Creek (GA)Fire Department
United States

8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Format: H.O.T Evolution (Outside) 8 HOUR
This lab provides hand-on advanced airway techniques, gross anatomy dissection, and training in emergency field amputations using the most advanced state-of-the-art equipment. Participants will interact with a human cadaver (the individual had donated the body for use in medical ...read more...
Instructor
Daniel Chubb
EMS Supervisor / Faculty
St Vincent College of Health Professions
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

Firefighters and training personnel increase their knowledge base relative to the highly researched tactical strength and conditioning field. There are six sections: 1. Comprehensive evaluation and injury prevention strategies, 2. Strength and power development, 3. Energy system development, 4. Nutrition and recovery protocols, 5. The mental aspect of firefighting,and  6. ...read more...

Instructor
Matthew Zimpfer
Firefighter with the FDNY
Fire Department City of New York
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
LT Palatine Fire Departemt/Co-Owner of Elevated Safety LLC
Elevated Safety LLC./Palatine Fire Department/PMI's Vertical Rescue Solutions
United States

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

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
Lieutenant
Cobb County (GA) Fire and Emergency Services
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

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

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

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
Jeff Pugh
Lieutenant
Central Pierce Fire & Rescue / PXT
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

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

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

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
22 year veteran firefighter. 17 years assigned to Rescue 1. Presently a 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
Lieutenant
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 142
United States

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

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
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

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, OwnerIllinois 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: 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

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: 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 RetiredEmergency 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: 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
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

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

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: 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

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
Jeff Pugh
Lieutenant
Central Pierce Fire & Rescue / PXT
United States

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

Create a positive non-intimidating learning environment for students to perfect basic operational fireground tasks and deliver training to Entry Level Firefighters and/or Crew Members at the Station level. Students will acquire skills to maximize available resources and abilities of diverse crew makeups during course delivery, learn tricks of the trade ...read more...

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

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

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
22 year veteran firefighter. 17 years assigned to Rescue 1. Presently a 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 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
Lieutenant
Wichita Fire Department
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 142
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: 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
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: 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

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: 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 ...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

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: Blue Card IC Certification Simulation Evaluation
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 ...read more...
Instructor
John Brunacini
Training Chief
Clay Fire Territory
United States
Instructor
Nick Brunacini
Shift Commander (Ret.)
Phoenix (AZ) Fire Department
United States

8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Format: 2-Day Workshop

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

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
City of Johns Creek (GA)Fire Department
United States

8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Format: H.O.T Evolution (Outside) 8 HOUR
This lab provides hand-on advanced airway techniques, gross anatomy dissection, and training in emergency field amputations using the most advanced state-of-the-art equipment. Participants will interact with a human cadaver (the individual had donated the body for use in medical ...read more...
Instructor
Daniel Chubb
EMS Supervisor / Faculty
St Vincent College of Health Professions
United States

8:00 AM-5:00 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
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 ...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

Firefighters and training personnel increase their knowledge base relative to the highly researched tactical strength and conditioning field. There are six sections: 1. Comprehensive evaluation and injury prevention strategies, 2. Strength and power development, 3. Energy system development, 4. Nutrition and recovery protocols, 5. The mental aspect of firefighting,and  6. ...read more...

Instructor
Matthew Zimpfer
Firefighter with the FDNY
Fire Department City of New York
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
LT Palatine Fire Departemt/Co-Owner of Elevated Safety LLC
Elevated Safety LLC./Palatine Fire Department/PMI's Vertical Rescue Solutions
United States

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

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
Lieutenant
Cobb County (GA) Fire and Emergency Services
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

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

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

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
Jeff Pugh
Lieutenant
Central Pierce Fire & Rescue / PXT
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

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

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

Using hands on with unique scenarios allow the student to experience new lessons that they may not get anywhere else. The ability to perform extrication on actual cabs in  controlled atmosphere is generally hard to get, or cost prohibitive. Getting the student involved with the tow and recovery industry opens ...read more...

Instructor
Todd Taylor
Battalion Chief
Advanced Rescue Solutions
United States

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
22 year veteran firefighter. 17 years assigned to Rescue 1. Presently a 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
Lieutenant
Wichita Fire Department
United States

1:00 PM-5:00 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 142
United States

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

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
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

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

10:00 AM-11:00 AM
Format: Classroom Session (Single Speaker/1.45 HOUR)

You will embark on a virtual journey through the fire service, led by Leicestershire (England) Fire and Rescue Service, in partnership with RiVR, to see what they have achieved over the past three years and how they did it.  You will be looking ahead to the training environments ...read more...

Instructor
Paul Speight
Watch Manager
Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service
United Kingdom

10:30 AM-11:30 AM
Format: Classroom Session (Single Speaker/1.45 HOUR)
Similar to how evolutionary adaptation occurs in the natural world when living creatures are exposed to external forces over long periods of time, extreme environments have the potential to create similar but accelerated sets of conditions to facilitate innovation. The constraints of harsh environments often trigger ...read more...

