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

A look at modern-day best practices for incident management. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health has identified the top contributing factors in fireground line-of-duty deaths, yet incident commanders (IC) and company officers (CO) continue to repeat the same mistakes. Maybe it's caused by ...read more...

Instructor
Lawrence Schultz
Assistant Fire Chief
Anne Arundel County Fire Department, Maryland.
United States

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

Fire in a commercial building is a lower-frequency event for the American fire service than fire in a residential building. However, the annual number of line-of-duty deaths for this structure type has remained consistent year after year. Additionally, many after-action reports cite the incorrect application ...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 City of New York
United States

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

The volunteer fire service is experiencing its biggest challenge to date with volunteer firefighter recruitment and retention. With today’s era of competing demands for the volunteer/potential volunteer firefighter, the question becomes, how can departments cost effectively and successfully recruit and retain volunteer firefighters? This workshop ...read more...

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

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

If you are a company officer or a senior leader inside a firehouse and you are interested in conducting effective drills on the company level, this session is for you. Learn how to make interpersonal relationships and required skills part of your daily life in ...read more...

Instructor
Michael Dugan
Captain (Ret.)
Fire Department of New York
United States

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

The focus is on the impact realism in training has on firefighters. In today's fire service training, we often are faced with having to choose between realism and safety. You will learn how to incorporate both and why it is vital that trainees be exposed ...read more...

Instructor
David Mellen
Captain
Reno Township (KS) 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 whether the incident will be successful. “As the first line goes, so goes the call” could not be any truer when considering the initial decisions of the first-due officer. The fate of the call, ...read more...

Instructor
Jason Hoevelmann
Fire Chief
Florissant Valley (MO) Fire Protection District
United States

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

The focus is on preparing "Battle Plans" for high-rise fires and other emergencies that are appropriate for the level of conditions you will face on the fire floor. Go beyond your standard operating procedures (SOPs) to combine battle planning with building intelligence. Preincident planning, even ...read more...

Instructor
Gerald Tracy
Battalion Commander (Ret.)
Fire Department of New York
United States

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

Effective leadership is not just a function of understanding academic theories and textbook definitions. Real leadership takes courage, motivation, and skill to translate these theories into actions that are effective in today’s fire service culture. Unlike many leadership programs that describe only the characteristics and ...read more...

Instructor
Robert Burns
Battalion Chief (Ret.)
Fire Department of New York
United States

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

The engine company officer is the most prevalent officer position in the fire service. However, officers need to be prepared, and so do their crews. Learn how to build solid training platforms for multiple skill sets along with foreground management. Leadership comes in many forms and ...read more...

Instructor
Ray McCormack
Lieutenant
Fire Department of New York
United States

8:00 AM-12:00 PM
Format: Pre-Conference Workshop (Inside) 4 HOUR
This workshop will provide one-on-one training to firefighters and hopefully have them use these technologies daily in their ...read more...

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

The class focuses on safe and efficient fireground operations at buildings of ordinary construction and the practice of risk vs. reward (risk a lot to save a life, risk little to save little). Firefighters respond to many fires in buildings of ordinary construction each day. ...read more...

Instructor
Paul Dansbach
Fire Marshal
Rutherford (NJ) Bureau of Fire Safety
United States

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

All aspects of fire and EMS response to violent incidents are addressed in this interactive workshop: single-unit response to scenes of violence, multiunit/multiagency response to active shooter incidents, civil unrest, terrorism, hazardous materials response from intentional acts, incidents involving explosives, and suspicious packages. ...read more...

Instructor
Steven Hamilton
Captain
Fort Jackson (SC) Fire Department
United States

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

The focus is on tangible ways to increase your influence and build your command presence. You cannot find the information in a book; it is the culmination of years of successes and failures. The gap between leadership and tactical excellence is bridged as a practical ...read more...

Instructor
Frank Ricci
Battalion Chief/Drillmaster
New Haven (CT) Fire Department
United States

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

The focus is on the factual basis for many of the necessary fireground tactics initial-arriving  companies use. The first five minutes on the fireground generally dictate how the remainder of the incident will go. Successful company-level training evolutions are presented to effect a holistic overview ...read more...

