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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-5:00 PM
Format: 2-Day Workshop

This course is presented by the Fire Department Safety Officers Association and is based on the third edition of Dave Dodson’s book This course is presented by the Fire Department Safety Officers ...read more...

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

10:30 AM-12:15 PM
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

3:30 PM-5:15 PM
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

1:30 PM-3:15 PM
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
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

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

This class incorporates the latest research in psychology, cognitive neuroscience, and perception from the perspective of how they can aid firefighters in making decisions that will increase safety on the fireground. Just as the fire service ...read more...

Instructor
Michael Teague
Captain/Safety Officer (Ret.)
Sacramento Metropolitan (CA) Fire District
United States

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

The country is grappling with a disturbing and devastating rise in heroin and opioid abuse that directly affects the lives of thousands of people in our communities and workplace. The misuse of and addiction to opioids--including ...read more...

Instructor
Paul Sullivan
Assistant Chief
Middle River (MD) Fire & Rescue
United States

10:30 AM-12:15 PM
Format: Classroom Session (Single Speaker/1.45 HOUR)
This class provides an overview of the issue of cancer-causing carcinogen contamination of firefighter personal protective equipment (PPE) and firefighters. It features discussion and up-to-date data on realistic protection expectations and the increasing risks of cancer ...read more...
Instructor
Jim Reidy
Lieutenant
San Antonio (TX) Fire Department
United States

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

Sizing up wind-impacted/driven fire conditions is a critical assessment skill for operational decision making and tactical level responder safety. This class focuses on six vent profiles and their flow characteristics. Students will incorporate an assessment of ...read more...

Instructor
Peter McBride
Division Chief
Ottawa (Canada) Fire Services
Canada

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