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10:30 AM-12:15 PM
Room: 206-207
Format: Classroom Session (Single Speaker/1.45 HOUR)

Most company drills are not lessons but a segment of a lesson, a specific skill or evolution, or isolated knowledge than will enable a larger operation. Company drills conducted by a single company officer with a ...read more...

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

10:30 AM-12:15 PM
Room: 127-128
Format: Classroom Session (Single Speaker/1.45 HOUR)
The focus is on conducting an aerial needs assessment that will help ensure that the aerial device a jurisdiction purchases is the most appropriate one for its needs. There are many aerial devices in the marketplace, ...read more...
Instructor
Michael Wilbur
Lieutenant (Ret.)
Fire Department of New York
United States

10:30 AM-12:15 PM
Room: 109-110
Format: Classroom Session (Single Speaker/1.45 HOUR)

The class presents company officers and firefighters with the information necessary to accurately assess the fire potential in the dynamic wildland fire environment and to establish corresponding tactical decision points to enhance crew safety. The focus ...read more...

Instructor
Todd McNeal
Chief
Twain Harte (CA) Fire Department
United States

10:30 AM-12:15 PM
Room: 107-108
Format: Classroom Session (Single Speaker/1.45 HOUR)

The focus is on addiction and mental health issues. The class begins with a review of past practices and approaches that have been effectively used to address firefighter and EMS personnel’s addiction and mental health issues. ...read more...

Instructor
Daniel DeGryse
Battalion Chief
Chicago Fire Department
United States

10:30 AM-12:15 PM
Room: 238-239
Format: Classroom Session (Single Speaker/1.45 HOUR)
Flashover is devastating and can cause firefighter injuries and, in many cases, deaths. The devastating physical and mental scars left behind after a flashover last a lifetime. This class examines two case studies of incidents where ...read more...
Instructor
Bryan Winzer
Lieutenant
Fire Department of New York
United States

10:30 AM-12:15 PM
Room: Lucas Oil Stadium Meeting Room 1-2
Format: Classroom Session (Single Speaker/1.45 HOUR)

This program is geared to professionals who wish to expand their leadership abilities. It is aimed at anyone who wishes to lead at any level and is rooted in improving team performance whether  in the public ...read more...

Instructor
Mark vonAppen
Fire Captain
Palo Alto Fire Department
United States

10:30 AM-12:15 PM
Room: 231-233
Format: Classroom Session (Single Speaker/1.45 HOUR)

This class features a review of engine and ladder company operations, beginning with initial operations to initiating some defensive measures, up to mounting an all-out defensive attack.                    ...read more...

Instructor
Daniel Sheridan
Battalion Chief
Fire Department of New York
United States

10:30 AM-12:15 PM
Room: 234-235
Format: Classroom Session (Single Speaker/1.45 HOUR)

This program stresses 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 presented for ...read more...

Instructor
Steve White
Battalion Chief
Fishers (IN) Fire Department
United States

10:30 AM-12:15 PM
Room: Lucas Oil Stadium Meeting Room 3-4
Format: Classroom Session (Single Speaker/1.45 HOUR)

In this interactive class, students detect from dramatic videos and photos of fireground scenarios how firefighters’ aggressive actions can lead to danger and interfere with the task at hand, leaving firefighters at risk for injury or ...read more...

Instructor
David Traiforos
Chief (Ret.) Fire Training Instructor
NIPSTA Training Academy in Glenview, IL
United States

10:30 AM-12:15 PM
Room: 103-104
Format: Classroom Session (Single Speaker/1.45 HOUR)

Most fire departments have a mission statement. Many of the statements contain the words “service” or “serve” as part of the declaration. Yet, we continue to try to define the “emergency” on our terms. The instructor ...read more...

Instructor
Jerry Wells
Battalion Chief
Lewisville (TX) Fire Department
United States
Handout(s)

10:30 AM-12:15 PM
Room: 101-102
Format: Classroom Session (Single Speaker/1.45 HOUR)

These types of incidents occur across the country. They may involve a person stuck in industrial machinery or be as routine as a ring stuck on a victim's finger. Firefighters must ask: “Are we prepared to ...read more...

Instructor
Mark Gregory
Captain
FDNY - Ladder 176
United States

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

This program highlights a real-life incident where Lieutenant Brad Clark died in the line of duty and two other firefighters were seriously injured during a highway incident. The program provides critical information on how fire departments can ...read more...

Instructor
Melanie Clark
Advocate for Firefighter Safety
Hanover (VA) Fire-EMS
United States

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

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

Assisted by Chief Dennis Rubin, the instructor will present this interactive program that takes a close look at events that occur within fire organizations and result in embarrassment to the organization and the individuals involved and ...read more...

Instructor
Bruce Varner
Chief (Ret.)
Santa Rosa (AZ) Fire Department
United States

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

This class focuses on building construction: recognizing all types and how fire behavior affects each type. Students get an in-depth look at the dangers of lightweight components and newer building materials used in today’s construction industry ...read more...

Instructor
Tom Tulipano
Firefighter/Paramedic
Lombard (IL) Fire Department
United States

10:30 AM-12:15 PM
Room: Lucas Oil Stadium Meeting Room 10-12
Format: Classroom Session (Single Speaker/1.45 HOUR)

The focus of this class is the most common mistakes and problems the instructor has experienced and seen on the fireground in his 25 years of service. Topics include the difference between a mistake and a ...read more...

Instructor
Jason Rivera
Firefighter
New Haven (CT) Fire Department
United States
Handout(s)

10:30 AM-12:15 PM
Room: 243-245
Format: Classroom Session (Single Speaker/1.45 HOUR)
High-rise firefighting is exponentially more complicated and dangerous than most other fireground operations. From a room-and-contents apartment fire in a residential high-rise to the well-involved fire floor of a commercial high-rise to the ever-present threat of ...read more...
Instructor
David McGrail
Assistant Chief
Denver (CO) Fire Department
United States

10:30 AM-12:15 PM
Room: 105-106
Format: Classroom Session (Single Speaker/1.45 HOUR)

Are you tired of being told something, taught something, or being sold something with claims of performance, only to find out after the fact the claims were less than what was promised and in some cases ...read more...