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

The benefits of fire departments and electrical energy providers working together to address emergencies involving energized spaces is the focus. Although electrical vault fires are emphasized, the class also covers incidents involving aboveground transformers, rectifiers, and overhead hazards. Topics include manhole vs. vault fires, secondary events, ...read more...

Instructor
Chris Greene
Seattle Fire Captain/Vault Fire Response Group Supervisor
Seattle Fire Department
United States

10:30 AM-12:15 PM
Format: Classroom Session (Single Speaker/1.45 HOUR)
Our overall goal is to put out the fire and save lives; most often, these tasks are in the hands of firefighters operating at the task level. However, in the most successful operations, the skills of talented firefighters are enabled, supported, and best deployed by talented ...read more...
Instructor
Nicholas Martin
Battalion Chief
Columbia (SC) Fire Department
United States

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

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

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

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

This class addresses the question: "What kind of size-up do we perform for task-specific assignments?" The focus is on scene size-up from a task level assignment: tasks that must be performed on the fireground like hose stretches, ladders, search, and others and what the size-up for ...read more...

Instructor
William Murray
Captain
Virginia Beach (VA) Fire Department
United States

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

The focus is on exceeding fire­ flow needs and still managing water during the crucial initial hoseline advancement in an interior offensive attack. Learn why it is necessary to think in terms of gallons per second at this time. Strategies are presented for managing the booster ...read more...

Instructor
Curt Isakson, Mr.
Battalion Chief
County Fire Tactics
United States

10:30 AM-12:15 PM
Format: Classroom Session (Single Speaker/1.45 HOUR)
A presentation of the events of January 23, 2005, in the Bronx, New York, in which six firefighters where trapped and forced to jump out of a four-story tenement.The instructor, one of those firefighters, gives a step-by-step description of the operations that day and what led ...read more...
Instructor
Eugene Stolowski
Firefighter
Fire Department City of New York
United States

10:30 AM-12:15 PM
Format: Classroom Session (Single Speaker/1.45 HOUR)
Flashover causes injuries and in many cases the deaths of firefighters. The devastating scars left behind after a flashover last a lifetime--not only the physical scars but the mental ones as well. This class presents two case studies of incidents where flashover occurred. In one incident, ...read more...
Instructor
Bryan Winzer
Lieutenant
Fire Department City of New York
United States

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

There is a better way to do the job: Deliver a proven foam concentrate with your water. Foams, especially those for Class A fires, are becoming more popular but yet are often misunderstood. This class addresses the basics you should know about purchasing, delivering, and using ...read more...

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

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

10:30 AM-12:15 PM
Format: Classroom Session (Single Speaker/1.45 HOUR)
This class emphasizes that rescuers should not take a passenger vehicle approach to a large truck extrication. Students gain a working knowledge of large truck construction including air, electrical, and suspension systems. Options are discussed for using electric, pneumatic, and hydraulic tools to stabilize, gain access, ...read more...
Instructor
Steve White
Battalion Chief
Fishers Fire Department
United States

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

This class focuses on viewing dramatic videos and photos depicting moments captured on the fireground that illustrate how firefighters' aggressive actions can lead to danger and interfere with the task at hand, leaving firefighters at risk for injury or death. Scene command, accountability, incident ...read more...

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

10:30 AM-12:15 PM
Format: Classroom Session (Single Speaker/1.45 HOUR)
Fires and emergencies create complex problem sets in which leaders and personnel function in a time-competitive environment where uncertainty, friction, and risk are pervasive. The fire service has made great strides in advancing its understanding of the physical sciences but has largely neglected the scientific disciplines ...read more...
Instructor
Jason Brezler
Major
USMC/Fire Department of New York
United States

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

A look at the most common mistakes and problems the instructor has experienced and seen on the fireground in his 24 years in the fire service. A distinction is made between a mistake and a problem. A mistake is a human error typically caused by a ...read more...

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

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

Company drills are a crucial function in any department. Current Instructor I courses teach delivery of a lesson with a lesson plan someone else prepared. Most company drills are not lessons but a segment of a lesson, a specific skill or evolution, or isolated knowledge that ...read more...

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

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

The role of the driver/operator is arguably one of the most important functions on the fireground. From safe transportation to and from the emergency scene to operating an engine or ladder truck at the scene of a multialarm fire, a competent and proficient driver/operator is critical ...read more...

Instructor
Eric Hankins
Captain
Yuba City (CA) Fire Department
United States

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

Being a rural fire officer comes with unique requirements for leadership and knowledge, skills, and abilities pertinent to running your volunteer or combination department. This presentation focuses on the leadership needs and differing strategies and tactics needed by small, combination departments. Is your organization's philosophy designed ...read more...