Instructor
Jonah Smith
Captain
Charlotte (NC) Fire Department
United States

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

This workshop combines the research and outreach initiatives of the UL Fire Service Research Institute (FSRI) and presents curriculum relevant to strategic and tactical decision making and developing best practices for mounting an intelligent interior fire attack. The focus is on identifying the “real estate” ...read more...

Instructor
Peter Van Dorpe
Vice President
International Society of Fire Service Instructors
United States

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

Most fire service and rescue training occurs at the company level. This program focuses on the key elements in the design, delivery, and evaluation of company-based training. The core of this program has been presented at FDIC International for 20 years and has proven to ...read more...

Instructor
Forest Reeder
Chief
International Society of Fire Service Instructors (ISFSI)
United States

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

Competency in fire scene command requires understanding the multifaceted chaotic environment of an active fire scene. The ability to systematically practice decision making inside an active fire scene environment has historically been limited to the 24/7 physical world. That limitation is compounded by ...read more...

Instructor
EILEEN SMITH
PROGRAM DIRECTOR-APPLIED RESEARCH
UCF Institute for Simulation & Training/Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate in collaboration with the University of Central Florida Institute for Simulation & Training and North Star Simulations
United States
Instructor
John Merrill
Next Generation First Responder Program/Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T)
Dept. Homeland Security Science & Technology
United States
Instructor
Michael Carney
CEO
NORTH STAR SIMULATIONS, LLC
United States

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

New vehicle technology presents ever-changing challenges for rescuers. Students will gain an understanding of how vehicles have changed and will continue to change, along with the extrication and vehicle fire challenges these changes have created for responders. New metallurgy, design, construction, the 2017 glass standard, ...read more...

Instructor
Carl Haddon
Deputy Chief (ret)
North Fork (ID) Fire Department
United States

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

Participants are guided through the difficult process of specifying and purchasing fire apparatus. Extensively covered are the following topics: the use of National Fire Protection Association 1901, Standard for Automotive Fire Apparatus; conducting research; options and features; boilerplate information for the protection of the fire ...read more...

Instructor
William Peters
Battalion Chief (Ret.)
Jersey City (NJ) Fire Department
United States

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

This workshop is full of new amazing incident command post (ICP) video; bone-chilling radio traffic; and behind-the-scenes lessons learned from fires and rescues in apartments, homes, and motels. It is a high-energy, intense, and one-of-a-kind workshop you can't miss. We must get back to rescuing ...read more...

Instructor
Anthony Kastros
Battalion Chief
Sacramento Metro (CA) Fire District (ret)
United States

1:30 PM-5:30 PM
Format: Pre-Conference Workshop (Inside) 4 HOUR
The focus is on residential fires, which tend to be ventilation limited. Understanding ventilation-limited fires aids fire investigators in analyzing fire patterns and locating the area of origin. When and where the fire receives oxygen-laden fresh air impacts the fire dynamics and subsequent fire patterns. Attendees are presented with the ...read more...
Instructor
Daniel Madrzykowski
Research Engineer
UL Firefighter Safety Research Institute
United States

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

The most common problems encountered in these most difficult of fires are highlighted. They include the lack of access and ventilation, potentially high life hazards, and limited hose stream application points; there are many more. The key to succes in these fires is recognizing the problems ...read more...

Instructor
John Norman
Deputy Assistant Chief (Ret.)
Fire Department of New York
United States

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

Dynamic instructors who are subject matter experts in their field are essential to an effective learning environment. So much more goes into being a successful teacher than just knowing the material. Significant learning creates passion, passion attracts attention, and attention leads to action. Are you ...read more...

Instructor
Steve Crothers
Company Officer
Seattle (WA) Fire Department
United States

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

This workshop links certification training with realistic job requirement training. The answer to initial and ongoing successful officer training lies beyond just the National Fire Protection Association 1021, Standard for Fire Officer Professional Qualifications, certification. Successful programs, while based on professional standards and references, are ...read more...

Instructor
Rudy Horist
Deputy Chief
McHenry Township (IL) Fire Protection District
United States

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

This session offers a detailed guide for field chiefs to follow from their first hour in the firehouse to their last assignment of the shift. Many people in various ranks throughout the fire service have a dramatic impact on the effectiveness and operational success of ...read more...

