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8:00 AM-12:00 PM
Format: Pre-Conference Workshop (Inside) 4 HOUR
The commercial building fire is a lower frequency event for the American fire service compared to the residential building fire, yet the annual number of line-of-duty-deaths (LODDs) in this type of structure has remained consistent each ...read more...
Instructor
Dan Shaw
Deputy Chief
Fairfax County (VA) Fire & Rescue Department / Traditions Training, LLC
United States
Instructor
Doug Mitchell, Jr.
Captain
Fire Department of New York
United States

1:30 PM-5:30 PM
Format: Pre-Conference Workshop (Inside) 4 HOUR

This presentation is directed at officers and aspiring officers. The objectives are based on what it takes to be an effective officer and an integral part of the organization. Emphasis is on prefire activities/policies/expectations and how ...read more...

Instructor
Anthony Avillo
Deputy Chief (Ret.)
North Hudson (NJ) Regional Fire and Rescue
United States
Handout(s)

8:00 AM-12:00 PM
Format: Pre-Conference Workshop (Inside) 4 HOUR
For several years, the instructor has been bringing the science of the Underwriters Laboratories (UL) and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) research to the street-level officer and firefighter. Each year, more information and ...read more...
Instructor
Peter Van Dorpe
Fire Chief
Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Fire Protection District
United States

8:00 AM-12:00 PM
Format: Pre-Conference Workshop (Inside) 4 HOUR

Every day in America, fire departments respond to fires in legacy Type III constructed buildings. These buildings can pose major hazards, and tactical indecision can lead to a burned-out block. You will be made aware of ...read more...

Instructor
Joseph Pronesti
Assistant Chief
Elyria Fire
United States

1:30 PM-5:30 PM
Format: Pre-Conference Workshop (Inside) 4 HOUR

Private dwelling fires are the most common structure fires in North America. Historically, 75 percent of our annual civilian fire deaths occur in residential structures; that equates to about 2,500 deaths a year. In addition, a ...read more...

Instructor
Jim Duffy
Battalion Chief / Shift Commander
Wallingford (CT) Fire Department
United States

1:30 PM-5:30 PM
Format: Pre-Conference Workshop (Inside) 4 HOUR

This course offers strategies, tactics, and knowledge for those who may face a fire in an energized setting. Although this course is heavily focused on electrical vault fires, it also offers first-hand experience on aboveground transformers, ...read more...

Instructor
Chris Greene
Captain/Vault Response Team Supervisor
Seattle (WA) Fire Department
United States

1:30 PM-5:30 PM
Format: Pre-Conference Workshop (Inside) 4 HOUR
How good are you at reading the fireground? This workshop challenges you to apply your fireground interpretation skills and tactical priority decision-making ability. However many units respond to a fire in your jurisdiction, only one will be the first unit ...read more...
Instructor
Walter Lewis
District Chief
Orlando (FL) Fire Department
United States

1:30 PM-5:30 PM
Format: Pre-Conference Workshop (Inside) 4 HOUR

The focus of this workshop is to have the first responding officer/firefighter gain a better understanding of how actions within the first five minutes of a response impact the remainder of the response. These first few ...read more...

Instructor
Mark Van Der Feyst
Firefighter
FIRESTAR SERVICES INC.
United States
Handout(s)

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

The focus is on how to prepare for and respond to fires in box stores up to about 25,000 square feet with an emphasis on volunteer, combination, and smaller all-career departments. This type of a response ...read more...

Instructor
Robert Callahan, Mr
Captain/ Fire Prevention Officer
Bossier Parish Fire District 1, Haughton LA
United States
Handout(s)

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

The class examines standpipe firefighting tactics and strategy, various types of standpipe systems and components, supplying fire department connections, and methods of stretching and advancing hoselines from standpipe outlets.                ...read more...

Instructor
Bill Gustin
Captain
Miami-Dade (FL) Fire Rescue
United States

10:30 AM-12:15 PM
Format: Classroom Session (Single Speaker/1.45 HOUR)
The toughest and most impactful decisions you make in your career typically revolve around committing to an interior attack or choosing another route. Seasoned officers know the difference between “We can get it” and “It's lost.” ...read more...
Instructor
Mike Gagliano
Captain
Seattle (WA) Fire Department (Retired)
United States

1:30 PM-3:15 PM
Format: Classroom Session (Single Speaker/1.45 HOUR)

Despite the working relationship on the fireground, command structure and tactical courses are often presented separately. This class changes that with Chief Larry Schultz sharing his command and leadership experience and Captain Samuel Hittle contributing company ...read more...

