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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

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
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

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 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 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)

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 “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

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

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

The focus in on preparing and motivating training officers and instructors to become their organization’s change agents and getting firefighters to think about how the fire service can provide emergency response more effectively and efficiently. Major ...read more...

Instructor
Devon Wells
President
International Society of Fire Service Instructors (ISFSI)
United States

10:30 AM-12:15 PM
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

1:30 PM-3:15 PM
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
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
Captain
Indianapolis (IN) Fire Department
United States

1:30 PM-3:15 PM
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
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

3:30 PM-5:15 PM
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

5:30 PM-7:15 PM
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
Vice President
Education Director/Group Editor, Clarion Fire & Rescue Group
United States
Instructor
John Norman
Deputy Assistant Chief (Ret.)
Fire Department of New York
United States

10:30 AM-12:15 PM
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
Vancouver Fire and Rescue Services
Canada

1:30 PM-3:15 PM
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
Vice President
Education Director/Group Editor, Clarion Fire & Rescue Group
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
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

1:30 PM-3:15 PM
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

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

Recent firefighter line-of-duty deaths as a result of rapid fire progression have highlighted a deficiency in firefighters’ understanding of ventilation-controlled fires and the effects of tactics on fire dynamics. One reason for this gap in understanding ...read more...

Instructor
Jack Regan
Research Engineer
UL Firefighter Safety Research Institute, College Park, MD
United States

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

The significant changes in the new edition of National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1403, Standard on Live-Fire Training Evolutions (2018), are reviewed and discussed. Much of the new prerequisite training is not in the current NFPA ...read more...

Instructor
Dave Casey
Managing Partner
Ascend Leadership
United States

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

This class reinforces the need for a return to basic training in the day-to-day demands of the response companies with a focus on the lessons learned from case studies, modern scientific research, line-of-duty deaths, and investigative ...read more...

Instructor
Douglas Cline
Assistant Chief
Horry County Fire Rescue
United States

8:30 AM-10:15 AM
Format: Classroom Session (Single Speaker/1.45 HOUR)

Training is a complex activity. It is not simply about checking a box; it is about the life or death of a firefighter. Training designed with a measurable outcome saves lives and increases efficiencies. This class ...read more...

Instructor
John Buckman, III
Chief Retired
Wildfire Studios
United States

10:30 AM-12:15 PM
Format: Classroom Session (Single Speaker/1.45 HOUR)
This class focuses on performance. Techniques used in extreme sports and special-forces units are discussed from the perspective of how they can be used in the fire service to develop greater resilience in firefighters. Slides and ...read more...
Instructor
Ric Jorge
Firefighter
Tactical Resiliency Training
United States

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