Instructor
Kirk Allen
Fire Chief
Kansas (IL) Fire Protection District
United States

10:30 AM-12:15 PM
Room: 125-126
Format: Classroom Session (Single Speaker/1.45 HOUR)

The focus is on how to prepare for and respond to fires in box stores up to about 25,000 square feet with an emphasis on volunteer, combination, and smaller all-career departments. This type of a response ...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
Room: 132-133
Format: Classroom Session (Single Speaker/1.45 HOUR)

This comprehensive interactive class takes attendees through all things associated with fire service saws. You will learn industry best practices for proper maintenance of these expensive tools carried on fire apparatus; the pros/cons of saw/blade combinations; ...read more...

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

10:30 AM-12:15 PM
Room: 240-242
Format: Classroom Session (Single Speaker/1.45 HOUR)

The class examines standpipe firefighting tactics and strategy, various types of standpipe systems and components, supplying fire department connections, and methods of stretching and advancing hoselines from standpipe outlets.                ...read more...

Instructor
Bill Gustin
Captain
Miami-Dade (FL) Fire Rescue
United States

10:30 AM-12:15 PM
Room: 236-237
Format: Classroom Session (Single Speaker/1.45 HOUR)
This class provides decades of street experience backed by scientific data to help departments understand how, why, and when to use interior attack for extinguishment. Students are introduced to the skill sets needed to conduct interior ...read more...
Instructor
Ray McCormack
Lieutenant
Fire Department of New York
United States

10:30 AM-12:15 PM
Room: 120-122
Format: Classroom Session (Single Speaker/1.45 HOUR)

The toughest and most impactful 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.” ...read more...

Instructor
Mike Gagliano
Captain
Seattle (WA) Fire Department (Retired)
United States

10:30 AM-12:15 PM
Room: Wabash 2
Format: Classroom Session (Single Speaker/1.45 HOUR)

The focus is on preparing and supporting company officers as leaders. The instructor began his public service and path to learning about leadership as a United States Marine. His objective is to transfer to fire ...read more...

Instructor
Marc Davidson
Captain
Fairfax County Fire & Rescue Department
United States
Handout(s)

10:30 AM-12:15 PM
Room: Wabash 3
Format: Classroom Session (Single Speaker/1.45 HOUR)

Given the risks of a hazmat emergency response operation, the overwhelming majority of responder injuries and deaths occur prior to the arrival of the hazmat response team. The incident commander’s ability to critically and effectively apply ...read more...

Instructor
Gregory Noll
Program Manager
South Central (PA) Regional Task Force
United States

10:30 AM-12:15 PM
Room: 136-137
Format: Classroom Session (Single Speaker/1.45 HOUR)
What does it take to be a volunteer fire officer? When you climb up into the right seat of the apparatus, you are taking the leadership role. That role contends with issues and problems on the ...read more...
Instructor
Chris Niebling
Captain
Mantoloking (NJ) Fire Company
United States

10:30 AM-12:15 PM
Room: 138-139
Format: Classroom Session (Single Speaker/1.45 HOUR)

The focus of this workshop is on fires in structures and occupancies that created situations where firefighters have been killed in the line of duty when  "routine dwelling fire" strategies and tactics were used. The consequences ...read more...

Instructor
Anthony Avillo
Deputy Chief (Ret.)
North Hudson (NJ) Regional Fire and Rescue
United States
Handout(s)

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

The number of hybrid and electric vehicles as well as gaseous fuels and fuel cell vehicles on the roads is growing. The focus of this class is on vehicles that use these types of alternative drive ...read more...

Instructor
Jason Emery
Captain
Waterbury (CT) Fire Department/NFPA
United States

1:30 PM-3:15 PM
Room: 109-110
Format: Classroom Session (Single Speaker/1.45 HOUR)
This class offers instruction and direction on how to build a training network. The focus is on the lack of resources and funding to get specific and, more importantly, relevant training for our people. It stresses ...read more...
Instructor
David McGlynn
Training Chief
West Point (NY) Fire Department
United States

1:30 PM-3:15 PM
Room: 136-137
Format: Classroom Session (Single Speaker/1.45 HOUR)
The company officer is a critical component of departments large and small; they set the tone for the work ethic, training, and accountability. They are also key players who can stifle or foster their subordinates’ professional ...read more...
Instructor
Gabriel Angemi
Captain
City of Camden Fire Department
United States

1:30 PM-3:15 PM
Room: Lucas Oil Stadium Meeting Room 1-2
Format: Classroom Session (Single Speaker/1.45 HOUR)

Conducting effective debriefing and after-action review (AAR) sessions is critical to creating an organization geared toward continuous progress and optimal performance. Implementing an AAR as a standard operating procedure promotes the traits to develop high-performing individuals ...read more...

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

1:30 PM-3:15 PM
Room: 105-106
Format: Classroom Session (Single Speaker/1.45 HOUR)

Approximately 95 percent of civilian fire deaths occur in the residential setting. This should be our bread and butter. Yet, many departments are plagued with a passive search culture because of poor standard operating procedures, overcautious ...read more...

Instructor
Grant Schwalbe
Lieutenant
Estero (FL) Fire Rescue
United States
Handout(s)

1:30 PM-3:15 PM
Room: 236-237
Format: Classroom Session (Single Speaker/1.45 HOUR)

This interactive class covers the following: 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; scene ...read more...

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

1:30 PM-3:15 PM
Room: 103-104
Format: Classroom Session (Single Speaker/1.45 HOUR)
This presentation explores the types of cardiac disease that are killing firefighters and what firefighters can do to lessen their risk through prevention strategies including appropriate medical screenings, emerging wearable technologies, and ...read more...
Instructor
Denise Smith
Professor
Skidmore College and Illinois Fire Service Institute
United States

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

Survive Alive 2019 introduces participants to the high-tech, interactive, and remotely operated educational experience Survive Alive! Participants will be captivated by the facility and the equipment and will be inspired by the success of the program ...read more...

Instructor
Aleatha A. Henderson
Director of Public Education/Firefighters Survive Alive - Fire & Life Safety Division
Indianapolis (IN) Fire Department
United States

1:30 PM-3:15 PM
Room: 123-124
Format: Classroom Session (Single Speaker/1.45 HOUR)

College campuses all over the world are using air-supported structures as their field houses. These structures are one-third less the cost of conventional construction and are cheaper to maintain. Air-supported structures are also becoming more prevalent ...read more...

