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

This workshop focuses on the incident commander (IC) and the company officer (CO) relationship as it relates to command, control, risk assessment, on-scene communications, and accountability and modern-day best practices for incident management.The National Institute for ...read more...

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

8:00 AM-12:00 PM
Format: Pre-Conference Workshop (Inside) 4 HOUR
The commercial building fire is a lower frequency event for the American fire service compared to the residential building fire, yet the annual number of line-of-duty-deaths (LODDs) in this type of structure has remained consistent each ...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

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

This program is a unique blend of fire, science, leadership, mentoring, and history. Although emphasis is placed on informal leaders, who are the catalysts for action in departments, this workshop serves as ...read more...

Instructor
Brian Ward
Chief of Emergency Operations
Georgia Pacific, Madison, GA.
United States

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

This workshop presents lessons learned and best practices that are common among high-performing combination fire departments. Topics include developing local ordinances that establish authority for organizational consolidation, establishing a healthy relationship with ...read more...

Instructor
Eddie Buchanan
Assistant Chief
Hanover (VA) Fire & EMS
United States

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

You’re the new company officer, battalion chief, or chief of department. You arrive at the new place and soon realize that it’s a mess. Personnel issues, apparatus and firehouse issues, morale is ...read more...

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

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

This workshop, for new and experienced incident commanders as well as line officers, focuses on the art of commanding an incident, making decisions, assigning personnel to vital fireground tasks, communicating strategies over ...read more...

Instructor
David Polikoff
Battalion Chief
Montgomery County (MD) Fire & Rescue
United States

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

As a new chief hired from the outside, the instructor quickly learned his education and experiences did not prepare him for the complex personnel issues that would come before him. Of all ...read more...

Instructor
Jerry Streich
Chief/Emergency Management Director
Andover (MN) Fire Department
United States

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

This workshop provides fire apparatus operators and driver trainers with advanced concepts not typically covered in a basic emergency vehicle operator course (EVOC). Sadly, an understanding of these advanced concepts would prevent ...read more...

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

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

The officer in the right seat will determine from the onset the success or failure of the incident. “As the first line goes, so goes the call” is absolutely true when you ...read more...

Instructor
Jason Hoevelmann
Battalion Chief
Florissant Valley (MO) Fire Protection District
United States

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

This workshop is all you need to know about grants. Students are taught the basics of grants and then write a grant within the context of a group of 10, which is ...read more...

Instructor
David Hesselmeyer
Owner, On Target Preparedness, Lillington (NC)
On Target Preparedness
United States
Handout(s)

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

Incident simulation training is a powerful educational tool that is gaining wide acceptance in the fire and emergency services. In this interactive workshop, the instructor shares his more than 20 years of ...read more...

Instructor
Ted Nee
Deputy Chief (Ret.)
Albuquerque (NM) Fire Department
United States

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

Effective leadership is not just a function of understanding academic theories and textbook definitions. Real leadership takes courage, motivation, and skill to translate theories into actions that are effective in today’s fire ...read more...

Instructor
Robert Burns
Battalion Chief (Ret.)
Fire Department of New York
United States

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

This informative program begins with an overview of National Fire Protection Association 1403, Standard on Live Fire Training Evolutions, including its history and recent changes, misconceptions, near misses, and line-of-duty deaths. The ...read more...

Instructor
Chris Hubbard
Battalion Chief
Hanover (VA) Fire EMS
United States

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

The “Reading Smoke” topic has been a game changer since its introduction at FDIC 2002. In anticipation of FDIC International 2019, a project team was formed to update the curriculum and learning ...read more...

Instructor
David Dodson
Battalion Chief (Ret.)
Response Solutions, LLC
United States
Instructor
Phil Jose
Deputy Chief
Seattle (WA) Fire Department
United States
Handout(s)

8:00 AM-12:00 PM
Format: Pre-Conference Workshop (Inside) 4 HOUR
All aspects of fire and EMS response to violent incidents are addressed in this interactive workshop: single-unit response to scenes of violence, multiunit/multiagency response to active shooter incidents, civil unrest, terrorism, ...read more...
Instructor
Steven Hamilton
Lieutenant
Fort Jackson (SC) Fire Department
United States

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

The focus is on responsibilities of leaders at all ranks pertaining to safety from the firehouse to the fireground. It takes officers (line, chiefs, safety), instructors, and firefighters through the steps ...read more...

