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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

10:30 AM-12:15 PM
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

1:30 PM-3:15 PM
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

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

The focus is on construction types and their performance in structural fires. This class demonstrates how the traditional types of construction taught in firefighter training and used in building and fire codes have been replaced by ...read more...

Instructor
Gregory Havel
Deputy Chief, retired
Burlington (WI) Fire Department
United States
Handout(s)

10:30 AM-12:15 PM
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

1:30 PM-3:15 PM
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
Vancouver Fire and Rescue Services
Canada

1:30 PM-3:15 PM
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

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

This is a basic electricity 101 class and will include slides mixed with interactive discussion. Terminology, electrical components, electrical systems, and basic theory are addressed. Other topics include how electricity is generated, transmitted, and distributed into ...read more...

Instructor
Sean Mayo
Lieutenant
Fairmount Fire Rescue
United States
Handout(s)

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