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

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

The focus is on multiple strategies and tactics for rural water movement including nurse tankers, vacuum tankers, the rural hitch, portable filling stations, drafting operations, alternate water sources, and jet syphoning. The advantages and disadvantages of these strategies are discussed, as is training your department for ...read more...

Instructor
Bill Adkins
Captain
Loveland-Symmes Fire Department
United States

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

This class takes attendees through all things associated with fire service saws. Learn industry best practices when it comes to proper maintenance of these expensive tools. Discussion includes the pros and cons of saw and blade combinations and proper safe application when working on the fireground, ...read more...

Instructor
Seth Taylor
Captain
Lewisville (TX) Fire Department
United States

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

Officers and fire service leaders are introduced to some of the most important skills necessary for leaders in today's fire service. Those skills include goal setting, mentoring, succession planning, critiquing others, delegating, preventing freelancing, technical report writing, tackling administrative tasks, dealing with subordinate issues, conducting a ...read more...

Instructor
Frank Viscuso
Deputy Chief
Kearny (NJ) Fire Department
United States

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

This class identifies the fireground factors that affect decision making and creates challenges through a variety of situations. These scenarios include challenges at residential structure fires, rescue profiling, mode determination, multifamily structures, and commercial occupancies. In addition to the scenarios, the participants will be presented with ...read more...

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

10:30 AM-12:15 PM
Format: Classroom Session (Single Speaker/1.45 HOUR)
Effective small unit leadership is the focus of this class. The military model is compared and contrasted with that of the fire service model. Leadership traits, styles, and skills; the concepts of "ultimate responsibility" and "glidepath" to leadership are presented; and effective firehouse leadership is ...read more...
Instructor
Marc Davidson
Lieutenant
Fairfax County Fire & Rescue Department
United States

10:30 AM-12:15 PM
Format: Classroom Session (Single Speaker/1.45 HOUR)
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) affects firefighters all over the world. Many times, firefighters don't want to discuss incidents that may have had lasting effects on them. This is unhealthy physically and mentally not only for firefighters but for their family and friends as well. How do ...read more...
Instructor
David Griffin, Ed.D., C.T.O., F.O.
Captain
Charleston Fire Department
United States

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

What does it take to be a volunteer fire officer? Climbing up into the right seat of the apparatus, you are taking the leadership role. That role contends with issues and problems both out on scene as well as in the station. How you choose to ...read more...

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

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

10:30 AM-12:15 PM
Format: Classroom Session (Single Speaker/1.45 HOUR)
This class reviews the considerations for search and rescue that can be gained from the latest firefighter research. More than 84% of the fatal home fire injuries occur in one- or two-family dwellings. Statistics such as this underscore the need for search and rescue to be ...read more...
Instructor
Robin Zevotek
Research Engineer
UL Firefighter Safety Research Institute
United States

10:30 AM-12:15 PM
Format: Classroom Session (Single Speaker/1.45 HOUR)
The class provides company officers and firefighters with the current tactical information necessary to accurately assess the fire’s potential impact on the threatened structure and the safety of the engine company. Among the topics covered are critical fire behavior and the safest and most efficient initial ...read more...
Instructor
Todd McNeal
Chief
Twain Harte (CA) Fire Department
United States

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

Here is a successful strength and conditioning program that can be implemented at the basic training level. Gone are the days of generic physical training with few practical objectives beyond making life tough for recruits! As the fire service has begun to prioritize physical fitness, we ...read more...

Instructor
Brice Long
Technician II
Stafford County Fire and Rescue Department
United States

1:30 PM-3:15 PM
Format: Classroom Session (Single Speaker/1.45 HOUR)
The focus is on strategies and tactics for responding to fires in big box stores and commercial buildings, including taxpayers and office buildings. These structures are becoming increasingly common in all types of communities, whether served by career, volunteer, or combination departments. Unfortunately, many departments have ...read more...
Instructor
Aaron Heller
Captain
Hamilton Township (NJ)
United States

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

The focus is on responding to, operating at, and returning from a building collapse incident. This interactive class will enable attendees to share their company policies and procedures. Audiovisuals augment the discussion. Attendees are guided in how to develop policies and procedures, including accomplishing ...read more...

Instructor
John Tew
(Ret) Rescue 4 Firefighter
Fire Department of New York
United States

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

This class examines fire behavior as it relates to fire attack. It connects the intellectual dots and identifies skills that every engine company should possess. In addition, it connects our history and experience to the lab-testing environment of today. It points out that the major disconnect ...read more...

Instructor
Aaron Fields
firefighter
Seattle Fire Department
United States

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

This class discusses the presence and effects of complacency in the fire service and how and why we must combat it. Tips on the readiness of attitude and equipment are offered for the engine and truck company, rapid intervention team, and incident commander. Many factors have ...read more...

Instructor
Richard Riley
President
Traditions Training
United States

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

Most first responders understand, at the fundamental level, that it is important to develop and maintain situational awareness at emergency scenes. Following near-miss and casualty events, responders and investigators often cite flawed situational awareness as a contributing factor. Yet, most first responders lack a basic understanding ...read more...