Instructor
John Salka
Battalion Chief (Ret.)
Fire Department of New York
United States
Instructor
Rick Lasky
Fire Chief (ret.)
Lewisville (TX) Fire Department
United States

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

This workshop provides fire apparatus operators and driver trainers with advanced concepts not typically covered in a basic emergency vehicle operator course (EVOC). Sadly, an understanding of these advanced concepts would prevent many fire apparatus crashes, but driver trainers often overlook them. Among the issues ...read more...

Instructor
Christopher Daly
Firefighter/EMT (Ret.)
Goshen (PA) Fire Department
United States

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

The focus is on having members know their key roles before, during, and after fires in high-rise buildings. Many times when responding to fires and emergencies in high-rise buildings, details that will affect the entire operation are overlooked or taken for granted. There are systems ...read more...

Instructor
John Alston
Fire Chief
New Haven Fire Department
United States

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

Updated and revised to reflect the overturn of convictions in arson cases in the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s because they were considered to be based on "junk science," this program demonstrates why a comprehensive, thorough, and systematic examination of every fire scene must be made ...read more...

Instructor
Adrian Cales
Operations Systems Manager
Paramus (NJ) Public Service Enterprise Group
United States

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

The number of hybrid (HEV) and electric vehicles (EV) as well as gaseous fuels and fuel cell vehicles on the roads continues to grow. The focus is on vehicles that use these types of alternative drive systems, including buses and other commercial vehicles, and their ...read more...

Instructor
Jason Emery
Captain
Waterbury (CT) Fire Department/NFPA
United States

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

This highly interactive and challenging workshop explores command, fire attack, ventilation, and search--plus fire dynamics--as applied to private dwelling fires, the most common structure fire in North America. Odds are that most of your structure fires are in private dwellings. Historically, 75 percent of annual ...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

If you are interested in developing and implementing an effective thermal imaging training program in your department or would like to evaluate your program, this class is for you. It covers the following topics:  applicable National Fire Protection Association standards for thermal imaging; thermal imaging ...read more...

Instructor
Mike Richardson
Major/Division Chief of Training & Safety
St. Matthews (KY) Fire Department
United States

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

You will be introduced to important current human resources practices that will help keep your volunteer or small combination department on the right side of the law and prevent public relations nightmares. If your fire department has more than one person, then, whether you like ...read more...

Instructor
Michael Dallessandro
Past President
Grand Island (NY) Fire Company
United States

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

As the first unit arrives on the scene of an emergency, it sets the stage for operations. As it has been said, “As goes the first line, so goes the fire.” Often, the situations change as the scene progresses and alternate decisions are needed to ...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

This workshop is part of a larger movement in the fire service to divert discussion away from who is to blame to what influenced the outcome. This “Train the Trainer” workshop aims at better understanding lessons learned from ...read more...

Instructor
Bobby Halton
Chief (Ret.)
Editorial Director Clarion Fire Rescue Group/Education Director FDIC International
United States
Instructor
Michael Teague
Captain/Safety Officer (Ret.)
Sacramento Metropolitan (CA) Fire District
United States
Instructor
Shawn Pruchnicki
Research Coordinator/Lecturer
The Ohio State University
United States

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

The focus is on leadership responsibilities across all ranks of the fire service related to safety--from the firehouse to the fireground. Officers, instructors, and firefighters are guided through methods of teaching and demonstrating safety "thinking" for successful outcomes. Many of the issues discussed are subtle ...read more...

Instructor
Ron Kanterman
Chief
Wilton (CT) Fire Department
United States

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

Fire departments prefer the offensive strategy. It’s the fast-paced strategy that most often saves lives and property and what we all signed up for. The fire service should look on social media in much the same light. Public information officers and social media managers have ...read more...

Instructor
Eric Hurst
Public Information Officer
South Metro Fire Rescue
United States

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

Delivered as a comprehensive train-the-trainer program, this class presents the most current information relative to cancer health and safety. It also provides the materials needed to bring the program back to your department. Cancer impacts firefighters on a daily basis. This program offers firefighters up-to-date ...read more...

Instructor
Russell Osgood
Lieutenant
Portsmouth (NH) Fire DepartmentFirefighter Cancer Support Network
United States

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

The Enhanced Dynamic Geo-Social Environment (EDGE) First Responder Sandbox 2 (FRS2) is a Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate (DHS S&T)-funded virtual representation of live training for first responders and school staff. Learn how to run an effective exercise using EDGE to train ...read more...