Instructor
Ron Kanterman
Chief
Wilton (CT) Fire Department
United States

8:00 AM-12:00 PM
Format: Pre-Conference Workshop (Inside) 4 HOUR
This workshop focuses on the common pitfalls new and seasoned instructors often experience: the designing of training exercises that create an expectation of failure. This expectation can be on the part of ...read more...
Instructor
Bob Carpenter
Captain
Miami-Dade (FL) Fire Rescue
United States

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

A large percentage of agencies in the United States have deficiencies in operating dedicated truck companies and have challenges accounting for all truck functions. Does that mean truck work doesn’t happen? ...read more...

Instructor
Jim Silvernail
Chief
Kirkwood (MO) Fire Department
United States

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

Attendees discuss problems and gain solutions to the everyday issues they face through interactive discussions and case-based scenarios. Even if you have attended one of the previous offerings of this program, you ...read more...

Instructor
Forest Reeder
Chief
Tinley Park (IL) Fire Department
United States

1:30 PM-5:30 PM
Format: Pre-Conference Workshop (Inside) 4 HOUR

The focus is on some of the most common problems encountered in these most difficult of fires. Lack of access and ventilation, potentially high life hazards, and limited hose stream application points are a few of ...read more...

Instructor
John Norman
Deputy Assistant Chief (Ret.)
Fire Department of New York
United States

1:30 PM-5:30 PM
Format: Pre-Conference Workshop (Inside) 4 HOUR

The volunteer fire service is experiencing its biggest challenge to date with volunteer firefighter recruitment and retention. With today’s era of competing demands for the volunteer/potential volunteer firefighter, the question becomes, how can departments cost effectively ...read more...

Instructor
Candice McDonald
Firefighter/PIO
Sebring & Winona (OH) Fire Department
United States

1:30 PM-5:30 PM
Format: Pre-Conference Workshop (Inside) 4 HOUR

The shortest distance between two points is a straight line. In the fire service, getting from point “A” to point “B” is a challenge on some emergency incident scenes, especially critical incidents, and achievement is the ...read more...

Instructor
Michael Barakey
District Chief
Virginia Beach (VA) Fire Department
United States

1:30 PM-5:30 PM
Format: Pre-Conference Workshop (Inside) 4 HOUR

This contemporary presentation incorporates issues involved in the convictions in arson cases in the 1970, 1980s, and 1990s that were overturned in the courts because they were considered to be based on “junk science.” The program ...read more...

Instructor
Adrian Cales
Operations Systems Manager
Paramus (NJ) Public Service Enterprise Group
United States

1:30 PM-5:30 PM
Format: Pre-Conference Workshop (Inside) 4 HOUR

The focus is on the components of a working peer support program and how the North Carolina Peer Support Team developed and built its resources. Learn about partnerships with other national leading peer support programs such ...read more...

Instructor
Erica Gilmore
Florian & Womens Services Coordinator, Rosecrance Health Network, Rockford, Illinois
Rosecrance
United States

1:30 PM-5:30 PM
Format: Pre-Conference Workshop (Inside) 4 HOUR
This workshop guides the participant through the difficult process of specifying fire apparatus. It covers justification, the use of National Fire Protection Association 1901, conducting research, options and features, boilerplate information to protect the purchaser, converting ...read more...
Instructor
William Peters
Battalion Chief (Ret.)
Jersey City (NJ) Fire Department
United States

1:30 PM-5:30 PM
Format: Pre-Conference Workshop (Inside) 4 HOUR

This presentation is directed at officers and aspiring officers. The objectives are based on what it takes to be an effective officer and an integral part of the organization. Emphasis is on prefire activities/policies/expectations and how ...read more...

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

1:30 PM-5:30 PM
Format: Pre-Conference Workshop (Inside) 4 HOUR

Fighting fires in high-rise buildings revolves around size-up, establishing lobby control, understanding basic building systems, controlling air ...read more...

Instructor
Curtis Massey
Founder
Massey Emergency Management
United States

1:30 PM-5:30 PM
Format: Pre-Conference Workshop (Inside) 4 HOUR

This interactive, multimedia, evidence-based class addresses the most pressing decision-making issues facing fire officers today. The program focuses on decision-making skills for the company officer in the roles of responding to structure fires, leading the fire ...read more...

