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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

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

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

The class presents company officers and firefighters with the information necessary to accurately assess the fire potential in the dynamic wildland fire environment and to establish corresponding tactical decision points to enhance crew safety. The focus ...read more...

Instructor
Todd McNeal
Chief
Twain Harte (CA) Fire Department
United States

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

The Underwriters Laboratories Firefighter Safety Research Institute (UL FSRI) has just completed a first-of-its-kind project focused solely on the potential impact of using interior and exterior fire streams on victims and firefighters. There are three main ...read more...

Panelist
Chad Christensen
Fire Captain
Los Angeles County Fire Department
United States
Panelist
Dennis LeGear
Lead Consultant
LeGear Engineering Fire Department Consulting
United States
Panelist
Ray McCormack
Lieutenant
Fire Department of New York
United States
Panelist
Tony Carroll
Battalion Chief
District of Columbia Fire Department
United States
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