Instructor
Stephen Rhine
Lieutenant
Fire Department of New York
United States

1:30 PM-3:15 PM
Room: Wabash 1
Format: Classroom Session (Single Speaker/1.45 HOUR)
If you are called to a reported building collapse for a person passing out in a chemical storage tank or a worker injured 200 feet above the ground on a cell tower, would you know what ...read more...
Instructor
Art Bloomer
Captain
Kearny (NJ) Fire Department
United States

1:30 PM-3:15 PM
Room: 138-139
Format: Classroom Session (Single Speaker/1.45 HOUR)
This class covers the initial on-scene size-up for the first-arriving officer and sets the framework for the entire fireground experience from assessing the incident scene arrival information and setting up an incident management system organization. Through ...read more...
Instructor
Leonard Carmichael, Jr.
Deputy Fire Chief of Operations (Ret)
Trenton Fire Department
United States

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

Despite the working relationship on the fireground, command structure and tactical courses are often presented separately. This class changes that with Chief Larry Schultz sharing his command and leadership experience and Captain Samuel Hittle contributing company ...read more...

Instructor
Samuel Hittle
Captain
Wichita (KS) Fire Department
United States

1:30 PM-3:15 PM
Room: 238-239
Format: Classroom Session (Single Speaker/1.45 HOUR)

Managing risk in the volunteer fire service is one of the most important, yet frequently ignored, fireground management skills. Moreover, many in the volunteer fire service do not understand how it works, how to use it, ...read more...

Instructor
Joe Nedder
Firefighter (Ret.)
Uxbridge (MA) Fire Department
United States
Handout(s)

1:30 PM-3:15 PM
Room: 132-133
Format: Classroom Session (Single Speaker/1.45 HOUR)

Students get an in-depth look at managing risk on the fireground and the making of risk-based decisions. You will analyze line-of-duty injury reports for warning signs that led to the injury.  Additional topics include risk vs. ...read more...

Instructor
Tim Klett
Lieut.
Fire Department of New York
United States

1:30 PM-3:15 PM
Room: 243-245
Format: Classroom Session (Single Speaker/1.45 HOUR)

The focus is on planning for and operating safely at railroad and pipeline incidents involving flammable liquids and gases. Slides, video, lecture, and case studies supplement the exercises and discussion. The safety aspect covers operations on ...read more...

Instructor
Jeffrey Moran
Commissioner
Woodbridge (NJ) Fire Department
United States

1:30 PM-3:15 PM
Room: 107-108
Format: Classroom Session (Single Speaker/1.45 HOUR)

This class focuses on preplanning your community for a wildland fire, including identifying target hazards, creating an incident action plan, developing a strategy for the local fire department and responding agencies to follow, and ensuring the ...read more...

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

1:30 PM-3:15 PM
Room: 134-135
Format: Classroom Session (Single Speaker/1.45 HOUR)

The focus is on building emergency service training around proficiency and accountability, not buzzwords and clock hours. The bottom line is performance on the emergency scene. The building of knowledge, skills, and ability (KSAs) begins in ...read more...

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

1:30 PM-3:15 PM
Room: Lucas Oil Stadium Meeting Room 10-12
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 ...read more...

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

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

Over the past 20 years, the public safety approach to high threat mass-casualty incidents (HT-MCIs), such as an active shooter event, has undergone significant changes. Law enforcement made the first significant change when it was decided ...read more...

Instructor
Mark Litwinko
Lieutenant
Fort Wayne Fire Department
United States
Handout(s)

1:30 PM-3:15 PM
Room: 240-242
Format: Classroom Session (Single Speaker/1.45 HOUR)

This class highlights the “must-do” roles and responsibilities for each unit. Successful fire attack dictates a deliberate balance of coordination and communication among all members. This dynamic multimedia lecture covers preincident readiness, radio reports, and tactical ...read more...

Instructor
Dan Shaw
Deputy Chief
Fairfax County (VA) Fire & Rescue Department / Traditions Training, LLC
United States
Instructor
Doug Mitchell, Jr.
Captain
Fire Department of New York
United States

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

The focus is on the MC306/406 gasoline tanker, the most common hazmat transport tanker/truck on the roads in the United States. Its construction features, the chemistry/properties of the materials these tankers carry, and their gasoline and ...read more...

Instructor
Leigh Hollins
Battalion Chief (Ret.)
Cedar Hammock (FL) Fire Department
United States

1:30 PM-3:15 PM
Room: 125-126
Format: Classroom Session (Single Speaker/1.45 HOUR)
This highly motivational, interactive, and relevant presentation focuses on improving the credibility, competency, efficiency, and effectiveness of the active and engaged instructor who supervises or delivers fire service training on any type of drill ground. Ethics ...read more...
Instructor
William Hopson
Captain/Training Officer
Beachwood NJ Fire Department
United States

1:30 PM-3:15 PM
Room: 206-207
Format: Classroom Session (Single Speaker/1.45 HOUR)

The focus is on the rise and fall of realism in training and its impact on firefighters. In today's fire service training, we are often faced with the dilemma of having to choose between realism and ...read more...

Instructor
David Mellen
Captain
Reno Township (KS) Fire Department
United States

1:30 PM-3:15 PM
Room: Sagamore 3-4-5
Format: Classroom Session (Single Speaker/1.45 HOUR)

This program breaks engine work into functional “chapters.” Within each chapter, there are three basic choices. The program focuses on a “probability over possibility” model, creating a hierarchy within the choices. This creates algorithms based around ...read more...

Instructor
Aaron Fields
Firefighter
Seattle (WA) Fire Department
United States

1:30 PM-3:15 PM
Room: 120-122
Format: Classroom Session (Single Speaker/1.45 HOUR)

The focus is on the daily interaction between company officers and leaders and other members within the firehouse. The firehouse can be a great place to work, or it can be a tour in hell. Which ...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

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

Ventilation enhances tenability and facilitates firefighting operations; however, it also has the potential to negatively impact the fireground if you do not take the necessary precautions. The potential for adverse effects has been exacerbated by the ...read more...

Instructor
Nicholas Papa
Fire Lieutenant
New Britain (CT) Fire Department
United States
Handout(s)

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

This class helps mold participants into principle-focused leaders in fire safety. Participants learn the EMPOWER model, which provides tools for maximizing the ability to balance personal efficiency and effectiveness. Participants apply the model in prearranged high-energy, ...read more...

