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10:30 AM
  1. 90 mins
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    Are our responses to trauma predictable?  Why do different people react differently to trauma and stress? A common misconception is that response to stress occurs in a vacuum and the response is based ...
  2. 90 mins
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    While conflict is generally viewed as negative, counterproductive, and destructive, if foreseen and handled properly, it becomes a tool for enhancing productivity and development, cultivating healthy ...
  3. 90 mins
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    This class will seek to challenge both current and prospective fire officers regarding preparation, attitude, philosophical approach, and operational and organizational skill both in the hard environm ...
  4. 90 mins
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    This class will begin with some very brief comments on the “cause” of tragedies in any occupation or profession, focusing on the difference between “proximate” cause and those problems “lying in wait, ...
  5. 90 mins
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    This graphic and interactive class is based on the instructor’s near-miss experience when his personal protective equipment (PPE) was on fire. Learn how to determine the limitations and thermal insult ...
  6. 90 mins
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    Today more than ever, fire service leaders are facing tougher times—reduction in funding resources, budget cuts, staffing cuts, unfunded mandates, personnel problems, that whole “culture” thing, and a ...
  7. 90 mins
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    “Genius is 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration”—Thomas Alva Edison There are literally tens of thousands of books on leadership readily available to us, all with a simple point and click. Several hund ...
  8. 90 mins
    • Panels
    All fire service organizations and agencies were affected in some way during the recent pandemic. Many lessons were learned with regard to directives, deployment, infection control, communications, bu ...
3:00 PM
  1. 90 mins
    • Panels
    The recent events have revealed several interesting and challenging aspects of our budgeting and purchasing processes. Many lessons and innovations were learned and can help us to improve the future o ...
  2. 90 mins
    • Classroom Sessions
    The advantage of being in a smaller large department is that you can wear many hats; the disadvantage to being in a smaller large department is that you wear many hats. The instructor is a battalion c ...
  3. 90 mins
    • Classroom Sessions
    This class examines the relationship between traumatic stress, sleep deprivation, and alcohol use disorder in the fire service. It next discusses what we do and do not know about firefighter suicide a ...
  4. 90 mins
    • Classroom Sessions
    Every fire department in America is seeing an influx of lightweight construction. Are you ready to fight a fire in one of these buildings? Do you know the risk and the dangers? These types of building ...
  5. 90 mins
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    What keeps chiefs up at night? Forget that. What keeps chiefs sleeping well at night? SOLID COMPANY OFFICERS. This class will cover the role of the company officer related to firefighter survival—the ...
  6. 90 mins
    • Classroom Sessions
    We routinely are tasked to operate in rapid deteriorating and toxic environments. We are the first and the last lines of defense for our citizens from the ravages of fire. We are problems solvers, doe ...
  7. 90 mins
    • Classroom Sessions
    This new program is a discussion about a basic yet vital task at every structural fire: the primary search. Although many fire departments eventually get a search team into the fire building, it is of ...
  8. 90 mins
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    Learn tricks of the trade that “slow the fireground down” and help you stay in control to avoid confusion and chaos at incidents. The instructor presents case studies and leadership lessons from his e ...
8:30 AM
  1. 90 mins
    • Classroom Sessions
    Fire Engineering’s back page “On Fire” column comes to life in this interactive and thought-provoking class with photos and videos of the incidents brought to life in words. They say “a picture is wor ...
  2. 90 mins
    • Classroom Sessions
    In everyday life, people turn to alcohol and drugs for pleasure and sometimes to cope. In the fire service, the line between pleasure and pain relief can seem clear but become blurred. It is important ...
  3. 90 mins
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    This class will examine why the strategy chosen by first-arriving companies and the tactics they perform can be entirely appropriate in the initial stages of a firefighting operation but may become in ...
  4. 90 mins
    • Classroom Sessions
    When good people are silent, they allow racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, and all other forms of oppression to persist unchallenged. Fire service personnel should be inspired and equipped to pr ...
  5. 90 mins
    • Panels
    The recent pandemic heightened the awareness of the need for infectious control and the vulnerability of our members overall. Concurrently, studies are underway regarding personal protective equipment ...
  6. 90 mins
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    In a crisis, reliable information is mission critical. Every day, fire and emergency services departments are overloaded with information and “intelligence” communication from government agencies, non ...
  7. 90 mins
    • Classroom Sessions
    On Christmas Eve 2019, the Lebanon (NH) Fire Department was dispatched to Box 331, the Element Hotel. The chain of events following the arrival of the first-due company has forever changed the departm ...
  8. 90 mins
    • Classroom Sessions
    Fire departments should be tracking key performance measures to make meaningful operational decisions. Today, new methods can easily capture the data needed for those measures, making it easier for fi ...
10:30 AM
  1. 90 mins
    • Classroom Sessions
    Many classes focus on the leadership skills needed to prepare for promotion. This class takes a different approach in teaching those already in officer roles how to prepare future company officers. Th ...
  2. 90 mins
    • Classroom Sessions
    As fire officers we are charged with the responsibility of those members we are privileged to work for.  With that responsibility comes the requirement that we be courageous in those difficult and cha ...
  3. 90 mins
    • Classroom Sessions
    The Alpine Motel was an occupied, dilapidated three-story motel in an economically stressed section of Las Vegas. The owners of this building were cited multiple times in the past years for numerous f ...
  4. 90 mins
    • Classroom Sessions
    When someone calls 911, they think they have a serious emergency and expect the best possible service. They don’t get a choice of what department will respond and can’t shop around for the best deal. ...
