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8:00 AM-12:00 PM
Room: 101-102
Format: Pre-Conference Workshop (Inside) 4 HOUR

The focus is on the critical relationship between the incident commander and the company officer. The complexity of today's fireground--including fire behavior, building construction, task saturation, and a lack of operational experience--necessitate innovative strategies for managing incidents. This workshop addresses the top five contributing line-of-duty factors as identified by the ...read more...

Instructor
Lawrence Schultz
Assistant Chief of Operations
Alexandria (VA) Fire Department
United States
FDIC Take Homes

8:00 AM-12:00 PM
Room: 136-137
Format: Pre-Conference Workshop (Inside) 4 HOUR

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

Instructor
Markus Vogt
Head Consulting and Instructor
International Fire Academy, Europe‘s leading fire academy for instruction and training in underground transportation facilities. An expert team delivers the Swiss tunnel training.
Switzerland

8:00 AM-12:00 PM
Room: 123-124
Format: Pre-Conference 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
FDIC Take Homes

8:00 AM-12:00 PM
Room: 236-237
Format: Pre-Conference 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
Commissioner
Woodbridge (NJ) Fire Department
United States

1:30 PM-5:30 PM
Room: 243-245
Format: Pre-Conference 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

3:30 PM-5:15 PM
Room: 101-102
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, BS, LP
Captain
Ridgefield (CT) Fire Department
United States

3:30 PM-5:15 PM
Room: 127-128
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
FDIC Take Homes

3:30 PM-5:15 PM
Room: 240-242
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 (Retired)
United States

10:30 AM-12:15 PM
Room: Lucas Oil Meeting Room 1-2
Format: Classroom Session (Single Speaker/1.45 HOUR)
All aspects of the fire at the Hearthwood Condominiums from the initial dispatch to the recovery operations are covered. There were many good things that happened at this fire, including the rescues made, the tactics instituted, and the rapid intervention team's actions. But, there were also ...read more...
Instructor
Stuart Grant
Assistant Chief
Grapevine (TX) Fire Department
United States
FDIC Take Homes

1:30 PM-3:15 PM
Room: 127-128
Format: Classroom Session (Single Speaker/1.45 HOUR)

The focus is on the importance of a commander’s expectations on emergency scenes and the thought process that helps fireground commanders to communicate their intent and establish a presence for the companies under their command. Fire companies are the linchpins to a successful emergency scene operation. ...read more...

Instructor
Sid Newby
Battalion Chief
Wichita (KS) Fire Department
United States
FDIC Take Homes

1:30 PM-3:15 PM
Room: Wabash 2
Format: Classroom Session (Single Speaker/1.45 HOUR)

This is advancing to the next step after Reading Smoke: Students apply the reading smoke information while observing the actions of the crews on scene. Every unit that arrives after the first-arriving unit finds the scene being set and notes which issues are being overlooked and ...read more...

Instructor
Walter Lewis
District Chief
Orlando (FL) Fire Department
United States

1:30 PM-3:15 PM
Room: 234-235
Format: Classroom Session (Single Speaker/1.45 HOUR)

The identification chief is an Americanized version of the Israeli Home Front Command, National Rescue Unit (NRU) Population Behavior Officer (PBO) for Disasters Home Front Command, a volunteer-based extension of the Israeli Military operating with the sole purpose of assisting in disasters. The NRU has evolved ...read more...

Instructor
Stephen Coover
Technical Information Specialist
Indiana Task Force 1
United States
FDIC Take Homes

3:30 PM-5:15 PM
Room: Lucas Oil Meeting Room 1-2
Format: Classroom Session (Single Speaker/1.45 HOUR)
The focus is on the initial on-scene size-up for the first-arriving officer at incidents. Goals 3 and 4 of the United States Fire Administration’s Emergency Services Leader Strategic Plan are addressed. The framework for the entire fireground experience from assessing the incident scene arrival information to ...read more...
Instructor
Leonard Carmichael, Jr.
Deputy Fire Chief of Operations (Ret)
Trenton Fire Department
United States

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