Instructor
Larry Conley
Captain/Fire Service Instructor
Leadership Development Concepts, LLC
United States

3:30 PM-5:15 PM
Room: Lucas Oil Stadium Meeting Room 10-12
Format: Classroom Session (Single Speaker/1.45 HOUR)

The focus is on the habits, practices, and attitudes that must exist at the strategic and tactical levels to most effectively put out the fire. Preincident investment and preparation, street-smart fireground command practices, incident organization, and ...read more...

Instructor
Nicholas Martin
Battalion Chief
Salisbury (NC) Fire Department
United States

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

Many fire departments, volunteer and career, are using part-time firefighters to supplement staffing. This new category of employees can create some unique dynamics within an organization. In this class, the benefits and challenges associated with part-time ...read more...

Instructor
Joseph Kitchen
Chief
Bath Township (OH) Fire Department
United States

3:30 PM-5:15 PM
Room: 103-104
Format: Classroom Session (Single Speaker/1.45 HOUR)

The focus is on the key factors necessary to build and grow an effective firefighter mental and emotional wellness program. Among the topics covered are the components of a behavioral health program, program training, family tragedy ...read more...

Instructor
Jeremy Hurd
EMS Captain
Palm Beach County Fire Rescue
United States
Handout(s)

3:30 PM-5:15 PM
Room: 240-242
Format: Classroom Session (Single Speaker/1.45 HOUR)

Commanding expanding operations and multiple-alarm fires is a challenge for the incident commander. This class focuses on size-up, sectoring, communications, apparatus placement, resource management, and fireground accountability. Emphasis in on setting up for success by implementing ...read more...

Instructor
George Healy
Deputy Chief
Fire Department of New York
United States

3:30 PM-5:15 PM
Room: 127-128
Format: Classroom Session (Single Speaker/1.45 HOUR)

This class is for you if you are thinking about placing an onboard Class A foam delivery system on your next apparatus or if you want to learn more about maximizing your current onboard foam system. ...read more...

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

3:30 PM-5:15 PM
Room: 243-245
Format: Classroom Session (Single Speaker/1.45 HOUR)

This interactive, high-energy, multimedia presentation focuses on the presence and effects of complacency in the fire service, the reasons it must be combated, and how to do it. Tips on readiness in regard to attitude and ...read more...

Instructor
Richard Riley
Captain/Past Chief
Kentland (MD) Volunteer Fire Department
United States

3:30 PM-5:15 PM
Room: Wabash 1
Format: Classroom Session (Single Speaker/1.45 HOUR)

This class 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 ...read more...

Instructor
Christopher Daly
Firefighter/EMT (Ret.)
Goshen (PA) Fire Department
United States

3:30 PM-5:15 PM
Room: 109-110
Format: Classroom Session (Single Speaker/1.45 HOUR)

New vehicle technology presents ever-changing challenges for today’s rescuers. The focus is on how vehicles have changed and will continue to change and how these changes present fire and rescue challenges and dangers for responders. Metallurgy, ...read more...

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

3:30 PM-5:15 PM
Room: 231-233
Format: Classroom Session (Single Speaker/1.45 HOUR)

The operations and tactics of engine companies at multiple dwellings are the focus. Among the topics covered are preplanning hoseline stretches during walkthroughs, drills, and calls in multiple dwellings; how to adjust thinking-on-the-go at a fire ...read more...

Instructor
Joseph Ficarelli
Lieutenant
FDNY
United States

3:30 PM-5:15 PM
Room: 234-235
Format: Classroom Session (Single Speaker/1.45 HOUR)
This class is all about getting water on the fire to maintain and create survivable space for trapped occupants. The pros and cons of exterior water application, interior water application, the use of a transitional attack, ...read more...
Instructor
Curt Isakson, Mr.
Battalion Chief
County Fire Tactics - Escambia County Fire Rescue
United States

3:30 PM-5:15 PM
Room: 236-237
Format: Classroom Session (Single Speaker/1.45 HOUR)

The focus is on how to review a Mayday or a near miss, evaluate what happened, and learn from the event. Emphasis is on preparing for a Mayday, investigating a Mayday, and moving forward  after the ...read more...

Instructor
William Pawluk
Coordinator / Retired Battalion Chief
Lansing (MI) Community College Regional Fire Training Center
United States
Handout(s)

3:30 PM-5:15 PM
Room: 107-108
Format: Classroom Session (Single Speaker/1.45 HOUR)

It is paramount to effectively engage every member of your agency from recruit school through the senior firefighter ranks with an assigned mentor and mentee. This program focuses on how fire service personnel of all positions ...read more...

Instructor
Christopher Baker
Fire Instructor
California Community College System
United States
Handout(s)

3:30 PM-5:15 PM
Room: 132-133
Format: Classroom Session (Single Speaker/1.45 HOUR)

The focus is on the occupational threats of fire service cardiovascular death, heat stress, and occupational cancer. The instructor introduces his “Three Legged Stool” model and the science behind it. Emphasis is on behavioral health as ...read more...

Instructor
Todd LeDuc
Assistant Chief
Broward County (FL) Fire
United States

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

The instructor relates how flipped training can greatly improve department training. He shares how his department's failing training division was transformed into an amazingly successful organization that has become the model for many agencies across the ...read more...

Instructor
Frank Lipski
Co-Owner Lead Instructor
Engine House Training LLC
United States

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

There has been an increase in the number of fires inside buildings with large amounts of contents. Heavy contents can be found inside private dwellings, multiple dwellings, commercial occupancies, and self-storage facilities. These fires necessitate that ...read more...

Instructor
Ryan Pennington
Lieutenant Paramedic
Charleston (WV) Fire Department
United States

3:30 PM-5:15 PM
Room: Lucas Oil Stadium Meeting Room 1-2
Format: Classroom Session (Single Speaker/1.45 HOUR)
Many organizations have done some active shooter training. Some have developed policies. Is it enough? Are there holes? This session discusses at the leadership level how to fully prepare your organization for a response to an ...read more...
Instructor
Bill Godfrey
Chief (Ret.)
Deltona (FL) Fire Department
United States

3:30 PM-5:15 PM
Room: 123-124
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 in-house modern ...read more...