Instructor
Bob Walker
Cole Engineering Services, Inc.
United States
Instructor
Milton Nenneman
Project Manager, First Responders Group Department of Homeland Security, Science and Technology Directorate
DHS S&T
United States
Instructor
Tabitha Dwyer
Creative Director
Cole Engineering Services, Inc.
United States

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

This presentation covers the basics of joint law eEnforcement and fire response to fire as a weapon integrated with rescue team (task force) response. It also provides an overview of rapid trauma care involving injuries responders have the ability to mitigate in this hostile environment. ...read more...

Instructor
Chris Lorenz
Deputy Fire Marshal/SWAT Medic
Central Pierce Fire & Rescue
United States

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

This workshop features a wholistic approach to the standard positioning, uses, and deployment of aerial devices at most standard types of structural fire responses. Novice and experienced firefighters and officers learn how to make aerial fireground operations part of an extremely easy-to-use system they can ...read more...

Instructor
G. Howard Blythe
Firefighter
FDNY-FirefighterConnecticut Fire Academy-Program Coordinator
United States

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

The focus is on managing complex and difficult personnel issues, improving your interpersonal skills, and elevating your organization to become a winning team. Share in the journey of the instructor, who, as a new chief hired from the outside, quickly learned that his education and experience ...read more...

Instructor
Jerry Streich
Chief/Emergency Management Director
Andover (MN) Fire Department
United States

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

Lessons learned and best practices common among high-performing combination departments are the focus. Topics include developing local ordinances that establish authority for organizational consolidation, establishing a healthy relationship with all stakeholders, developing training standards for volunteer and paid members, policies and procedures for career and ...read more...

Instructor
Eddie Buchanan
Assistant Chief
Hanover (VA) Fire & EMS
United States

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

The company drill is the pathway to excellence and the mechanism for upping your and your company's game. After Firefighter I and II skill sets, drilling can become repetitive and boring. New and creative ideas are needed to keep crews interested and engaged in training. ...read more...

Instructor
Raul A. Angulo
Captain Emeritus, Ladder Company 6
Seattle (WA) Fire Department (Retired)
United States

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

As society changes, fire officers are still responsible for getting the job done for the public in the field--be it fire, rescue, or EMS. To some, that may seem the easier part; the real challenge is in quarters with the firefighters. Are "today's" firefighters different ...read more...

Instructor
Billy Goldfeder
Deputy Chief
Loveland-Symmes (OH) Fire Department
United States

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

You will be introduced to the tenets of Full Contact Leadership and how it applies to the fire officer and those who aspire to become fire officers. Understanding and addressing the often uncomfortable personnel conflicts and subordinate/superior relationships and their application to the fireground are ...read more...

Instructor
Anthony Avillo
Deputy Chief (Ret.)
North Hudson (NJ) Regional Fire and Rescue Director, Monmouth County (NJ) Fire Academy
United States

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

The overwhelming majority of responder injuries and deaths at incidents involving hazardous materials occur prior to the arrival of hazmat response teams. This workshop focuses on the tactical management of hazmat and special operations incidents. Using the Eight-Step Process as the framework, the instructor explains ...read more...

Instructor
Gregory Noll
Senior Planning Specialist
South Central (PA) Regional Task Force
United States

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

High-rise firefighting is exponentially more complicated and dangerous than most other fireground operations. From a room-and-contents apartment fire to the well-involved fire floor of a commercial high-rise to the ever-present threat of a terrorist attack, you must be prepared! This workshop helps prepare you for ...read more...

Instructor
David McGrail
Assistant Chief
Denver (CO) Fire Department
United States

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

This workshop is an opportunity to join the National Alliance for Public Safety GIS (NAPSG) Foundation, who with support from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), has embarked on a three-year program to build a community of first responders who are aware of the ...read more...

Instructor
Paul Doherty
Program Manager
National Alliance for Public Safety GIS (NAPSG) Foundation
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 constructed Type III buildings. These buildings can pose major hazards, and tactical indecision can lead to a burned-out block and citizens questioning your department's abilities. This workshop provides the tools for successfully responding to ...read more...