Instructor
Richard B. Gasaway, PhD
Chief Scientist
Situational Awareness Matters
United States

1:30 PM-3:15 PM
Format: Classroom Session (Single Speaker/1.45 HOUR)
Share in the success story of a training division that has transformed a failing program into an amazingly successful program that is now the model for many agencies across the country. Flipped training allows you to meet the learning needs of all generations and see improved ...read more...
Instructor
Frank Lipski
Co-Owner Lead Instructor
Engine House Training LLC
United States

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

Explore your desire to make a difference. You will be encouraged in a positive environment to seek out your unique voice to influence and lead the people around you. This energetic and inspiring class will engage and motivate you to set these skills in motion. Combs ...read more...

Instructor
Paul Combs
Lieutenant
City of Bryan Fire Department
United States

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

Students gain exposure to various types of industrial emergencies. Sea can containers, often overlooked in emergencies, can act like pressure vessels in the right circumstances. A fatal fire case study involving a Sea Can is discussed. Other hazards include electrical, high-power energy sources; pressure vessels; chemicals; ...read more...

Instructor
Bradley Davidson
Staff Officer. Associate Consultant Ignis Fire & Rescue Solutions
HudBay Fire Dept.
Canada

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

What does "risk" mean today? How does it differ from, say, 20 years ago? These are among the questions addressed. Managing risk in the volunteer fire service is important yet a frequently ignored fireground management skill. Volunteers put a lot on the line every time they ...read more...

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

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

According to National Fire Protection Association reports, 53% of fireground injuries and 60% of nonfireground injuries are attributed to strains, sprains, and muscular pain. Nearly 44% of job-related injuries result in loss of work time, and many of these incidents can be prevented with proper prehabilitation ...read more...

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

1:30 PM-3:15 PM
Format: Classroom Session (Single Speaker/1.45 HOUR)
Exposure to fireground toxic contaminants is a leading cause of firefighter occupational cancer. While many departments have made great strides to adopt best practices to prevent and mitigate firefighter exposures, many still lag behind. Over the past several years, several National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)  technical ...read more...
Instructor
David Bernzweig
Battalion Chief
Columbus (OH) Division of Fire
United States

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

Illinois Fire Fighter Peer Support (ILFFPS) was created in 2012 in the basement of a Bolingbrook, Illinois, fire station. A motivated firefighter/paramedic and a licensed clinician took their ideas about what was missing in the everyday interactions between fire service personnel and developed curriculum to teach ...read more...

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

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

The focus is on preplanning your community for a wildland fire: identifying target hazards, accurately creating an incident action plan, and creating an overall strategy for the local fire department and responding agencies to follow. Involving citizens in hazard mitigation techniques; formulating good, solid public education ...read more...

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

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

The focus is on methods for preventing suicide and learning its traceable causes on the individual, company, and departmental methods. Suicide tragically results when the decedent incorrectly concludes that his/her death could be a service to others. Some of the common risk factors that can be ...read more...

Instructor
Dena Ali
Captain
Raleigh Fire Department
United States

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

Few fire departments worldwide have a dedicated Special Operations Division that can handle technical rescue incidents. Most departments have limited to no capabilities. Nevertheless, building collapses, trench incidents, confined space incidents, rope rescues, and water rescues seem to make the news on a regular basis worldwide. ...read more...

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

1:30 PM-3:15 PM
Format: Classroom Session (Single Speaker/1.45 HOUR)
Fostering an aggressive firefighting culture is the hallmark of a winning firefighting organization. Positive “can-do” attitudes and resource adaptability from firefighters and fire officers are at the root of every successful fire company. The focus is on factors that contribute to successful fire companies, successful fire ...read more...
Instructor
Gabriel Angemi
Captain
City of Camden Fire Department
United States

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

An entertaining look at fire behavior and how scientific approaches can be applied on the fireground for maximum effect. This is a fully interactive session with fun fire science experiments using everyday household items. This year--exclusive to FDIC International--the instructor introduces the "tactical curves" model of ...read more...

Instructor
Benjamin Walker, BA(Hons) GIFireE
Training Chief
Ignis Global. Past- London Fire Brigade Training School, Tyne & Wear Metropolitan Fire Brigade UK
United Kingdom

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

This class has three objectives: to develop an understanding of critical background information necessary for effective response to natural gas emergencies; to review lessons learned from case histories; and to develop standard operating procedures (SOPs) based on fire department/gas industry best practices that can be modified ...read more...