Instructor
Brian Crandell
Chief (Ret.)
Rae and Sourdough (MT) Fire Departments
United States

1:30 PM-5:30 PM
Format: Pre-Conference Workshop (Inside) 4 HOUR
The International Society of Fire Service Instructors panel of experienced instructors and training officers is ready to help you deliver the most effective company-level training possible. Company-level training (or small-group training) is challenging for beginning and ...read more...
Instructor
Forest Reeder
Chief
Tinley Park (IL) Fire Department
United States

1:30 PM-5:30 PM
Format: Pre-Conference Workshop (Inside) 4 HOUR

The job of managing a volunteer, combination, or small career department is not easy. Customer expectations and call volumes continue to increase while leaders are faced with more and more unfunded mandates, flat or declining revenues, ...read more...

Instructor
Craig Haigh
Chief
Hanover Park (IL) Fire Department
United States
Handout(s)

1:30 PM-5:30 PM
Format: Pre-Conference Workshop (Inside) 4 HOUR
Firefighters respond to many fires in buildings of ordinary construction; they present many challenges associated with the construction methods and materials, heavy timber truss roofs, and renovations that include replacement of legacy structural components with lightweight ...read more...
Instructor
Paul Dansbach
Fire Marshal
Rutherford (NJ) Bureau of Fire Safety
United States

1:30 PM-5:30 PM
Format: Pre-Conference Workshop (Inside) 4 HOUR

As individuals ascend the ranks the vast majority of the job involves dealing with people, engaging in politics and solving problems. Generally most firefighters and officers do not get much training and education in these areas. However, like most aspects ...read more...

Instructor
Richard Marinucci
Chief (Retired)
Farmington Hills (MI) Fire Department
United States

1:30 PM-5:30 PM
Format: Pre-Conference Workshop (Inside) 4 HOUR
Municipal firefighters who are expected to respond to manufacturing or industrial facilities often are not fully prepared for those situations both from a fire and a rescue standpoint. Additionally, catastrophic losses can be compounded by a ...read more...
Instructor
Benjamin Peetz
Assistant Chief
Napoleon (IN) Volunteer Fire Department
United States

1:30 PM-5:30 PM
Format: Pre-Conference Workshop (Inside) 4 HOUR

Using more than 200 acquired structures, from single-family dwellings to large, multistory high-rises, this workshop presents an insight into truck company tactics that have been proven and implemented on the fireground. Topics span from forcible entry ...read more...

Instructor
Jason Joannides
Captain
Columbia (SC) Fire Department
United States

1:30 PM-5:30 PM
Format: Pre-Conference Workshop (Inside) 4 HOUR

This is an interactive leadership and culture development program for officers. The focus is on leadership skills including mentoring and succession planning; critiquing others; effective delegating; preventing freelancing; technical report writing; tackling administrative tasks, including creating ...read more...

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

1:30 PM-5:30 PM
Format: Pre-Conference Workshop (Inside) 4 HOUR

Cancer continues to impact firefighters daily. The Firefighter Cancer Support Network (FCSN) education team focuses on the health of firefighters by providing cancer awareness and prevention for programs nationwide. The program educates firefighters about the increased ...read more...

Instructor
Russell Osgood
Lieutenant
Portsmouth (MA) Fire Department: Firefighter Cancer Support Network
United States

1:30 PM-5:30 PM
Format: Pre-Conference Workshop (Inside) 4 HOUR

The focus is on creating a learning culture at every level of the organization. Topics include defining fire service and fire training success, positioning fire companies for success and survival using proven company-level training methods, coaching ...read more...

Instructor
Scott Thompson
Chief
The Colony (TX) Fire Department
United States
Handout(s)

1:30 PM-5:30 PM
Format: Pre-Conference Workshop (Inside) 4 HOUR

Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service (LFRS) does not try to predict the future but to create the future. With its partner RiVR, the focus is on producing virtual reality training in a photo-realistic room scale environment, ...read more...

Instructor
Paul Speight
Watch Manager
Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service, United Kingdom
United Kingdom

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

The answer to successful officer training, both initial and ongoing, lies beyond National Fire Protection Association 1021 certification. Successful programs, although based on professional standards and references, are also tailored to the specific needs of the ...read more...

Instructor
Rudy Horist
Deputy Chief
McHenry Township (IL) Fire Protection District
United States

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

This workshop provides measurability by reading and mapping every attendee in the room. Students learn the science of leadership through the Three Pillars of Human Excellence--(IQ) Intellectual Intelligence, (EQ) Emotional Intelligence, and (IP) Interpersonal Dynamics--and best ...read more...