Instructor
Anthony Kastros
Battalion Chief
Sacramento Metro (CA) Fire District
United States
Handout(s)

3:30 PM-5:15 PM
Room: 136-137
Format: Classroom Session (Single Speaker/1.45 HOUR)

Manufactured housing accounts for about 10 percent 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 ...read more...

Instructor
Joseph Polenzani
Battalion Chief
Franklin (TN) Fire Department
United States

3:30 PM-5:15 PM
Room: Lucas Oil Stadium Meeting Room 3-4
Format: Classroom Session (Single Speaker/1.45 HOUR)

Technology is the driving force in modern high-rise construction. As technology quickly advances, it is paramount that the fire service keep pace with the changes while adjusting tactics, strategy, and standard operating guidelines to match the ...read more...

Instructor
Curtis Massey
Founder
Massey Emergency Management
United States

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

In 2014, the Tucson Fire Department (TFD) partnered with the University of Arizona through a Federal Emergency Management Agency research grant to investigate firefighter exposures to carcinogens. The study identified carcinogenic exposures and toxic cellular effects ...read more...

Instructor
John Gulotta
Health and Safety Captain
Tucson Fire Department
United States

3:30 PM-5:15 PM
Room: 138-139
Format: Classroom Session (Single Speaker/1.45 HOUR)
The programs and books on high-rise response offer varying strategies, but none offers a combination of the civilian side and the emergency response side, or they give the same insight for mitigation efforts from both sides. ...read more...
Instructor
John Alston
Fire Chief
New Haven Fire Department
United States

3:30 PM-5:15 PM
Room: 101-102
Format: Classroom Session (Single Speaker/1.45 HOUR)

The focus is on the various strategies and tactics for rural water movement—from nurse tankers to the rural hitch, drafting operations, vacuum tankers, and the jet syphon. Learn advantages and disadvantages of these strategies, how to ...read more...

Instructor
Bill Adkins
Captain
Loveland-Symmes Fire Department
United States

3:30 PM-5:15 PM
Room: Sagamore 3-4-5
Format: Classroom Session (Single Speaker/1.45 HOUR)

This presentation includes a discussion on the highest rated fire service leadership traits. Among them are loyalty, adaptability, determination, enthusiasm, empathy, courage, and honor. This class is a collection of stories and lessons followed by action ...read more...

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

3:30 PM-5:15 PM
Room: 120-122
Format: Classroom Session (Single Speaker/1.45 HOUR)
The focus is on a wholistic approach to the standard positioning, uses, and deployment of aerial devices at most standard structural type fires encountered by fire departments. Novice and experienced firefighters and officers are introduced to ...read more...
Instructor
G. Howard Blythe
Firefighter
FDNY-FirefighterConnecticut Fire Academy-Program Coordinator
United States

3:30 PM-5:15 PM
Room: Wabash 2
Format: Classroom Session (Single Speaker/1.45 HOUR)

The San Francisco Fire Department (SFFD) is often referred to as an East Coast fire department on the West Coast, but it responds to everyday fires that “every firefighter” can relate to regardless of the part ...read more...

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

3:30 PM-5:15 PM
Room: 105-106
Format: Classroom Session (Single Speaker/1.45 HOUR)

This class demonstrates how an evidence-based functional movement program that integrates yoga and mindfulness techniques can support firefighters in safely navigating extreme work environments and improve behavioral health, stress management, and resiliency. In Part 1, participants ...read more...

Instructor
Shannon McQuaide
Founder and Director, FireFlex Yoga
FireFlex Yoga, Incline Village, NV
United States
Handout(s)

3:30 PM-5:15 PM
Room: 206-207
Format: Classroom Session (Single Speaker/1.45 HOUR)

For centuries, the foundation of the fire service has rested on the dedication of individuals committed to responding when their communities are in need. Yet, as that mission continues to increase in frequency and complexity, the ...read more...

Instructor
John D'Alessandro
Association Secretary
Firemen's Association of the State of New York
United States
Handout(s)

5:30 PM-7:15 PM
Room: Sagamore 3-4-5
Format: Classroom Session (Single Speaker/1.45 HOUR)

Join these fire service luminaries in a completely unplugged discussion on today’s fire service issues. They will share their thoughts and insights and respond to questions and comments from the audience.            ...read more...

Instructor
Bill Gustin
Captain
Miami-Dade (FL) Fire Rescue
United States
Instructor
Bobby Halton
Chief (Ret.)
Editorial Director Clarion Fire Rescue Group/Education Director FDIC International
United States
Instructor
John Norman
Deputy Assistant Chief (Ret.)
Fire Department of New York
United States

10:30 AM-12:15 PM
Room: 101-102
Format: Classroom Session (Single Speaker/1.45 HOUR)

This class includes an intense and concentrated examination of how the position of the door affects civilian survivability in a residential fire. Underwriters Laboratories research has recently brought to light the significant impact of a closed ...read more...

Instructor
John Shafer
Chief of Training & Safety
Washington Township/ Avon (IN) Fire Department
United States

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

This class outlines 10 relevant and actionable commandments for success in recruiting and retaining volunteers. It addresses the challenges of today’s fire and emergency services leaders and offers solutions for attracting and retaining the appropriate quantity ...read more...

Instructor
Tiger Schmittendorf
Deputy Fire Coordinator (Ret.)
Erie County (NY) Department of Homeland Security & Emergency Services
United States

10:30 AM-12:15 PM
Room: 132-133
Format: Classroom Session (Single Speaker/1.45 HOUR)

Today, the changing demands of life on the volunteer fire service has brought about volunteer leaders who are much younger and who have limited life experience and leadership skills than in the past. This class introduces ...read more...

Instructor
Tim Pillsworth
Past Chief
Winona Lake (NY) Fire Department
United States

10:30 AM-12:15 PM
Room: 120-122
Format: Classroom Session (Single Speaker/1.45 HOUR)

In a unique profession where camaraderie is important and we thrive off peer groups, how do we effectively create and maintain boundaries while finding a new support system? This class addresses the needs of supervisors. Whether ...read more...

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

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

Marriage can either be a passionate, intimate love affair that lasts a lifetime or a toxic, contentious experience that ends in utter heartbreak. The divorce rate is on the rise for all professions; but for the ...read more...

