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8:00 AM-9:00 AM
Format: Women in Fire

Trisha L. Wolford will keynote at the Women in Fire Conference at FDIC International 2020 on Monday, April 20, at 8:00 am. She is chief of the Anne Arundel County (MD) Fire Department.



She started her fire service career ...read more...

Instructor
Trisha Wolford
Chief
Anne Arundel County (MD) Fire Department
United States

9:15 AM-10:45 AM
Format: Women in Fire

This class examines how life in the firehouse can affect your psychological, physiological, social, and emotional health and gives you tools for building resilience and reducing stress. Discussion goes beyond post-traumatic stress disorder and firefighter suicide, which are addressed, to an in-depth look into the stressors of ...read more...

Instructor
Taylor Montey
Firefighter
Founder, Mindset Reps
United States

9:15 AM-10:45 AM
Format: Women in Fire
This panel discusses emerging topics in fire and EMS, with audience participation and Q and ...read more...
Instructor
Deborah Sommer
Assistant Deputy Chief Paramedic
Chicago Fire Dept.
United States
Instructor
John Alston
Chief
New Haven Fire Department
United States
Instructor
Lillian Bonsignore
Chief of EMS
FDNY
United States
Instructor
Trisha Wolford
Chief
Anne Arundel County (MD) Fire Department
United States

9:15 AM-10:45 AM
Format: Women in Fire

Nearly 50 percent of the population in the United States is women. Why does the fire service struggle to recruit and retain the right women for the job? This program reviews the most current statistics of women in fire and emergency services based on data from the ...read more...

Instructor
Terri Reid
Lieutenant
Baltimore County (MD) Fire Department
United States

9:15 AM-10:45 AM
Format: Women in Fire

This program is for fire service leaders interested in improving their communication skills to connect with their membership and fellow firefighters/EMS providers. This dynamic presentation offers effective fire and EMS officer leadership skills and discussion of real-world scenarios. You will apply the commonalities and differences between management ...read more...

Instructor
Stephen Marsar, MA, EFO, CIC
Battalion Chief, FDNY
Fire Department of New York
United States

9:15 AM-10:45 AM
Format: Women in Fire

This jam-packed, explosive 90-minute session will knock your socks off! You will get a chance to get in the “hot seat” to give your  initial report at fires to which the two instructors have responded: what apparatus placement will be (either as the first-in engine or truck ...read more...

Instructor
Nicol Juratovac
Assistant Chief
San Francisco (CA) Fire Department
United States
Instructor
SASHA DEKELAITA
FIREFIGHTER
SAN FRANCISCO FIRE DEPARTMENT
United States

11:00 AM-12:30 PM
Format: Women in Fire

The focus is on the importance of customer service in the EMS arena. You will come away with



tips for increasing customer service in your interactions with patients and the ...read more...

Instructor
Lillian Bonsignore
Chief of EMS
FDNY
United States

11:00 AM-12:30 PM
Format: Women in Fire

The focus is on the fire department’s role in an active shooter/hostile event and how to integrate with the responding police officers. Topics included in the lecture include goals, challenges, and terminology; organizational makeup; common tasks; and the building of rescue task forces. This program will give ...read more...

Instructor
Christine Tonetta
Captain
Millville Fire Department
United States

11:00 AM-12:30 PM
Format: Women in Fire

Conflict is generally viewed as negative, counterproductive, and destructive, but if it is foreseen and handled properly, it can become a tool for enhancing productivity, developing and cultivating healthy relationships, and improving communication and mutual ...read more...

Instructor
John Alston
Chief
New Haven Fire Department
United States

11:00 AM-12:30 PM
Format: Women in Fire

For those in the private sector, the practice of “sweating the small stuff” may come as a nuisance and seem unnecessary, but for those of us in the fire service, it’s often the “small stuff” that leads to a firefighter’s injury or, worse yet, death. This program ...read more...

Instructor
Rick Lasky
Fire Chief (ret.)
Lewisville (TX) Fire Department
United States

11:00 AM-12:30 PM
Format: Women in Fire

In a format similar to that for an after-action review for a major fire, the instructor analyzes various major incidents from the perspective of the critical incident stress load responders experienced and the mental health resources used. Traumatic call, critical call, post-traumatic stress, acute stress, ...read more...