Instructor
William Greenwood
Assistant Chief of Training
Manchester-Boston Airport Fire, Manchester (NH)
United States

8:00 AM-12:00 PM
Format: Pre-Conference Workshop (Inside) 4 HOUR
Firefighter rescue can be a simple grab and go or a prolonged and complicated extrication. Either way, being trained in firefighter rescue skills and being proficient at them are musts to even become ...read more...
Instructor
James Crawford
Assistant Chief
Midway Fire Rescue, Pawleys Island (SC)
United States
Instructor
Paul Combs
Lieutenant
Bryan (OH) Fire Department
United States

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

 “Attention all units: Please respond to XYZ Industries for a report of an unknown gas release with one person unaccounted for.” You’re riding in the front passenger seat of the first-due rig, and dispatch advises that ...read more...

Instructor
Nick Zamiska
Chief
Brecksville (OH) Fire Department
United States

8:00 AM-12:00 PM
Format: Pre-Conference Workshop (Inside) 4 HOUR
High-rise firefighting is exponentially more complicated and dangerous than most other fireground operations. From a room-and-contents apartment fire to the well-involved fire floor of a commercial high-rise to the ever-present threat of a terrorist attack, you ...read more...
Instructor
David McGrail
Assistant Chief
Denver (CO) Fire Department
United States

8:00 AM-12:00 PM
Format: Pre-Conference Workshop (Inside) 4 HOUR
For several years, the instructor has been bringing the science of the Underwriters Laboratories (UL) and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) research to the street-level officer and firefighter. Each year, more information and ...read more...
Instructor
Peter Van Dorpe
Fire Chief
Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Fire Protection District
United States

8:00 AM-12:00 PM
Format: Pre-Conference Workshop (Inside) 4 HOUR
Supported with a Department of Homeland Security/Federal Emergency Management Agency Assistance to Firefighters Grant, the International Society of Fire Service Instructors and the Underwriters Laboratories Fire Science Research Institute conducted this research to better understand why ...read more...
Instructor
Brian Kazmierzak
Chief of Training
Penn Fire, Granger, IN; ISFSI
United States
Handout(s)

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

On scene or in quarters, the vast majority of things you do, you are doing right. However, when they aren’t done right, there are significant consequences to you and many others. From “real” fire operational policy ...read more...

Instructor
Billy Goldfeder
Deputy Chief
Loveland-Symmes (OH) Fire Department
United States
Instructor
Gordon Graham
Research Consultant
United States

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

To many firefighters, the process of getting and staying “fit for duty” can seem daunting. Unfortunately, there is a lot of information out there that can pull firefighters in multiple directions and ultimately leave them confused. ...read more...

Instructor
Dan Kerrigan
Chief Fire Marshal/Department Health and Fitness Coordinator
East Whiteland (PA) Fire Department
United States
Handout(s)

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

This workshop is a condensed version of the tactics and strategy portion of a two-week Company Officer Development Program. It is intended to give newly promoted company officers the leadership skills and confidence to manage their ...read more...

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

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

The fire service is a dynamic and ever-changing industry. In the law, there are laws that provide consistencies and guidelines describing the proper conduct accepted by societal norms. Break the law, and suffer the penalties. The ...read more...

Instructor
John Murphy, JD
Deputy Chief (Ret.)
Murphy Law Group, North Bend, WA
United States
Handout(s)

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

This workshop reveals a firefighter’s focused view on the ABCs of fire dynamics and provides insight into the likely modern fire development scenarios based on decades of international frontline experience and research focused on effective and ...read more...

Instructor
Shan Raffel, AFSM EngTech CFIFireE CF
Station Officer
Queensland (Australia) Fire and Emergency Services
Australia

8:00 AM-12:00 PM
Format: Pre-Conference Workshop (Inside) 4 HOUR
This “Train the Trainer” workshop aims at better understanding lessons learned from significant events, a long-standing tradition that has aided our tactical and strategic capabilities, enabling us to do what the military terms “scenario planning.” In ...read more...
Instructor
Bobby Halton
Vice President
Education Director/Group Editor, Clarion Fire & Rescue Group
United States
Instructor
Michael Teague
Captain/Safety Officer (Ret.)
Sacramento Metropolitan (CA) Fire District
United States
Instructor
Shawn Pruchnicki
Research Coordinator/Lecturer
The Ohio State University
United States

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

This highly dynamic and interactive workshop uses audience participation as a key component. Raw fire scene videos that begin prior to the fire department’s arrival or just as operations are beginning are broken down at the ...read more...