Instructor
Jerry Knapp
CHIEF, ROCKLAND COUNTY HAZMAT TEAM
Rockland County Fire Training Center, Pomona, NY
United States

1:30 PM-3:15 PM
Format: Classroom Session (Single Speaker/1.45 HOUR)
With the advent of the change in mindset to "vehicle rescue" from "vehicle extrication," this class revisits the concept of creating space within the mindset of  vehicle rescue. Although there is a science behind the tool evolutions we perform, there is also an unmistakable art to ...read more...
Instructor
David Dalrymple
Educator
RoadwayRescue LLC
United States

1:30 PM-3:15 PM
Format: Classroom Session (Single Speaker/1.45 HOUR)
The toughest and most critical decisions you make in your career typically revolve around committing to an interior attack or choosing another route. Seasoned officers know the difference between "We can get it" and "It's lost." You should, too. Using a simple framework that allows you ...read more...
Instructor
Mike Gagliano
Captain
Seattle (WA) Fire Department
United States

1:30 PM-3:15 PM
Format: Classroom Session (Single Speaker/1.45 HOUR)
The battalion chief, or a field chief officer, is the first-line administrative officer position in a fire department. While many focus on common leadership principles and practices in this position, those who become capable managers end up being viewed as leaders. This class discusses the difference ...read more...
Instructor
Erich Roden
Battalion Chief
Milwaukee (WI) Fire Department
United States

1:30 PM-3:15 PM
Format: Classroom Session (Single Speaker/1.45 HOUR)
This highly interactive presentation, designed for the active, experienced, and engaged fire service instructor, is traditional instructor development. The focus is on the direct responsibilities of a drill ground instructor. Emphasis is on integrity, ethics, and competency as they relate to observing, evaluating, and certifying ...read more...
Instructor
William Hopson
Captain
Beachwood NJ Fire Department
United States

1:30 PM-3:15 PM
Format: Classroom Session (Single Speaker/1.45 HOUR)
What puts out fires? It's still water. This class is about engine company priorities and tactics. Topics covered are selecting and placing the first handline in service properly (a priority); apparatus placement, line selection, matching the proper nozzle to the proper line, and line placement.  Overcoming ...read more...
Instructor
Steve Robertson
Lieutenant
Columbus (OH) Division of Fire
United States

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

This interactive class discusses the relationship between fire dynamics and the fireground. Among the topics covered are fire dynamics and their impact on tactical decisions, the relationship between traditional tactics and fire behavior, and  the effects of your decisions and tasks on operations. We have all ...read more...

Instructor
P.J. Norwood
Deputy Chief/Training Officer
East Haven (CT) Fire Department
United States

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

This class begins with a discussion of the dangers posed by elevators and the importance of having a thorough working knowledge of all facets of elevators. It is an in-depth presentation of the ins and outs of traction and hydraulic elevators as well as all safety ...read more...

Instructor
Michael Posner
Operations Training Captain
Miami-Dade (FL) Fire Rescue
United States

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

The focus is on developing principled leaders in the fire safety arena. The EMPOWER model is introduced; this model imbues participants with tools engineered to maximize their ability to balance personal efficiency and effectiveness. Participants apply the model in prearranged high-energy, deep-impact scenarios against specially trained ...read more...

Instructor
Larry Conley
Captain
Leadership Development Concepts
United States

3:30 PM-5:15 PM
Format: Classroom Session (Single Speaker/1.45 HOUR)
The focus is on actions to take when you are confronted with an interior fire operation. The "tips" format allows for a full explanation of how each one will improve operational function and ...read more...
Instructor
Ray McCormack
Lieutenant
Fire Department of New York
United States

3:30 PM-5:15 PM
Format: Classroom Session (Single Speaker/1.45 HOUR)
The focus is on farm and agricultural emergencies and the specialized knowledge and skill responders need to effectively and safely respond to and manage these varied emergencies. The course familiarizes students with the special techniques for successfully coordinating and executing an agricultural rescue. Topics include grain ...read more...
Instructor
Scott Larson
Instructor for Stateline Farm Rescue
Stateline Farm Rescue
United States

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

The United States leads many countries in the number of firefighter line-of-duty-deaths and injuries. This class compares training standards of the United States and Germany to see if there are variances in best practices and standards that can account for the number of deaths and injuries. ...read more...

Instructor
Susanne Klatt
Division Chief
Essen Fire Department
Germany

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

There are many tactics for attacking structure fires. For years, the fire service has been preaching to attack from the unburned side. This isn't always the best tactic. The modern fireground is evolving more than ever before. Introducing research that enhances the procedures, students ...read more...

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

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

Here’s how to build a training network when resources and funding are not available. By networking, we tap into resources that can help us to develop training plans that are broader and more versatile.                          ...read more...

