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

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

Instructor
Scott Kraut
Captain
Fairfax County (VA) Fire and Rescue
United States

8:00 AM-12:00 PM
Room: Wabash 1
Format: Pre-Conference Workshop (Inside) 4 HOUR
Take your training program design and delivery to the next level! Learn what to Start Doing, Stop Doing, and Continue Doing in your training program. Back for its 18th year, this program presents the latest on improving knowledge and skill retention and easy steps to use when creating training classes. ...read more...
Instructor
Forest Reeder
Chief
Tinley Park (IL) Fire Department
United States

1:30 PM-5:30 PM
Room: Wabash 1
Format: Pre-Conference 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
Room: 125-126
Format: Pre-Conference 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
Room: 136-137
Format: Pre-Conference 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 (Ret.)
Albuquerque (NM) Fire Department
United States

8:00 AM-12:00 PM
Room: 136-137
Format: Pre-Conference 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
Room: 240-242
Format: Pre-Conference 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
FDIC Take Homes

8:00 AM-12:00 PM
Room: 234-235
Format: Pre-Conference 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
FDIC Take Homes

8:00 AM-12:00 PM
Room: 132-133
Format: Pre-Conference 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
FDIC Take Homes

1:30 PM-5:30 PM
Room: 132-133
Format: Pre-Conference 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 (VA) Fire EMS
United States

1:30 PM-5:30 PM
Room: Wabash 3
Format: Pre-Conference 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
Penn Fire, Granger, IN; ISFSI
United States

1:30 PM-5:30 PM
Room: 134-135
Format: Pre-Conference 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

10:30 AM-12:15 PM
Room: 132-133
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
Chief
Prospect Heights (IL) Fire District
United States
FDIC Take Homes

10:30 AM-12:15 PM
Room: 240-242
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

1:30 PM-3:15 PM
Room: 132-133
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
Director of Human Performance
O2X Human Performance
United States
FDIC Take Homes

1:30 PM-3:15 PM
Room: 101-102
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
Room: 240-242
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/Training Officer
Beachwood NJ Fire Department
United States
FDIC Take Homes

3:30 PM-5:15 PM
Room: 136-137
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
Room: 105-106
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

10:30 AM-12:15 PM
Room: Wabash 1
Format: Classroom Session (Single Speaker/1.45 HOUR)

Instructors from the United States and Canada have combined their best practices of contemporary air management with the "Lost Art of SCBA Survival Techniques.” This course encompasses a variety of principles and practices for use by all experience levels of firefighters. Fire does not discriminate; it ...read more...

Instructor
Trevor Steedman
Chief
Palm Beach (FL) Fire Department
United States
FDIC Take Homes

1:30 PM-3:15 PM
Room: Lucas Oil Meeting Room 3-4
Format: Classroom Session (Single Speaker/1.45 HOUR)

The focus is on the Fire-Community Assessment/Response Evaluation System (FireCARES), which uses big data analytics to provide a basic understanding of how changes in the levels of emergency resources deployed affect outcomes of emergencies. Fire chiefs often interact with public officials (decision makers) who must work ...read more...

Instructor
Lori Moore-Merrell, DrPH, MPH, EMT-P
Assistant to the General President
International Association of Fire Fighters
United States
FDIC Take Homes

3:30 PM-5:15 PM
Room: 238-239
Format: Classroom Session (Single Speaker/1.45 HOUR)

The focus is on realistic training that ensures firefighters are prepared for a variety of hostile events they will encounter daily. Various types of training are evaluated from the perspective of whether they set firefighters up for failure or prepare them for today's fireground and emergency ...read more...

Instructor
Jeffrey Johnson
Deputy Chief
Kansas City Missouri Fire Department
United States

8:30 AM-10:15 AM
Room: Wabash 1
Format: Classroom Session (Single Speaker/1.45 HOUR)

In this interactive session, the contributing factors of several firefighter training injuries and the lessons we can learn from them are examined. Near-miss reports, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health reports, video clips from YouTube, and other tools for analyzing incidents in which firefighters are ...read more...

Instructor
Walter Morris
Training Program Manager
Maine Fire Service Institute
United States

8:30 AM-10:15 AM
Room: 236-237
Format: Classroom Session (Single Speaker/1.45 HOUR)
A poorly crafted presentation or weak presentation skills can ruin the presenter’s credibility and affect the participant’s ability to retain the information that has been presented, which students will not be able to access the information in emergency situations. This course provides a solid base of ...read more...
Instructor
Becki White
Assistant Chief of Training and Prevention
Eden Prairie (MN) Fire Department
United States
FDIC Take Homes

8:30 AM-10:15 AM
Room: 125-126
Format: Classroom Session (Single Speaker/1.45 HOUR)

The focus is on training, orienting, and indoctrinating new volunteer members into the fire service in a manner that results in higher success rates. By providing a challenging academy-style experience, the pace, intensity, and expectations are ramped up significantly. Covered are tips for turning your department's ...read more...

Instructor
Daniel Miller
Battalion Chief
Omaha (NE) Fire Department
United States
FDIC Take Homes

10:30 AM-12:15 PM
Room: 123-124
Format: Classroom Session (Single Speaker/1.45 HOUR)

This National Fire Protection Association-compliant program, developed by a combination fire departments in a suburban setting, demonstrates one department's real-life approach to training its firefighters. Now in its third year, the program has already proved successful from the standpoints of improving paid and volunteer members' skills ...read more...

Instructor
Robert Finger Jr
Training Division Director, Lieutenant
Manlius Fire Department
United States

10:30 AM-12:15 PM
Room: 236-237
Format: Classroom Session (Single Speaker/1.45 HOUR)

The strategy behind a successful departmentwide training program is explained. The process includes a wagon-wheel model for achieving training goals, which includes gathering data from chief and company officers, as well as firefighters; "organizational buy-in" to the program; and remaining "on-message" within the Training Division. Students ...read more...

Instructor
David DeStefano
Battalion Chief
North Providence Fire Department
United States

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