Instructor
Samuel Hittle
Captain
Wichita (KS) Fire Department
United States

1:30 PM-3:15 PM
Format: Classroom Session (Single Speaker/1.45 HOUR)

This class highlights the “must-do” roles and responsibilities for each unit. Successful fire attack dictates a deliberate balance of coordination and communication among all members. This dynamic multimedia lecture covers preincident readiness, radio reports, and tactical ...read more...

Instructor
Dan Shaw
Deputy Chief
Fairfax County (VA) Fire & Rescue Department / Traditions Training, LLC
United States
Instructor
Doug Mitchell, Jr.
Captain
Fire Department of New York
United States

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

Manufactured housing accounts for about 10 percent of the new homes built each year. Learn what makes trailers different from “regular” wood-frame structures and how to safely operate within this challenging environment. Tactics for suppression and ...read more...

Instructor
Joseph Polenzani
Battalion Chief
Franklin (TN) Fire Department
United States
Handout(s)

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

This class covers the four largest areas of concern in handline attack package design: (1) nozzle design and implications: nozzle pressure, weight, stream type, reaction force, stream velocity, selecting target flow; (2) hose construction and implications: ...read more...

Instructor
Dennis LeGear
Lead Consultant
LeGear Engineering Fire Department Consulting
United States

10:30 AM-12:15 PM
Format: Classroom Session (Single Speaker/1.45 HOUR)
The landscape of suburbs around the United States is changing. High-rise residential structures are beginning to create mini-skylines in places never before thought possible. The American fire service needs to be ready to tackle fires and ...read more...
Instructor
Daniel Saalfrank
Lieutenant
Fire Department of New York
United States

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

This fast-paced, interactive class focuses on fire dynamics and their impact on fireground tactical decisions. This class bridges the gap between the science and the street and guides students through the tried-and-true tasks that must occur ...read more...

Instructor
P.J. Norwood
Deputy Chief/Training Officer
East Haven (CT) Fire Department
United States

1:30 PM-3:15 PM
Format: Classroom Session (Single Speaker/1.45 HOUR)

The focus is on the inherent hazards associated with structural modifications, floor plan layout, and enhanced occupancy. Single-room occupancies in private dwellings are commonly one to three stories high. They are usually found with multiple bedrooms ...read more...

Instructor
Aaron Martin, Jr
Asst. Chief of Operations and Training
Roosevelt (NY) Fire Department , Roosevelt LI NY
United States

1:30 PM-3:15 PM
Format: Classroom Session (Single Speaker/1.45 HOUR)
This class reviews the considerations for search and rescue gained from the latest firefighter research. More than 84 percent of the fatal home fire injuries occur in one- or two- family dwellings. This statistic underscores the ...read more...
Instructor
Robin Zevotek
Research Engineer
UL Firefighter Safety Research Institute, Maryland
United States

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

Translating fire dynamics research into change on the fireground has been a daunting task for many. This session details the opportunities and stumbling blocks of integrating modern fire dynamics knowledge and tactical principles into a mid-sized, ...read more...

Instructor
Brad French
Captain
Dayton Fire Department
United States

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

Distracted, drowsy, drunk, drugged, and disgruntled drivers are striking firefighters and fire apparatus at road and highway incidents with increasing frequency. We can’t change the behavior of “D” drivers, but we can change how we operate ...read more...

Instructor
Jack Sullivan, CSP, CFPS
Director of Training
Emergency Responder Safety Institute, Virginia
United States
Handout(s)

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

This presentation focuses on skill levels and draws from the instructor’s experience of the past 15 years in a volunteer suburban setting and a more urban city setting. The presentation covers the founding principles of the ...read more...

Instructor
Chad Menard
Captain/Paramedic
Madison Fire & Rescue
United States

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

The theme of this class is, “Manage the fireground; don’t let the fireground manage you!” Are you prepared and trained to be a firefighter for 20 to 30 years and beyond? Would your fire department hire ...read more...

Instructor
James Pellitteri
Battalion Chief/Shift Commander
Gurnee (IL) Fire Department
United States

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

The double line-of-duty death the Toledo Fire-Rescue Department experienced on January 26, 2014, is the focus. A summary of the event is analyzed and is followed by an in-depth review of the lessons learned. Emphasis is ...read more...

Instructor
Michael Benadum
Battalion Chief in the Field Operations Bureau
Toledo Fire-Rescue Department
United States

10:30 AM-12:15 PM
Format: Classroom Session (Single Speaker/1.45 HOUR)
This comprehensive and exciting program covers all aspects of searching for and rescuing civilians at structural fires in residences and large areas. This interactive class addresses the commitments of the American fire service in searching all ...read more...
Instructor
Mike Mason
Lieutenant
Downers Grove (IL) Fire Department
United States
Handout(s)

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