Instructor
Joseph Pronesti
Assistant Chief
Elyria Fire
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 the newly promoted company officers the leadership skills and confidence to manage their company when responding to alarms; operating at roadway ...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

Using more than 225 acquired structures, from single-family dwellings to large, multistory high-rises, the instructor presents insight into contemporary truck company tactics that have been proven and implemented on the fireground. Topics span from forcible entry and vertical ventilation to window-to-drill conversations and FAST team ...read more...

Instructor
Jason Joannides
Senior Firefighter
Columbia (SC) Fire Department
United States

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

Molding leaders focused on fire safety is the subject of this intensive workshop. Participants learn the EMPOWER model. Internalized, this model imbues participants with tools engineered to maximize the ability to balance personal efficiency and effectiveness. Participants then apply the model in prearranged high-energy, deep-impact ...read more...

Instructor
David Conley
Creative Director
LDC LLC
United States

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

This workshop is for firefighters, officers, and training officers who wish to develop or enhance a preplanning program or who want to have readily available information for training, tabletops, and emergencies. The focus is on a variety of hazards that have been preplanned and the ...read more...

Instructor
Greg Jakubowski
Past Chief
Lingohocken Fire Co.
United States

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

As individuals ascend the ranks, the vast majority of the job involves dealing with problems and engaging in the political process. Generally, most firefighters and officers do not get much training and education in these areas. However, like most aspects of the job, these are ...read more...

Instructor
Richard Marinucci
Chief (Retired)
Farmington Hills (MI) Fire Department
United States

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

Professional service by professional firefighters, including volunteer firefighters, is simply a public expectation in today's world. A professional fire department has nothing to do with its staff collecting a paycheck; it has everything to do with all members embracing common values, diversity, and inclusion while ...read more...

Instructor
Thomas Merrill
Fire Commissioner - Past Chief of Department
Snyder (NY) Fire Department
United States

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

A viable peer support program is sorely needed in every fire department today, and this workshop will answer most, if not all, of your questions about this potentially life-saving function. Gilmore will address questions pertaining to treatment and therapy and share case histories that involve ...read more...

Instructor
Dena Ali, MPA
Captain
Raleigh Fire Department
United States
Instructor
Erica Gilmore
Florian & Womens Services Coordinator, Rosecrance Health Network, Rockford, Illinois
Rosecrance
United States

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

The basic training principles and practices necessary for positioning firefighters for success and survival and how to create an organizational culture that not only supports but also encourages ongoing quality training are the focus of this workshop. Although all ranks will find value in this ...read more...

Instructor
Scott Thompson
Chief
The Colony (TX) Fire Department
United States

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

Today’s fireground, buildings, and occupancies present challenges that have redefined strategic and tactical fireground operations, which have been affected on many levels that often include adverse compartment fire conditions, structural compromise, and collapse with predictable building performance. The primary objectives of this program are to ...read more...

Instructor
Christopher Naum, SFPE
Chief of Training
Command Institute, Washington, DC & NY
United States

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

This workshop focuses on consistently implementing a coordinated fire attack even with a resource deficiency and delivering all essential truck company operations associated with facilitating and supporting the coordinated fire attack and lifesaving operations. A large percentage of agencies in the United States have deficiencies ...read more...

Instructor
Jim Silvernail
Chief
Kirkwood (MO) Fire Department
United States

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

The focus is on the proper placement and operation of aerial devices. Topics include the characteristics and operating features of tractor-drawn aerials, platforms, and quint apparatus. Special emphasis is on truck company placement for various types of occupancies, rescue and life safety strategies, and tactical ...read more...

Instructor
Michael Wilbur
Lieutenant (Ret.)
Fire Department of New York
United States

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

If you are a 20-year veteran, a newly promoted officer, or an aspiring officer, this workshop will make you rethink how you and your organization do business. It will alert you to career-ending pitfalls and mistakes and, in the end, make you a better leader ...read more...

Instructor
Chase Sargent
Division Chief/Paramedic Retired Emergency Medicine Physicians Assistant
Retired Virginia Beach Fire and Rescue
United States

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

Leading a dynamic group of men and women, regardless of whether they are volunteer, on call, or paid, can be a real challenge for even the best officers. Attendees are provided with a fresh look at leadership through the three pillars of leadership--(IQ) Intellectual Intelligence, ...read more...