Instructor
Tom Sitz
Lieutenant
Painesville Township (OH) Fire Department
United States
Handout(s)

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

Every day in America, fire departments respond to fires in legacy Type III constructed buildings. These buildings can pose major hazards, and tactical indecision can lead to a burned-out block. You will be made aware of ...read more...

Instructor
Joseph Pronesti
Assistant Chief
Elyria Fire
United States

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

Are you tired of the usual, boring building construction classes? You know it’s an important topic, but you find it difficult to choke down the classes. Well, this class takes a whole new approach and provides ...read more...

Instructor
David Dodson
Battalion Chief (Ret.)
Response Solutions, LLC
United States

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

This program is for officers, those wanting to become officers, and chief officers who have to give a company or departmentwide drill. The methods and tricks shared will facilitate your preparing and delivering an informative and ...read more...

Instructor
Michael Dugan
Captain (Ret.)
Fire Department of New York
United States

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

Volunteer firefighters respond to a wide array of emergencies across the country every day including fires, emergency medical incidents, natural disasters, hazardous materials incidents, and other general public service calls. To meet these challenges, volunteer firefighters ...read more...

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

8:00 AM-12:00 PM
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 different incidents, but the one constant is the IC’s thought process. How is the IC’s view ...read more...

Instructor
Thomas Dunne
Deputy Chief
Fire Department of New York
United States

1:30 PM-5:30 PM
Format: Pre-Conference Workshop (Inside) 4 HOUR

Today’s fireground, buildings, and occupancies present increasing challenges that have redefined strategic and tactical fireground operations and impact these operations on a wide variety of levels that often include adverse compartment fire conditions, structural compromise, collapse, ...read more...

Instructor
Christopher Naum, SFPE
Chief of Training
Command Institute, Washington, DC & NY
United States

1:30 PM-5:30 PM
Format: Pre-Conference Workshop (Inside) 4 HOUR

This presentation covers the basics of joint law enforcement and fire response to fire as a weapon integrated with rescue team (task force) response. It includes an overview of rapid trauma care directed toward those injuries ...read more...

Instructor
Chris Lorenz
Deputy Fire Marshal/SWAT Medic
Central Pierce Fire & Rescue
United States

1:30 PM-5:30 PM
Format: Pre-Conference Workshop (Inside) 4 HOUR

The workshop goes inside the command post (CP) with new footage and radio traffic of multiple incidents, including live rescues, fatalities, Maydays, and multibuilding fires. Dialogue between the incident commander and other officers inside the command ...read more...

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

1:30 PM-5:30 PM
Format: Pre-Conference Workshop (Inside) 4 HOUR

Powerful instructors who are subject matter experts in their fields are essential to an effective learning environment. So much more goes into being a successful teacher than just knowing the material. This workshop focuses on elevating ...read more...

Instructor
Steve Crothers
Lieutenant
Seattle (WA) Fire Department
United States

1:30 PM-5:30 PM
Format: Pre-Conference Workshop (Inside) 4 HOUR

This workshop covers the full spectrum of leadership--how to accept and survive the politics, deal with the fringe employees, and keep your cool. You will learn tricks of the trade it usually take years to acquire. ...read more...

Instructor
Chase Sargent
Division Chief/Paramedic Retired Emergency Medicine Physicians Assistant
Retired Virginia Beach Fire and Rescue
United States
Handout(s)

1:30 PM-5:30 PM
Format: Pre-Conference Workshop (Inside) 4 HOUR

This workshop discusses more than 100 company drills, tricks of the trade, and teaching points collected from 37 years of “in the trenches” fireground experience. Company officers and training officers can incorporate these techniques and ideas ...read more...

Instructor
Raul A. Angulo
Captain Emeritus, Ladder Company 6
Seattle (WA) Fire Department (Retired)
United States

1:30 PM-5:30 PM
Format: Pre-Conference Workshop (Inside) 4 HOUR

Private dwelling fires are the most common structure fires in North America. Historically, 75 percent of our annual civilian fire deaths occur in residential structures; that equates to about 2,500 deaths a year. In addition, a ...read more...

