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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 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

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

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

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

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

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

Too often when faced with conflict, leaders succumb to social pressures to remain popular. Dealing with difficult employees can be incredibly frustrating and discouraging. It can be tempting for leaders to quote policy and respond, “Because ...read more...

Instructor
Benjamin Martin, EMT-P, MPA
Lieutenant
Henrico County (VA) Division of Fire
United States

8:30 AM-10:15 AM
Format: Classroom Session (Single Speaker/1.45 HOUR)
The focus of this interactive class is to illustrate the importance of fulfilling a commander’s expectations on emergency scenes. Fire companies are the linchpins of a successful emergency scene operation. The importance of synchronized small-unit tactics ...read more...
Instructor
Sid Newby
Battalion Chief
Wichita (KS) Fire Department
United States

8:30 AM-10:15 AM
Format: Classroom Session (Single Speaker/1.45 HOUR)
The initial arrival considerations (first-due tactics) for urban-based company officers are the focus. The class covers assigning resources, managing engine company crews during emergency incidents, and debriefing calls and other major events. The instructor shares methods ...read more...
Instructor
Sean Eagen
Captain
Buffalo, NY Fire Department
United States

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

On May 25, 2008, while performing interior operations in a residential structure fire in Leesburg, Virginia, four firefighters from Loudoun County Fire and Rescue became trapped on the second floor after conditions rapidly deteriorated. They received ...read more...

Instructor
Micah Kiger
Deputy Chief- Shift Commander (Operations Division)
Loudoun County (VA) Fire and Rescue
United States
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10:30 AM-12:15 PM
Format: Classroom Session (Single Speaker/1.45 HOUR)

The probationary firefighter walking through the door of the fire station on the first morning will succeed or fail as a firefighter based on the mentoring received from the company officer and ...read more...

Instructor
Gary Ludwig, MS, EMT-P
Fire Chief
Champaign (IL) Fire Department
United States

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

On May 2, 2018, a routine SWAT response to a residence for a barricaded subject resulted in an explosion in which nine police officers were injured. Today, fire departments are increasingly becoming involved in tactical scenarios ...read more...

Instructor
Paul Januszewski
Chief
North Haven (CT) Fire Department
United States

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

Shipboard fires react differently and need to be treated differently. This class focuses on the obstacles that the land-based firefighter and chief staff need to recognize and overcome to successfully fight shipboard fires....read more...

Instructor
Steven Zeliff
Lead Maritime Fire Instructor
US Army Transportation School, JBLE VA
United States

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