Instructor
Anne Gagliano
Instructor
Saved From The Flame
United States
Instructor
Mike Gagliano
Captain
Seattle (WA) Fire Department (Retired)
United States

10:30 AM-12:15 PM
Room: 109-110
Format: Classroom Session (Single Speaker/1.45 HOUR)

The focus is on recognizing a construction type the instructor refers to as “ultra-lightweight construction” builders across the country are using to replace wood and metal building materials and maximizing safety when fighting fires. Polystyrene foam ...read more...

Instructor
Clark Lamping
Captain
Clark County (NV) Fire Department
United States

10:30 AM-12:15 PM
Room: Sagamore 3-4-5
Format: Classroom Session (Single Speaker/1.45 HOUR)

“Toothpick towers” are spreading like wildfire across the American landscape, from urban centers to the rural countryside. The hazards and dangers, however, are the ...read more...

Panelist+
Bill Gustin
Captain
Miami-Dade (FL) Fire Rescue
United States
Panelist+
Jack J. Murphy
Fire Marshal (Ret.)/Fmr. Deputy Chief
Leonia (NJ) Fire Department
United States
Panelist+
James Johnson
Firefighter
Canada
Canada

10:30 AM-12:15 PM
Room: 107-108
Format: Classroom Session (Single Speaker/1.45 HOUR)

When there is a possibility of victim rescue, firefighters often swing the risk vs. gain decision in favor of entering the toxic atmosphere. Fire conditions and victim survivability are quickly assessed, knowing a self-contained breathing apparatus ...read more...

Instructor
Phil Ambrose
Captain/Paramedic
Glendale CA/HazMatNation.com
United States
Handout(s)

10:30 AM-12:15 PM
Room: 127-128
Format: Classroom Session (Single Speaker/1.45 HOUR)

Having reliable communications on the fireground is critical for the safety of all on the scene. Dependable communications start when your shift starts, with the daily check of your radio; it progresses throughout the shift. This ...read more...

Instructor
Jaime Reyes
Battalion Chief
Plano (TX) Fire Rescue
United States

10:30 AM-12:15 PM
Room: 105-106
Format: Classroom Session (Single Speaker/1.45 HOUR)

The role of the company officer is arguably the most critical leadership role in the fire service, directing the day-to day operations of the crew, communicating up and down the chain of command, and serving as ...read more...

Instructor
Brian Zaitz
Captain
Metro West (MO) Fire Protection District
United States
Handout(s)

10:30 AM-12:15 PM
Room: 136-137
Format: Classroom Session (Single Speaker/1.45 HOUR)

This class covers the four largest areas of concern in handline attack package design: (1) nozzle design and implications: nozzle pressure, weight, stream type, reaction force, stream velocity, selecting target flow; (2) hose construction and implications: ...read more...

Instructor
Dennis LeGear
Lead Consultant
LeGear Engineering Fire Department Consulting
United States

10:30 AM-12:15 PM
Room: Lucas Oil Stadium Meeting Room 1-2
Format: Classroom Session (Single Speaker/1.45 HOUR)
The landscape of suburbs around the United States is changing. High-rise residential structures are beginning to create mini-skylines in places never before thought possible. The American fire service needs to be ready to tackle fires and ...read more...
Instructor
Daniel Saalfrank
Lieutenant
Fire Department of New York
United States

10:30 AM-12:15 PM
Room: Wabash 3
Format: Classroom Session (Single Speaker/1.45 HOUR)

Laddering a fire building seems to have been relegated to an afterthought or a chore to be accomplished only when needed or as delegated by the standard operating procedure. The reason for this may be a ...read more...

Instructor
Shawn Donovan
Lieutenant
Boston (MA) Fire Department
United States

10:30 AM-12:15 PM
Room: 138-139
Format: Classroom Session (Single Speaker/1.45 HOUR)

When firefighters arrive on the emergency scene, they are faced with overwhelming amounts of information and when you add new technologies and alerting to existing systems, they may not have time to synthesize life-saving information quickly ...read more...

Instructor
John Merrill
Next Generation First Responder Program/Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T)
Dept. Homeland Security Science & Technology
United States

10:30 AM-12:15 PM
Room: 103-104
Format: Classroom Session (Single Speaker/1.45 HOUR)
This class offers a firefighter and technologist’s perspective on the future direction of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) in public safety: what is necessary and what is lacking. The focus is on whole integrated systems, including smart ...read more...
Instructor
Michael Ralston
Crisis Technology & Innovation Officer
Menlo Park Fire District
United States

10:30 AM-12:15 PM
Room: Wabash 1
Format: Classroom Session (Single Speaker/1.45 HOUR)
Near misses that have involved rope rescue/rappelling training are the focus. Safety is always paramount when it comes to training, and instructors should have full control over training to ensure health and safety. Even the best ...read more...
Instructor
Christopher Feder
Director of Rescue Services
Med-Tex Services, Inc
United States

10:30 AM-12:15 PM
Room: 243-245
Format: Classroom Session (Single Speaker/1.45 HOUR)

The focus is on improving efficiency and safety on the fireground for volunteer and rural engine company firefighters. The principles covered are based on engine companies that respond in rural areas where the challenges of nozzle ...read more...

Instructor
Richard Ray
Battalion Chief
Durham (NC) Fire Department
United States
Handout(s)

10:30 AM-12:15 PM
Room: 231-233
Format: Classroom Session (Single Speaker/1.45 HOUR)

This class is geared to departments that are already complying with a two-in/two-out policy and are trained in the basic concept of the rapid intervention team (RIT). The program covers RIT advanced search ...read more...

Instructor
James Crawford
Assistant Chief
Midway Fire Rescue, Pawleys Island (SC)
United States

10:30 AM-12:15 PM
Room: Wabash 2
Format: Classroom Session (Single Speaker/1.45 HOUR)

The focus is on the resources and tools available to the modern fire service instructor, emphasizing creating an updated, interactive, engaging learning experience for students. Mobile applications, virtual reality, simulations, offline software, and online SaaS are ...read more...

Instructor
Shea Chwialkowski
Firefighter
Richfield Fire Department, Richfield, MN
United States

10:30 AM-12:15 PM
Room: 234-235
Format: Classroom Session (Single Speaker/1.45 HOUR)

A review the types of aerials available today: ladders, platforms, tractor-drawn aerials, water towers, rear mounts, and mid mounts, including the pros and cons and operational differences. Some of the important concepts of aerial operations--positioning for ...read more...