Instructor
David McGlynn
Training Chief
West Point (NY) Fire Department
United States

3:30 PM-5:15 PM
Format: Classroom Session (Single Speaker/1.45 HOUR)
Every day in your community, vehicles travel the road carrying large numbers of potential victims--some children, some elderly, some with special medical issues--and all are your responsibility. Every year 63,000 intercity, transit, and school buses crashes result in more than 14,000 injuries and hundreds of fatalities. ...read more...
Instructor
Rommie Duckworth, LP
Founder, Director
New England Center for Rescue and Emergency Medicine
United States

3:30 PM-5:15 PM
Format: Classroom Session (Single Speaker/1.45 HOUR)
This class provides an overview of cancer-causing carcinogen contamination of firefighter personal protective equipment (PPE) and firefighters. It provides discussion and up-to-date data on realistic protection expectations. It explains, identifies, and justifies the increasing risks of cancer that firefighers face, along with established proven strategies and ...read more...
Instructor
Jim Reidy
Lieutenant
San Antonio (TX) Fire Department
United States

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

This class covers large truck and trailer incident response (big truck anatomy, arrival, setup procedures and hazard control, sustained stabilization, patient access, overcoming height, side wall openings, roof operations, disentanglement, patient removal, and scene termination considerations); bus extrication (response issues and social media, command, triage applications, ...read more...

Instructor
Randy Schmitz
Lieutenant
Calgary Fire Department (Alberta Canada)
Canada

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

This presentation will chronicle the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health's report on the incident that resulted in the deaths of Lieutenant Robert Neary and Firefighter Daniel Sweeney. It will review and identify the factors that are identified in NIOSH Report #F2012-13 and analyze the critical factors that ...read more...

Instructor
Vincent Mulray
Deputy Chief
Philadelphia (PA) Fire Department
United States

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

Having reliable communications on the fireground is critical to the safety of all firefighters on scene. Dependable communications start when your shift starts. It begins with the daily check of your radio and progresses throughout the shift. This presentation addresses all aspects of fireground communications--everything from ...read more...

Instructor
Jaime Reyes
Captain
Plano (TX) Fire Rescue
United States

3:30 PM-5:15 PM
Format: Classroom Session (Single Speaker/1.45 HOUR)
The focus is on the interaction of company officers and leaders inside a firehouse and making your firehouse a much more pleasant place to work or volunteer. The skills essential for building interpersonal relationships are reviewed. The firehouse can be a great place to work, or ...read more...
Instructor
Michael Dugan
Captain ret.
Fire Department of New York
United States
Instructor
Mike Gagliano
Captain
Seattle (WA) Fire Department
United States

3:30 PM-5:15 PM
Format: Classroom Session (Single Speaker/1.45 HOUR)
Assigning resources, managing crews, and adapting to understaffed engine companies during emergency incidents are addressed. The discussion includes also methods for deploying various experience levels within the ranks to successfully mitigate various types of ...read more...
Instructor
Sean Eagen
Lieutenant
Buffalo, NY Fire Department
United States

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

This flashover occurred at a rapidly advancing dwelling fire. Conditions at this dwelling fire changed, and the signs of a pending flashover were not easily seen during the vent-enter-isolate-search. Transitional attack, bailout, situational awareness, and firefighter physical fitness are among the topics covered. This class is ...read more...

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

3:30 PM-5:15 PM
Format: Classroom Session (Single Speaker/1.45 HOUR)
Why are some forcible entry attempts efficient while others are embarrassing? The answer is in the details. Setting forks, running a saw, and merely striking are not enough to ensure a win. Success requires knowledge of the system being defeated, familiarity with tool potential, and understanding ...read more...
Instructor
Samuel Hittle
Lieutenant
Wichita (KS) Fire Department
United States

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

Compulsive hoarding disorder is a growing problem facing firefighters worldwide. The number of people afflicted with this disorder has been steadily climbing over the past years. Very little research has been done from a fire attack perspective. Traditionally, many firefighters use the mentality of “we won't ...read more...

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

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

Machinery entrapments occur all across the United States and Canada. Is your department capable of handling one? This program prepares responders 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 ...read more...

Instructor
Mark Gregory
Captain
FDNY Ladder 142
United States

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

New vehicle technology presents ever-changing challenges for rescuers. The focus is on how the changes in vehicles increase challenges and dangers for responders during  rescue operations. Metallurgy, construction, new glass standards, and safety system changes are addressed. Hybrid challenges and lithium ion battery fires are discussed; ...read more...

Instructor
Carl Haddon
Deputy Chief (ret)
North Fork (ID) Fire Department
United States

3:30 PM-5:15 PM
Format: Classroom Session (Single Speaker/1.45 HOUR)
Manufactured housing accounts for about 10% of the new homes built each year. Learn what makes trailers different from “regular” wood-frame structures and how to safely operate within this challenging environment. Tactics for suppression and ventilation, as well as strategies for operating in high-density mobile home ...read more...
Instructor
Joseph Polenzani
Battalion Chief
Franklin (TN) Fire Department
United States

3:30 PM-5:15 PM
Format: Classroom Session (Single Speaker/1.45 HOUR)
This focus in on the common and uncommon hazards to consider when fighting fires in abandoned buildings. In recent years, this problem that once plagued only the urban firefighter now is confronting suburban and rural firefighters as well. Many areas are covered, from the typical types ...read more...
Instructor
Bryan Emenecker
Captain
Camden City Fire Dept
United States

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

Training with an eye toward proficiency at all levels is the goal. The bottom line is performance on the emergency scene. Using task books along with company manuals provides the foundation for proficiency. The building of knowledge, skills, and abilities begins in recruit school and continues ...read more...