Instructor
Jim Duffy
Battalion Chief / Shift Commander
Wallingford (CT) Fire Department
United States

1:30 PM-5:30 PM
Format: Pre-Conference Workshop (Inside) 4 HOUR
Normally, firefighters enter the front door of a structure to access a fire to extinguish it. This approach, enabled by the personal protective equipment firefighters wear, has provided positive results, especially if the firefighters can easily ...read more...
Instructor
Daniel Madrzykowski
Research Engineer
UL Firefighter Safety Research Institute
United States
Handout(s)

1:30 PM-5:30 PM
Format: Pre-Conference Workshop (Inside) 4 HOUR
TThere is nothing quite like a firehouse. It can be the most incredible experience of your life or a miserable exile to purgatory. It can be a place of learning where skills are honed and techniques ...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-5:30 PM
Format: Pre-Conference Workshop (Inside) 4 HOUR

It takes more than personnel to meet the challenge of high-rise operations. The building, active and passive fire protection systems, elevators, and the heating/ventilation/air-conditioning system are integral to fire extinguishment and smoke management and control. These ...read more...

Instructor
Gerald Tracy
Battalion Commander (Ret.)
Fire Department of New York
United States

1:30 PM-5:30 PM
Format: Pre-Conference Workshop (Inside) 4 HOUR

This course offers strategies, tactics, and knowledge for those who may face a fire in an energized setting. Although this course is heavily focused on electrical vault fires, it also offers first-hand experience on aboveground transformers, ...read more...

Instructor
Chris Greene
Captain/Vault Response Team Supervisor
Seattle (WA) Fire Department
United States

1:30 PM-5:30 PM
Format: Pre-Conference Workshop (Inside) 4 HOUR

This workshop presents tangible ways to increase your influence and build your command presence. You cannot find this program in a book; it was put together based on years of success and failures. The class bridges ...read more...

Instructor
Frank Ricci
Battalion Chief/Drillmaster
New Haven (CT) Fire Department
United States

1:30 PM-5:30 PM
Format: Pre-Conference Workshop (Inside) 4 HOUR

The instructors have developed a list of “Rules to Live By” over the past three decades. They share these 13 “Mission Critical” rules in an open, honest, and humorous way. Students learn how to adopt and ...read more...

Instructor
Bruce Varner
Chief (Ret.)
Santa Rosa (AZ) Fire Department
United States
Instructor
Dennis Rubin
Chief
Upper Merion Township (PA) Fire & EMS; and DL Rubin & Associates
United States
Handout(s)

1:30 PM-5:30 PM
Format: Pre-Conference Workshop (Inside) 4 HOUR

Now more than ever, fire departments have the incredible ability to take the stage, tell their story, and enhance their relationship with the community and news media. Using social media before, during, and after incidents occur ...read more...

Instructor
Eric Hurst
Public Information Officer
South Metro Fire Rescue
United States
Handout(s)

1:30 PM-5:30 PM
Format: Pre-Conference Workshop (Inside) 4 HOUR

The focus is on the top administrative policies and operational practices fire departments in the United States and Canada must have to prevent liability, firefighter injuries, and public embarrassment and to increase proficiency on the fireground. ...read more...

Instructor
Bradley Pinsky
Fire Chief/Attorney at Law
Attorney, Pinsky Law Group, PLLC, Manlius Fire Department
United States

1:30 PM-5:30 PM
Format: Pre-Conference Workshop (Inside) 4 HOUR
How good are you at reading the fireground? This workshop challenges you to apply your fireground interpretation skills and tactical priority decision-making ability. However many units respond to a fire in your jurisdiction, only one will be the first unit ...read more...
Instructor
Walter Lewis
District Chief
Orlando (FL) Fire Department
United States

1:30 PM-5:30 PM
Format: Pre-Conference Workshop (Inside) 4 HOUR

The first five minutes on a fireground generally dictate how the remainder of the incident will go. This workshop is focused not only on necessary and successful fireground strategies and tactics but also on the means ...read more...

Instructor
Jonah Smith
Captain
Charlotte (NC) Fire Department
United States

1:30 PM-5:30 PM
Format: Pre-Conference Workshop (Inside) 4 HOUR

The focus of this workshop is to have the first responding officer/firefighter gain a better understanding of how actions within the first five minutes of a response impact the remainder of the response. These first few ...read more...

Instructor
Mark Van Der Feyst
Firefighter
FIRESTAR SERVICES INC.
United States
Handout(s)

1:30 PM-5:30 PM
Format: Pre-Conference Workshop (Inside) 4 HOUR

The main message of this presentation is, “Being a professional firefighter has absolutely nothing to do with earning a paycheck, but it has everything to do with attitude, appearance, competency, commitment, and dedication.” It is unacceptable ...read more...

Instructor
Thomas Merrill
Fire Commissioner - Past Chief of Department
Snyder (NY) Fire Department
United States
Handout(s)

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