Instructor
Louis Sclafani
District Chief (Ret.)
Pinellas Park (FL) Fire Department & Instructor/St. Petersburg College Fire Training Center
United States

10:30 AM-12:15 PM
Room: Lucas Oil Stadium Meeting Room 10-12
Format: Classroom Session (Single Speaker/1.45 HOUR)

This fast-paced, interactive class focuses on fire dynamics and their impact on fireground tactical decisions. This class bridges the gap between the science and the street and guides students through the tried-and-true tasks that must occur ...read more...

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

10:30 AM-12:15 PM
Room: 206-207
Format: Classroom Session (Single Speaker/1.45 HOUR)

The risks firefighters face on the fireground are constantly evolving as fires progress more rapidly and produce more toxic smoke than ever before. In addition to the hazards from rapid fire progression, building collapse, and the ...read more...

Instructor
Gavin Horn
Director of Research
Illinois Fire Service Institute
United States

10:30 AM-12:15 PM
Room: 238-239
Format: Classroom Session (Single Speaker/1.45 HOUR)

Engine company priorities and tactics and “stretching for success” are the focus. Topics include selecting and placing the first handline in service properly (a priority); apparatus placement, line selection; matching the proper nozzle to the proper ...read more...

Instructor
Steve Robertson
Lieutenant
Columbus (OH) Division of Fire
United States

10:30 AM-12:15 PM
Room: 240-242
Format: Classroom Session (Single Speaker/1.45 HOUR)

This presentation engages attendees in a multimedia review of the 13 elements of effective scene size-up, the decision-making process, initial incident action planning, and prioritization of the actions needed to begin the incident mitigation process. The ...read more...

Instructor
Charles Ryan
Assistant Chief
Fairfax County (VA) Fire & Rescue
United States
Handout(s)

10:30 AM-12:15 PM
Room: Lucas Oil Stadium Meeting Room 3-4
Format: Classroom Session (Single Speaker/1.45 HOUR)
The key to a successful fire department is understanding what inspires and motivates firefighters to work collaboratively as a cohesive team or tribe. The fire service performs highly critical work under extreme pressure that can be ...read more...
Instructor
Anthony Correia
Chief/ Director - Retired; Paramedic/FF / Active Educator
Bucks County Rescue Squad /Burlington Twp. Fire Dept. / BucksCo. Technical Rescue Task Force
United States

10:30 AM-12:15 PM
Room: 125-126
Format: Classroom Session (Single Speaker/1.45 HOUR)
This class focuses on decision making based on the needs on the scene for departments that are short-staffed and do not have a truck company responding. A majority of U.S. fire departments are engine company based. ...read more...
Instructor
Arthur Ashley
Captain
Lexington (KY) Fire Dept
United States


1:30 PM-3:15 PM
Room: Lucas Oil Stadium Meeting Room 10-12
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 ...read more...

Instructor
Sean Gray
Fire Captain
Cobb County (GA) Fire and Emergency Services
United States
Handout(s)

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

Today’s fire service is being inundated with and influenced by information from the Internet and social media. Unfortunately, many myths and much misinformation come along with it. This class looks at some of the most common ...read more...

Instructor
James Johnson
Firefighter
Canada
Canada

1:30 PM-3:15 PM
Room: 138-139
Format: Classroom Session (Single Speaker/1.45 HOUR)

Economy of Force is one of the nine Principles of War based on early theories and continues to be a key component of modern day warfare. It is the principle of employing all available combat power ...read more...

Instructor
Leslie Baker
Engineer
City of Charleston Fire Department
United States

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

For decades, the Fire Department of New York (FDNY) has been working to reduce firefighter occupational exposure to fireground contaminants. This class examines the studies and scientific research that have led to many of the best ...read more...

Instructor
Frank Leeb
Battalion Chief
Fire Department of New York
United States
Sponsored by: Target Solutions
Handout(s)

1:30 PM-3:15 PM
Room: 231-233
Format: Classroom Session (Single Speaker/1.45 HOUR)

The focus is on being fully prepared to deal with a fire involving a parking garage in a high-rise building. These parking garages are becoming more commonplace for many communities. National Fire Protection Association 1, Chapter ...read more...

Instructor
Mark Watters
Captain /Training Coordinator
Sunrise (FL) Fire Rescue
United States

1:30 PM-3:15 PM
Room: 107-108
Format: Classroom Session (Single Speaker/1.45 HOUR)

This class focuses on several of the systems most commonly found in residential buildings, including fire pumps, standpipes, and sprinklers. Emphasis is on the building fire pump. The results of several full-flow tests are presented and ...read more...

Instructor
Kyle Smith
Battalion Chief
Cobb County (GA) Fire Department
United States

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

Hot legal issues affecting fire and EMS organizations daily are reviewed. The format is lecture and question-and-answer periods. Student participation is encouraged. Topics include the legal use of drones, guns, and bulletproof vests in firehouses and ...read more...

Instructor
David Comstock, Jr.
Chief
Western Reserve (OH) Joint Fire District
United States

1:30 PM-3:15 PM
Room: 243-245
Format: Classroom Session (Single Speaker/1.45 HOUR)

This presentation focuses on how to better implement firefighting procedures at continuous structure fires. The slides portray information from proven firefighting practices based on literature created by past colleagues with decades of experience in the field, ...read more...

Instructor
Danny Stratton
Captain
United States
Handout(s)

1:30 PM-3:15 PM
Room: 123-124
Format: Classroom Session (Single Speaker/1.45 HOUR)

The focus is on the inherent hazards associated with structural modifications, floor plan layout, and enhanced occupancy. Single-room occupancies in private dwellings are commonly one to three stories high. They are usually found with multiple bedrooms ...read more...

Instructor
Aaron Martin, Jr
Asst. Chief of Operations and Training
Roosevelt (NY) Fire Department , Roosevelt LI NY
United States

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

In this multimedia interactive session, the focus is on giving first-in companies the information they need to make time-critical decisions in a trench collapse incident. Students learn why these incidents, although low frequency, are dangerous high-risk ...read more...

Instructor
John (Jack) Moser
Past Chief
Colonie Fire Department
United States

1:30 PM-3:15 PM
Room: 105-106
Format: Classroom Session (Single Speaker/1.45 HOUR)

The engine company is the workhorse of the modern fire service. Prepared for any disaster, it will likely be first on scene at a mass-casualty incident (MCI)  and must be prepared to deploy its members to ...read more...