Instructor
William Greenwood
Fire Chief
T.F. Green International Airport Fire Department
United States

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

It takes courage to be a fire officer and leader, especially in the year 2020. Discussion and interactive scenarios present attendees with some of the most challenging situations they may face as fire officers in today's world. The focus is on actions future/current fire officers ...read more...

Instructor
Steve Prziborowski
Deputy Chief
Santa Clara County Fire Department
United States

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

This program is designed to be a no-nonsense approach to company officer leadership. No theory or fancy ideology here--just realistic and practical ways to build an effective group of performers within your team. The focus is on achieving and reinforcing unit cohesion. Discussion will include ...read more...

Instructor
Jarrod Sergi
Captain
Norfolk (VA) Fire Rescue
United States

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

Incident simulation training, a powerful educational tool, is gaining wide acceptance in the fire and emergency services. In this interactive workshop, the instructor shares his more than 20 years of experience designing and developing incident simulation training. Using lecture, demonstration, and group activities, he illustrates ...read more...

Instructor
Theodore Nee
Deputy Chief (retired)
Albuquerque Fire Department
United States

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

This workshop simulates a promotional assessment or continuing education session for instructors and training officers. Experienced ISFSI instructors and training officers will help attendees hone their instructor skills and effectiveness as the attendees participate in skill-based scenarios that evaluate instructor performance. Four modules are presented: ...read more...

Instructor
Forest Reeder
Chief
International Society of Fire Service Instructors (ISFSI)
United States

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

The focus in on the top administrative policies and operational practices every fire department (U.S. and Canada) must have to prevent liability, firefighter injuries, and public embarrassment and to increase proficiency on the fireground. The suggested policies are derived from Occupational Safety and Health Administration ...read more...

Instructor
Bradley Pinsky
Attorney at Law/Fire Chief (Ret.)
Attorney, Pinsky Law Group, PLLC, Chief (Ret), Manlius Fire Department
United States

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

The focus is on the scientific and realistic things that happen to first responders when they experience unavoidable stress or traumatic events. Since many of the current ways of dealing with these challenges revolve around assistance and treatment after the event, the Illinois Fire Service ...read more...

Instructor
James Moore
Fire Rescue Chief (Ret.)Assistant Director | Illinois Fire Service Institute
Illinois Fire Service Institute, Crystal Lake Fire Rescue Department, Naperville Fire Department
United States

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

This workshp will prepare first responders for any electrical emergency. The focus in on the benefits of fire departments and electrical energy providers working together to address emergencies involving energized spaces. Although this course is heavily focused on electrical vault fires, it also offers experienced ...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

This scenario-driven, interactive class involves participants in the decision-making processes officers use to handle interpersonal events, which create more crew-related problems for officers than discipline or resisting tactical decisions. Students are challenged to offer “solutions” to the real-life “people problems” depicted in scenarios presented in ...read more...

Instructor
Dave Casey
Managing Partner
Ascend Leadership
United States

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

This highly dynamic and interactive worshop uses audience participation as a key component. Raw fire scene videos that start prior to the fire department's arrival or just as operations are beginning are viewed and then broken down at the strategic and tactical levels with emphasis ...read more...

Instructor
Tom Sitz
Lieutenant
Painesville Township (OH) Fire Department
United States

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

Volunteer firefighters respond to a wide array of emergencies across the country every day including fires, emergency medical incidents, natural disasters, hazardous materials incidents, and other general public service calls. To meet these challenges, they must adequately identify problems and develop an action plan to ...read more...

Instructor
Richard Ray
Battalion Chief
Durham (NC) Fire Department
United States

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

There are approximately 1,570 fires in places of worship annually in the United States. Many times, these fires are extensive and result in structural collapse of part or all of the structure. Civilians and firefighters have been injured and killed during these fires. Yet, the ...read more...

Instructor
Frank Leeb
Deputy Chief
Fire Department of New York
United States

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

What is an incident commander seeing, thinking, and feeling when he supervises a fire operation? Tactics may vary at various incidents, but the one constant is the incident commander's thought process. How is his view of a fire different, and how can his perspective make ...read more...

Instructor
Thomas Dunne
Deputy Chief (Ret)
Fire Department of New York
United States

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