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7:00 PM-9:00 PM
Room: JW Marriott, Osteria Pronto, 10 S West Street
Format: I-Women Conference

This informal gathering will give conference attendees and presenters a chance to get to know one another before the week of classes, networking, and hard work! iWomen President Angela Hughes, along with the rest of the iWomen Board, will be ...read more...


8:00 AM-10:00 AM
Room: 550 Ballroom
Format: I-Women Conference

The International Association of Women in Fire & Emergency Services is proud to announce that the opening keynote speaker for the 2019 Leadership Conference, to be held in Indianapolis, Indiana, on Monday, April 8, in conjunction ...read more...

Instructor
Tiffanye Wesley
Fire/EMS Battalion Chief (Station Commander)
Arlington County (VA) Fire Department
United States

10:30 AM-12:00 PM
Room: 105-106
Format: I-Women Conference

Achieving diversity in the fire service is challenging for most departments and should be a continuous work in process. Many times, there is an unconscious struggle to achieve diversity in the fire service, and many departments have worked hard to ...read more...

Instructor
Beth Murphy
Clinical Psychologist/Firefighter (Ret)
Integrative Mental Health and Wellness
United States
Instructor
John Murphy, JD
Deputy Chief (Ret.), Attorney at Law
Murphy Law Group, North Bend, WA
United States

10:30 AM-12:00 PM
Room: 101-102
Format: I-Women Conference

Local government decision makers often alter fire department resources faster than fire service leaders can evaluate the potential impact. These decisions can leave a community without sufficient resources to respond to emergency calls safely, efficiently, and effectively. The Fire Community ...read more...

Instructor
Craig Weinschenk
Craig Weinschenk PhD
UL Firefighter Safety Research Institute (UL FSRI)
United States

10:30 AM-12:00 PM
Room: 103-104
Format: I-Women Conference

With today’s modern building materials and the growing use of hybrid construction methods, the crucial tasks of recognizing and identifying the types of structures we are responding to is becoming much more difficult. This class presents a modern spin on ...read more...

Instructor
James Johnson
Firefighter
Canada
Canada

10:30 AM-12:00 PM
Room: 107-108
Format: I-Women Conference

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) standard 1583, Standard on Health-Related Fitness Programs for Fire Department Members, was approved as an American National Standard by the Standards Council in August 2000. The class focus is on the need for fire ...read more...

Instructor
Deborah L. Feairheller
Firefighter and Rescue Technician
Assistant Professor, Health & Exercise Physiology Department. Director, the HEART Laboratory.
United States

10:30 AM-12:00 PM
Room: 500 Ballroom
Format: I-Women Conference

Whether you are on the fireground or in the firehouse, being the officer means BEING THE OFFICER! Learn tips and tools to help you be more effective in your leadership position on emergency incidents and in station life. We will ...read more...

Instructor
Katherine Ridenhour
Battalion Chief (Ret)
Aurora (CO) Fire Department
United States
Instructor
Michelle Young
Zone Commander, Queensland Fire & Emergency Services, Australia
Queensland Fire and Emergency Services
Australia

1:00 PM-2:30 PM
Room: 101-102
Format: I-Women Conference

This interactive class focuses on those aspects of leadership not covered in any book, manual, or traditional fire officer curriculum. Students engage in leadership lessons from the firehouse and understand the difference between leading in the station and managing on ...read more...

Instructor
Brian Zaitz
Assistant Fire Chief
Kirkwood Fire Department
United States

1:00 PM-2:30 PM
Room: 103-104
Format: I-Women Conference

We know what to take on scene with us, but do we know what do with what we take home? This class provides practical information pertaining to firefighters’ mental health and normalizes the different reactions we all have to what ...read more...

Instructor
Ali Rothrock
FIREFIGHTER / EMT
KING OF PRUSSIA VOL. FIRE CO.
United States

1:00 PM-2:30 PM
Room: 107-108
Format: I-Women Conference

This interactive presentation includes an overview of what takes place in an assessment center and expectations of the assessors. Grading criteria is discussed. Attendees will participate in the typical exercises--the emergency simulator (tactical), subordinate counseling (role play), and the ...read more...

Instructor
Latosha Clemons
Deputy Chief of Operations
Boynton Beach (FA) Fire Rescue
United States
Instructor
Lisa Baker
Battalion Chief, Oakland (CA) Fire Department
Oakland (CA) Fire Department
United States

1:00 PM-2:30 PM
Room: 105-106
Format: I-Women Conference

This class is taught by two seasoned San Francisco Fire Department (SFFD) veterans who believe that the best way to fight a fire is to kick its butt. They will demonstrate how to do this. The class theme is, “The ...read more...

Instructor
Nicol Juratovac
Assistant Chief
San Francisco (CA) Fire Department
United States

1:00 PM-5:00 PM
Room: 500 Ballroom
Format: I-Women Conference

Everyone in fire and EMS is entitled to work in a safe and respectful environment. Are you prepared to stand up for yourself or a co-worker when a bully strikes? This highly participatory workshop will give you tools to combat ...read more...

Instructor
Alisa Arnoff
Attorney at Law
Scalambrino & Arnoff, LLP
United States
Instructor
Katherine Ridenhour
Battalion Chief (Ret)
Aurora (CO) Fire Department
United States

3:00 PM-4:30 PM
Room: 101-102
Format: I-Women Conference

Many women have the strength, the ambition, and the intelligence to be great firefighters. However, many lack the confidence to take that first step. We can help other women gain the confidence needed by showing them that firefighters come in ...read more...

Instructor
Kimberly Cox
Firefighter/Administrative Assistant
Eden Prairie Fire DepartmentiWomen
United States

3:00 PM-4:30 PM
Room: 103-104
Format: I-Women Conference

Firefighters are increasingly aware of their exposures to known and unknown carcinogens they face on the fireground. Beyond those exposures, being a firefighter pulls for an unhealthy environment and unhealthy behaviors that also increase the risk of cancer. This presentation ...read more...

Instructor
Sara Jahnke
Director & Principal Investigator
Center for Fire, Rescue & EMS Health Research, National Development & Research Institutes
United States

3:00 PM-4:30 PM
Room: 107-108
Format: I-Women Conference

Participants will develop an insight into the roles, responsibilities, and initial actions of the first-arriving incident commander at all-risk, all-hazards incidents. This will occur through an understanding of incident priorities, command sequence and the development of initial strategies within the ...read more...

Instructor
Michael Robinson, MA, CFO, MIFireE, NREMT-P
Division Chief-retired
MWR & Associates, Baltimore County Fire Department-retired,
United States

3:00 PM-4:30 PM
Room: 105-106
Format: I-Women Conference

The focus is on the key points and tactical considerations of the basement fires study by the International Society of Fire Service Instructors (ISFSI) and UL Firefighter Safety Research Institute (UL FSRI), funded by a Federal Emergency Management Agency Assistance to ...read more...

Instructor
Daniel Madrzykowski
Research Engineer
UL Firefighter Safety Research Institute
United States

7:00 PM-9:00 PM
Room: CharBlue, 14 E Washington Street
Format: I-Women Conference

After a long but productive day, iWomen attendees, presenters, and Board Members will gather for appetizers and drinks. This Networking Event is sponsored by Globe, a long-time sponsor and advocate for ...read more...


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