Instructor
Justin Schorr, BS EMS
Rescue Captain
San Francisco (CA) Fire Department
United States
Handout(s)

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

The taxi industry never saw Uber coming, the consequences of which will probably be their demise. Health care today is in a complete state of disorganization. The Affordable Care Act is being dismantled, insurers are scrambling ...read more...

Instructor
Mike McEvoy, PhD, NRP, RN, CCRN
EMS Coordinator
Saratoga County, New York; EMS Technical Editor, Fire Engineering
United States
Handout(s)

1:30 PM-3:15 PM
Room: Sagamore 3-4-5
Format: Classroom Session (Single Speaker/1.45 HOUR)

The fire service is faced with a vast array of issues and challenges. FDIC International has always been the place where honest discussions have led to workable solutions to these issues and challenges. This session features ...read more...

Instructor
Bobby Halton
Chief (Ret.)
Editorial Director Clarion Fire Rescue Group/Education Director FDIC International
United States
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

1:30 PM-3:15 PM
Room: 206-207
Format: Classroom Session (Single Speaker/1.45 HOUR)

The District of Columbia Fire Department began an internal firefighter survival safety campaign called "Mayday Mondays." The mission of the campaign is to provide monthly drills/skills for officers and members that will help with fireground survival. ...read more...

Instructor
Tony Carroll
Battalion Chief
District of Columbia Fire Department
United States

1:30 PM-3:15 PM
Room: 136-137
Format: Classroom Session (Single Speaker/1.45 HOUR)

The principles of stabilizing smoke flows and fire conditions have been studied extensively in Central Europe in the past 15 years. One commonly used approach is for fire crews to partially block openings and apply positive-pressure ...read more...

Instructor
Michael Reick
Regional Fire Chief/Prof. Dr.-Ing.
Regional Government, Eislingen, Germany
Germany
Handout(s)

1:30 PM-3:15 PM
Room: 103-104
Format: Classroom Session (Single Speaker/1.45 HOUR)

This is a structural collapse refresher course that focuses on rules of thumb and practical knowledge for rescue teams.The objective is to further educate firefighters, tech rescue teams, and USAR teams about structural collapse from an ...read more...

Instructor
Andrew Schrader
Engineer/USAR Structures Specialist
Florida Urban Search and Rescue Task Force
United States
Handout(s)

1:30 PM-3:15 PM
Room: 238-239
Format: Classroom Session (Single Speaker/1.45 HOUR)

Instructors from vastly different areas of the United States and Canada have combined their best practices of contemporary air management with the “Lost Art of Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) Survival Techniques.” This course encompasses a variety ...read more...

Instructor
Trevor Steedman
Chief
Palm Beach (FL) Fire Department
United States
Handout(s)

1:30 PM-3:15 PM
Room: 132-133
Format: Classroom Session (Single Speaker/1.45 HOUR)

Most first responders know intuitively that strong situational awareness is an important aspect of safety. However, many do not understand what situational awareness is, how it is developed, and how it can erode while working in ...read more...

Instructor
Richard B. Gasaway, PhD
Fire Chief (ret.)
Situational Awareness Matters
United States

1:30 PM-3:15 PM
Room: 109-110
Format: Classroom Session (Single Speaker/1.45 HOUR)
Attendees learn what is available in SMART technology, the limitations and challenges when using current and near-term technology, and the areas in which the technology can assist in their jurisdiction. They are encouraged to pursue Next ...read more...
Instructor
Kirk McKinzie
Captain
Cosumnes (CA) Fire Department
United States
Handout(s)

1:30 PM-3:15 PM
Room: 134-135
Format: Classroom Session (Single Speaker/1.45 HOUR)

This interactive class focuses on a more proactive strategic approach to managing highly complex and dangerous solar energy emergencies that emergency response personnel do not routinely face. Many hidden dangers, including hazmat battery storage units and excessive building construction weight, ...read more...

Instructor
Jeff Simpson
Past Chief
Salisbury (MD) Fire Department
United States

1:30 PM-3:15 PM
Room: 125-126
Format: Classroom Session (Single Speaker/1.45 HOUR)

A comprehensive, yet simple, approach to planning for the first-arriving engine fire attack, apparatus setup, and spec is the focus. When faced with exponential fire growth, limited staffing, or rapidly changing fire conditions, all departments should ...read more...

Instructor
Brian Brush
Firefighter
Edmond Fire Department
United States

1:30 PM-3:15 PM
Room: 240-242
Format: Classroom Session (Single Speaker/1.45 HOUR)

This program is a comprehensive examination of a state-of-the-art suburban engine company fire attack system. The class begins with creating an engine designed for maximum efficiency, ease and speed of the stretch, and low staffing conditions. ...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
Room: 234-235
Format: Classroom Session (Single Speaker/1.45 HOUR)

The focus is on developing an effective thermal imaging training program. Topics covered include applicable National Fire Protection Association standards for thermal imaging; thermal imaging technology, features, and concepts; the key components of an effective thermal ...read more...

Instructor
Mike Richardson
Major/Division Chief of Training & Safety
St. Matthews (KY) Fire Department
United States

1:30 PM-3:15 PM
Room: 120-122
Format: Classroom Session (Single Speaker/1.45 HOUR)

This class presents a review of tower ladder operations relative to positioning; setup; operating from the pedestal and bucket; and many proven tactical street smarts in master stream operations, roof ventilation from the bucket, and bucket ...read more...

Instructor
Michael Ciampo
Lieutenant
Fire Department of New York
United States
Handout(s)

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

A poorly crafted or weak presentation can ruin the instructor’s credibility and affect the participants’ ability to retain the information presented. This class will help you develop a solid base of knowledge for more confidence the ...read more...

Instructor
Becki White
Assistant Chief of Training and Prevention
Eden Prairie (MN) Fire Department
United States

1:30 PM-3:15 PM
Room: 236-237
Format: Classroom Session (Single Speaker/1.45 HOUR)
This class reviews the considerations for search and rescue gained from the latest firefighter research. More than 84 percent of the fatal home fire injuries occur in one- or two- family dwellings. This statistic underscores the ...read more...
Instructor
Robin Zevotek
Research Engineer
UL Firefighter Safety Research Institute, Maryland
United States