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

3:30 PM-5:15 PM
Format: Classroom Session (Single Speaker/1.45 HOUR)
You’ve heard the discussions and debates on the various ways fire departments have implemented the latest fire dynamics research. In this session, the creators of the S.L.I.C.E.-R.S. and D.I.C.E.R.S. acronyms present their concepts and discuss the similarities and differences of the various approaches. The session is ...read more...
Instructor
Eddie Buchanan
Assistant Chief
Hanover Fire & EMS
United States
Instructor
Ray McCormack
Lieutenant
Fire Department of New York
United States

3:30 PM-5:15 PM
Format: Classroom Session (Single Speaker/1.45 HOUR)
A wholistic approach to the standard positioning, uses, and deployment of aerial devices at most standard structural type fires most fire departments encounter is the focus. Included are manufacturer recommendations and industry best practices. New and experienced firefighters and officers gain insights into incorporating aerial fireground ...read more...
Instructor
G. Howard Blythe
Firefighter
FDNY-FirefighterConnecticut Fire Academy-Program Coordinator
United States

3:30 PM-5:15 PM
Format: Classroom Session (Single Speaker/1.45 HOUR)
This highly interactive, fun, and humorous class focuses on the tools necessary for succession planning in today's fire service. Leadership is a vast topic and is talked about throughout the fire service, but building modern leaders in-house who are ready to fill the gap left by ...read more...
Instructor
Anthony Kastros
Battalion Chief
Sacramento Metro (CA) Fire District
United States

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

The focus is on the tactical challenges associated with structures built on hillsides. Arriving to find a two-story single family on side A that transverses to five stories on side C can dramatically affect your operation and firefighter safety. Fireground-proven solutions and innovative recommendations ranging from ...read more...

Instructor
Danny Doyle
Lieutenant
Pittsburgh Bureau of Fire / Traditions Training
United States

3:30 PM-5:15 PM
Format: Classroom Session (Single Speaker/1.45 HOUR)
The 360 size-up on the fireground is a critical component for fireground strategic and tactical success. Having a set of eyes along with a credible report from all sides of the structure has proven to be extremely beneficial for positive outcomes, whereas the lack of completing ...read more...
Instructor
Daniel DiRenzo
Captain
Cherry Hill, NJ Fire Department/Safety & Survival Training, LLC
United States

3:30 PM-5:15 PM
Format: Classroom Session (Single Speaker/1.45 HOUR)
Here’s how firefighters can develop an effective thermal imaging training program. The class covers applicable National Fire Protection Association standards for thermal imaging; key components of an effective thermal imaging training program; thermal imaging technology, features, and concepts; potential sources of key resources for use in ...read more...
Instructor
Mike Richardson
Major/Division Chief of Training & Safety
St Matthews (KY) Fire Department
United States

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

Engineer (Ret.) Paul Shapiro, Las Vegas (NV) Fire Department



The anchor and hold tactics in the wildland urban interface are a water delivery evolution that requires an engine company or companies to establish a sustained water supply, most likely from a hydrant, and deliver fire streams to ...read more...

Instructor
Paul Shapiro, NA
Director
Fire Flow Technology
United States

5:30 PM-7:15 PM
Join with Chief John Norman and Chief Bobby Halton and special guests in a completely unplugged discussion on today’s fire service issues. Special guests will be on hand to share their thoughts and insights and ...read more...
Instructor
Bobby Halton
Education Director
United States
Instructor
John Norman
Deputy Assistant Chief (Ret.)
Fire Department of New York (Ret.)
United States

8:00 AM-10:15 AM
Format: Classroom Session (Single Speaker/1.45 HOUR)

Using augmented and virtual reality, ARCortex has delivered for more than 20 years prototype visualization solutions for the first responders on foot and in vehicles to provide unambiguous and quickly exploitable heads-up information about an event, enabling unsurpassed situation awareness and training capabilities. Some of the ...read more...

Instructor
Yohan Baillot
CEO
NA
United States

8:30 AM-10:15 AM
Format: Classroom Session (Single Speaker/1.45 HOUR)
Firefighting solutions that can decrease risk and increase the likelihood of survival during an emergency event are critical in the growth of Smart Cities. OrbiFire is one of these critical solutions. This session explores how innovations like OrbiFire can protect the safety and reduce the risk ...read more...
Instructor
Paul Doherty
President and CEO
The Digit Group (TDG)
United States

8:30 AM-10:15 AM
Format: Classroom Session (Single Speaker/1.45 HOUR)
Drones represent the next disruptive technology for the fire/safety service, and this requires transformational leadership to influence full adoption. Fortunately, there is new science and technology for developing firefighters, pilots, and leaders to help them accelerate the needed changes and fully leverage the opportunity that drones ...read more...
Instructor
Matt Barney
CEO
LeaderAmp is a supplier to the Menlo Park Fire Protection District
United States

8:30 AM-10:15 AM
Format: Classroom Session (Single Speaker/1.45 HOUR)

First responders need every advantage during fleeting life critical moments, and SMART cyber-physical systems (CPS) provide critical information for time-sensitive events. The focus is on what is available in SMART technology and where it can assist in your jurisdiction. Wireless real-time convergence of building information modeling, ...read more...

