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

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

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

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

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

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

1:30 PM-5:30 PM
Room: Wabash 2
Format: Pre-Conference 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 (CT) Fire Department
United States

1:30 PM-5:30 PM
Room: 107-108
Format: Pre-Conference 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 their gear and equipment and what ...read more...

Instructor
Luis Santiago
FIRE CHIEF
TOLEDO FIRE & RESCUE DEPT
United States
Instructor
Michael Benadum
Battalion Chief in the Field Operations Bureau
Toledo Fire-Rescue Department
United States

10:30 AM-12:15 PM
Room: 120-122
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 of New York
United States
FDIC Take Homes

1:30 PM-3:15 PM
Room: Lucas Oil Meeting Room 10-12
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
Fire Chief (ret.)
Situational Awareness Matters
United States

1:30 PM-3:15 PM
Room: 206-207
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

3:30 PM-5:15 PM
Room: 123-124
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
FDIC Take Homes

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

The focus is on past fires that have laid a foundation of information, a "blueprint," from which we can build and grow so that we do not repeat these tragedies. Students are guided into how to read this blueprint so the fire service can move forward ...read more...

Instructor
Kim Fitzsimmons
Battalion Chief - Training Unit
Division of Fire Safety, Missouri State Fire Marshal's Office
United States
FDIC Take Homes

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

The focus is being aware of and guarding against a phenomenon known as the  "Normalization of Deviance" (complacency). This topic is similar to situational awareness, but it also highlights all aspects of complacency on and off the fireground. Emphasis is on organizational learning and ...read more...

Instructor
John Dixon
Captain
Teaneck (NJ) Fire Department
United States

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

The #1 way to ensure your crew’s safety: Make sure they make it to the call without a collision. Our roads are changing drastically. Consumer vehicles are becoming more automated, luxurious, and soundproof. Motorists are more distracted than ever by smartphones, in-car wireless ...read more...

Instructor
Cory Hohs
CEO
HAAS Alert
United States

3:30 PM-5:15 PM
Room: 236-237
Format: Classroom Session (Single Speaker/1.45 HOUR)
The program looks at two views of safety and work and provides attendees with information to move their department to the newer view. The discussion covers human error, organizational learning, and safety culture. Over the past two decades, safety science has progressed from this “bad apple ...read more...
Instructor
Michael Teague
Captain/Safety Officer (Ret.)
Sacramento Metropolitan (CA) Fire District
United States

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

At first examination, firefighters may appear to make choices that in hindsight may either not make sense or might appear to be dangerous. Sometimes, they may be casually noticed while on the fireground or after an incident or an accident. The accident rate in our business ...read more...

Instructor
Shawn Pruchnicki
Research Coordinator/Lecturer
The Ohio State University
United States

3:30 PM-5:15 PM
Room: 123-124
Format: Classroom Session (Single Speaker/1.45 HOUR)

Large structure fires occur every year across the United States and around the world. In response to past disasters and life loss, the fire service has made many improvements in technology, strategy, tactics, and firefighter safety. However, despite these changes, dozens of firefighters still find themselves ...read more...

Instructor
Mario Trevino
Fire Chief (Ret)
Seattle Fire Department, Las Vegas Fire & Rescue, San Francisco Fire Department, Bellevue Fire Department, Nevada US&R Program.
United States

8:30 AM-10:15 AM
Room: 103-104
Format: Classroom Session (Single Speaker/1.45 HOUR)

This presentation involves a careful examination of firefighter suicides within the fire service. Emphasis is on the educational role the Firefighter Behavioral Health Alliance plays nationally through the use of data and statistics it collects. Topics include understanding emotional and physical stressors, signs and symptoms, suicide ...read more...

Instructor
Jeff Dill
Captain (Ret.)
Palatine Rural Fire Protection District
United States

10:30 AM-12:15 PM
Room: 109-110
Format: Classroom Session (Single Speaker/1.45 HOUR)
The focus is on the disparity between firefighter and civilian deaths in the same fires. Survivability profiling is the educated art of examining a situation and making an informed, intelligent decision of whether to commit firefighters to life-saving or interior operations. It differs from the basic ...read more...
Instructor
Stephen Marsar, MA, EFO, CIC
Battalion Chief
Fire Department of New York
United States

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