Instructor
Ali Rothrock
FIREFIGHTER / EMT
KING OF PRUSSIA VOL. FIRE CO.
United States

2:00 PM-3:30 PM
Format: Women in Fire

The focus is on self-assessment and the tools necessary to become your own hero. You will become acquainted with tools that will help you assess your strengths and discover areas for improvement. Discussion encompasses how moral integrity and work ethic can enhance your success in the fire ...read more...

Instructor
Angela Hughes
Captain (Ret.) , Baltimore County (MD) Fire Department; Past President, Women in Fire
United States

2:00 PM-3:30 PM
Format: Women in Fire

Times are changing, and leadership must adjust accordingly. You do not always get a “how to” handbook when you receive your promotion to fire officer, and there are a few basics you need to know. Referencing General Colin Powell’s “18 Lessons from a Very Successful Leader,” the ...read more...

Instructor
Rachael Staebell
Lieutenant/Paramedic
Colorado Springs (CO) Fire Department
United States

2:00 PM-3:30 PM
Format: Women in Fire
The focus is on “balance” and succeeding at a weight-loss diet. The instructor explains that although jumping on the latest diet craze in search of some magic formula is tempting, it is only a matter of time before you will be back to your old ways. ...read more...
Instructor
Kevin George
Fire Lieutenant
Baltimore Country Fire Department
United States

2:00 PM-3:30 PM
Format: Women in Fire

This interactive class takes attendees from the basics of defining what an assessment center is to how to prepare for and succeed in one. You will become acquainted with the typical exercises on an assessment center, the dimensions in each exercise, and tips for preparing for and ...read more...

Instructor
Latosha Clemons
Deputy Chief of Operations
Boynton Beach (FA) Fire Rescue
United States
Instructor
Lisa Baker
Battalion Chief, Oakland (CA) Fire Department
Oakland (CA) Fire Department
United States

3:45 PM-5:15 PM
Format: Women in Fire

There is no room for chaos in effective communication. The art of message delivery is key for effective supervisors and employees. The focus is on the skills needed to effectively say anything to anyone in a candid and professional manner. Learn how to effectively communicate to your ...read more...

Instructor
Candice McDonald
DBA, PIO, Firefighter, EMT
Success Up Life, LLC.
United States

3:45 PM-5:15 PM
Format: Women in Fire

Is your leadership style stuck in 2G? Are you or your organization holding on to old traditions, unhealthy cultures, outdated rules and regulations, or personal agendas that no longer serve you, your team, your organization, or your community? If you answered “Yes” to any of these questions, ...read more...

Instructor
Tiffanye Wesley
Fire/EMS Battalion Chief (Station Commander)
Arlington County (VA) Fire Department
United States

3:45 PM-5:15 PM
Format: Women in Fire

Over the past three years, science has been applied to workplace harassment prevention training (and diversity training), and a clear picture of training shortcomings is emerging. Where—and how—has workplace training and complaint management fallen short? What are we doing wrong? Or right? This workshop will focus ...read more...

Instructor
Alisa Arnoff
Attorney at Law
Scalambrino & Arnoff, LLP
United States
Instructor
John Rukavina
Director
Public Fire Safety Services
United States

3:45 PM-5:15 PM
Format: Women in Fire

Becoming a mother is a challenge in itself, but being a mother in a predominantly male-dominated profession is challenging on many fronts. Join this interactive discussion to talk about challenges that women may face, at home and at work, in the fire service from a child’s birth ...read more...

Instructor
ASHLEY WEBER
FF
Sterling Rescue Squad
United States

3:45 PM-5:15 PM
Format: Women in Fire

Public speaking, a critical part of success, is the focus. Come boost your speaking ability and learn how to increase your confidence and poise when interviewing or presenting. Whether you are preparing for a promotion or an assessment center or you want to increase your overall ...read more...

Instructor
Angela Hughes
Captain (Ret.) , Baltimore County (MD) Fire Department; Past President, Women in Fire
United States
Instructor
Katherine Ridenhour
Battalion Chief (Ret)
Aurora (CO) Fire Department
United States

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