  5. 90 mins
    • Panels
    The staffing and operations in many organizations were affected recently and many organizations employed alternative deployment and staffing models. Some of these models may continue into the future. ...
  6. 90 mins
    • Classroom Sessions
    There are so many things we are not told when we join the fire service. The good and bad things we will see, the people we will meet, and the joy and pain we will experience are rarely explained to ou ...
  7. 90 mins
    • Classroom Sessions
    Being called to a building fire is a large part of our preparation. However, the fire service responds to a broad variety of calls for service. Animal rescues, plane crashes, unknown source of smoke c ...
  8. 90 mins
    • Classroom Sessions
    Chief fire officers are confronted every day with problems and challenges that require a decision on their part. Some circumstances are easy, but some seem to have no answer, and the solution cannot b ...
2:00 PM
  1. 90 mins
    • Classroom Sessions
    This is a situational awareness class like none you've ever taken. Derived from the instructor’s 33 years of going to fires, this presentation examines some of the common reasons well-intentioned fire ...
  2. 90 mins
    • Classroom Sessions
    Effective fire attack is centered on water mapping. Stream composition along with placement and impact reaction are factors that help achieve extinguishment on the fireground. This class will demonstr ...
  3. 90 mins
    • Classroom Sessions
    In an era of citizen journalism and human error, the fire service is not exempt from making headlines for the wrong reasons. Like preparing for emergencies, departments need the strategies to mitigate ...
  4. 90 mins
    • Classroom Sessions
    Mastery is an often-misunderstood term within the fire service that means to many that you have reached the pinnacle of skill development. In reality, this term defines the constant and ongoing proces ...
  5. 90 mins
    • Classroom Sessions
    If your life was a movie, what would the end of the movie be like? When your family and friends sit around the kitchen table and talk about you, what will they say and how will they remember you? What ...
  6. 90 mins
    • Classroom Sessions
    A book on military leadership and command from a former Marine who fought in World War II describes the term “lost in the fog of war.” It refers to both the literal fog created by the dust, smoke, and ...
  7. 90 mins
    • Panels
    This panel will discuss labor/management issues arising from our recent worldwide emergency. It will also investigate the ways relationships improved and in some instances were strained or deteriorate ...
  8. 90 mins
    • Classroom Sessions
    This class will cover the day-to-day duties of the Operations Section chief (OSC) as part of an Incident Management Team (IMT) during the COVID response mission. Using the Operational Planning “P,” th ...
8:30 AM
  1. 90 mins
    • Classroom Sessions
    This class focuses on the unique challenges volunteer fire officers face on the firematic (operations) side of the organization as well as the often-forgotten administrative side. Far too many officer ...
  2. 90 mins
    • Classroom Sessions
    Heat-related injuries are more common in candidates participating in recruit training academies and multiday training courses than one may think. These injuries have led to dozens of public safety off ...
  3. 90 mins
    • Classroom Sessions
    The opportunity to teach our own is an absolute gift. It provides an angle; a conduit; a platform. It is an opportunity to engage with every member of your agency. Make no mistake—you do not have to b ...
  4. 90 mins
    • Classroom Sessions
    Certain aspects of the job were drilled into us in probie school and then reinforced throughout our early years by the senior members. Using the Underwriters Laboratories studies, learn whether some o ...
  5. 90 mins
    • Classroom Sessions
    The instructor will provide an update on new technology as structural firefighting protective clothing evolves to better address exposure to smoke and fireground contaminants in addition to new best p ...
  6. 90 mins
    • Panels
    Firefighter health and wellness has been and always will be an extremely important topic. Added recent stress highlighted the need for continuing focus on the methods, instruments, and administration ...
  7. 90 mins
    • Classroom Sessions
    After the COVID-19 pandemic spread across our country, schools, businesses, and industries closed for several months. This has had an immediate short- and long-term effect on revenue that funds local ...
  8. 90 mins
    • Classroom Sessions
    There is an old management adage: “When you lose, don’t lose the lesson.” Chief John Sinclair chaired the IAFC’s COVID-19 Task Force that was instrumental in providing guidance for the North American ...
10:30 AM
  1. 90 mins
    • Classroom Sessions
    Reduction of firefighter injury and death continues to be an initiative of the fire service. The ability to provide progressive, aggressive, and responsive firefighting and rescue services is desired ...
  2. 90 mins
    • Classroom Sessions
    The first part of the class will discuss the surprising stressors that resulted from the COVID-19 Pandemic's EMS response, which are just now coming to light. Stress reduction techniques and suggestio ...
  3. 90 mins
    • Classroom Sessions
    Walk into a firehouse, and the workbench probably has a layer of dust on it. That's a problem. This class aims to bring back the culture of craftsmanship in our trade, starting with the tools, techniq ...
  4. 90 mins
    • Classroom Sessions
    There is an axiom often cited on Capitol Hill that "all politics is local" when describing the legislative process. Each year, Congress appropriates more than $1.2 trillion in discretionary spending ( ...
  5. 90 mins
    • Classroom Sessions
    How much difference can one person make? Are courage, passion, and dedication enough to change the world around you? The answer is a resounding yes! However, making a positive difference most often me ...
  6. 90 mins
    • Classroom Sessions
    What is the foundation of good leadership and being a good leader? Is it experience? Is it character? Is it knowledge and self-study? Or is it how we live our lives, how we interact with those around ...
  7. 90 mins
    • Classroom Sessions
    This class offers the latest advances in dry decontamination technology while facilitating discussion about their efficacy in modern hazmat responses. Flushing with copious amounts of water has long b ...

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