Instructor
Kirk McKinzie
Captain
Cosumnes (CA) Fire Department
United States

8:30 AM-10:15 AM
Format: Classroom Session (Single Speaker/1.45 HOUR)
The focus is on technology in emergency response--past, present, and future--with an emphasis on UAS/UAV/drones.The challenges of adopting technology in your organization and overcoming these challenges are discussed. Visuals, audio, live display items, case histories, and examples supplement ...read more...
Instructor
Thomas Calvert
Battalion Chief
UAS/Drone Program Manager
Menlo Park Fire Protection District
United States

8:30 AM-10:15 AM
Format: Classroom Session (Single Speaker/1.45 HOUR)
Learn the history of the rescue robot evolution with an emphasis on the recent proliferation of “drone” technology across the globe and the lessons learned from a plethora of personal and professional mistakes made within that arena. Operational shortfalls are covered first, followed by a number ...read more...
Instructor
John Blitch
Dr. John G. Blitch, Senior Research Professor
US Air Force Academy Department of Behavioral Science and Leadership (DFBL)
United States

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

Decade after decade, more than 50% of firefighter line-of-duty deaths are due to cardiac causes. With more than 70% of the American fire service classified as “overweight” and 34% classified as “obese,” poor fitness and poor cardiac health have reached epidemic proportions. Now more than ever, ...read more...

Instructor
Jim Moss
Lieutenant
Metro West Fire Protection District MO
United States

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

More than 100 tactical and task-level tips based on the instructor’s years of experience, more than 80 published articles, and teaching throughout the world are presented. Each street-level tip is accompanied by case studies with photos and videos that provide information that you can directly apply ...read more...

Instructor
Les Baker
Engineer
Charleston (SC) Fire Department
United States

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

The class features a review of  the types of aerials available today: ladders, platforms, tractor-drawn aerials, and water towers. Not all types of aerials operate the same, and there are differences between brands of the same type. The class will review some of the ...read more...

Instructor
Louis Sclafani
District Chief (Ret) Fire Instructor
Pinellas Park (FL) Fire Department
United States

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

The focus is on aluminum composite panel in building construction from a fire safety and fire incident management perspective.                                                        ...read more...

Instructor
Philip Paff
Station Officer (Captain equivalent) Officer in Charge D - Platoon 48Station Firehouse.
Fire and Rescue Queensland, Australia
Australia

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

Much like today’s structure fires, fires involving large highway vehicles have undergone a radical change in behavior and intensity over the past several years.Learn to make the critical command decisions required at these low-frequency/high-risk incidents. Developing or revising response policies, procedures, and tactics; anatomical changes in ...read more...

Instructor
Robert Callahan, Mr
Captain/ Fire Prevention Officer
Bossier Parish Fire District 1, Haughton LA
United States

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

The “Drive to Survive” training program is designed to teach members that no matter how long they have been driving or how “good” they think they are, there are limits to the safe operation of an emergency apparatus or personal vehicle. Using the same techniques used ...read more...

Instructor
Christopher Daly
Firefighter/EMT
Goshen Fire Department, West Chester PA (ret.)
United States

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

Not every department has a dedicated truck or support company. The problem is that every fire requires that those functions be performed. Departments should embrace the opportunity to bring together a group of personnel to provide these skills. With a little coordination and perseverance, you will ...read more...

Instructor
Christopher Garniewicz
Captain/EMT
Bluffton Township Fire District
United States

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

Automatic sprinklers are an important line of defense when fighting a fire. Yet, even with sprinklers, fires can still burn out of control, causing excessive damage. This class increases attendees' understanding of how automatic sprinklers work and guides them in developing a sound preincident plan that ...read more...

Instructor
Michael Spaziani
Assistant Vice President - Manager, Fire Service Programs
FM Global
United States

10:30 AM-12:15 PM
Format: Classroom Session (Single Speaker/1.45 HOUR)
What are the hot legal issues affecting fire and EMS organizations daily? Topics include the legal use of drones, guns, and bulletproof vests in firehouses and vehicles; social media rants and raves and retaliation; Fair Labor Standards Act requirements for volunteer fire departments; the use of ...read more...
Instructor
David Comstock, Jr.
Chief
Western Reserve (OH) Joint Fire District
United States